Access & Area Guide

By Shinkansen (Train)

Route 1
Narita Int`l Airport -- JR Narita Express(approximately 1 hour) -- Tokyo sta. -- JR Joetsu-Shinkansen (approximately 1 hour and 15 min) -- Jomokogen Sta. -- 10 min car ride -- Sanazawa-no-mori
Route 2
Hanneda Int`l Airport -- Tokyo Monorail(approximately 20 min) -- Hamamatucho sta. -- JR Yamanote Line(approximately 10 min) -- Tokyo sta. -- JR Joetsu-Shinkansen (approximately 1 hour and 15 min) -- Jomokogen Sta. -- 10 min car ride -- Sanazawa-no-mori
Route 3
Tokyo sta. -- JR Joetsu-Shinkansen (approximately 1 hour and 15 min) -- Jomokogen Sta. -- 10 min car ride -- Sanazawa-no-mori
Route 4
Niigata sta. -- JR Joetsu-Shinkansen (approximately 1 hour) -- Jomokogen Sta. -- 10 min car ride -- Sanazawa-no-mori
Route 5
Nagoya sta. -- JR Tokaido-Shinkansen (approximately 1 hour and 40 min) -- Tokyo -- JR Joetsu-Shinkansen (approximately 1 hour and 15 min) -- Jomokogen Sta. -- 10 min car ride -- Sanazawa-no-mori
Route 6
Shin-Osaka sta. -- JR Tokaido-Shinkansen (approximately 2 hour and 40 min) -- Tokyo -- JR Joetsu-Shinkansen (approximately 1 hour and 15 min) -- Jomokogen Sta. -- 10 min car ride -- Sanazawa-no-mori

Additional notes
It is easy to find train schedule and fare information at the Jorudan website.
>> http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/
Rental Car information can be found at the Toyota Rent a Car website.
>> https://rent.toyota.co.jp/en/index.html
JR Rail Pass >> http://www.japanrailpass.net/eng/en001.html

By Cars

Route 1
Tokyo -- Kanto Expressway (approximately 1 hour and 30 min) -- Tsukiyono IC -- National road (approximately 20 min) -- Sanazawa-no-mori
Route 2
Niigata -- Hokuriku-Kanetsu Expressway (approximately 1 hour and 40 min) -- Tsukiyono IC -- National road (approximately 20 min) -- Sanazawa-no-mori
Route 3
Nagoya -- Chuo Expressway -- Kenodo Expressway -- Kanto Expressway (approximately 5 hour and 30 min) -- National road (approximately 20 min) -- Sanazawa-no-mori
Route 4
Osaka -- Meishin Expressway -- Chuo Expressway (approximately 7 hour and 30 min) -- National road (approximately 20 min) -- Sanazawa-no-mori

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Tsukiyono Bidoro glass Park (15 min car ride)

This is Bidoro glass factory you can experience glassblowing, making stained glasses, music boxes etc. It is possible to have own design and make the original one!

Tsukiyono Golf country club (15 min car ride)

This is huge resort golf course located in 800m above sea level and close to Mt. Tanigawa and Mikuni. Although there are up-and-down hills, there are less hazard and all the courses are organized so that all the level of players can be enjoyed. You can also enjoy Onsen (hot spring) and also it is possible to take your dogs together as there are dog houses.

Gunma Golf country club (25 min car ride)

It was opened in 1973, has very long history. There are mainly 2 courses 'Out course' which has up-hill and down-hill, another one 'In course' is flat and have a chance to rise your score more. After playing, you can enjoy natural Onsen (hot spring).

Norun Minakami Ski resort (30 min car ride)

Thanks to the activities and various courses, all the players can be enjoyed from kids to adults.

Takumi-no-Sato (30 min car ride)

There are 24 houses which you can experience of Japanese handcrafts and foods such as woodwork, bamboo-work, making soba etc. Enjoy walking and try Japanese traditional arts!

Fruit park Torikan (30 min car ride)

This is the fruit park boosting 6.5ha wide firm, having 10 kinds of fruits. Enjoy making hand-made jam, hand-made bread, gelato or BBQ in in the park!

Suwakyo - The bridge of Suwakyo (30 min ride car ride)

There is beautiful path along the valley and yon can take a walk freely enjoying being in nature. In 2004, the area was chosen 'Top 500 the most beautiful path in Japan'.

Mt. Tanigawa and Ichinokurasawa (60 min ride car ride)

It is very famous as the symbol of Minakami-cho. The altitude is 1977m and one of the best part Ichinokurasawa cliff is very impressed. It is also very popular for clambers as 'Top 3 cliffs in Japan'.

Omine swamp (60 min car ride)

It is in halfway up the Mt. Omine located in the altitude 1000m. It is very small oval swamp which size is 4500 sq. The circumference is around 1km and there is also floating high moor. It is selected a natural monument treasure by Gunma prefecture.

Minakami ski resort (1 hour and 20 min car ride)

The altitude is 1000m and you can enjoy unforgettable powdery snow. There are various courses like romantic course surrounded by white birch and pine trees, full of attractions 'Pandaruma' for kids etc. All the guests from family to senior can be fully enjoyed skiing in this snow paradise!

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