How to get here

White Tree Lodge  Tangram / Madarao

2388-12 Furumi Shinano-machi Kamiminochi-gun Nagano JAPAN 389-1302

whitetree.madarao@gmail.com

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land phone +81262582227

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Heart of Nagano mountains

Easy access to over 10 ski mountains from the lodge, meaning high chance for fresh powder. 3 minutes easy walk to Tangram ski circus chair lift and we have a free check in / out shuttle. If you would like to explore many ski mountains, we recommend to hire a car.

Some restaurants are in walkable distance, however, you can get much more options with a hire car.  Having dinner in local restaurants gives you a great opportunity to experience real Japanese food/culture.

From Narita / Haneda(Tokyo) airport

By Rental car

We recommend to get a 4WD rental car in Iiyama station or Nagano station to follow fresh deep snow. Please check snow tyres if you get an airport car rental.  We will assist you to book with them, ask us!

By Train

Get on a bullet train to Iiyama station, transfer to a bus to Tangram ski circus or Madarao Hotel. We will pick you up there. 

If you travel from Nagano city, catch the Shinano train to Myoko-Kogen station, then we will pick you up there. Another easy option is a direct Tangram bus from Nagano station.(need a reservation.)

By Airport bus

Book Nagano Snow Shuttle to Madarao Kogen bus, choose Hotel Tangram to get off. We will pick you up at the hotel.

By Private Taxi

Book Chuo Taxi, it’s easiest way. Highly recommended for the first time traveler. 

From Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen, other ski resort

By bus

Book Nagano Snow Shuttle. It’s easiest way.

By Train

Get to Nagano station by bus from Hakuba, get a train to Iiyama station, and catch a bus to Tangram ski circus or Magarao Kogen Hotel, we will pick you up at the hotel.

Travel Tips

Japan rail pass

Japan rail pass is an unlimited train pass. You can activate at Airports or big city as Tokyo, Nagano, Matsumoto and so on. They must be purchased and obtained in your country, they do not sell them in Japan so don’t miss out!

http://japanrailpass.net/en/index.html

JR east pass

It’s a great deal for traveling East Japan especially  Nagano and Niigata. You can purchase this pass at Tokyo airport.

https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/eastpass_n/

Nagano pass

It’s a 5 days of unlimited rides in Nagano prefecture. The lines cover Myoko- Kogen station where is our pick up spot, Snow monkey park, Hakuba, Matsumoto, Karuizawa and so on.. If you are planning to have a ski day off, it would be ideal pass.

http://www.go-nagano.net/naganopass/en.php

Exchange money

It’s still common to use cash in Japan, especially country side. Some of the local restaurants don’t take credit card, we recommend to bring cash before Nagano. Good rate is to exchange Japan post, to withdraw cash at ATM in convenient stores is easiest.

International driver licence

To get a rental car, you must have an international driver license. Also recommend to hire a 4WD with snow tyres if you would like to travel ski resorts by car.