How to get here

White Tree Lodge  Tangram / Madarao

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

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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, ski back if the road is covered by snow.

Just 2 hours trip from Tokyo airport by Bullet train.

We have a free check in / out shuttle. If you would like to explore many ski mountains, we recommend to hire a car.


From Narita / Haneda(Tokyo) airport

By Rental car

We recommend to get a 4WD rental car in Iiyama station, Nagano station or Airports to follow fresh deep snow. Please check snow tires if you get an airport car rental. 

CAUTION : NEED AN ORIGINAL INTERNATIONAL DRIVER LICENSE. Rental shops don’t take copies or online license applications.

By Train

Get on a bullet train to Iiyama station, transfer to a bus to Tangram ski circus or Madarao Hotel by Nagaden bus. We will pick you up there. The bus  should have wifi, you will be able to contact us on the bus.  We recommend to book the seat for the bullet train, no reservation for the Nagaden bus. 

If you travel from Nagano city, Kanazawa and Lotte arai, catch the Shinano train to Myoko-Kogen station, then we will pick you up there. 

By Airport bus

Book Nagano Snow Shuttle or Myoko shuttle to Madarao Kogen bus, choose Hotel Tangram to get off. We will pick you up at the hotel.  In case your arrival time is after 8PM, they will bring you to the lodge.

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, or Myoko shuttle.

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!

JR east pass

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

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.

Exchange money

We take credit card and the ski resort also take credit card, however it’s still common to use cash in Japan, especially in the country side. Some of the local restaurants don’t take credit card, we recommend to bring cash before Nagano. Japan post usually have the best exchange rate. also all convenient stores have an ATM to withdraw cash.

International driver licence

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

Courier service

‘Black cat’ is the easiest way to send your luggage. It takes 1 day in the main island and 2 days to airports. Please write your check in date and your name when you send us before check in. Also put ‘White Tree Lodge’ when filling out the address.