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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Heart of Nagano mountains

Easy access to 9 ski mountains from the lodge, meaning high chance for fresh powder. 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 stay in Nagano before us, you can come to Myoko-Kogen station by Shinano train, then we will pick you up there.

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!

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 need an international driver license. Also recommend to hire a 4WD with snow tyres if you would like to ski resorts by car.