Japon

The resort view Furusato Train

Ride in the Northern Alps of Japan

from nagano to minami otari

The resort view furusato train with a Japan Rail Pass
The resort view Furusato (rustic home villages) train runs between Nagano and Minami-Otari and is covered with a Japan Rail Pass.

All along the journey the view on the Northern Alps is breathtaking. Good news : behind the cab is the observation room, where you can sit in chairs or sofas and enjoy the great views  !

The train is equipped with a hybrid engine motors.


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The furusato journey map
In Nagano, connection is easy with the Hokuriku shinkansen if you are coming from Tokyo or Kanazawa.

The trains stops at Matsumoto Station along the way. Do not miss Matsumoto 's famous castle and the Japan Ukiyoe Museum.

Just before Minami Otari the resort view train stops in Hakuba, the former winter olympics event spot and one of the best ski spot in Japan accessible by rail.


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Access to Matsumoto with a japan Rail Pass
As the train is not scheduled every day, it is better to check the operation date on the JR East website.

The departure train's schedule is as follow  :

- From Nagano : 9:04 ( arrival at 12:47)

- From Minami-Otari : 15:16 (arrival at 18:28)
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