We will go to Iiyama Station by Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo Station .
After I got off in Iiyama Station , go to kijimadaira aboard the shuttle bus .
This is the heart of the business sector of Tokyo: Marunochi. From here, I will board a bullet train that will take me to Kijimadaira in Nagano Prefecture.
Kijimadaira is a village where it is possible to see a typical Japanese rural landscape.
It is close to Tokyo and there are many ways to enjoy the village.
It is a pleasant 2-hour trip from Tokyo by bullet train.
I get off at JR Iiyama Station.
I’ll take a city-operated shuttle bus toward Kijimadaira.
From Tokyo to Iiyama
The bullet trains may be used with a JR J-EAST Pass.
It takes about two hours from Tokyo to Kijimadaira.
It takes 15 minutes by shuttle bus to reach Kijimadaira. It is winter now. From the bus windows, the snowy, rural landscape expands before my eyes.
Kijimadiara lies on a delta, nestled between 2 rivers.
The ski slopes are in this area. Maguse, a famous hot spring, lies upstream of the valley.
On the weekends, you can ride a tour bus for free.