Getting here & Local Area
Kumanote Lodge is located in Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano-ken, Japan.
Conveniently located directly across from a public hot spring and in short walking distance to a few local restaurants. The center of town is about a five minute walk and provides a further variety of bars and restaurants.
The entire village is accessible on foot. If you are arriving via Iiyama there is a shuttle bus (Nozawa Liner) that takes you to the center of the village. Kumanote is about a five minute walk from the last bus stop.
Taxis are also available from Iiyama station and are suggested for groups.
For guest coming by car, please consult with the host for parking options. During the winter season there is no on site parking available.
Getting to the mountain:
- Shinyu Pair Lift – about a ten minute walk; provides a scenic ride up through the trees to the Hikage area.
- Yu-road – about a twelve minute walk; a moving sidewalk that takes you from the village to the Hikage Gondola.
- Shuttle Bus – about a five to seven minute walk to the bus stop in the center of the village; provides service to Nagasaka Gondola.