One of the easiest ways of getting to Chalet Myoko is to us the Japanese train system.

From there it is a short taxi ride to Chalet Myoko. But if you let us know which train you are on we will pick you up from the station.

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with HyperDia and use one of the options suggested there.

Hyperdia will tell you train times, what the fare will be, allows reasonable times when you change trains and also tell you shich platform your train will be on. When you are not quite sure which train to catch having the platform number is very re-assuring.

From Narita there are 2 choices.

Catch the JR N'ex to Tokyo and change there to the Asahi Shinkansen to Nagano.

Alternatively you can catch one of the Keisei trains to Ueno and change to the Asahi Shinkensen there.

At Nagano you change to the local train going to Naoetso. Myoko Kogen is about half way to Naoetsu, takes about 45 mnutes from Nagano and is the stop after Kurohime.

We think changing trains at Ueno is easier than changing at Tokyo even though you are changing train companies. This means that  you need to buy 2 different tickets and you need to change from the Keisei Ueno station to the JR Ueno station. But the 2 stations are very close and it is far less confusing than trying to find you way around Tokyo station.

However if you want to take advantage of the JR East 5 day flexi pass you should catch the N'Ex to Tokyo and change there. JR East 5 day flexi pass costs 25,000 yen and  gives you travel on the JR East rail system for 5 days out of 14 days. The return trip from Narita to Myoko costs almost that much so if you want to do some other sight seeing it is a cost effective option. A great, cost effective day off is to get up early, go somewhere on the train and come back late. Even a day trip to Tokyo is practicable.

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