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632 2017/11/15 Questions about Alpico buses in the winter to Shirahone Onsen
Anukal 
THAILAND
Hello,

I am planning to visit Matsumoto area in December 2017. I plan to visit Shirahone Onsen. I would like to know if there are buses from Matsumoto to Shirahone Onsen. Or, are there other transportations to get there in December? I cannot find out about this information on Alpico website.


Note of webmaster: Hi Anukal,

Yes, Shirahone Onsen is accessible by direct bus or by a combination of bus and train on Alpico's Matsumoto - Shin-Shimashima - Norikura Kogen (Highlands) Line. Please note that the following times are all Japan Standard Time.
Discount round trip tickets are also available. They are valid for 7 days and can be used for both the bus and the train.

Direct Bus to Shirahone Onsen: Departs from Matsumoto Bus Terminal at 13:30 (1:30 p.m.) and arrives at Shirahone Onsen (the last stop) at 15:33 (3:33 p.m.).
Train and Bus to Shirahone Onsen: The Kamikochi Line train departs from Matsumoto Station at 7:16 a.m. and arrives at Shin-Shimashima Station at 7:49 a.m. From there, you will need to transfer to the bus that departs at 8:05 a.m. You will arrive at Shirahone Onsen at 9:28 a.m.

Direct Bus to Matsumoto: Departs from Shirahone Onsen at 10:05 a.m.
and arrives at Matsumoto Bus Terminal at 12:03 p.m.
Bus and Train to Matsumoto: The bus departs from Shirahone Onsen at 15:45 (3:45 p.m.) and arrives at Shin-Shimashima Station at 17:08 (5:08 p.m.). From there, you will need to transfer to the Kamikochi Line train that departs at 17:23 (5:23 p.m.). You will arrive at Matsumoto Station at 17:52 (5:52 p.m.)

Have a nice visit!
- Paige