Katashina & Kawaba Travel Guide - By train

Katashina by public transport

Katashina village is located in the north-eastern region of Gunma Prefecture, to the east of Minakami Town and north east of Numata City.

A number of ski and snowboard resorts can be found spread across the village area.

Kawaba village, home of the Kawaba ski and snowboard resort, is located between Numata and Katashina.

Katashina area by public transport
Getting to resorts from the stations
Additional Katashina resources
Katashina by car
Go to our guide for getting to the Katashina area by car


 

Getting to Katashina resorts and Kawaba by train

  Shinkansen bullet train:  

  Joetsu Shinkansen 上越新幹線
  Jomo Kogen Station 上毛高原駅
  Local trains:  
  Joetsu-sen 上越線
  Numata Station 沼田駅

The local Joetsu-sen train line stops at Numata Station and this is the closest train station to the ski and snowboard resorts in Katashina village. There is no train line that extends from Numata towards Katashina village.

From   To Train line
Takasaki Station > Numata Station Joetsu-sen

This journey is around 41km and usually takes around 45-50 minutes.

The main Joetsu Shinkansen line connects central Tokyo (with stops at both Tokyo Station and Ueno Station) with Niigata City, stopping at Jomo Kogen Station in Minakami Town on the way. Jomo Kogen Station is a Shinkansen-only station and located in the southern part of Minakami Town, just to the north of Numata City.

From   To Train line
Tokyo Station > Jomo Kogen Station Joetsu Shinkansen

This journey is around 152km and usually takes around 70 minutes.

See below for specific information on how to get to each resort in Katashina from train stations.

Joetsu Shinkansen
Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Jomo Kogen Station and beyond
>> Full Joetsu Shinkansen details
>> Diagram showing regional train line connections
Station name   Prefecture Distance from Tokyo Station Distance from Jomo Kogen Station Connections
Tokyo 東京駅 Tokyo >>> 151.6km  
Takasaki 高崎駅 Gunma 105.0km   Joetsu Shinkansen
Jomo Kogen 上毛高原駅 Gunma 151.6km >>>  
Echigo Yuzawa 越後湯沢駅 Niigata 199.2km 47.6km  
Niigata 新潟駅 Niigata 333.9km 182.3km  
 
Joetsu-sen
Joetsu-sen from Takasaki Station to Numata Station
>> Full Joetsu-sen details
>> Diagram showing regional train line connections
Station name   Prefecture Distance from Takasaki Station Connections
Takasaki 高崎駅 Gunma >>> Joetsu Shinkansen
Numata 沼田駅 Gunma 41.4km  

 

Getting to ski and snowboard resorts from stations

Resort name Distance from Jomo Kogen Distance from Numata  
Hotaka Bokujo
武尊牧場
about 43km about 34km There is no shuttle bus. A taxi from Numata Station takes around 60 minutes to get to Hotaka Bokujo.
Kawaba
川場
about 30km about 22km A free shuttle bus is from both Jomo Kogen Station and Numata Station. A free shuttle bus is also available from Tokyo, reservations required.
Katashina Kogen
かたしな高原
about 44km about 36km A shuttle bus service is available from both Jomo Kogen Station and Numata Station. About 60 minutes. Reservations required. A taxi from Numata Station takes around 45 minutes.
Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
about 51km about 43km There is no shuttle bus. Public buses going to Marunuma Kogen are available from Numata Station.
Oguna Hotaka
オグナほたか
about 42km about 34km There is no shuttle bus. A taxi from Numata Station takes around 60 minutes to get to Oguna Hotaka.
Snow Park Oze Tokura
スノーパーク尾瀬戸倉
about 49km about 41km Public bus from Jomo Kogen Station takes about 2 hours; public bus from Numata Station takes about 90 minutes to get to Snow Park Oze Tokura.
White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
about 45km about 37km Shuttle bus from Jomo Kogen Station takes about 80 minutes. A shuttle bus from Numata Station takes about 50 minutes.

Shuttle bus information for the 2015-2016 season will be checked and updated here by December 2015


Additional Katashina resources on SnowJapan

For detailed information on how to get to Katashina by car, please go to this section.

Ski and snowboard resorts List of ski and snowboard resorts in Katashina
Resort Spotlights White World Oze Iwakura
Kawaba (Kawaba village)
Accommodation Accommodation Spotlights - Katashina
Online booking for accommodation in Katashina
Online booking for accommodation in Kawaba

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