Togari Onsen is located on the south-eastern slopes of Hotokegamine in Iiyama city, in north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. Togari Onsen has two bases each with car parks and base facilities. The two base - Pegasus and Orion - are connected in the lower areas of the resort, and the upper areas are also connected with skiable courses. For the 2016-2017 season a few new tree run courses are available. Togari Onsen is located to the west of Nozawa Onsen, on the opposite side of the river and Route 117.
Two new tree run courses made their debut at Togari Onsen last season and this year (2018-2019 season) there is a new 'Togari Yukichari Snow Park' area where you can ride fat bikes on the snow.
Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.
A taxi from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station takes about 5 minutes.
A bus service from Iiyama Station is available with 15 buses from the station each day in the peak season. The journey from Iiyama Station takes about 30 minutes and costs 500 yen for adults and 300 yen for children.
17.9km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
34.6km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
56.8km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 117 (2.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 409
Togari Onsen is about 18km from the Toyota Iiyama IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.
From the Toyota Iiyama IC exit, turn right onto Route 117 and head towards Nozawa Onsen. Continue on Route 117 for about 16km and then turn left to follow the signs to Togari Onsen.
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