Did you know it only takes 1 hour to get to Minakami from Tokyo? Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend getaway, Minakami has what you’re looking for.



You can buy a 3Days Bus Pass in Minakami Tourism Association (Near Jomo-Kogen Station) or The Association of Minakami Onsen Ryokan (Near Minakami Station) for JPY 2,100. This bus pass is highly recommended even for a day trip. Furthermore, you might want to consider combining Authentic Journey courses together in this website, 3 days of relaxing time and exploration in Minakami! ※Tourists only, passport required.

Bus timetable & map

Bus timetable

Jomo-Kogen Sta.〜Minakami Sta.〜Tanigawadake Ropeway, Yunokoya,Takaragawa

Numata Sta.〜Jomo-Kogen Sta.〜Sarugakyo,Hoshi

Bus route map

By train

Go by JR Joetsu Shinkansen

Tokyo Sta.~Jomo-Kogen Sta. (Fastest 66 mins)

Niigata Sta.~Jomo-Kogen Sta. (Fastest 61 mins)

Go by JR Joetsu Line

Ueno Sta.~Takasaki Sta. ~Gokan Sta. (About 3 hrs)

Ueno Sta.~Takasaki Sta.~Minakami Sta. (About 3 hrs)

By car

Go by Kan-Etsu Expressway

Tokyo Nerima IC~Tsukiyono IC (About 1 hr 30 mins)

Tokyo Nerima IC~Minakami IC (About 1 hr 40 mins)

Niigata-Nishi IC~Tsukiyono IC (About 2 hrs)

Niigata-Nishi IC~Minakami IC (About 1 hr 50 mins)

Go by Kita-Kanto Expressway

Hitachinaka IC~Tsukiyono IC (About 3 hrs)

Hitachinaka IC~Minakami IC (About 3 hrs 10 mins)

Utsunomiya-Kaminokawa IC~Tsukiyono IC (About 2 hrs)

Utsunomiya-Kaminokawa IC~Minakami IC (About 2 hrs 10 mins)