Snownavi: Extend the shortening business hour
We sincerely thank you for always using and watching Snownavi. We will extend the shortening business hour (8 a.m.–3 p.m.) to September 30.
[Period] Jul. 1 (Wed)–Sep 30 (Wed), 2020 *Business Hour: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.
On June 27, Chihiro Art Museum Azumino reopened
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, which was temporary closed, was reopened from June 27 (Sat). Exhibitions, “The World of Shaun Tan: Welcome to Nowhere”, “Chihiro: Looking at Life”, “Picture Books of Mice and Hedgehogs”, are on hold until August 31 (Sun).
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino
[Opening Period] Jun. 27–Nov. 30, 2020 *Wednesdays holidays, Aug. 31–Sep. 3 holiday
[Opening Hours] 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
[Fee] Adult JPY900, under 18 y/o free
Discover Shinshu Travel Campaign
Sales of discount coupon “Accommodation coupon” for residents of Nagano Prefecture have started. From July 1, “Travel coupon” for restaurants and shops will also start.
Discover Shinshu Travel Campaign
[Available Period] Jul. 1–Aug. 1 *Travel coupon is until Aug. 31
[To Purchase] At Family Mart in Nagano, travel agencies
Accommodation coupon JPY10,000 + Travel coupon JPY2,000 = JPY5,000! (*1)
Accommodation coupon JPY6,000 + Travel coupon JPY2,000 = JPY3,000! (*2)
Travel coupon JPY1,500 = JPY1,000!
(*1) For accommodation plans above JPY10,000.
(*2) For accommodation plans between JPY6,000 to JPY10,000.
Hakuba Alps Flower Festival has been cancelled
“Hakuba Alps Flower Festival (Hana-zanmai)”, an annual summer event of HAKUBA VALLEY, has been cancelled this year.
[Cancelled or postponed events in June and July]
Craftbeer marche in Hakuba (June 6–7 →postponed to autumn), Tsugaike Cycle Classic (June 7), Hakuba Cycle Festa (June 13), Yumenojo Lavender Festival (mid-June–), Hakuba Snow Harp Cross Country (July 18–19), OMM LITE/BIKE HAKUBA OTARI 2020 (July 24–25 →postponed to autumn)
Expressway weekend discount has restarted
The state of emergency across the board has lifted on June 19 (Fri) and from today, June 20 (Sat), weekend discount of expressway has restarted in East Nippon Expressway Company, Central Nippon Expressway Company, West Nippon Expressway Company, Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company and Miyagi Prefectural Road Corporation.
On July 1, Kurobishi Line will Open
On July 1 (Wed), Kurobishi Rindo (Forest Road) will open and Kurobishi Line will start the operation. And also, Kitaone Highland will open from July 23 (Thu). (* FIELD SUITE HAKUBA has opened from June 1.)
[Period] July 1 (Wed)–Oct. 18 (Sun), 2020
[Hours] 8:15 a.m.–4:10 p.m.
[Fee] Kurobishi 3 + Grat Quad Round Trip: Adult JPY1,200 Child JPY640
* Good-value ticket with Happo Onsen coupon: Adult JPY1,600 Child JPY1,040
On June 19, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route will restart the operation
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route will restart the operation from June 19 (Fri). Furthermore, discharging of the water will be held between June 26 (Fri) to October 15 (Thu) as scheduled.
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
[Period] Apr. 15 (Wed)－17 (Fri), Jun. 19 (Fri)–Nov. 30 (Mon)
[Fee] Ogizawa Sta.–Murodo round-trip ticket: Adult JPY9,210, Child JPY 4,610
[Parking Lot] Ogizawa Sta. passenger car JPY1,000 per day (* Also free parking lot)
* To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the number of passengers in the vehicle will be reduced compared to the usual number, and the number of transports and operating hours will be shortened.
FDA Matsumoto–Kobe Flights start the operation
Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) has restarted the operation of Matsumoto–Fukuoka flights from June 1 (Mon), and Matsumoto–Kobe flights from June 12 (Fri). (* The operation of July 17 onward is TBD. Matsumoto–Sapporo (New Chitose) flights will schedule to restart from July 1.)
[Operation Period] June 12 (Fri)–July 16 (Thu), 2020
[Time Table] Matsumoto 9:55 a.m.–Kobe 11 a.m., Kobe 10:20 a.m.–Matsumoto 11:20 a.m.
[Fee] Oneway JPY25,000 →Web reservation start from JPY9,000!
Matsumoto–Sapporo (New Chitose)
[Operation Period] July 1 (Wed)–July 16 (Thu), 2020
[Time Table] Matsumoto 11:50 a.m.–Sapporo (New Chitose) 1:30 p.m., Sapporo (New Chitose) 2:15 p.m.–Matsumoto 3:55 p.m.
[Fee] Oneway JPY39,770 →Web reservation start from JPY18,770!
[Operation Period] June 1 (Mon)–July 16 (Thu), 2020
[Time Table] Matsumoto 2:25 p.m.–Fukuoka 4:05 p.m. (from July 1), Matsumoto 4:25 p.m.–Fukuoka 6:05 p.m., Fukuoka 7:55 a.m.–Matsumoto 9:25 a.m., Fukuoka 12:25 p.m.–Matsumoto 13:55 p.m. (from July 1)
[Fee] Oneway JPY38,610 →Web reservation start from JPY17,110!
Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort will install snow cannons
Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort will install snow cannons for first time due to delay of opening date by the lack of snow in 2019-20 winter season. 15 snow cannons will be installed at Uenotaira and Yamabiko D Course. And also, New Nagasaka Gondola (Total length 3129m, difference in elevation 789m) is scheduled complete in 2020-21 winter.
*2019-20 winter was opened on Dec. 24, this is the latest open since 2005-06 winter.
2020 Summer Season Skiing in Japan
This is the list of summer season skiing facilities in Japan. (* In order: ski area name, opening day of 2020, slope distance, adult 1-day pass fee.)
St. Mary … Jul. 23 (Thu)–, 640m, 1-day pass JPY2800
Marunuma Kogen … Jul. 11 (Sat)–, 400m, 1-day pass JPY2800
GALA Yuzawa … Jul. 23 (Thu)–, 350m, 1-day pass JPY3300
Nozawa Onsen … Jun. 19 (Fri)–, 500m, 1-day pass JPY3600
Fujiten …Jul. 4 (Sat)–, 300m, 1-day pass JPY4000
Rokuroshi Kogen … May 24 (Sun)–, 300m, 1-day pass JPY2000
Winghills Shirotori … May 23 (Sat)–, 1000m, 1-day pass JPY4800 (Super Advance Adult 1-day Ticket + JPY500 Meal Ticket) ×4 =
Up Kannabe … Jun. 20 (Sat)–, 450m, 1-day pass JPY3000
Wakasugi Kogen Ooya … Jul. 4 (Sat)–, 400m, 1-day pass JPY3000
*Kagura cancelled the summer operation. Riverwell Ikawa is undecided.
On June 11 (Thu): Rainy Season Starts
Followed by Chogoku, Kinki and Tokai on June 10 (Wed), Japan Meteorological Agency announced that the rainy season has started in the north of Kyusyu, Kanto-Koshinetsu, Hokuriku, the south of Tohoku Region on June 11 (Thu). This is 3 days later than usual and 4 days later than the last year in Kanto-Koshinetsu Region.
*The rainy season usually ends on around July 21 in Kanto-Koshinetsu Region including HAKUBA VALLEY.
Hakuba Shuttle Bus start the operation
Hakuba Shuttle Bus started the operation from June 6 (Sat).
[Operating Period] Weekends from Jun. 6 to Jun. 28, Everyday from Jul. 1 to Aug. 31, Weekends and holidays from Sep. 5 to Nov. 8 and Nov 2
[Routes] Red Line 7 buses, Blue Line 7 buses, Green Line 7 buses
[Fee] 1-day pass Adult JPY500, 6–12 y/o JPY300, preschooler free