Getting to Madarao

Madarao Kogen ski resort is secluded in a private pocket nearby to Iiyama, nestled between well-known Nozawa Onsen and Myoko Kogen. If you choose to stay with us you will be pleased to know that it is just under two hours from Tokyo by bullet train. It is really simple to get to Madarao from both Narita and Haneda international airport so that you can get started enjoying your Japan ski trip!

To reach Madarao mountain from Narita Airport you will need to take the Skyliner Train service operated by Keisei Electric Railway from Narita Airport to Ueno Station (buy tickets online here) and transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which will take you directly to Iiyama Station in about one hour and forty minutes.

To reach Madarao from Haneda Airport is just as convenient. Coming from the airport the fastest option will be to jump on the Monorail from Haneda International Terminal on the express train (not the local train) which goes straight to Hamamatsucho Station. At Hamamatsucho Station follow the signs for JR Line Trains on the Yamanote Line and ride for three stops to reach Tokyo Station. You will then want to catch the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Iiyama Station in about one hour and forty minutes.

If you contact us and our friendly, English speaking staff know what time you will be arriving at Iiyama Station we will arrange for one of the Raicho Lodge Madarao team to pick up you and your family and friends from the station for less than the cost of a taxi.  Please contact us for details. If you would prefer, there are also taxis available at the station as well as a bus run by Madarao Resort that will bring you to the Madarao Kogen Hotel, which is less than 10 minutes walk away.

If you are looking to spend a few days sight-seeing in Tokyo or other parts of Japan before or after your ski/snowboard holiday in Madarao but you don’t want to lug all your gear around with you, there is an easy and reliable delivery service by Yamato Transport called Ta-Q-Bin. The service is available at both Narita and Haneda airports. If you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us!

The friendly and expert team at our ski lodge will ensure that you see the best of Madarao, and we’re always here to help if you have any questions about how to get here or about the local area.