Getting Here

Maps, Directions and a lift from the station

Check our handy Google Maps for directions by car. If you are arriving by train we offer a pick up service from Matsumoto train station to our guesthouse as well as instructions of how to get here from Tokyo. Have a look below for a guide to local services and helpful tips for sightseeing in the area and travelling on to other parts of Japan.

Access

Tel 0263-46-0639
address Minami-asama 634-5 Matsumoto Nagano 3900309
(〒390-0309 長野県松本市南浅間634-5)

How to Get Here

■By Car
Use the map above to get directions.
Enter your starting location and the map will generate a route for you.
The map names are (mostly) in Japanese but all Japanese routes are numbered so getting around by car is not too difficult.
If you need any assistance or have any queries do not hesitate to contact us.
■By Highway Bus From Tokyo
There are highway bus services available. The one-way trip is about 3 hours by Shinjiku and costs 3400 yen.
Click here to check the timetable and details.
■By Shuttle Bus From the Airport
Check this “door-to-door” shuttle bus service between airports. Narita to Matsumoto costs 10500 yen. It’s more expensive than using local trains and highway busses, but convenient. Click here for more information.
■By Train
Detailed instructions coming soon. For all other routes visit www.Hyperdia.com and enter your place of departure and enter Matsumoto as your destination. There is a limited-time offer pass ‘Seishun-18(青春18切符)’ for Japan Railway. Click here to see more information.
■By Limited Express From Tokyo
By these limited express called “AZUSA(あずさ)” or “SUPER AZUSA(スーパーあずさ) “, the journey takes about 2-3 hours from Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Non-reserved seats costs about 6200 for one-way. Check the details and timetable here.
■Local Services are Here

Pick up Service

■Pick up Service (Available at 3PM and 5PM)
We offer our guests a pick up service from Matsumoto Train Station.
Please confirm the time in advance if you wish to avail of this service.
When you arrive at Matsumoto station proceed up the stairs and head towards the turnstiles.
When you pass through the turnstiles you will see the information center in front of you (1).
You will need to take the Castle Exit so turn to your right.
Before you head down the escalator, you will find a phone in to the right beside the ticket office in the room marked Waiting Area / Coin Lockers (3)

Pick up the receiver and put 20¥ into the phone and call us on (0263) 46 0639 to let us know you have arrived then head back out and down the escalator, stairs (2) or lift (3).
Turn right at the bottom and walk past the French bakery (4) and straight until you are in front of the Police Station (5).

The pick up point is marked on the map below (6).
Look out for a green van like the one in the picture below Depending on how busy we are we should arrive within 15 – 20 minutes of your call.

Local Services

■Bus

Time Table (in Japanese)Yokota Shindai Junkan-sen(横田信大循環線)

Opposite routeShindai Yokota Junkan-sen(信大横田循環線)

「松本バスターミナル(Matsumoto Bus Terminal)」is the first stop, and our Ryokan is nearby 「南浅間(Minami-Asama)」.


There is a bus terminal on the ground floor of the ARIO building opposite Matsumoto Station (on the right).
When you arrive at Matsumoto station proceed up the stairs and head towards the turnstiles.
When you pass through the turnstiles you will see the information center in front of you (1).
You want to take the Castle Exit so turn to your right and head down the escalator/stairs (2).
There is a lift to the right of the escalators should you need one (3).

Walk straight out and look to your right – you should see a building with ARIO written on it (8).
Access to the terminal is through the ticket office to the right of the front door to this building.
Walk straight through the ticket office to the bus depot outside.
You are looking for the second last bus stop – the bus is number 120.
Board the bus from the rear – the fare is paid when you get off.
There is a change machine by the driver and the fare is 240 yen.
The stop you need to get off at is “MINAMI-ASAMA(南浅間)” – listen to the automated announcements for this.
Pay your fare into the clear plastic box beside the driver.
Once off the bus walk back towards the town and take the first right.
Turn left at the river and you will find the blue and white sign of Ryokan Seifu-so on your left.

■Taxi
Taxis are readily available in front of Matsumoto station (7).
When you arrive at Matsumoto station proceed up the stairs and head towards the turnstiles.
When you pass through the turnstiles you will see the information center (1) in front of you.
You want to take the Castle Exit so turn to your right and head down the escalator/stairs (2).
There is a lift (3) to the right of the escalators should you need one.
Walk straight out and look to your right – you should see a Taxi sign (7) and a row of taxis parked beside it.

Walk over to the first Taxi and the driver will open the door for you.
Japanese Taxis have automated doors and it is normal to sit in the rear.
Tell the driver “MINAMI-ASAMA NO METOBAGAWA ZOI NO RYOKAN SEIFU-SO(南浅間の、女鳥羽川沿いの、旅館静風荘)” or write this on a piece of paper and show it to him should you be worried about the pronounciation.
The ride takes about 10 minutes and costs between 1300 to 1500 yen.

Travelling Outside of Matsumoto

For train times, the best routes and prices please visit www.Hyperdia.com – you can search for train times and routes simply by entering in your point of departure and where you would like to get to,Hyperdia will then give you a list of available trains and routes and different price options.
If you are planning to do a lot of travelling by train we advise you to take advantage of the Japan Rail Pass. Details are on the Japan Rail website. If you need assistance with getting around, or to or from Matsumoto please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff for assistance. For local areas of interest and how to get there check our blog.