Access PanSIG 2022

Access to JR Nagano Station (Nagano City, Nagano)

JR Nagano is on the Hokuriku Shinkansen.

If you are connecting through...

  • Tokyo: approx. 90 minutes by Shinkansen
  • Kanazawa: approx. 65 minutes by Shinkansen
  • Omiya, Saitama: approx. 65 minutes by Shinkansen

Another option is the Wideview Shinano train fro Nagoya (approx 3 hours) over and through the Central Alps (Kiso Mountains)

Closest Airport: Matsumoto Airport

Matsumoto is approximately 60 minutes from Nagano City by train. The airport is also INCONVENIENTLY located in Matsumoto. (

There are limited flights to-from Sapporo, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka. This is perhaps an option for people coming from the furthest regions in Japan. But for most people flying, flights to Haneda or Narita, then a train to Tokyo station, and the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo would likely be more convenient/faster.

Access to the University of Nagano

From Zenkoji Exit of JR Nagano Station, take Nagano Electric Railway to Hongo Station (six min.) + 10-minute walk to the campus.