Hotaka Station–Nakabusa Onsen Bus

The Nakabusa Bus service takes visitors up to Nakabusa Onsen, a retreat high up in the Azumino mountainside that acts as the beginning of the trail leading up to the summit of Mount Tsubakuro.

The journey is about an hour each way, with stops at Ariake-So, a ryokan (traditional Japanese-style inn) that welcomes those visiting the area. Nakabusa Onsen can also be accessed by taxi, although visitors are advised that this option is more expensive.

You can check this bilingual PDF for schedule and more information.

Service period
Late Apr to early Nov
¥1,500 one-way