For Tyler: just booked a night at your ryokan in late October and wondering about the connections coming from Kanazawa, and then heading to Tokyo. How would you recommend doing this?
Thank you for your message and for your reservation. We look forward to meeting you.
Access from Kanazawa via train assuming you would be using a JR Rail Pass would be to take the Shinkansen bullet train to Nagano, transfer to the Shinano Railway bound for Ueda / Komoro / Karuizawa to Togura. We provide free pick-up at Togura Station.
For traveling on to Tokyo, from Togura Station you could take the Shinano Railway to Ueda then the Shinkansen to Tokyo. Alternatively, you could take the Shinano Railway back to Nagano, then on to Tokyo (more frequent Shinkansen service that way).
I sent you a welcome e-mail with our tel# for contacting us upon arrival at Togura. There is a pay phone out front of the station -- you can simply put in 10 yen and dial.
If any other questions, please let us know.
Otherwise, we wish you a safe trip here in October.
Tyler / Kamesei
Just follow Tylers instructions to the "t" and you will be fine. It is all a fun time. Everyone along the way will be very helpful.