There are 5 ways to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Shibuya to Tokyo JR Yamanote / ...
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Karuizawa Shinkansen Hakutaka / ...

$72 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus Seibu bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ikebukuro to Karuizawa

$56 - $66

3 alternative options

Train via Omiya(Saitama)  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Shibuya to Omiya(Saitama) JR Saikyo Local / ...
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Karuizawa Shinkansen Hakutaka / ...

$65 - $97

Bus JR Bus Kanto  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Shinjuku Station New South Exit to Iwamurada Station

$93 - $108

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Shibuya to Karuizawa 102.2 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shibuya and Karuizawa is 127 km. The road distance is 163.5 km.

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The best way to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa without a car is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 58 min.

Mode details

Yes, the driving distance between Shibuya to Karuizawa is 164 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Shibuya to Karuizawa.

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There are 89+ hotels available in Karuizawa. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa.
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  • Distance: 79.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

What companies run services between Shibuya, Japan and Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan?

You can take a train from Shibuya to Karuizawa via Tokyo and Karuizawa in around 2 h 1 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Shibuya to Karuizawa every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $28 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shibuya to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shibuya to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$40 - $50
Green seat
$50 - $70
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Shinjuku Station New South Exit to Iwamurada Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Seibu bus
Website
seibubus.co.jp
Bus from Ikebukuro to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
seibubus.co.jp

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