90 minutes from Tokyo, 60 minutes from Omiya, and 100 minutes from Kanazawa by Hokuriku Shinkansen, Ueda is a convenient and popular area for short-term sightseeing excursions.

Access Map

By Train

Tokyo Hokuriku Shinkansen1:30 Ueda
Nagoya Shinano (Limited Express)3:00NaganoHokuriku Shinkansen0:10
Shin-Osaka Tokaido Shinkansen2:30TokyoHokuriku Shinkansen1:30
Kanazawa Hokuriku Shinkansen1:40

JR Passes

JR EAST PASS (Nagano, Niigata area)

Any five days within a period of 14 consecutive days
Place of Purchase Adults (12 & Up) Children (below 12)
Outside Japan ¥17,310 ¥8,650
Within Japan ¥18,330 ¥9,160

This ticket grants visitors from overseas unlimited rides on local and limited express trains (including Shinkansen) operated by JR East and JR Bus Kanto buses through which you can visit Tokyo, Nagano, Yamanashi and Shizuoka where you can see Mt. Fuji, and more. You can choose any five days within a two-week period to use this pass, making it perfect for those who wish to visit a variety of sightseeing spots.

Ueda is a 90-minute ride from Tokyo or a 60-minute ride from Omiya via the Hokuriku Shinkansen.

Hokuriku Arch Pass

A period of 7 consecutive days
Place of Purchase Adults (12 & Up) Children (below 12)
Outside Japan ¥24,440 ¥12,220
Within Japan ¥25,460 ¥12,730

A ticket offering overseas visitors unlimited rides on the railways in the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagano, and Kanazawa areas. Well-suited for visiting not only the main tourist locations, but for also finding charming new spots in Japan you hadn’t known about.

Ueda is situated between these tourist hotspots, meaning you can stay overnight as you visit a variety of areas.

By Expressway Bus

Shinjuku Chikuma Bus
Osaka Chikuma Overnight Bus

By Car

(Nerima IC)
Kan'etsu ExpyFujioka JunctionJoshin'etsu Expy
Ueda Sugadaira Interchange
Nagoya Chuo ExpyOkaya JunctionNagano ExpyKoshoku JunctionJoshin'etsu Expy