Hotel shuttle bus

Visit the Kutchan Town area for your basic shopping and dining needs

A 10 to 20-minute drive from the Hirafu area – where Chalet Ivy is located – takes you to the town center of Kutchan. The Kutchan area is where your shopping can be done as there are supermarkets and other stores for your groceries and basic necessities. Also find a variety of restaurants in the area as well as the Kutchan JR train station.

Hotel Shuttle Bus

We provide free transfers to and from the hotel and the Kutchan train station. Along the way, our bus makes designated stops at convenience stores and supermarkets as it operates a circular route to the Kutchan area and back to the Hirafu area. Our services are available daily on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus departs from the lobby entrance; please present your room key card.

Winter Season 2016/2017 (Dec. 1 to Mar. 26)

Please see the pickup locations and times for the Hirafu / Kutchan Town areas;

Chalet Ivy 1700 1755 1845 1935 2040 2130
Seicomart 1701 1756 1846 1936 2041 2131
Izumikyo 1703 1758 1848 1938 2043 2133
MaxValu 1710 1805 1855 1945 2050 2140
Lucky 1715 1810 1900 1950 2055
Kutchan Town JR Station 1719 1814 1904 1954 2059 2149
Plat Information Center 1720 1815 1905 1955 2100 2150
MaxValu 1820 1910 2000 2105 2155
Izumikyo 1827 1917 2007 2112 2202
LAWSON 1829 1919 2009 2114 2204
Seicomart 1830 1920 2010 2115 2205
Chalet Ivy 1831 1921 2011 2116 2206

*Seicomart and LAWSON are convenience stores, and MaxValu and Lucky are supermarkets.

Important Notes

The shuttle bus service is only for Chalet Ivy guests.
The shuttle bus service is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation is required.
In order to use the shuttle bus service, please present your room key card to our drivers. The bus will depart from the lobby entrance.
The shuttle bus service is only available as scheduled.
The time schedule may be changed without any notices due to weather or traffic conditions.
You are welcome to get off at any point on the bus route but must be picked up at designated locations.
Busy periods are to be expected. Please allow ample time to avoid missed buses.
We highly recommend ordering taxi in advance if you wish to travel outside of our scheduled time or route.