Recommendation #2 – Expressway bus
Bus Fare : One-way 3,500 yen
Total time : about 4 hours and 30 minutes
Take the highway bus from Shibuya (Shibuya Mark City 5F) to Kusatsu Onsen.
On February 1st, 2019, the highway bus bound for Kusatsu Onsen / Karuizawa will start running from Tama Plaza / Futakotamagawa via Shibuya.
The bus stops at Tama Plaza, Futakotamagawa, Shibuya, Karuizawa area, Kita-Karuizawa, Kusatsu Onsen area.
Tokyu Bus Keio Bus
Recommendation #3 – Expressway bus, JR Bus Kanto
Bus Fare : One-way from 3,450 yen to 3,750 yen
Total time: about four hours and thirty minutes
Take the JR Bus Kanto from Shinjuku Station to Kusatsu Onsen.
* HIGHWAY BUS TIMETABLE
Recommendation #4 – train and bus
Total time : about two hours and fifty-five minutes
Ueno Station →(Approx. 2hours and 30 min by Tokkyu Kusatsu)→ Naganohara Kusatsu Station
Naganohara Kusatsu Station →(Approx. 25 min by Bus)→ Kusatsu Onsen "Hot Springs"
From Others (Recommendation Routes)
Narita Airport → (Approx. One hour by Train) → Tokyo Station
Haneda Airport → (Approx. 30 min by Train) → Tokyo Station
Nagoya Staition → (Approx. One hour and 40min by "NOZOMI" Shinkansen → Tokyo Station
Shin-Osaka → (Approx. Two hours and 30 min by "NOZOMI" Shinkansen → Tokyo Station
* JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid for "NOZOMI" train on the Tokaido Shinkansen line.
It is easy to find train schedule and fare information at the Jorudan website.
Rental Car information can be found at the Toyota Rent a Car website.