Due to the damage to Tagawa bridge caused by heavy rainfalls during 8/14-15, the train service between Matsumoto station and Niimura station is suspended until further notice. Until the train resume its normal service, train replacement bus services will operate between Matsumoto station and Niimura station.
For those travelling to Kamikochi from Matsumoto, please board a train replacement shuttle bus from Matsumoto station (Alps exit) and get off at Niimura station, then change to a train bound for Shin-Shimashima station. Conversely, when travelling back from Kamikochi to Matsumoto, please get off the train at Niimura station and change to a bus bound for Matsumoto station. (The bus boarding/alighting point is right next to Niimura station.)
We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.