Getting Around

Driving is the easiest way by far to explore Otaki, and the Kiso Valley in general (not to mention most of rural Japan).

Rental cars are available from JR Rent-A-Car just outside Kiso-Fukushima Station:

When checking availability at the link above, under Pickup Office, choose Koushinetsu from the area list. Then under the Office List choose Nagano: Kiso-Fukushima

Mountain bikes and e-bikes are also available for rent at the Otaki Village tourist office. When the weather’s good, an e-bike can be a great option for accessing the Ontake Pilgrimage Trail.

If you stay over, your accommodation can often arrange lifts within the village.