The Limited Express (Wide View) Shinano runs from Nagano, on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, to Matsumoto
before continuing on to Nagoya
. The Wide View refers to the large windows in the carriages allowing you to really experience the mountains through which you pass.There are also local trains running on the JR Shinonoi Line,which stop at 12 stations as opposed to the 3 or 4 of the Limited Express
and so take up to half an hour longer.The first local train leaves Matsumoto at 06:18 getting into Nagano at 07:28 and the last local train leaves Nagano at 22:55 and gets into Matsumoto at 00:12.