Ishiuchi Maruyama Area
Visitors heading to GALA Yuzawa can considered staying in the area of the connected ski resort of Ishiuchi Maruyama. Only 11 minutes by train from Echigo-Yuzawa Station, the area around Ishiuchi Station boasts a good range of accommodation. Most accommodation in Ishiuchi Maruyama comes in the form of small guesthouses and ski lodges offering a more local and ‘authentic’ Japanese feel in contrast to the resort-like atmosphere of GALA Yuzawa. Prices a typically cheaper.
Ishiuchi Maruyama is connected to GALA Yuzawa along with Yuzwa Kogen Ski Resort with the largest concentration of hotels and guesthouses – including the best / high-end options – located in the area between Echigo-Yuzawa Station and GALA Yuzawa. But if you’re looking to get slightly-out of Yuzawa town, then staying in and around Ishiuchi Maruyama might be a good option for you.