Joetsu Kokusai Area
Offering 380 hectares of connected ski fields, Joetsu Kokusai is the second largest ski resort in Japan. Known for its mellow but picturesque terrain including plenty of tree-lined runs, the resort is well-suited to beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The resort includes Hotel Green Plaza Joetsu, an expansive hotel with distinctive Tudor-style imitation architecture.
Providing ski in/out access to the east zone of the resort, the hotel offers over 600 rooms along with facilities and services targeted at families and visitors wanting a full ‘resort’ experience. Facilities include multiple restaurants, hot springs, in-house shops, ski ticketing, rental and lessons with child-care and other services also available. Away from the hotel, all other accommodation comes in the form of small ski lodges aimed at the Japanese market. Only 12-minutes by train from Echigo-Yuzawa Station, the resort can be reached within 2 hours from Tokyo making it busy on weekends and holidays.