Yuzawa & Niigata
  • The Resorts of Yuzawa

    Readily accessible via Echigo-Yuzawa Station, the area around Yuzawa is home to resorts including Gala Yuzawa, Naeba and Kagura.

  • Snow, Sake & Rice

    Known for its huge snowfall and excellent rice, it is no surprise that Niigata is Japan’s largest producer of ‘sake’.

  • Fuji Rock Festival

    Taking place on the last weekend of July at Naeba Ski Resort, Fuji Rock is Japan’s largest music festival.

  • Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

    Spread across a vast area nearby Yuzawa, Echigo-Tsumari Art Field is a surreal celebration of the tradition and beauty of Niigata.

  • Autumn Leaves of Niigata

    The mountains and valleys of Niigata are blessed with some of Central Japan’s most stunning autumn colours.


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Yuzawa & Niigata

Bordering Nagano and of similar character, Niigata is a large prefecture known for its mountains and heavy snow. Serviced by the Joetsu Shinkansen running from Tokyo to Niigata City, the hot spring and ski resort town of Yuzawa is a popular destination for many international visitors.

Fondly referred to as ‘yukiguni’ or ‘snow country’, Yuzawa and the surrounding area is subject to exceptionally heavy snowfall and many excellent ski resorts. Best known as a winter destination, summer events including Fuji Rock Festival – Japan’s largest music festival – and the increasingly popular Echigo-Tsumari Art Field mean that Yuzawa and Niigata are quickly becoming all-year-round destinations.


  • 15 Things to Do in Yuzawa & Niigata

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  • How to Get to Yuzawa

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  • Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway & Alpine Botanical Gardens

    Operating most of the year other than brie…
  • Mount Naeba & 'Dragondola' Ropeway

    Standing 2145 metres above sea level, Moun…
  • Mount Tangiawa & Tanigawadake Ropeway

    Lying with the Joshinetsu Kogen National P…
  • Mount Hakkai & Hakkaisan Ropeway

    Mount Hakkai lies around 35km from Echigo-…
  • Echigo-Tsumari Art Field / Triennial

    Running since 2000, Echigo-Tsumari Art Fie…
  • Kiyotsu Gorge inc. Tunnel of Light

    Known as ‘Kiyotsukyo’ in Japanese, Kiyotsu…
  • Kyororo Forest School

    Located in the beautiful area of Matsunoya…
  • Bijinbayashi (Beauty Forest)

    Translating as both Beauty Forest’ or ‘For…
  • Hoshitoge Rice Terraces

    Located in the Matsudai region of Niigata …
  • Autumn Leaves of Akiyamago

    Tucked away in a quiet pocket of Niigata a…


  • Yuzawa Area

    Also referred to as Echigo-Yuzawa, Yuza…


  • Fuji Rock Festival

    Last weekend of July

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