- Snow Monkey Park
- Yudanaka & Shibu Onsen
- Shiga Kogen
- Nagano City & Togakushi
- Nozawa Onsen
- Alpine Route & Toyama
- Matsumoto & Kamikochi
- Karuizawa & Kusatsu Onsen
- Kiso Valley & Nakasendo
- Takayama & Shirakawago
- Madarao & Iiyama
- Myoko Kogen
- Kanazawa & Fukui
- Nagoya & Kii Peninsula
- Mount Fuji & Hakone
- Yuzawa & Niigata
- Kyoto, Nara & Osaka
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.
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE
Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway & Alpine Botanical Gardens
Mount Naeba & 'Dragondola' Ropeway
Mount Tangiawa & Tanigawadake Ropeway
Mount Hakkai & Hakkaisan Ropeway
Echigo-Tsumari Art Field / Triennial
Matsudai Nohbutai Center
Kiyotsu Gorge inc. Tunnel of Light
Kyororo Forest School
Bijinbayashi (Beauty Forest)
Hoshitoge Rice Terraces
Autumn Leaves of Akiyamago
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