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.


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