For those of you heading this way to ski or snowboard with us this season, just a note of warning…. There is more than one Yuzawa in Japan.
We are Yuzawa town (Yuzawa machi in Japanese) in Niigata Prefecture. Our train station is Echigo-Yuzawa Station, which is on the Joetsu Bullet Train/Shinkansen Line, or the Joetsu Local Line. If you are coming by bullet train from Tokyo it should take you under 90 minutes to get here.
If your bullet train ride to Yuzawa looks like it will take longer than that, then you might be headed to the wrong Yuzawa.
This is Komachi-chan.
She wants you to go to Yuzawa City in Akita Prefecture, as she is their mascot. We would love you to visit there as well,…. but not if you are trying to come to Yuzawa town in Niigata Prefecture to see us! It takes around 4 hours to get to Yuzawa Station in Yuzawa City by bullet train from Tokyo.