Coming from Tokyo to play in the snow

We’re always happy to answer questions. One that we get quite frequently is regarding coming to Yuzawa, often from Tokyo, just to have a play in the snow. Where should

Winter Driving in Snow Country, Japan

We’ve been getting quite a few questions recently asking about driving around here during winter. There are two rental car shops in Yuzawa situated on either side of the station.

Hakkaisan Ski Resort Introduction

Muikamachi Hakkaisan is one of our favorite ski resorts. It is not big but what it lacks in number of runs it more than makes up for in steepness and

Snow Japan Travel Section

SnowJapan is the go-to guide if you are looking for information on ski/snowboard related destinations in Japan. They have just released a comprehensive travel section that hopefully details everything you need to

Kandatsu Kogen Ski Resort Introduction

Kandatsu Kogen is a few minutes drive from Yuzawa Interchange off the Kanetsu Expressway so is one of the easiest resorts to get to by car in this area. It

Taxis from Echigo-Yuzawa Station

We get a few questions about taxi costs from Echigo-Yuzawa Station to various locations in Snow Country. It is hard to give an exact price but the Yuzawa Taxi Association

Onsen in Yuzawa

The feeling of soaking yourself in a natural hot spring bath after a cold day out on the hill is hard to put into words. It is a real pleasure

Night Skiing in Snow Country

Night Skiing is offered by several resorts in the Snow Country region. Floodlights illuminate the slopes while a few select courses and lifts are available for those that simply can’t

Yuzawa Area Resorts Opening Dates 2015/2016

[For this winter’s 2016/2017 Yuzawa Resort Opening dates…] The temperatures have cooled off, pre-season ticket sales are cropping up everywhere, and all signs are pointing to winter. There is still

Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort Introduction

Joetsu Kokusai is a large resort about 20 minutes drive up the valley from Echigo-Yuzawa Station. It has a very distinctive hotel on the slopes which you can see from