Renting Powder Skis in Yuzawa

Another question that has been appearing a couple of times of late…where to rent powder skis or fat skis in Yuzawa? A couple of good options: Yuzawa Ski House have

Kagura/Mitsumata Shuttle Bus – Early Season 2015

Less than a week until Kagura Ski Resort opens for Winter 2015/16. If you are heading to Yuzawa by train or bullet train, you need to get yourself from Echigo-Yuzawa

JR TOKYO Wide Pass

Good news from JR, the national rail company. They have increased the range of the great value Kanto Pass to include Echigo-Yuzawa and GALA Yuzawa for winter. It is now

Day Return Packages from Tokyo

With the season almost upon us, inquiries are starting to pour in about the cheap day return trips by bullet train. We’ve been waiting for more information on this for

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