Our six month winter season here in Yuzawa came to an end on Sunday as the last lift at Kagura rolled to a halt. It has been another good season

Hayawari Discount Lift Tickets 2018/9

Cheap lift tickets for resorts in Yuzawa and Minami Uonuma is a topic we get lots of questions about and even though it is still just August some early bird

Your own private ski resort.

The Snow Country Region contains a large amount of ski resorts: everything from the interlinked multi-resort ski areas of Kagura / Tashiro / Naeba, or Yuzawa Kogen / Gala /

The Easiest Day Trip to the Snow

It is Mountain Day here in Japan today, a new national holiday that allows people “to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains.” Lots of people are in

7 Reasons Why Yuzawa Is A Great Choice For Your First Japanese Snow Trip

It is already July and the cicadas are buzzing outside our window here in Yuzawa. Winter is less than 6 months away and we are sure lots of you are

In Kawabata’s Footsteps

Interesting article from the Japan Times from Jan 2015 called “In Kawabata’s footsteps to Snow Country”. In it, the author recounts the modern day experience of coming through the long


A long time without posting – apologies. We’ve been busy – lots of lessons, lots of fun and lots of festivals. There has not been as much snow as usual

Fun & Festivals in February

How did we get to the end of January already? February is just around the corner and it feels as if winter is just beginning. February should be mid-winter so lots

Snow Country – More than just snowsports

We like nothing more than hurtling down a mountain on skis or a snowboard, but long before snowsports were invented, life in the region was shaped by the heavy snows.