Yuzawa Town,
Niigata, Japan

Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan 

ski & snowboard
ski & snowboard_img Yuzawa is one of the main ski and snowboard towns in Japan, a snow paradise hosting over 6 million skiers and snowboarders per year. With 16 ski resorts in the Yuzawa area, the only problem is deciding which resort to visit each day. The sheer amount of ski resorts allows for a great variety that only Yuzawa can provide - beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders all have resorts dedicated to their needs.

There are a number of resorts within easy reach of the main station, ranging from small slopes near the center of town to the large Mount just 30 minutes away.  All resorts unless otherwise noted are open to both skiers and snowboarders.

(in alphabetical order)

Click on these links for independent data on each resort

Ipponsugi HERE
Iwappara HERE
Kagura HERE


Ludens Yuzawa HERE
Naeba HERE
Snow Wood
NASPA Ski Garden
(Skiers only resort)
Yuzawa Kogen HERE
Yuzawa Nakazato HERE
Yuzawa Park HERE


back country ski
back country ski_img Kagura Ski Resort provides amazing powder snow, and so close to Tokyo. It's incredible to be able to visit such remote peaks from the capital in as little as 90 minutes. The snow conditions at this resort equal any other in the country - a must-visit destination for the avid skier or boarder!

snow shoes
snow shoes_img

Snow-shoeing offers a chance to experience the mountainous beauty and virgin snow of Yuzawa: a healthy, exhilarating winter sport for those who do not ski or snowboard. Every year, various resorts offer snowshoeing tours and events - definitely worth a try!


snow mobile
snow mobile_img

Ever wanted to try driving a snowmobile through the mountains? Yuzawa Nakazato ski resort offers 'snowmobile land' - with forest tours and night tours available. Fun both for adults, and for families.