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Iwappara Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi

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Close to Tokyo and suitable for beginners and families, Iwappara Ski Resort features wide open slopes, good restaurants, a hot spring, and a ski school. The main slope runs for about 4 km (2.4 mi) and stretches to a width of around 500 m (1,700 ft), while beginners can try the "Snowscoot" experience or head with the kids to the resort's slide area. Take a lesson, provided in Japanese or English, at the ski school. You can easily access the resort from Tokyo via the Shinkansen train, or by taking a shuttle bus from Echigo Yuzawa station. You can even stay in the nearby town and take a daily cable car to the resort. To visit Iwappara Ski Resort on your holiday in Yuzawa-machi, and find out what else Yuzawa-machi has to offer, use our Yuzawa-machi vacation planner.
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  • Conveniently located 1.5hrs out of Tokyo, Iwappara has many ski slopes offering a great variety of gradients for various skill levels. Ski lifts to various start points is very efficient. Snow was pow...  more »
  • Really enjoyed snowboarding here. The slopes are wide and allows for easy boarding without the risk of bumping into others. It was snowing heavily when I was there and I went on the opening few runs i...  more »
  • This resort is easily accessible from Tokyo and has all amenities needed for fun in the snow. The small kids area has a slide area. Lessons are available in Japanese and English. Also, many other moun...  more »

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Where to stay in Yuzawa-machi

As a popular ski resort town, Yuzawa-machi offers plenty in the way of accommodations, all close to the main attractions. Following the route cut across the landscape by the train line, the main high-rise hotels and guesthouses cluster around the stations. Individual ski resorts have lots of lodgings, including onsite hotels and rental apartments. To indulge in the traditional Japanese pastime of replenishing energy levels at a hot spring spa, look out for options featuring an onsen; many hotels, ryokans, and ski resorts offer this pleasant amenity.
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