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Kagura Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi

4.5
#2 of 111 in Parks in Niigata Prefecture
Ski Area Nature / Park
Glide down a 6,000 m (19,685 ft) run surrounded by crisp white peeks at Kagura Ski Resort. Over 22 modern ski lifts provide an enjoyable and exciting ski experience, suitable for both beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Off-piste and backcountry sites offer plenty of opportunities for the highly experienced visitors and adrenaline junkies. Minimal elevation of 620 m (2034 ft) ensures plenty of snow even in the spring, while the vista from highest point at 1,845 m (6,053 ft) wows both amateur and professional shutterbugs. Onsite rental outlets provide equipment to snow sports fans arriving without their own gear. A visit to Kagura Ski Resort represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Yuzawa-machi itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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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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  • It was amazing to still be able to snowboard when the weather was starting to feel like summer (and actual sweltering heat in Tokyo). Really enjoyed Kagura, the slopes are steep for beginners, and als...  more »
  • This place took approx 90 minutes by Shinkansen from our place in Shinjuku. First we took JR to Omiya (Saitama) then moved to Shinkansen max toki 313 to Echigo Yuzawa. After reached the station in Ech...  more »
  • Wide slopes, wild views, long season...everything here means what skiers and snowboarders are looking for near Tokyo. The transfer to the area is very handy. If you travel by train, only 80 minutes ri...  more »