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5 Magical Lantern Festivals in Japan

Niigata Event Paulina Rozbicki Paulina Rozbicki

Japan is rich in tradition and culture. With an abundance of festivals ranging from the tranquil to the energetic, there is always an event to get excited for. We’re here to introduce you to 5 Magical Lantern Festivals in Japan. From sky lanterns that cast an enchanting glow, brightening up the win… Read More

The Incredible Train Rides of Japan

Yamanashi Transport GJ Editor GJ Editor

We all know that Japan is very capable of going beyond our expectations of converting something into more unique and extraordinary. The Robot Restaurant, vending machines, digital art museums and Pachinko... and train rides! While Japan is famously known for its efficient and extensive railway netw… Read More

MYOKO

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The beauty of Myoko Myoko is blessed with an abundance of high quality ski resorts that are surrounded by nature-rich mountains, hot springs and recreational facilities. The area is also known for its ancient, traditional local food culture which you will surely get to enjoy during your stay. My… Read More

ECHIGO-YUZAWA

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√ Prime location for enormous powder dumps √ Filled with traditional snow country charm √ Just 77 minutes from Tokyo on the bullet train Indulge in the snow, the food and the hot springs of Echigo-Yuzawa! If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for a snow holiday in Japan, look no further tha… Read More

Naeba Ski Resort

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Naeba Ski Resort is a massive ski resort off 200 hectares with the experience of hosting the Alpine Ski World Cup. Within its huge field there are 22 courses as well as three types of kids parks and three gondolas operating. Naeba Ski Resort is a highly versatile ski resort that’s family friendly a… Read More

Powder bliss in Nagano ; MYOKO

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> 14 metres of amazing powder a season > Five different types of hot spring water > Fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan   Myoko is a vintage Japanese alpine retreat, comprised of nine different slopes and seven hot spring villages. The area is situated in the heavy snowfal… Read More

Naeba Ski Resort

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CLOSER THAN YOU THINK From its 1,789-metre summit over 889 metres of vertical, Naeba Ski Resort has a total of 22 courses. It is also connected to Kagura Ski Resort next door by the 5,481-metre Dragondola, overwhelmingly Japan's longest. Standout amenities include the 1,224-room Naeba Prince… Read More

Kagura Ski Resort

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TOP SHELF Consisting of the Kagura, Tashiro and Mitsumata areas, Kagura Ski Resort is known for its high-quality powder, snow parks, exciting backcountry courses and lengthy tree runs from its 1,845-metre summit. This 23-course ski field is open from late November to late May, and its Powder… Read More

MYOKO

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Historic alpine retreat, blessed with abundant powder Situated 30 minutes from the Japan Sea coast in the mountains of Joshin'etsu Kogen National Park, Myoko is a vintage Japanese alpine resort with a history dating back over 100 years. In winter, it is naturally blessed with a charming combin… Read More

Kagura Ski Resort

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www.princehotels.com/en/ski/naeba.html  |  742 Mitsumata, Yuzawa-machi, Minami Uonuma-gun  |  2+81-25-788-9221  |  Days Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat & Sun &Holidays 7:30-17:00  |  Travelling times to Naeba & Kagura Ski Resort Tokyo: 2 hrs (bullet train and bus)   IMMERSIVE POWDE… Read More

ECHIGO-YUZAWA

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Romantic hot spring town on the doorstep of the snow country Echigo-Yuzawa inspired the Nobel Prize-winning novel 'Snow Country', and has created a dream-like legacy of romance in the white winters of the north-eastern Japanese countryside. Snow Country was born from the pen of Yasunari Kawabat… Read More

Naeba Ski Resort

Niigata Tours & Activities G'Day Japan!

www.princehotels.com/en/ski/naeba.html  |  202 Mikuni, Yuzawa-machi, Minami Uonuma-gun  |  2+81-25-789-2211  |  Days 8:00-17:00, Nights 16:00-20:30 (Sat & Select nights 16:00-21:00)   GIANT-SIZED FUN FOR ALL From families with small children to die-hard skiers, Naeba Ski Resor… Read More

NASPA Ski Garden

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“Popular family friendly skiers-only resort within easy reach of Tokyo” NASPA Ski Garden is a family-friendly ski resort located in the spectacular surroundings of the original Japanese snow-country town of Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture - just 80 minutes from central Tokyo. With a compact layo… Read More

Kagura Ski Resort

Niigata Tours & Activities G'Day Japan!

“Chase down some top quality powder through the woods” Kagura Ski Resort is known for its high quality powder as well as its exciting backcountry courses and lengthy tree runs from its 1,845m peak. This 23 course ski field is open from late November to late May, so there’s plenty of qualit… Read More

Naeba Ski Resort

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“A fantastic snow adventure land for all” From families with small children to die hard skiers, Naeba Ski Resort is popular amongst a variety of people in Japan and has something for everyone. From the top of 1,789m right down to the more family friendly areas at the bottom, there are 22 c… Read More

ECHIGO-YUZAWA LOCAL FLAVOURS

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Experiencing the bounty of a Japanese Bordeaux Echigo-Yuzawa is part of a region called Minami-Uonuma, which is in many ways a Bordeaux of Japan. Just as Bordeaux has an ideal climate for viticulture, Minami-Uonuma has an ideal climate for rice farming, and the quality of its Minami-Uonuma Koshi… Read More

ECHIGO-YUZAWA HOT SPRINGS

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Discovering an ancient healing retreat When Hanroku Takahashi descended into a valley in Echigo-Yuzawa some 900 years ago, a hot spring bath was the last thing he had in mind. The local warrior had fallen ill on a journey through what was then a wilderness area, and was trying to catch medicina… Read More

ECHIGO-YUZAWA SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

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Choosing the resort area that's right for you The 12 ski resorts around Echigo-Yuzawa are spread across three different areas: Yuzawa-Kandatsu, Naeba-Kagura and Tsuchitaru. They're filled with fun, exciting runs and amazing scenery, attracting everyone from kids putting on a set of skis for the … Read More