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From skyscrapers to ski slopes in 77 minutes If there's a town that best represents Japan's snow country, it's Echigo-Yuzawa. An ancient healing retreat surrounded by idyllic mountain ranges and rice paddies, it slowly developed as an inn town after a local warrior discovered a hot spring in the a… Read More


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Pioneering powder resort with historic hot springs Nozawa Onsen has depth as a snow holiday destination in more ways than one. The first things that come to mind for skiers and snowboarders are its average 12-metre snowfall every year, and snow pack exceeding five metres in the highest sections … Read More