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Get out on the powder at Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, a ski resort with a particularly family-friendly focus. Easily accessible from Tokyo via a 75-minute train journey, the resort boasts substantial snowfall and a large skiable area. Skiers and boarders of all levels will find plenty of challenging runs and gradually inclined play areas, extending from an elevation of 1,181 m (3,874 ft) down to 358 m (1,174 ft). Rent gear from the main visitor center, with state-of-the-art equipment available for beginners and pros, adults and children alike. If it's your first time, or you simply wish to develop your skills further, consider reserving a lesson with a trained instructor. Plan to visit Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yuzawa-machi attractions using our Yuzawa-machi visit website.
Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort reviews
Went here around Christmas, the place was packed with tourists from all over the world. But overall we had a great time there, with a little complaint on difficult to find a seat at the restaurant... more »
I took my 6 year old son for a day trip to the snow in early Feb, making use of the Tokyo Wide pass on the Shinkansen. It was his first time seeing snow so he had an enjoyable day, although he was... more »
A nice place for skiing, convenient transportation and excellent private training and service. You can get a discount if you have a JR pass or stay at local hotels. Very busy at weekends, better go there on weekdays.
It was super fuun! Only 1.5 hour from Tokyo. A lot of families with kids here. They have small escalator that brings you to a small hill, from there you can sled down with some plastic ride for a whole day~ Or play snowboard / snowball / snowman . Whatever you wanted to do.
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