8 days in Niigata Prefecture & Yamanouchi-machi Itinerary

8 days in Niigata Prefecture & Yamanouchi-machi Itinerary

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8 days in Niigata Prefecture & Yamanouchi-machi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  15​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Singapore


Minamiuonuma ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maiko Snow Resort and Muika Snow Resort. Get outdoors at Mt. Hakkai and Muikamachi Hakkaisan Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Minamiuonuma: Forrest Adventure Yuzawa Nakazato (in Yuzawa-machi) and MTB Japan Adventure Tours (in Minakami-machi).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Minamiuonuma travel route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Minamiuonuma is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Minamiuonuma hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Minamiuonuma

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Forrest Adventure Yuzawa Nakazato, MTB Japan Adventure Tours, Uonuma no Sato
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Muika Snow Resort ©
Muika Snow Resort
Mt. Hakkai ©
Mt. Hakkai
Maiko Snow Resort ©
Maiko Snow Resort


Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten and Mayumi Takahashi Doll Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Togakushi Ski Area and Shiga Kogen. Change things up with these side-trips from Yamanouchi-machi: Hokuryu Lake (in Iiyama), Kijimadaira Ski Resort (in Kijimadaira-mura) and Nozawa Onsen (in Nozawaonsen-mura). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, get outside with Karuizawa Snow Park, and hit the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Minamiuonuma to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yamanouchi-machi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Iiyama, Togakushi Ski Area, Nozawa Onsen, Kijimadaira Ski Resort, Karuizawa Snow Park
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Shiga Kogen ©
Shiga Kogen
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Mayumi Takahashi Doll Museum ©
Mayumi Takahashi Doll Museum