JR East offers the JR Kanto Area Pass as a travel discount for visitors to Japan. Available to those using a JR Kanto Area Pass, the GALA Option Ticket is a great deal, offering a convenient round-trip ticket between Jomo Kogen Station and Echigo-Yuzawa/GALA Yuzawa Station for a limited time only.
This is a great opportunity to use a JR Kanto Area Pass along with the GALA Option Ticket to go skiing and play in the snow at GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort.
The GALA Option Ticket may be used only during the valid period of the JR Kanto Area Pass and must be used in combination with the JR Kanto Area Pass. The GALA Option Ticket is valid for a round trip on Ordinary Car reserved seats between Jomo Kogen Station and Echigo-Yuzawa/GALA Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen. (Please note that the GALA Option Ticket is valid only on the Joetsu Shinkansen route.)
This season, GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort is celebrating their 25th year in business. There will be lots of fun and interesting events going on. For further details, see the official GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort website.
Add only 1,000 yen when buying a JR Kanto Area Pass for travel between Tokyo and GALA Yuzawa Stations and get the package for 9,300 yen, a savings of 4,880 yen off the regular round-trip fare of 14,180 yen.
Regular round-trip fare noted above are for adults.
Get to the ski resort in as short as 77 minutes from Tokyo. And when you arrive, the snow resort is right outside the Shinkansen station!
Show your JR Kanto Area Pass at the GALA Yuzawa Information Counter to get great discounts off the following three items.
1. The GALA Yuzawa Snow Fun Set With Gondola Ticket
2. The GALA Locker Set With Lift Ticket
3. Discounted admission to SPA GALA-NO-YU
Show your JR Kanto Area Pass or JR EAST PASS at the GALA Yuzawa Information Counter to get great discounts on the following three items below.
Includes a round-trip gondola ticket, set of sled, boots and gloves.
Includes a one-day ski (gondola) lift ticket, a locker ticket and a 10% discount for the rental ski shop.
After skiing and playing in the snow, use this package to enjoy a bath in hot spring water. Also includes entry to the swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, kids pool and other fun facilities for adults and kids.
|GALA Option Ticket||Adults – 12 and older||Children – 6 to 11|
|Prices||1,000 yen||500 yen|
Only holders of non-Japanese passports are eligible to purchase a GALA Option Ticket. A JR Kanto Area Pass must be presented at the time of purchase if the two are not purchased together.
Please note that when purchasing a JR Kanto Area Pass, passport confirmation is required.
|Period of Sales||Thursday, November 20, 2014 to Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (a holiday)|
|Period of Use||Saturday, December 20, 2014 to Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (a holiday)|
Note: One person may purchase multiple GALA Option Tickets for use on different days during their JR Kanto Area Pass valid period.
Valid routes for the JR Kanto Area Pass and the GALA Option Ticket
We have compiled some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the GALA Option Ticket and GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort.