What is it?

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 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 and GALA Yuzawa Stations on the Joetsu Shinkansen. (Please note that the GALA Option Ticket is valid only on the Joetsu Shinkansen route.)

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GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort
GALA YUZAWA SNOW RESORT INFORMATION

1. Use in combination with the JR Kanto Area Pass for great savings! 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.

2. The snow resort is closer than you might think!Get to the snow resort in as short as 77 minutes. And when you arrive, the snow resort is right outside the Shinkansen station!

3. Great benefits! 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

JR Kanto Area Pass – A pass valid for unlimited rides in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area

A comparison of Shinkansen fares for round-trip passage between Tokyo and GALA Yuzawa Stations
(Ordinary Car reserved seats during regular season periods)

Price when using a JR Kanto Area Pass and a GALA Option Ticket

Price when using a JR Kanto Area Pass and a GALA Option Ticket

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.

Benefits at GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort

Special offer 1 – People who love to play in the snow – The GALA Yuzawa Snow Fun Set With Gondola Ticket Includes a round-trip gondola ticket, set of sled, boots and gloves.

Special offer 2 – People who love to ski – The GALA Locker Set With Lift Ticket Includes one-day gondola lift ticket, a locker ticket and a 10% discount on rental skis.

Special offer 3 – After the fun! – Discounted admission to SPA GALA-NO-YU 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.

For just this much:Adults: 900 yen, Children: 600 yen (Regular prices Adults: 2,400 yen, Children: 1,400 yen)

For just this much:Adults: 3,000 yen, Children: 1,500 yen (Regular prices Adults: 5,500 yen, Children: 3,200 yen)

For just this much:For just this much:Adults: 1,000 yen, Children: 600 yen (Regular prices Adults: 1,300 yen, Children: 800 yen)

  • Please note that these special offers are available only at the GALA Yuzawa Information Counter. They are not available at JR East stations or ticket offices.

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Prices

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.

JR Kanto Area Pass – A pass valid for unlimited rides in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto area

Use period

  Period
Use period Saturday, December 21, 2013 to Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (a holiday)
  • GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort will be in operation this season from Saturday, December 21, 2013 to Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (a holiday).

Valid period

  • One day (the day of use)

Note: One person may purchase multiple GALA Option Tickets for use on different days during their JR Kanto Area Pass valid period.

Validity

  • 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 and GALA Yuzawa Stations on the Joetsu Shinkansen.
  • Please note that the GALA Option Ticket is valid only on the Joetsu Shinkansen route.
  • With a JR Kanto Area Pass and a GALA Option Ticket, you can go straight from Tokyo Station to GALA Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen without any transfers! There is no need to transfer trains at Jomo-Kogen Station.

Valid routes for the JR Kanto Area Pass and the GALA Option Ticket
Valid routes for the JR Kanto Area Pass and the GALA Option Ticket

JR East train timetables

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Timetables

Timetables for Joetsu Shinkansen between Tokyo and GALA Yuzawa Stations.

Joetsu Shinkansen Timetables (Opens in a new window.)
[PDF/193KB]

Sales locations

Station Office Office Hours
Narita Airport Terminal 1 JR EAST Travel Service Center All Days 8:15-19:00
JR Ticket Office All Days 6:30-8:15, 19:00-21:45
Narita Airport Terminal 2 JR EAST Travel Service Center All Days 9:30-20:00
JR Ticket Office All Days 6:30-9:30, 20:00-21:45
Haneda Airport
International Terminal
JR EAST Travel Service Center
(Tokyo Monorail 2F Ticket Gate / Arrival Lobby)
All Days 7:45-18:30
Tokyo JR EAST Travel Service Center (Marunouchi North Exit) All Days 7:30-20:30
Shinagawa Travel Service Center Weekdays 10:00-20:00
Weekends and Holidays 10:00-18:00
Ueno Travel Service Center Weekdays 10:00-20:00
Weekends and Holidays 10:00-18:00
Shinjuku Travel Service Center (East) Weekdays 10:00-20:00
Weekends and Holidays 10:00-18:00
Shibuya Travel Service Center Weekdays 11:00-20:00
Weekends and Holidays 11:00-18:00
Ikebukuro Travel Service Center (West) Weekdays 10:00-20:00
Weekends and Holidays 10:00-18:00
Yokohama Travel Service Center Weekdays 10:00-20:00
Weekends and Holidays 10:00-18:00

Notes:

  • Some Travel Service Centers are closed during the end-of-year and New Year's holiday season.
  • Office hours are subject to change and offices are subject to close without notice.
  • The GALA Option Ticket may be purchased wherever the JR Kanto Area Pass is sold.

Purchasing / usage conditions

Foreign passport holders only
  • 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. When purchasing a JR Kanto Area Pass, passport confirmation is required.
  • One person may purchase multiple GALA Option Tickets for use on different days during their JR Kanto Area Pass valid period.

Changes

  • The use date of an unused GALA Option Ticket may be changed once within the valid period.

Refunds

  • If desired, refunds for unused tickets may be obtained at sales locations within valid period. Refunds are not available for children's tickets.
  • Refunds are made for canceled or delayed train service. Inquire a station staff or a train conductor at the station or onboard.

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