GALA Yuzawa

GALA Yuzawa

GALA Yuzawa is a ski and snowboard resort located in Niigata Prefecture only 75 minutes from Tokyo on the Joetsu Shinkansen. The station opens right on the mountain and the ski center is the first sight you'll see upon exiting the ticket gates. At this resort known for its high quality snow you can rent everything from skis to snowboards to sleds, allowing you to make the trip with a minimum of cumbersome equipment. An exhilarating and hassle-free one day trip is a great way to spend some of your stay in Japan.

GALA Yuzawa Website

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GALA Yuzawa station is in the base ski center.

The base building that everything you need to get you ready for a great day.


At the top of the gondola station, this is your home at the top of the mountain.

GALA Yuzawa station

Easy access from Tokyo by Joetsu shinkansen.

Recommended Sights

Ski and Snowboard
The area's finest snowThe area's finest snow

GALA Yuzawa is located in the town of Echigo Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. Although a mere 80 minutes from Tokyo by shinkansen, this resort boasts some of the best snow in the region. At 800 meters above sea level the mountain summit offers a great view, looking out on Niigata's expansive Uonuma Koshikari rice fields. A variety of courses are available to satisfy everyone from the first-timer to the thrill-seeking veteran. You can even check real time course conditions and lift status online making GALA Yuzawa the perfect destination for skiers and snowboarders, from beginner to advanced.
(Directly connected to GALA Yuzawa Station)

Snow Recreation
Fun in the snow!Fun in the snow!

GALA Yuzawa welcomes everyone from the advanced skier or snowboarder to someone just looking for a little care-free fun in the snow. The Casual Set rental is just suited for this and includes sled, gloves, boots, and other skiwear. A Ski Association of Japan and Japan Snowboarding Association certified ski school is also waiting to provide that extra support to those who have the urge to give skiing or snowboarding a try. With the numerous events held throughout the season guaranteed to delight guests of all ages the casual visitor will love the GALA Yuzawa snow resort.
(Directly connected to GALA Yuzawa Station)

Great Rental Options
A great selection of rental equipmentA great selection of rental equipment

This Niigata resort always has the season's latest equipment available for rental, including Salomon and other popular makers. Equipment and skiwear is kept in superb condition and maintained daily so feel free to leave your luggage at home and let the friendly staff at GALA Yuzawa take care of everything.
(Directly connected to GALA Yuzawa Station)

Recreation Spa (SPA GALA no Yu)
The GALA Yuzawa Spa swimming poolThe GALA Yuzawa Spa swimming pool

The ideal place to relax after a fun-filled day on the slopes, the GALA Yuzawa Spa features numerous facilities like a swimming pool, lazy river, amusement fountain and kid's pool. Swimsuits for pool use are available for rental and the spa is free of charge for infant and pre-school guests. Sit back, get warm, and unwind at the GALA Yuzawa Spa.
(Directly connected to GALA Yuzawa Station)

GALA Yuzawa at a Glance
Gala Yuzawa - LocationGala Yuzawa - Access
  • Days needed: 1-2
  • Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes from Tokyo on the Joetsu Shinkansen "Tanigawa".
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More Information

GALA Yuzawa Website

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