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Ski Near Tokyo: How to Get Ski Resorts by Train



31. December. 2019

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Skiing in Japan is gaining in popularity. In this guide, we’ll show you easy ski areas to get to from Tokyo, ranging from quick day trips to one-night getaways where you can relax in the hot springs. And the more spontaneous travelers can join in on the fun, too. We’ve collected the best areas where reservations are unnecessary, and access is made easy by bullet trains and the Zairai line or shuttle buses.

Ski Near Tokyo: How to Get Ski Resorts by Train


  • ― Day-Trip Friendly Niigata: Ski Areas Accessible by JR Joetsu Shinkansen
  • ・Directly Connected to the Station! GALA Yuzawa
  • ・Shuttle Buses from Echigo-Yuzawa Station
  • ・Directly Connected to a Local Line Station! Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort
  • ― Ski Areas along JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line Great for Staying the Night
  • ・The Expansive Mt. Naeba Ski Resort
  • ― Heading to Yamagata via the JR Yamagata Shinkansen
  • ・Watch Out for Ice Monsters! Zao Onsen Ski Resort
  • ― Heading to Nagano/Yamagata via JR Hokuriku Shinkansen
  • ・Popular with International Visitors, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
  • ・Internationally-Renown Hakuba Ski Resort
  • ・Take the Local Trains from Nagano Station to Akakura Onsen Ski Resort
  • ・Hidden Day-Trip Ski Area, Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort

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