Just 90 minutes from Tokyo by bullet train sits the Gala Yuzawa snow resort, a perfect escape for a day on the slopes.
Famous for being Japan's only resort with its own bullet train station, Niigata's Gala Yuzawa is made up of three areas.
The conveniently located Central area, with its well-groomed slopes, is popular with families. There is also direct access to a viewing deck.
The Northern area features a range of slopes for varying ability levels, while the Southern area draws skiers in search of powder and off-the-beaten-track thrills.
Whether you have the necessary gear or you need to rent, it’s all taken care of on this day of skiing and snowboarding fun just a short train ride from Tokyo.
Dec 1The Spa | Price: see details
Dec 10Beate Sirota Gordon and Haru Reischauer classrooms | Price: see details