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Go by the Shinkansen! Snow Resorts in Japan

During the winter, Japan is covered in silvery snow as far as the eye can see, creating vast and spectacular landscapes. Depending on the region of Japan you’re visiting, you can enjoy snow-related activities for as long as late November through early May.

2018 Niigata Pageant of Lights

The rows of trees that line Keyaki-Dori just outside of Nigata Station’s South Exit are illuminated by around 260,000 bulbs of light! The resplendent lights are sure to warm the hearts of everyone in attendance.

For the Best Rice Bowls in Japan, Try Majidon, Using Minami-Uonuma Rice!

Mention Minami-Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture, and rice will come to the mind of most Japanese. Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari is famous as Japan's top brand of rice, prized for its exceptional taste. When it was suggested that restaurants in this town make their biggest rice bowls made with Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari, top-class chefs rose to the challenge, offering their own versions of Majidon, or "serious" rice bowls!

Must-go Fireworks Festivals in 2017! <Collaborative article with Yamada Denki_First Part>

Under the collaboration with “Yamada Denki”; a leading home appliance store, in this media we have introduced timely events and tourists spots over several occasions. Using their low-priced prepaid SIM known as “YAMADA New Mobile” (formerly known as YAMADA SIM), YAMADA Denki suggests tourists visiting Japan to upload their lively pictures on their Social Networking Sites (SNS) while still in Japan. In this article divided into the first and second parts, we will tell you about our recommended fireworks festivals held in Japan this summer.

Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen

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Myoko City, of Niigata Prefecture, is home to Myoko Kogen, a mountain resort where guests can enjoy skiing, hot springs, mountain climbing, and other activities in nature year-round.
Thanks to the opening of Jetsu Myoko Station off of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in March 2015, access to Myoko Kogen from Tokyo has become very convenient!

The “GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort” has excellent accessibility! It’s only 1 hour 15 minutes from Tokyo, with direct access to the station!

Among all of the available ski resorts in Japan, we would like to recommend “GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort,” an exceptionally easy-to-access ski resort that is only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Tokyo. The facility is, of course, a great place to ski or snowboard, but it also offers attractions that anyone can enjoy, such as beginner-friendly snow parks and snow-play corners, as well as sledding slopes. As the resort is not near any large city centers, once guests arrive by train or Shinkansen, the primary mode of travel is by bus. However, the GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort has direct access to a Shinkansen station, which makes it a very convenient access point for travelers!

Naeba Ski Resort

Naeba Ski Resort is located in Yuzawa, a town in Niigata Prefecture’s Minamiuonuma District.
The resort is operated by Prince Hotel, and there is a conveniently located hotel next to the facility.
There are 7 beginner courses, 6 intermediate courses, and 6 advanced courses. Naeba Ski Resort is a popular place for skiers every year!