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“gala yuzawa”(65 reviews)
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Gala exists to make your trip from Tokyo to the snow as easy as possible. Located in Yuzawa, Gala is the only ski resort in the world with it's own Shinkansen (bullet train) station; it takes from as little as 75 minutes to arrive at Gala direct...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1039-2 Yuzawa Kayataira | Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6101, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 25-785-6543
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

The resort hotel was simple clean and efficient. The breakfast and dinner were very impressive. Eventhough was only 3 stars hotel but the spread was beyond 5 stars.

Thank Jo2pan
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We were in Japan on a two week holiday and wanted to try out the Japanese snow while we were there. We are good intermediate skiers and regularly ski in Europe. Compared to ski hire in Europe this resort is seamless - you get off...More

Thank Hefinya
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I first heard this place from my Australian friends who found the snowboarding better in Japan (because it's more natural snow). Then my Asian friends found it cheaper to fly and ski at Gala-Yuzawa than go to Europe or Down Under. The key factor is...More

Thank MrPenyiar .
Reviewed April 21, 2018

About 90 minutes after riding by Shinkansen from Tokyo station, you arrive at Gala-Yuzawa JR Station. Right there is the rental booths for those of us who don’t own our own skis and snowboards and snow clothes. Then through a short tunnel you go to...More

Thank MJ705
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

It surpassed our expectation. We didn't expect to experience snow falling. My two girls went crazy. We took the sled rides and wow we really enjoy. We even went on a small rides on the snow mobile (500 yen per head) and enjoyed the spectacular...More

Thank hanislamat
Reviewed April 19, 2018

the sled area is really small and that area is pack with people!! it's a snow resort for god sake. the sledging area at Everland Seoul is way better than this resort. there's pretty much nothing to do for non-skiers. only the Barouche chair lift...More

Thank aizura m
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Thank God that it was a sunny weather when we visited the snow resort. My daughter enjoyed playing with the sled. Well it was not just her, us as well. I just hope the food court will have Halal food for moslem.

Thank Maria U
Reviewed April 7, 2018

anyway,here is very convinience from tokyo. it take for 1h30m only,and U can be ready even if Ur hand is free. it has many many torist,Forlighner is many than Japanese.here is for first and beginner of ski.

2  Thank Yumi S
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Day trip from Tokyo on the bullet train. We were there for opening at 8:00am. Plenty of staff at the ticket counter who spoke excellent English. Lines were small and moved pretty quick. Rented all equipment for a competitive price from the company there. They...More

1  Thank BJM111
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We spend one night at the Echigo Yuzawa town and one day at the Gala Snow Mountain. We had a very lucky break with deep blue skies and sunshine with still good snow and 15 degrees Celsius! We arrived about 9.30 and within half hour...More

Thank Werner R
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Pinkyz15
June 30, 2018|
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Response from hanislamat | Reviewed this property |
Drfinitely...😊
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Em S
March 17, 2018|
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Response from yotcrew | Reviewed this property |
Hi - Gala Yuzawa is scheduled to open on December 18 2018. It is easy to access the Gala Yuzawa train station by bullet train from Tokyo. The Gala Yuzawa train station has direct access to the gondola (it's in the same... More
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Indah S
March 16, 2018|
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Response from teoweme | Reviewed this property |
There are summer activities in Yuzawa such as tree top trials, cycling, hiking but too hot for any snow. For a month or so Gala does have ski mats out (not snow), you will need to check their website after winter season for... More
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