12 days in Joetsu & Yamanouchi-machi Itinerary

12 days in Joetsu & Yamanouchi-machi Itinerary

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Route & dates

— 8 nights
— 3 nights


Joetsu ©
Otate Park has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Joetsu side-trips: Myoko (Imori Pond & Byobu Iwa Park), Ueda Castle (in Ueda) and Togakushi Shrine Okusha (in Nagano).

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Toyama Airport, Niigata Airport and Komatsu Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Joetsu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toyama, Myoko, Nozawaonsen-mura, Echigo Tsumari Art Field, Ueda Castle
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Ueda Castle ©
Ueda Castle
Toyama Castle ©
Toyama Castle


Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
You've now added Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hit the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Sake Storehouse Art Museum - Gallery Tamamura Honten, thensoak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally take in the natural beauty of Jigokudani Funsen.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yamanouchi-machi planner.

Drive from Joetsu to Yamanouchi-machi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Wildlife Baths

Side Trips

Togakushi Shrine Chusha, Netsunoyu
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Onsen Resorts