2 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

2 days in Niigata Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Niigata Prefecture trip planner

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Yuzawa-machi
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Yuzawa-machi

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It takes just over one hour to reach Yuzawa-machi from the country's capital by bullet train.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Naspa Ski Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iwappara Ski Resort, make a trip to Ponshukan, then fly down the slopes at Kagura Ski Resort, and finally make a trip to Gangidori. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Kagura Tashiro Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Naeba Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Yuzawa Highland Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort, and finally fly down the slopes at Jyoetsu International Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yuzawa-machi attractions planner.

Tokyo to Yuzawa-machi is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Yuzawa-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Niigata Prefecture travel guide

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Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshu on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata with which it shares the same name.HistoryUntil after the Meiji Restoration, the area that is now Niigata Prefecture was divided into Echigo Province (on the mainland) and Sado Province. During the Sengoku period, the Nagao clan, who were at times vassals to the Uesugi, ruled a fief in the western part of modern Niigata from Kasugayama Castle. The most notable member of the Nagao clan was Nagao Kagetora, later and better known as Uesugi Kenshin. He unified the leaders of Echigo Province and became its sole ruler. By taking the surname Uesugi, he also became the head of the Uesugi clan and effectively brought their realm under his control.The city of Niigata is now the third largest Japanese city facing the Sea of Japan, after Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. It was the first Japanese port on the Sea of Japan to be opened to foreign trade following the opening of Japan by Matthew Perry. It has since played an important role in trade with Russia and Korea. A freighter from North Korea visits Niigata once a month, in one of the few forms of direct contact between Japan and that country.

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