Naeba Ski Resort is something for everyone, which combines the Naeba and Kagura Ski Areas to form a comprehensive winter resort located in Echigo-Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture only 2 hours from Tokyo.
Renowned for superb snow conditions and extensive family-friendly facilities, this is a truly convenient destination for outstanding skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter activities.
|How to get there|
|From Narita Airport:||3 hours by train & bus|
|From Tokyo:||2 hours by train & bus|
|From Echigo Yuzawa:||1 hour by bus|
|From Niigata Airport:||2 hours 50 minutes by train & bus|
6 hours 50 minutes by train & bus
Commonly you’ll need to fly into Narita Airport and take a train or bus to Echigo-Yuzawa. Bus transfers are the most convenient and economical way to get to Naeba from Narita Airport or Tokyo City. The bus to Naeba takes about 3-4 hours depending on road conditions and your drop off point. The other option is by train to Echigo-Yuzawa and then a bus from Echigo-Yuzawa to Naeba. By using this method the trip takes approximently 50 mins depending on conditions.
|Ski Season:||December to March|
|Mountain Elevation:||1789 meters|
|Snowfall Average:||3 meters|
|Longest Run:||4 km|
|Steepest Run:||32 Degrees|
|Numbers of Courses:||22|
|Number of Lifts:||
10 Ski Lifts, 3 gondolas including the 5.5km Gondola (that world's longest gondola)
|Terrain:||Beginner: 30%, Intermediate: 40%, Advanced: 30%|
|Naeba Trail Map Click link to PDF file||Naeba Weather Click link to Snow Forecast.com|
Naeba Prince Hotel offers a Free Prince Hotel Shuttle Bus link between all resort and the Yuzawa Town.
Restaurants & Nightlife
The major ski-in, ski-out Naeba Prince Hotel located at the base of the mountain. The hotel itself offers plenty of dining options, including various Western, Japanese, Chinese and BBQ restaurants as well as bars and cafes. The hotel also has hot springs, shopping, jewelry classes, a games room as well as regular concerts and fireworks displays. Average cost between ¥1000 and ¥4500, from ¥900 per drink,
Take 45 mins by bus to the hot springs town of Yuzawa. There are provides many public onsens or dip your feet in some of the free footbaths are a peaceful way to relax, Yuzawa is also famous for Japanese sake, and the town offers tours of the local brewery as well as tasting at automated sake machines in Echigo Yuzawa Train Station. There are also many local restaurants and cafes in town, making for a wonderful day trip or nighttime outing while staying in Naeba.