Getting here is so easy!

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Easy access from Tokyo by Joetsu shinkansen.   GALA Yuzawa station is in the base ski center.   Reaching the 800 meter peak is a smooth ride on the cable car.   Enjoy fantastic snow up to 1,181m.

Access Map

Access from Narita / Haneda
All you need to do is take the Narita Express to Tokyo station. This will whisk you there in only 53 minutes, or 30 minutes by the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Station. At Tokyo station, follow signs for the Joetsu Shinkansen [Platforms 20-23] and take the train named Max-Tanigawa or Tanigawa.
Tokyo station to GALA Yuzawa station is very convenient and stress-free. [The fastest Joetsu shinkansen will get you there in just 77 mins.]

Access by car
From Yuzawa IC turn right onto R17. Gala Yuzawa station is the large white building set back to your left after 3 kilometres. Take a left at the large GALA Yuzawa sign whicn will lead you to the car parks. Parking is free of charge.

Shuttle buses
A free shuttle bus service from major hotels, the station, and other places to the ski resort is available throughout the day, starting early morning.
For example, the shuttle bus stop for the Inamoto Inn is located to the right of the west exit of Echigo-yuzawa Station.

Click here for timetable of the shuttle bus