What To Expect
Ski all you want at the GALA Yuzawa resort! This popular resort is located just 77 minutes from Tokyo and can be easily reached via the Tokyo JR Shinkansen (bullet train). This package includes round-trip train tickets, 1-day lift ticket and a locker voucher, and is ideal if you want to ski but are traveling on a tight schedule.
Before Departure: Your tickets and lift voucher will be delivered at least one day before departure to the address you provide for this purpose when booking. This is an unguided activity without an interpreter-guide, tour conductor or pick-up service, so please make your own way directly to Tokyo Station.
Between 06:30 and 09:25: Make your own way from Tokyo Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen to Gala Yuzawa Station.
Between 08:00 and 10:50: Arrive at the Gala Yuzawa Station. Check-in at the counter located next to the station to get your 1-day lift ticket and locker voucher. Then it will be time to ski!
Between 15:00 and 18:30: Board the Shinkansen as indicated on your ticket and head back to Tokyo.
Round-trip train tickets
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Ski equipment rental
Meals and drinks
Optional activity costs
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge. However, if the child requires their own seat on the round-trip train ride, ski lift ticket or locker ticket, they will be charged (child rates).
Ski equipment will not be provided and may be rented at the resort at your own expense.
In the event that the GALA Yuzawa resort is closed due to inclement weather, you will be directed to another resort in the Echigo-Yuzawa area. You may use your lift pass at this other resort.
Tour will not operate if the resort is closed due to lack of snow. The tour will operate, however, if even part of the resort is open for skiing (artificial snow may be used in this case).
The lifts and gondolas at the ski resort may close or run on an altered operating schedules due to lack of snow or other weather related reasons. Refunds will not be given if you are unable to use these facilities due to the weather.
It is highly recommended that you check the snow conditions before leaving for the tour.
Baggage service is not included.
It is recommended that you leave larger luggage at your hotel in Tokyo as there is limited space for luggage in the train.
Tour includes no assistant or guide service.
This is a special tour for international visitors. Please be aware that residents of Japan cannot make bookings.
The following information will be required upon booking:
Ski Equipment Rental Fee
Ski Rental (Skis, boots, and pole set) - JPY 5000 per person
Sledding and Snow Play (Sled, rubber boots, gloves set) - JPY 1300 per person
Dress in Snow Country Style (Snow country's traditional 'kasa' straw hat with 1 drink) - JPY 1000 per person
*Costs may change based on facility operations.
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