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.   The gondola whisks you up to 800m.   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 to ski areas from all main hotels, apartment buildings and station exits, etc. runs regularly throughout the day, starting in the early morning.
For example, there is a shuttle bus stop at the Hatago Isen hotel, directly opposite the West Exit of Echigo Yuzawa station.

Click here for timetable of the shuttle bus