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Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort

1039-2 Yuzawa Kayataira | Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6101, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-785-6543
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Gala exists to make your trip from Tokyo to the snow as easy as possible. Located in Yuzawa, Gala is the only ski resort in the world with it's own Shinkansen (bullet train) station; it takes from as little as 75 minutes to arrive at Gala direct from central Tokyo. The resort's gondola and chairlift give access to over 800 vertical metres of skiable terrain, breathtaking views and of course lots of Japanese powder! To help you enjoy your trip to the resort we have staff that speak many languages including Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) at our information desk. There's also an English speaking ski school and one of the biggest rental shops in Japan. We have everything you need to get out on snow including skis and snowboards, outerwear, goggles, hats and gloves. We also have sled sets available for those who don't feel like skiing or snowboarding but still want to enjoy the snow. You don't need to bring anything with you to experience the snow here at Gala. On top of that there's six restaurants to choose from, a retail shop, a locker room and a spa for relaxing after a long day on the mountain. Come and enjoy the snow with us this winter!
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tokyo station” (19 reviews)
“easy access” (12 reviews)
“jr pass” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1039-2 Yuzawa Kayataira | Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6101, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 25-785-6543
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"tokyo station"
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"easy access"
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"jr pass"
in 13 reviews
"bullet train"
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"day trip"
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"ski resort"
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"gondola ride"
in 10 reviews
"experience snow"
in 6 reviews
"first timers"
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"english speaking staff"
in 7 reviews
"group lesson"
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"hour minutes"
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"convenient location"
in 4 reviews
"rental equipment"
in 4 reviews
"snow clothes"
in 3 reviews
"ticket counter"
in 3 reviews
"no worries"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

About 90 minutes after riding by Shinkansen from Tokyo station, you arrive at Gala-Yuzawa JR Station. Right there is the rental booths for those of us who don’t own our own skis and snowboards and snow clothes. Then through a short tunnel you go to...More

Thank MJ705
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It surpassed our expectation. We didn't expect to experience snow falling. My two girls went crazy. We took the sled rides and wow we really enjoy. We even went on a small rides on the snow mobile (500 yen per head) and enjoyed the spectacular...More

Thank hanislamat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the sled area is really small and that area is pack with people!! it's a snow resort for god sake. the sledging area at Everland Seoul is way better than this resort. there's pretty much nothing to do for non-skiers. only the Barouche chair lift...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank God that it was a sunny weather when we visited the snow resort. My daughter enjoyed playing with the sled. Well it was not just her, us as well. I just hope the food court will have Halal food for moslem.

Thank Maria U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

anyway,here is very convinience from tokyo. it take for 1h30m only,and U can be ready even if Ur hand is free. it has many many torist,Forlighner is many than Japanese.here is for first and beginner of ski.

2  Thank Yumi S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Day trip from Tokyo on the bullet train. We were there for opening at 8:00am. Plenty of staff at the ticket counter who spoke excellent English. Lines were small and moved pretty quick. Rented all equipment for a competitive price from the company there. They...More

1  Thank BJM111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend one night at the Echigo Yuzawa town and one day at the Gala Snow Mountain. We had a very lucky break with deep blue skies and sunshine with still good snow and 15 degrees Celsius! We arrived about 9.30 and within half hour...More

Thank Werner R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 2nd time skiing, so do not take me for the powder experience. Recommended for first timer or beginner, one thing thwy lack if is the magic carpet which really helps fir 1st timer Do another private course with Canyon Ski School at...More

1  Thank Photo C
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Whilst recently in Tokyo we wanted to take the kids to experience snow and have a play in it. We purchased the JR Tokyo wide pass (that is excellent value) and booked our seats on the bullet train. The train station is integrated into the...More

3  Thank eggsandtea
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We ride 1st Shinkansen going to gala yuzawa. Amazing😍 After arriving, the snow falls in the gala yuzawa . we are very happy. we play as much as we can. really fun. We will come again next year.

3  Thank ranmauri
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Em S
17 March 2018|
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Response from teoweme | Reviewed this property |
You can use the gondola even if do not ski but you should try ski or snowboard if there, there are 2 easy beginner slopes. Gala Yuzawa also has onsen and other facilities. Those dates its probably open but still best to... More
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Indah S
17 March 2018|
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Response from teoweme | Reviewed this property |
There are summer activities in Yuzawa such as tree top trials, cycling, hiking but too hot for any snow. For a month or so Gala does have ski mats out (not snow), you will need to check their website after winter season for... More
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Indah S
17 March 2018|
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Response from MapleLeafGirl123 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Gala Yuzawa closes on May 6, 2018. No snow.
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