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Watch the artisans as they make the senbei (rice crackers), make them yourself, and enjoy the finished product. The artisans here produce 2,000-3,000 senbei per day. In total, the Kuriyama Beika Group produces 4 million per day. The souvenir shop has Senbei Oukoku’s limited Bakauke and their many other original products as well.

Where: 2661 Niizaki, Kita-ku, Niigata-shi

Extra-large art senbei making - 1,500yen
Art senbei making - 1,800yen
Bakauke flavoring - 1,200yen

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Niigata boasts sake, rice, and fish that can compete with the best in the nation as well as specialty products and traditional crafts. You can find all of these for sale at Niigata Furusato Village. What’s more, there are a whopping 10,000 products available! Starting March 1, 2017, it will become duty-free, so make sure to stop by when you visit Niigata City. There is also free Wi-Fi available inside.

Business Hours:
Appeal Hall (snow country corner, etc.): 9:00AM-5:00PM
Bazaar Hall (restaurants, shopping): 9:30AM-5:30PM

Access:
Approx. 5 min. by car from the Niigata West IC on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Approx. 30 min. by bus from Niigata Station on the JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line.
Approx. 45 min. by water shuttle from the Bandai City boarding area.

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We organically grow many types of high quality fruit like strawberries, peaches, pears, grapes, figs, blueberries, and kiwis, using high quality soil and very little agrochemicals.
Thanks to our greenhouses, visitors can enjoy a number of different types of fruits throughout the year, and our Gelato, made from all natural ingredients, is also very popular.

●Products/Grapes, pears, apples, blueberries, Le Lectier pears, strawberries
●Capacity/1,000 people
●Main facilities/Fruit garden, bus parking, large indoor rest area, food corner

Tourist Seasons
●Strawberry picking/Early February to Late June
●Grape picking/Early August to early November
●Peach picking/Early to mid-August
●Fig picking/Mid-August to Early November
●Blueberry picking/Late June to late July
●Pear Picking/Early September to late October
●Le Lectier (Pears)/Late November to Late December
Business Hours:
Strawberries (Late December to late June) 10am to 5pm
Grapes・Peaches・Pears 8am to 6pm     
Closings: None
Fee: Entrance is free
All you can eat strawberries: 1,000yen~1,500yen
All you can eat grapes: 1,100yen~1,500yen
※Prices vary depending on season. Credit cards not accepted
Address: 573 Washinoki Shinden, Minami-ku, Niigata

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Less than a one minute walk from the train station, GALA Yuzawa is so accessible you can see the slopes as soon as you go through the ticket gate. Because of the long season you can ski all the way to Golden Week. The highest slope is 1181 meters tall. 15 different courses vary in level from easy to difficult.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails, also has a snowboarding park
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: No
・Number of trails: 16 (including a trail without compacted snow)
・Length of longest trail: 2.3km
・Altitude: 800-1,181m
・Bathing facilities: Yes

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016- May 7, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,600 JPY

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This ski resorts offers unparalleled support and the many charms of the Naeba Prince Hotel. The location faces north east and is blessed with high-quality powder snow.The trails vary widely, and include a dynamic 4km downhill course.For those with families, it is fully equipped with a play land above the snow, so the whole family can make the most of your visit.

Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails; also has a snowboarding park and pipes
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 27 (including a trail without compacted snow)
・Altitude: 900-1,789m
・Bathing facilities: Yes

Season and hours of operation
 December 10, 2016- May 7, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 5,000 JPY
 5-Hour Ticket Adult: 4,500 JPY

・Rentals
 Ski set 5,000 JPY
 Rental wear available

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The ski slopes of Akakura Kanko Resort and Spa were the first slopes in Japan to be designated as an international ski resort. You can enjoy the 4km-long cruising trail from the hotel’s 5th lift. Additionally, there is a special area called the Chibikko Hiroba for children too young to hit the slopes.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: No
・Number of trails: 11
・Length of longest trail: 4.5km
・Altitude:740-1,500m

Season and hours of operation
 December 16, 2016- May 7, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
 8:30-16:30

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,300 JPY
 Half-Day Ticket Adult: 2,900 JPY
・Rentals
 Ski/ Snowboard Set 1-Day Rental Adult: 3,500 JPY
 Ski/ Snowboard Set Half-Day Rental Adult: 3,000 JPY

Directions
・10 minutes by bus from Myoko-Kogen Station on the JR Shinetsu Line
・10 minutes by car from the Myoko-Kogen IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway

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Inside Echigo-Yuzawa station’s Ponshu-kan, enjoy different varieties of sake tasting. In the storeroom more than 100 varieties of sake are on display at a temperature of 15 degrees. You can also take a dip in a bath of sake next-door.

Address:
2427 Yuzawa, Yuzawa Town (Inside Echigo-Yuzawa Station)

Cost:
Sake tasting- 500 yen
Bathing- Adults 800 yen, Children 400 yen

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You can fully appreciate the splendid nature of Myoko at this ski resort!
From beginner to pro, the three different parks allow you to choose a location matched to your skill level, all with a view of Mt. Myoko before your eyes.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 8
・Length of longest trail: 4km
・Altitude:735-1,345m

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016- April 2, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
 8:30-16:30

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,000 JPY
 2-Day Ticket Adult: 7,000 JPY
 Half-Day Ticket Adult: 3,000 JPY
 Single Ride Adult: 600 JPY

Directions
・15 minutes by bus from Myoko-Kogen Station on the JR Shinetsu Line
・5 minutes by car from the Myoko-Kogen IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway

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An authentic ski resort your family will love, easily accessible by either car or train. There are no snowboarders on the slopes, so your family can relax and enjoy skiing.
The NASPA New Otani Hotel is also connected, so you can enjoy your time after skiing.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Prohibited on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes (on designated days)
・Number of trails: 8
・Length of longest trail: 2.2km
・Altitude: 430-690m

Season and hours of operation
 December 22, 2016- April 9, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket (8:30-17:00) Adult: 4,200 JPY
 Morning Ticket (8:30-13:00) Adult: 3,200 JPY
 Afternoon Ticket (12:30-17:00) Adult: 3,200 JPY
 Late Ticket (10:00-17:00) Adult: 3,700 JPY
 Evening Ticket (17:00-18:00) Adult: 1,000 JPY
 Single Ride Adult: 450 JPY

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Akakura Onsen Ski Resort is famous for its snowboarding slope. Features tables, snow parks, and other attractions, and its various courses are quite popular. Also holds many events for the whole family.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails; also has a snowboarding park
・Children’s trail(s): Yes (free of entrance fees)
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 16
・Length of longest trail: 2km
・Altitude: 720-1,500m

Season and hours of operation
 December 10, 2016- April 2, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
 8:30-16:30
(Night skiing from 17:00-22:00)

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,300 JPY
 Night Ticket Adult: 2,500 JPY
   
Directions
・10 minutes by bus from Myoko-Kogen Station on the JR Shinetsu Line
・4km, about 10 minutes by car, from the Myoko-Kogen IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway

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Cupid Valley offers a wide variety of ski passes for slopes in Joetsu City, the origin of skiing in Japan. The compacted snow makes for a safe and enjoyable run down the slopes.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails; also has a snowboarding park
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Number of trails: 9
・Length of longest trail: 4km
・Altitude: 430-960km
・Bathing facilities: Yes

Season and hours of operation
 December 16, 2016-
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,300 JPY
 Night Ticket Adult: 1,500 JPY

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Joetsu Kokusai is ten million square meter slope with 25 lifts and 22 unique courses, with runs available to enjoy for beginners through advanced skiers. Snow parks, half pipes, and kid’s areas mean everyone’s needs will be fulfilled. 10 restaurants offer a variety of menus from Japanese to Western food.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 22
・Length of longest trail: 6km
・Altitude: 200-1,017m

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016- April 9, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket (8:00-17:00) Adult: 4,000 JPY
 Long 1-Day Ticket(8:00-21:00) Adult: 4,500 JPY
 Afternoon and Night Ticket (12:00-21:00) Adult: 4,000 JPY
 2-Day Ticket (Until 17:00 on the 2nd day) Adult: 7,000 JPY
 Night Ticket (17:00-21:00) Adult: 1,500 JPY

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Take in the panoramic view during the 7-minute trip up the world’s largest ropeway of 166-person capacity. Arrive at the powder snow slopes. On the mountain’s pristine world of white all levels of skiers from beginners to advanced can enjoy the wide variety of courses.


○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Cannot be used on certain trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: No
・Number of trail: 5
・Length of longest trail: 6km
・Altitude: 430-1,130m

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016- April 2, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,200 JPY
 Morning Ticket (until 13:00) Adult: 3,300 JPY
 Afternoon Ticket (12:00-17:00) Adult: 3,300 JPY
 2-Day Ticket Adult: 7,200 JPY

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Enjoy an exhilarating trip down the mountain, dropping 1124 meters in elevation over 8.5 kilometers. The slopes offer a lot of variety, so you are guaranteed to have a great time skiing here!

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails; also has a snowboarding park
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: No
・Number of trails: 16 (including a mogul course and a trail without compacted snow)
・Length of longest trail: 8.5km
・Altitude: 731-1,885m
・Bathing facilities: No

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016- March 26, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
 Weekdays 8:30-16:30
 Saturdays 8:00-16:30

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,500 JPY
 4-Hour Ticket Adult: 3,600 JPY
   
Directions
・25 minutes by bus from Myoko-Kogen Station on the JR Shinetsu Line
・10 minutes by car from the Myoko-Kogen IC of the Joshinetsu Expressway

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At Kagura enjoy a ski paradise while taking in breathtaking views of Niigata’s boundary mountains. The Kagura area has a very high elevation, so you can ski from late November until early May. The snow quality from December to March is of the very best powder almost every day. Please come experience the nature surroundings in their untouched splendor.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: No
・Number of courses:
 Tashiro area: 12
 Kagura/ Mitsumata area: 12
・Length of longest trail: 6km
・Altitude: 620-1,845m

Season and hours of operation
Tashiro Area
 December 10, 2016- May 7, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Kagura/ Mitsumata
 November 25, 2016- May 28, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day (Open-17:00) Adult: 4,700 JPY
 Half-day (Open-13:00 or 11:45-17:00) Adult: 3,500 JPY
・Ski/ snowboard set
 Adult: 4,200 JPY

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Muikamachi Hakkaisan ski resort is on a national scale with its 815 meter drop, and all levels from beginner to very advanced can enjoy its slopes. The fastest ski lift in Japan (10m/second) holds 81 people and can bring you to the summit in five minutes.

The view from the top is exhilarating, and the snow is always powder quality. Try one of 15 courses of varying difficulty, including an easy run from the summit special for beginners.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: No
・Number of trails: 15 (including a trail without compacted snow)
・Length of longest trail: 6km
・Altitude: 335-1,170m

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016- March 26, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
 8:00-16:30

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 3,900 JPY
 5-Hour Ticket (5 hours from the time of purchase) Adult: 3,600 JPY
 3-Hour Ticket Adult: 3,200 JPY
 Single Ride Adult: 500 JPY
・Round-Trip Ropeway Ticket (1 round-trip) Adults, junior high, and high school students: 2,000 JPY

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The slopes at Centleisure Maiko Snow Resort are only a 1 minute drive from Shiozawa-Ishiuchi Interchange. The late-night ski center is only 2km and 5 minutes from the interchange. Connected with Maiko Onsen and rooms for napping, this facility also includes restaurants, shops, ski rental, locker rooms, a children’s play area and a large rest area. On the slopes, there are a wide variety of specialty courses.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 24 (including a trail without compacted snow)
・Length of longest trail: 6km
・Altitude: 260-920m

Season and hours of operation
 December 16, 2016- April 2, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
・Maiko ski slope
 Regular hours 8:30-20:00
 Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 8:00-20:00
 Night skiing from 16:00-20:00
・Nagamine and Okusoechi areas
 Regular hours 8:00-16:00

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Pass Adult: 4,700 JPY
 2-Day Pass Adult: 8,200 JPY
 Night (16:00-close) Adult: 500 JPY

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Iwappara is a ski slope aimed at families. The wide course makes it easy for anybody to enjoy. The slope is perfect for families or beginners, or anyone who is looking to improve their ski ability.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 10
・Length of longest trail: 4km
・Altitude: 400-985m

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016-
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
  Regular hours 8:00-17:00
  Night skiing from 17:00-20:00

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,000 JPY
 Long 1-Day Ticket (8:00-20:00) Adult: 4,500 JPY
 2-Day Ticket (until 21:00 on the second day) Adult: 7,000 JPY
 Night Ticket Adult: 1,500 JPY

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Suhara has snow quality only available in such a heavy snow area, great views of the Echigo Sanzan Mountains, and very skiiable courses. It is easily accessible to enjoy the runs and parks even for those with a limited budget.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 9 (including a trail without compacted snow)
・Length of longest trail: 2km
・Altitude: 200-550m

Season and hours of operation
 December 23, 2016-
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
 8:30-16:45
 Night skiing from 17:00-20:00 (advance reservations only)

Prices
・1-Day Ticket Adult: 3,600 JPY
・Weekday 1-Day Ticket: 2,100 JPY (for both adults and children)
・Half-Day Ticket (morning or afternoon) Adult: 2,600 JPY
・2-Day Ticket Adult: 6,200 JPY

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Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski and Snowboard Resort is a spacious slope that can be enjoyed by skiers, snowboarders, and families alike. The park’s facilities attract guests like no other.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 24
・Length of longest trail: 4km
・Altitude: 256-920m

Season and hours of operation
 December 21, 2016- April 2, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
  Regular hours 8:00-17:00
  Night skiing from 17:00-20:50

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket (8:00-17:00) Adult: 4,300 JPY
 Morning Ticket (8:00-13:00) Adult: 3,600 JPY
 Afternoon Ticket (12:00-17:00) Adult: 3,600 JPY
 Night Ticket (17:00-close) Adult: 2,000 JPY

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This spacious slope has everything from a snow park to moguls, and even a kids’ area. There are 13 courses in all for a great variety. The longest slope is 3500 meters, but is on average not very steep, making it accessible to beginners. On the “snow entertainment” slope, anyone from beginner to advanced can enjoy skiing.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: No
・Number of trails: 13
・Length of longest trail: 3.5km
・Altitude: 460-1,000m

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016- May 7, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
  Regular hours 8:00-16:30
  Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 7:00-16:30

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket (Sat, Sun, holidays) Adult: 4,500 JPY
 1-Day Ticket (weekdays) Adult: 3,900 JPY
 Afternoon Ticket Adult: 3,200 JPY

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Approximately one hour from Niigata City, once you have checked the day’s weather come to this resort that is popular for its four-hour pass. Tainai Ski Resort includes a children’s park that is very popular with families, and is always open because of its artificial snow machine.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 14 (including a mogul course and a course without compacted snow)
・Length of longest trail: 3km
・Altitude: 145-700m
・Bathing facilities: No

Season and hours of operation
December 23, 2016- March, 2017
※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
 Weekdays 9:00-17:00
 Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 8:00-17:00
(Night skiing from 17:00-21:00
※From this winter, is a regular holiday is Wednesday night)

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket  Adult: 3,800 JPY
 4-Hour Ticket  Adult: 3,000 JPY
 Night Ticket   Adult: 2,000 JPY
   
(Address) 881-166 Atsutazaka-Nagasakino, Tainai City

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Yuzawa Nakazato has a long slope perfect for families and beginners. This year a snowmobile land has opened on the #6 slope. Beginners and women can also enjoy it.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 13 (including a mogul course and a trail without compacted snow)
・Length of longest trail: 2km
・Altitude: 458-702m

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016- April 2, 2017
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
  Regular hours 8:30-16:30
  Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 8:00-17:00
  Night skiing (only on designated days) from 17:00-20:30

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket (Open-17:00) Adult: 4,200 JPY
 Morning Ticket (Open-13:00) Adult: 3,300 JPY
 Afternoon Ticket (12:00-17:00)Adult: 3,300 JPY
     
Directions
・Directly accessible from JR Echigo-Nakazato Station
・10 minute by car from the Yuzawa IC of the Kanetsu Expressway

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Yuzawa Park has a northern facing slope with the finest quality snow, so even beginners can ski with ease. The various courses are planned with a layout so that slopes of different difficulty levels are close to each other for easy access.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 11
・Length of longest trail: 1.5km
・Altitude: 440-650m

Season and hours of operation
 December 16, 2016-
 Regular hours 8:30-17:00
※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.    
       
Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,000 JPY
 Half-Day Ticket Adult: 3,000 JPY
 Single Ride Adult: 300 JPY

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Chateau Shiozawa is a ski resort with an at-home atmosphere. You can enjoy two slopes, Ipponsugi or Yoshizato. Wooded runs and snow parks are available to attract skiers and snowboarders alike.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 7
・Length of longest trail: 3km
・Altitude: 210-579m

Season and hours of operation
 December 23, 2016- March 31, 2017
  8:30-17:00
 The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.

Prices
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 3,600 JPY
 2-Day Ticket Adult: 6,000 JPY
 Half-Day Ticket Adult: 2,600 JPY

Directions
・5 minutes by car from Shiozawa Station on the JR Joetsu Line
・30 minutes by bus from Echigo-Yuzawa Station on the JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line
・15 minutes by car from the Shiozawa-Ishiuchi IC of the Banetsu Expressway

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A ski resort located on a 1421 meter vertical drop on the west face of Mt. Ninohji, with a point 936 meters high and plenty of high-quality snow. Skiers can go 3km from the mountain and those of intermediate level and up can taste the real thrills of the long course.

○Slope information
・Snowboarding: Permitted on all trails
・Children’s trail(s): Yes
・Night skiing: Yes
・Number of trails: 6
・Length of longest trail: 3km
・Altitude: 317-936m

Season and hours of operation
 December 17, 2016-
 ※The period of operation is subject to change due to the amount of snow.
  Weekdays 8:30-17:00
  Weekends and holidays 8:30-17:00
  Night skiing from 17:00-

Price
・Lift
 1-Day Ticket Adult: 4,000 JPY
 5-Hour Ticket Adult: 3,500 JPY
 Night Ticket
  Adult: 2,000 JPY(17:00 - 21:00)
      2,800JPY(17:00 - 23:00)

・Rentals
 Ski set Adult: 4,000 JPY
 Snowboard Adult: 4,000 JPY

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The waters of the Nadachi River boast some of the highest numbers of migrating salmon in the whole of Niigata prefecture.
In order to help people from Niigata and all over Japan learn about these delicious salmon, every year we plan an event that the whole family can enjoy, with different salmon goods for sale and a salmon catching competition!

Salmon Catching Competition
●Date:Sunday, November 27th, 2016. From 9:30am~
●Address:Mouth of the Nadachi River, Nadachi-ku, Joetsu
●Participation Fee:1500 yen per person
Each participant will get 1 salmon, a serving of salmon soup, and a commemorative gift.

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