The Veranda at Ishiuchi (Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort)


Journey to one of the region's largest viewing terraces! This magnificent facility promises an unforgettable time with its awe-inspiring observation deck, charming café, and photogenic dome tents, all set against stunning wilderness.

To reach The Veranda at Ishiuchi, you’ll first embark on an exciting 7-minute aerial journey aboard a state-of-the-art gondola. Step onto the enormous observation terraceーone of the region's largestーand witness a world of breathtaking scenery unfold before your eyes. You'll be treated to a mesmerizing array of ever-changing, seasonal vistas, from the serene rural landscape of the Uonuma Plain to enchanting seas of clouds and mountain ranges bathed in the setting sun.

The terrace café offers a delicious menu of goodies, including a roast beef sandwich flavored with soy sauce koji from Hakkaisan, a famous sake brand from Niigata Prefecture. You can also savor Hakkaisan koji-infused beverages, along with a diverse menu featuring local ingredients. Afterwards, let yourself be amongst nature in the photogenic dome tents and the inviting field lounge.

General Information

Directions10 mins. by taxi or sightseeing bus from the West Exit of Echigo-Yuzawa Station (JR Joetsu Shinkansen).
5 mins. from the Shiozawa-Ishiuchi IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.
Car ParkApprox. 350 cars
Opening TimesObservation Terrace: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunrise Express Operating Hours: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (last gondola ride departs at 4:00 pm)
Terrace Café: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (last order at 3:30 pm)
Dome Tent: 10:20 am - 4:00 pm (60-minute changeover)
Field Lounge: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dog Field: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Green Lift: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Resort Center: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
PricesGondola "SUNRISE EXPRESS" Tickets (round-trip, same-day tickets): Adults 2,500 yen, Children 1,300 yen
Pet boarding: 500 yen (*cage required)
Dome Tent (usage time 60 mins., same-day tickets): Adults 1,500 yen, Children 1,000 yen
*Adults are junior high school students and older, children are elementary school students and younger


NameIshiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort: The Veranda at Ishiuchi
Telephone Number025-783-2222