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A Snow Resort with Hot Springs and Home of Koshihikari Rice

A Snow Resort with Hot Springs and Home of Koshihikari Rice

The Yuzawa and Uonuma area is known for its heavy snowfall. There are many beautiful natural landscapes, including the terraced rice fields of Hoshitoge, the unexplored area of Okutadami, and Bijinrin Forest. The area is also home to the best snow resorts in Japan, so many visitors come ot only during winter, but also to escape the heat in summer and in the fall to see the fall foliage. Art fans from all over the world come for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, an art festival held every three years in Echigo-Tsumari.

An Art Festival Attracting Attention from All Over the World: The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

An Art Festival Attracting Attention from All Over the World: The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

One of the world's largest art festivals is held in every three years in an area with some of the heaviest snowfall Japan. Artists from all over the world gather to develop works and performances in various places. Even in years when the festival isn't held, many of the art works are permanently displayed in in areas around the venue, so you can always enjoy the art.

The Cuisine of the Snow Country

The Cuisine of the Snow Country

The Yukiguni area receives up to 3 meters of snowfall every winter. There are few areas around the world where people live in places with so much snow! Salt-pickled, dried, and fermented and aged foods are all blessings of the mountains, so why not come and try the food, culture and wisdom of Yukiguni?

Yuzawa and Uonuma Snow Resort: Come and Enjoy Summer and Winter Activities

Yuzawa and Uonuma Snow Resort: Come and Enjoy  Summer and Winter Activities

The Yuzawa and Uonuma area has many snow resorts that are easy to access from Tokyo, so many people visit during winter season. You can enjoy skiing and snowboarding, and plenty of winter sports such as snowrafting and snowshoeing.

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