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tokyo to gala yuzawa

Tokyo to Gala Yuzawa

Hi,
I'm planning on going snowboarding in GALA Yuzawa. I'd be purchasing the JR pass, and just wondering if the pass would cover the return trip on shinkansen from Tokyo to GALA Yuzawa. Thanks

farawyusof@gmail.com
farawyusof@gmail.com

Hi there,

Yes, travel to Gala-Yuzawa is covered by the JR Pass. Trains may not always go as far as Gala-Yuzawa but you can always travel to Echigo-Yuzawa and take local transport from there.

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Daniel-san
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Hi,

Thanks for the response. I checked online and it says that Gala Yuzawa (the ski resort) is immediately outside the ticket counter of Echico-Yuzawa station. I assume that it is just walking distance from the train station to Gala Yuzawa. Can you confirm this? Thanks again :)

farawyusof@gmail.com
farawyusof@gmail.com

Hi there,

I think you still have to travel a bit, see:
http://www.galaresort.jp/winter/english/access/access.html

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Daniel-san
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Hi,
That's exactly the website that I checked before. sorry, I got confused again. Actually, the website mentions that GALA Yuzawa Station is in the base ski center. so yeah, my initial question should be does the JR pass cover the train to GALA Yuzawa? or it just covers up to Echico Yuzawa? and i believe I can just walk to the ski resort from GALA Yuzawa station, instead of taking the shuttle bus. Pls confirm again.
Thanks

farawyusof@gmail.com
farawyusof@gmail.com

Hi again!

To somewhat refer back to my earlier answer, trains to Gala Yuzawa are covered but the train station Gala Yuzawa is not always used. In that case you can use the JR Pass for travel to Echigo-Yuzawa and use local (not JR) transport from there. The JR Pass would not cover any charges for non-JR travel between Echigo-Yuzawa and Gala Yuzawa.

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Daniel-san
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oh okay! that clears everything now. Thanks for your help! :)

farawyusof@gmail.com
farawyusof@gmail.com

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