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Naeba & Kagura

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Planning on a visit to Niigata in winter and excited at the prospect of seeing Naeba with snow. I see Kagura is a really popular place with a long season and what looks like great snow conditions. Does it usually beat out Naeba? We are wondering whether it might be best to stay in Naeba or perhaps in the main Yuzawa town area. Anyone with thoughts, would love to hear them. Cheers.

 

 

 

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I'd recommend staying in Yuzawa. It's only 20 mins or so up to the Mitsumata Ropeway of Kagura, 30-40 to Naeba. And you are close to lots of other places too, and the central town area.

Kagura is usually the best bet for the best snow in the region. Naeba is certainly worth a look as well though.

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I'm not that keen on Naeba (busy, uninteresting lower slopes) but love Kagura. Wish you could get over to the main area a bit quicker though.

 

 

 

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Naeba is more instant than Kagura. I always feel it takes ages to get over to the main Kagura area -- probably feels more because I was often on my own!  Once you are there though often treated to lovely snow.

 

 

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