Jump to content
SnowJapan Community
  • Sign Up

Recommended Posts

anyone have any thoughts on this resort ?


how close is it to downtown nagano ?


i did a search but could find no opinions

on this resort.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yo Barok


I posted this on another thread but Iizuna kogen doesn't look up to much, I'm afraid. I had a look up there in May last year (long after their season finished). I had a good look up the hill and at the lift map there, but it didn't look worth going to be honest. The facilities at the bottom looked on the well-worn side as well. I think the area is best known for skunk cabbages (mizubasho) that bloom in some swampy (due to the snowmelt) woods nearby. That and Togakushi down the road.


There are so many other good places in easy striking distance of Nagano City (Hakuba, Nozawa, Myoko, Shiga Kogen), that proximity doesn't really count in this case. From Nagano, you can jump on a free shuttle bus to Arai or Hakuba 47, so there doesn't seem much point in going to Iizuna. Unless you want to see that white elephant road maybe.


Now if it were that close to Osaka or Kobe

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks, much. i was beginning to think

nobody would throw me a bone. i figured

that it must get kinda crowded being so

close to the city.


also good to know about the shuttles,

after all the reading I had done, I didn't

know that.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  


About SnowJapan

SnowJapan.com is the independent guide to skiing and snowboarding in Japan and has been online since 1999.

SnowJapan.com covers the whole of Japan. We are here to introduce the world to unbiased, honest and detailed information about winter sports in Japan. We publish exclusive and in-depth and daily content throughout the winter season and we add new functionality and content to the site every year.

We are not here to promote any specific destinations or resorts, or to sell our readers any kind of products or services. We are not a travel agency and we do not own any ski resorts, ski schools, accommodations or other related businesses.