Garden Cress (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)

Garden Cress
Yuzawa Town, Niigata
ガーデンクレス (新潟県 湯沢町)

Garden Cress is a family owned lodge located within the Iwappara ski area in Yuzawa town, offering ski-in ski-out access to the slopes. Other ski resorts in Yuzawa are close-by.

Garden Cress
Type Lodge / B&B / Pension / Inn
General location Garden Cress is located within the Iwappara ski and snowboard resort in Yuzawa Town.
Nearest ski lift Less than 50m
Rooms & capacity 14 rooms
48 guests capacity
Bedding Both Western style beds and Japanese style futons available
Style of toilets Western style
Bathrooms All rooms have private bathroom
Tatami mats Yes
Internet access Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the accommodation
English speaking? Basic conversational English
Smoking policy Garden Cress is all non-smoking
Pets policy There are some restrictions regarding pets - please ask for details
Guest Rooms
Gardnen Cress has a total of 14 comfortable guest rooms. There are 11 Western style rooms and 3 Japanese style rooms with tatami mats.

The total capacity of the accommodation is 48 guests.

All rooms feature either views of the slopes of Iwappara or the Tanigawa mountain range to the south.

Heater (winter)
Air conditioner (summer)

Body soap
Rinse shampoo
Hand soap
Face towel
Bath towel
Garden Cress, Yuzawa, Niigata
Garden Cress, Yuzawa, Niigata
Garden Cress, Yuzawa, Niigata
General Facilities
Men's and Women's natural onsen hot springs (with outdoor baths).
Table tennis
Massage chair
Party Room
Coin laundry
Ski and snowboard rental
Tennis courses (in summer!)
Evening meal:

Western style

Starter, soup, fish/meat, rice, salad, desert, coffee


Japanese or Western style

Bread, coffee, juice, egg meal, fruit, etc
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Rates for one person including evening meal and breakfast:

Weekday prices start from 8,800 yen
Holiday prices start from 10,000 yen

Nights before Japanese national holidays use the same rate as Saturdays.

Please contact us for details.
Payment: Cash
Yuzawa Town is located in the southern region of Niigata Prefecture, just to the north of the Tanigawa range of mountains on the border with Gunma Prefecture. Yuzawa is about 80 minutes away from central Tokyo using the Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train. The Kanetsu Expressway and the main Route 17 national road runs through the town.
By Train
4.9km from the Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
2.6km from the Iwappara Ski Jo Mae Station on the Joetsu Line
4.9km from the Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Line
A station pick-up is available
A free welcome shuttle bus is available from Echigo Yuzawa Station - please ask for details.

The ski resort also has regular shuttle buses operating from Echigo Yuzawa Station.

Distances shown are from the nearest car park (Number 6) at Iwappara, which is about 300m from the accommodation.
By Car
4.2km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
12.2km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
24.5km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: 3.9km from Route 17
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 268
Parking is available for 8 vehicles
Garden Cress is located within the the slopes of the Iwappara Ski Resort - and surrounded by snow! Parking is available for at least 8 vehicles - the nearest car park at Iwappara, which is about 300m from the accommodation.

Outside of the winter season, parking is available directly outside Garden Cress.
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Garden Cress is located in the middle of Iwappara Ski Area ( popular with both skiers and snowboarders ) with spectacular views of the Yuzawa valley. Even though it is located on the resort, getting there is not a problem.

Rooms have a bright and clean atmosphere, with high-quality duvets and heating. Each guest room has a private bath and toilet.

Garden Cress also has a bar lounge and a karaoke room.

The dining room is used for breakfast and evening meals. This room is also open for lunch and tea-time during the day. In the evenings, home-made pizza is a speciality and and cakes are specialities which can be ordered as room service. If it's someone's birthday, you can order for their names to be iced on the cake!
accommodaton Accommodation Name Garden Cress
Please mention if you make contact!
telephone Telephone (within Japan) 025-787-4411
Telephone (from overseas) (81)-25-787-4411
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Official website
address Postal address Tsuchitaru 731-49
Iwappara Kogen
Garden Cress
Contact information
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From outside Japan
025 787 4414
Yuzawa Now
Daily snow & weather reports
Latest report posted on Friday 21st January 2022