Kazawa Snow Area is located in Tsumagoi village to the north east of central Ueda and to the north of Komoro city in Nagano Prefecture. There are two conncected areas - the main Highland area and the Kaman area - the latter is only open on weekends and holidays. Spectacular mountain scenery can be enjoyed from the top of Kazawa on a clear day with many famous mountains in view.
Gunma Prefecture is located in the north west area of Kanto region on the main island of Honshu and shares borders with Niigata Prefecture to the north and Nagano Prefecture to the west. There are over 20 ski and snowboard resorts in Gunma Prefecture and they are mainly concentrated in the northern regions of Minakami and Katashina and the western region of the Prefecture.
21.4km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
24km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
26.6km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 144 (3.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 94
Kawaza Snow Area is about 21.5km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit and just less than 27km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway. It can be found just off Prefecture Road 94 about 3.5km from Route 144 in the Tashiro area of Tsumagoi village.
From the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 81 and then soon left onto Prefecture Road, right again and then right once more until reaching the Mihari traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 94. Continue on this road for just under 18km, going past Yunomaru along the way, until reaching the turn off for Kazawa Snow Area.
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