Snow Country novel walking trail.
Yuzawa Town
Follow in the footsteps of Komako and Shimamura.
"The train came out of the long tunnel into the snow country. The land lay white under the night sky." are the famous first lines of the novel "Snow Country". The protagonist Shimamrra gets off the train at Echigo-Yuzawa Station which is the start point of this walking course that will take you into the world of the book. Visit the actual locations that appear in the story, and as you stroll along the path of the narrative, you'll be touched by the emotions of Komako and Shimamura, and perhaps you'll also feel closer to the world of this novel and the history of Yuzawa.
Walking time 3hour
Address 2427-1 Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
Telephone 050-2016-1600
Closest Bus Stop
Yuzawa Station mae (YS02, etc.) Bus Stop
Feel the culture of Snow Country
Address 354-1 Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
Telephone 025-784-3965
Mail y u k i g u n i k a n @ e - y u z a w a . g r . j p
How go get to
7 minutes walk from Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Closest Bus Stop
Yuzawa Station mae (YS02, etc.) Bus Stop
Car Access
From Tokyo5 minutes from Yuzawa IC
From Niigata5 minutes from Yuzawa IC
Relaxation spot with plenty of cool air
Address Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
How go get to
25 minutes walk from Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Closest Bus Stop
Yuzawa Station mae (YS02, etc.) Bus Stop
Get a feel for prize winning writer Yasunari Kawabata
Address 923 Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
Telephone 025-784-3333
How go get to
25 minutes walk from Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Closest Bus Stop
Yuzawa Station mae (YS02, etc.) Bus Stop
Car Access
From Tokyo6 minutes from Yuzawa IC
From Niigata6 minutes from Yuzawa IC
The large Japanese cedar where Komako sat to cool off
Address Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
How go get to
25 minutes walk from Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Closest Bus Stop
Yuzawa Station mae (YS02, etc.) Bus Stop
Car Access
From Tokyo6 minutes from Yuzawa IC
From Niigata6 minutes from Yuzawa IC
A public bath named after Komako from the novel "Snow Country"
Address 148 Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
Telephone 025-785-7660
Business Time 10:00~21:00
How go get to
Get on Muikamachi Line buses from Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Closest Bus Stop
Shimonaka iriguchi (MY06) Bus Stop
Car Access
From Tokyo7 minutes from Yuzawa IC
From Niigata7 minutes from Yuzawa IC
Park with a "monument of Snow Country" autographed by Yasunari Kawabata
Address 361-1 Takizawa Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
How go get to
Get on Local buses from Echigo Yuzawa Station.
Closest Bus Stop
Onsengai iriguchi (MY04) Bus Stop
Car Access
From Tokyo6 minutes from Yuzawa IC
From Niigata6 minutes from Yuzawa IC
Address 2427-1 Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
Telephone 050-2016-1600
Closest Bus Stop
Yuzawa Station mae (YS02, etc.) Bus Stop