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From Tokyo, Gala Yuzawa is the most convenient place to ski. The Joetsu shinkansen can take you there in little over an hour and the train station has the ski gondola. An easy day trip.
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The line gets very long during the morning, so I usually go later in the day and ski until night when it is much less crowded. I catch the last shinkansen back to Tokyo.
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It's not a large or long run, but better than nothing.
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The quality of the snow is not as good as in Hokkaido, but better than nothing.
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View from the top.
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Skis left outside as their owners have lunch. It's nice that no one steals your skis.
   
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