Kagura is a three in one ski resort
The Kagura area encompasses Kagura, Mitsumata and Tashiro. The easiest access to the ski resort is via the Mitsumata Ropeway, across the carpark from the inn.
The Mitsumata area is small, with mainly beginner runs. Mitsumata is used to access Kagura, the highest part of the mountain which is the best area for tree skiing, off-piste skiing and backcountry access. The Kagura Gondola run is one of the longest beginner courses in the area, reaching around 8km in total. With green runs from the top of the Gondola back to Mitsumata Ropeway, Mitsumata is an excellent mountain for beginers.
Above Mitsumata is Kagura, powder capital of the area, with loads of back and side country runs and plenty of tree skiing available. Beyond Kagura, the southern portion of the mountain, is Tashiro, the largest of the ski areas. This area interconnects with the Naeba ski area, via the Dragondola.
Kagura Ski resort is 8km southwest of Yuzawa, which is an easy 175km North West of Tokyo. The shinkansen will drop you at Echigo-Yuzawa station easily accessable from Tokyo taking all of 90 minutes. Kagura Mitsumata Cottage is a further 10 min drive in a car or 25 minutes by local bus.
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Map sourced from Skimap.org