Glorious Four Seasons in Joetsu—WINTER
Japan is known for having distinctive four seasons, and in Joetsu, there are many ways you can enjoy the incomparable beauty of the spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
It’s only about 30 minute ride from Joetsu to the snowy mountains of Myoko. During winter, you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and back-country skiing. There are many ski resorts with onsen (hot springs), so you can soak in an onsen and relax after playing in the snow. Winter is also the best season to enjoy seafood, especially the snow crabs. The thick texture and the sweet taste of the snow crabs will surely make you happy.