Access

ryugon is located among the mountain scenery of Minami Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture, an area well-known for the production of Uonuma Koshihikari rice. It is an hour and thirty minutes by bullet train from Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa Station, and from there a 30 minute shuttle bus ride from HATAGO Isen which is directly across from the station.

For those coming from Tokyo by train

From the Tokyo area take the Joetsu Bullet train (towards Niigata) and get off at Echigo-Yuzawa Station
From Echigo-Yuzawa Station take the Joetsu Line or Hokuetsu Hoku Line to Muikamachi Station
From Muikamachi Station it is a 6 minute (1.5km) taxi ride.

For those comining from Tokyo by car

From the Nerima Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway head towards Niigata
It is 10km from the Shiozawa Interchange, or 3km from the Muikamachi Interchange.

For those coming from overseas

Head from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station.
From Tokyo take the Joetsu Bullet train (towards Niigata) and get off at Echigo-Yuzawa Station
From Echigo-Yuzawa Station take the Joetsu Line or Hokuetsu Hoku Line to Muikamachi Station
From Muikamachi Station it is a 6 minute (1.5km) taxi ride.

There is a also a convenient scheduled shuttle bus from Echigo Yuzawa Station.

From the West Exit of Echigo-Yuzawa Station you can find Echigo Yuzawa HATAGO Isen from where there is a free shuttle bus. Reservations need to be made in advance.

To ryugon


From in front of HATAGO Isen opposite Echigo-Yuzawa Station there is a scheduled shuttle bus.*Reservations required.







Departing Echigo-Yuzawa Station
(In front of Echigo-Yuzawa HATAGO Isen)
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Departing ryugon Arrive Echigo-Yuzawa Station
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ryugon (Formerly Onsen Oyado Ryugon)

Sakado, 1-6, Minami Uonuma-shi, Nigata< 979-6611

TEL / 025-772-3470

FAX / 025-772-2124

Surrounding Area

01

Yuzawa town & Minakami town


A healing journey to the spring water and the natural hot spa water that comes up from under the Tanigawa mountain range.

This area is surrounded by 2000 meter mountain peaks and is one of Japan's leading mountain resorts. It is also the source of rivers that flow out to the Sea of Japan and to the Pacific Ocean, and where there are an abundance of highly prized onsens.

02

Minami Uonuma City & Uonuma City


A journery to savor the produce grown amongst the snow, and fermentation culture.

The abundant snow melt waters the fields, is also used for making sake, and promotes slow fermentation through winter. Uonuma is where all the food cultures are connected to the snow.

03

Tokamachi City & Tsunan Town


A journey to encounter the nature of Snow Country and man-made modern art.

The people of this region live amongst the snow, but have learned to overcome it and even use it to their advantage. The way of life that has emerged throughout the ages of spending time in this nature can been seen as an art in itself.Ma Yansong / MAD Architects “Tunnel of Light” (photo: Osamu Nakamura)

04

Tsubame City & Sanjo City


A journey to meet the artisans of Echigo and their pursuit of perfect craftmanship.

There are many producers from old workshops that have been in operation since the Edo Period to world renowned makers of Western tableware. The feelings and commitment of the craftsmen to their art is a joy to behold.

05

Niigata City & Sado City


A journey to learn the history and culture of Niigata and Sado which prospered when the Kitamae-bune cargo ships sailed the Sea of Japan.

A lot of history still remains from the times when Sado and Niigata were ports of call for the Kitamae-bune which were important for maritime distribution before the war. Both places prospered and exchanged ideas.

06

Uonuma City


A journey along a mountain valley on a two car local line train.

Weaving through the mountains is the Tadami Line that allows you to witness the natural beauty of the wilderness close up. A sight far removed from the modern city. This is a style of travelling where the journey is more important than the destination.

Reservation

Sakado, 1-6, Minami Uonuma-shi, Nigata 979-6611

TEL +81(0)25-772-3470FAX +81(0)25-772-2124

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