70 MINUTES FROM TOKYO AND ASTONISHING SNOWFALL
Yukiguni is just seventy minutes by bullet train from Tokyo yet it is hard to imagine how so different a place can be so close to the capital. This area sits on the same latitude as Athens, Lisbon, and San Francisco, yet in stark contrast it is one of snowiest places on earth, yet warm and fertile in summer. This is due to some curious weather patterns caused by the warm currents flowing through the Sea of Japan. It is thought that this has been the weather in this area for the last eight thousand years, and through all that time there have been people thriving here.YUKIGUNI JapanECOLODGES JAPAN in YUKIGUNI
EXPERIENCE THE REAL CULTURE
A way of life that has to survive in a tough climate, such as heavy snow, has to have the knowledge of how to coexist alongside nature. This is not the case in big cities like Tokyo or Kyoto and leads to a culture that is far-removed in many ways. There are no better guides to this culture than the locals who each year last out the winter months to emerge smiling again to the joy of another spring. Taking part in experiences alongside the locals will open your eyes to the world around you, inspire you, and help you appreciate the small happinesses from another person’s view.EXPERIENCE
LOCATION WHERE LIFE AND NATURE MEET
ryugon is a ten minute stroll from Muikamachi Station which is on the loca Joetsul line. ryugon sits right on the edge of town, where the town itself ends and the countryside begins. It is ideally situated to reap the best of both worlds with day-to-day lives on one side and mountainous nature on the other.ryugon
BASE CAMP AMONG THE SNOW AND FORESTS
ryugon is your basecamp to discover the culture and nature of Yukiguni throughout the year via a range of activities. A visit here to experience only one season is not enough to understand the essence of the area. For almost half the year everything is blanketed in white, yet come spring the greenery bursts forth and the forests and fields are verdantly alive again.