This is where to go for wine farms (Yamanashi), white-sand beaches (Shizuoka), and rugged mountain ranges – the Japanese Alps run through the middle of the region. This is also where you’ll find the country’s beloved Mt. Fuji.
Found in the mountainous southwest part of Niigata Prefecture, the Joetsu region consists of three cities: Joetsu, Myoko, and Itoigawa. Probably best known for its excellent winter skiing conditions – it gets up to three meters of snowfall! – the area also has plenty to offer during the warmer seasons. Here are five experiences to go for…