Yuzawa Grand Hotel is located in MinamiuonumaDistrict in Niigata Prefecture, just a short walk away from Echigo-Yuzawa Station, and a short trip away from the closest ski resort.
Set on a quiet hillside, Yuzawa Grand Hotel is not only a convenient place to stay in the center of the town but offers views of the natural landscape as well.
The rooms have all the basic necessities expected, including a refrigerator and even a yukata for the guests to use. Staying for one night will cost between 16,000 to 35,000 JPY.
Because of the central location of the hotel, guests can either explore the town or opt to stay in and enjoy dinner in their rooms or in the restaurant and cafe.
The cuisine features European and Japanese cuisine. The hotel also offers facilities where guests can enjoy indoor activities such as traditional table-top games, like mahjong and shogi, or go for karaoke.
Yuzawa Grand Hotel also has large indoor and outdoor baths. The peaceful area makes it easier to relax in the landscape views from the baths that the hotel has to offer.
The hotel is easily accessible by train from Tokyo Station to Niigata and to Echigo-Yuzawa Station, from there, guests may request for pick up, or take a quick 5-minute walk up to the hotel from the train station. The hotel is operating normally with pandemic measures in place to prevent the spread of infection
Number of rooms
*The open-air baths in the rooms are hot spring baths.
*The large public bath cannot be chartered during the year-end and New Year season.
Rooms with open-air baths
Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Is there a communal shared public bath?
Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 1 Hours 20:00 – 23:45 Price 4,320 yen / 45 minutes How to book Reserve upon check-in, Reserve in advance
Price range (yen)
16,000 – 35,000
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
Yuzawa Grand Hotel
Total rating: 4
Great for families and first time skiiers
We had 11 family members, many first time skiiers, stay at this well known resort. The location is super convenient (steps from the train station, easy shuttle to gondola station), had two large rooms next to each other with a mix of tatami and regular beds, had a great buffet style breakfast/dinner with food to suit everyone's taste. While you can leave your skis at a locker, Yuzawa has storage for your equipment at the base of the gondola station.
The hotel's outdoor onsen is really nice, and has many pools to soak in after a day's skiing. If you prefer trying some restaurants/bars in town, you are steps from the main street, but would check on the need for reservations and times of operations.
If you have a large group and/or are a first timer in Japan skiing, this is a great option as it's a quick Shinkansen to Tokyo, accommodates English speaking tourists easily, and is convenient for accessing the mountain.
4 star hotel. Lives up to it. Two Onsen choices, always one open. Clean spacious rooms. Beautiful duvets.
Location is excellent, just across the train station up a steep walk up.
Close proximity to Onsen street with lots of restaurants and amenities stores.
Breakfast buffet was excellent, choice was adequate with western and Japanese’s food options.
Clean and spacious community areas. Large seating area near souvenir shop and Onsen area.
Excellent hotel, great location, great food, excellent service.
We were a group of 6 friends using Yuzawa as a base for a week of skiing/snowboarding. The hotel was perfect, great service, everything was very clean, staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Breakfast and dinner buffets were excellent, good quality and great choice. Very nice onsens, perfect for relaxing after a hard day on the slopes.
The T List Singapore
Great location as it is within walking distance from Echigo Yuzawa Station. Onsen is free for hotel guests and buffet breakfast is included too.
The hotel is also a bus stop for Yuzawa snow shuttle bus, which is very convenient for traveling to ski slopes.
Freshly Bake Bread & Bathing in Greenery
Wanted to stay near Echigo Yuzawa station for easy access & try their buffet dinner snow crab & beef steak so chosen this hotel. The only room left was 12+sqm japanese style room, we were hesitate to book as we are afraid of small room. Our room is just besides the lift, but lucky not noisy except some noise from hotel guests passing by but acceptable. The futon bed blanket print is very pretty! in fact the prettiest I ever seen!
We enjoyed the buffet dinner, wide selection of dishes snow crab, beef steak, tempura etc etc, rockmelon is so juicy!
Breakfast, first time encountered freshly bake bread at buffet counter! simple bun & custard bread but it's warm & soft, so good to have it in a cold morning! very customer service oriented! I don't find such quality service in any 5 stars international hotel i stayed before (except Westin Hotel provides freshly squeeze juice for breakfast), freshly bake pancake & waffle is common but not bread!
Onsen bathing area has green plants around & extra varieties of shower gel etc, something new from many other onsens I been to in Japan. Somehow the greenery make the bathing area as if bathing in a garden instead of concrete building. That's nice relax feeling.
Hotel has free shuttle bus to & from Echigo Yuzawa station which make our journey less tiring with a big luggage travelling around. Hotel staffs are very helpful. Lobby sitting area look relax, but time not enough. Souvenir shop closed quite early after dinner was closed, so we didn't manage to shop there. Wish I took more photos of the hotel.
A new hotel experience with "freshly bake bread & bathing in greenery" added to my travel journey 😀 Nice stay!