A journey through the culture and wisdom of the “snow country” ~ Hegi Soba ~


Tour in the Heart land of Snow Country TOP3
A journey through the culture and wisdom of the “snow country” ~ Hegi Soba ~

Would you like to experience modern art and everyday life in the “snow country”? Experience the impressive scenery of the Kiyotsu Gorge, numbering among the Three Great Gorges of Japan, and the Kiyotsu Gorge tunnel, which can be considered a natural piece of art. After having your fill of art, taste Hegi Soba which is a local dish originating in the Ounuma region of the “snow country”. Hegi Soba has its own unique taste different from other kinds of soba. After lunch, participants board the Iiyama Line, which is a local diesel-powered train running parallel to the great Shinano River. The tour also includes the Naeba Sake Brewery where participants can try local sake.



Kiyotsu Gorge


Iiyama Line


Naeba sake brewery


Plan Detail
Meeting place Echigo-Yuzawa Station, West Exit
Duration From 1 April 2020 until 15 December 2020
Excluded dates  
Timing 7:30am
Group size 8 people
Minimum no. of participants 2 people
Price 2 people: 33,000 yen per person, 3 people: 30,000 yen per person, 4 people:
23,000 yen per person, 5 people: 19,000 yen per person, 6 people: 16,500 yen
per person, 7 people: 15,000 yen per person, 8 people: 13,000 yen per person
Contact for reservation Yukigunikankosha Echigo-Yuzawa Onsen 025-785-5353
Application deadline One week prior to the event
Cancellation terms 30% of booking price if cancellation received 3 days prior to departure or earlier, 40% if cancellation received thereafter or on the day prior to departure, 50% if cancellation received on the day of departure, 100% if cancellation received after
the beginning of the tour or in case of no prior notification of cancellation.
Special gift Bathing powder from Echigo-Yuzawa Onsen
Fees included in price lunch, entry fee for the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel, ticket for the Iiyama Line, reservation fee for the train, fee for the English guide
Bookings for the next two years Accept
Age No special arrangements for children available
Weather If the tour cannot take place as planned due to weather or natural disasters, the itinerary may need to be changed or the tour may be cancelled.
Other In certain cases, the itinerary may be modified due to road conditions and other external factors.
Echigo-Yuzawa Station: 9:30 == transfer via pre-booked taxi ==10:00:Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel 11:30 == 12:00 Hegi Soba Yoshiya
13:00 == 13:46 Doichi Station - boarding Iiyama Line == 14:06Tsunan Station == 14:30 Tour of Naeba Sake Brewery 15:30 ==
17:00 Echigo-Yuzawa Station
When no reservation can be made at Yoshiya (for instance if the date of the tour coincides with a regular closing day), a different Soba restaurant such as Kojimaya Soba will be reserved instead.