The Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, in Japan’s Niigata prefecture, is a winter sports wonderland during the cooler months.

Japan’s Niigata prefecture: a winter wonderland turned summer holiday hot spot

An unlikely combination of rice, art and music has put this skiing paradise on the cultural map

Topic |   Asia travel

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The Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort, in Japan’s Niigata prefecture, is a winter sports wonderland during the cooler months.
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.