Niigata Featured Transportation JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station Have you decided yet where to go for winter in Japan? As well as the famous hot springs (onsen), Japan is also famous for its skiing experience. You can get both of them in Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture. Yuzawa Town is one of most accessible ski resorts from Tokyo. JR East, in particular, serves the route between Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa station via the Joetsu shinkansen.