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Joetsu overview

Joetsu is a friendly locale surrounded by picturesque views of mountains and lakes. You'll enjoy Joetsu's parks, aquarium, and historical sites. This winter paradise is home to Kanayasan Ski Area and Cupid Valley Ski Resort. Make it a point to see sights like Takada Park and Takada Castle. Whatever you're into, Joetsu has something for you.

Where to stay in Joetsu

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Joetsu has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Joetsu with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Joetsu hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Joetsu hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Joetsu

Fly in to Niigata (KIJ), 71 mi (114.3 km) from downtown Joetsu. Toyama (TOY) is the next closest major airport, 71.4 mi (114.9 km) away. Naoetsu station is the closest train station.

What to see around Joetsu

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Kanayasan Ski Area
  • • Cupid Valley Ski Resort
  • • Togari Onsen Ski Resort
  • • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort
  • • Charmant Hiuchi Snow Resort
Known for its aquarium, the area's attractions include:
  • • Joetsu Municipal Aquarium
  • • Sasagamine Farm
  • • Joetsu Kokusai Playland
  • • Togakushi Farm
  • • Colored Carp Park
If you're interested in historical sites or monuments, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Takada Castle
  • • Official Residence of Past Division Leader
  • • Jokoji Temple
  • • Gochi Kokubunji Temple
  • • Kasugasan Rinsenji Temple
Its lakes, parks, and mountain views are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Mt. Yoneyama
  • • Mount Myoko
  • • Mount Amakazari
  • • Yuzawa Highland Alpine Garden
  • • Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Takada Park
  • • Kobayashi Kokei Memorial Museum
  • • The Japanease Memorial Museum of Skiing
  • • Kasugayama Shrine
  • • Kasugayama Castle

When to visit Joetsu

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 55°F day, 22°F night
  • April-June: 81°F day, 34°F night
  • July-September: 87°F day, 55°F night
  • October-December: 72°F day, 25°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 9.72 inches
  • April-June: 11.50 inches
  • July-September: 13.82 inches
  • October-December: 9.76 inches