YUKIGUNI has over 8,000 years of history. Since the distant Jomon period, a long time ago, our ancestors came to live in this pure white world. Even now the wisdom raised back then lives on to this day.
Located 37° north. YUKIGUNI is on the same latitude as San Francisco, Athens and Lisbon. Despite being on the same latitude as these relatively warm cities, here in Yuzawa, there is an unparalleled amount of snow piled up from December to April.
The secret lies in warm currents in the Sea of Japan. The moist warm air hits the first high mountains, such as Naeba Mountain and Tanigawa Dake, the air quickly cools and causes snow to fall. Because of this the snow here has high moisture and stickiness. This is what creates the characteristic densely packed snowscape.