Minami-Uonuma lies in the Osawa mountain pass in the Japanese rice region of Niigata, just two hours from Tokyo. While officially a city, Minami-Uonuma, with a population just above 40,000, more resembles a diffused collection of smaller, village-like settlements than a built-up urban settlement, thanks to its numerous rice paddies. Off the beaten path for visitors to Japan, Minami-Uonuma and the surrounding landscape of mountains and forests promises an array of sporting opportunities throughout the year, allowing you to tick “skiing in Japan” and “snowboarding in Japan” off your bucket list, as well as proving that Japan holidays and Japan tours have more to offer than just big cities. The region’s hot springs provide plenty of opportunities for natural wellness treatments, such as Japanese onsen bathing, and a Tokyo day trip is easy thanks to Minami-Uonuma’s location just two hours away by high-speed train. Below find a list of our selection of boutique and luxury hotels in Minami-Uonuma Japan.