Hotaka Bokujo (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Hotaka Bokujo
武尊牧場 (群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Sunday 9th April 2017
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Hotaka Bokujo is located in Katashina village on the eastern slopes of Mt Hotaka in the northern region of Gunma Prefecture. Bokujo means farm and so you may see it referred to as Hotaka Farm. You can still find cattle here in the summer months as well as a camp area. This resort first opened in 1979.

Sadly, in October 2016 it was announced that the 2016-2017 season will be the final season for Hotaka Bokujo - so unless there is a change in news, the 2016-2017 season will be the last chance to ski and board at this resort.

The region to the east of Minakami town and to the north east of Numata city in northern Gunma Prefecture is made up of Kawaba village and Katashina village. There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts dotted around the mountains of this region, all of which are accessed off the main Route 120 road from central Numata. This road is otherwise known as the Nihon Romantic Highway and continues through to Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture, though the prefecture border section of the road is closed during the winter months.

Gunma Prefecture is located in the north west area of Kanto region on the main island of Honshu and shares borders with Niigata Prefecture to the north and Nagano Prefecture to the west. There are over 20 ski and snowboard resorts in Gunma Prefecture and they are mainly concentrated in the northern regions of Minakami and Katashina and the western region of the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Hotaka Bokujo Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 55cm 30cm 1st 160cm 110cm 1st 230cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 55cm 30cm 2nd 160cm 110cm 2nd 230cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 55cm 30cm 3rd 170cm 110cm 3rd 230cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 30cm 4th 170cm 110cm 4th 230cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 30cm 5th 170cm 110cm 5th 230cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 30cm 6th 170cm 110cm 6th 230cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 30cm 7th 180cm 110cm 7th 230cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 30cm 8th 190cm 110cm 8th 230cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 30cm 9th 190cm 110cm 9th 230cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 30cm 10th 190cm 130cm 10th 230cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 30cm 11th 190cm 130cm 11th 230cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 30cm 12th 210cm 130cm 12th 230cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 30cm 13th 210cm 130cm 13th 220cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 30cm 14th 210cm 130cm 14th 220cm 100cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 30cm 15th 210cm 130cm 15th 220cm 100cm
16th - - 16th 120cm 30cm 16th 210cm 130cm 16th 220cm 100cm
17th 40cm - 17th 130cm 35cm 17th 210cm 130cm 17th 220cm 100cm
18th 50cm - 18th 130cm 40cm 18th 210cm 130cm 18th 220cm 100cm
19th 50cm - 19th 130cm 40cm 19th 210cm 130cm 19th 220cm 90cm
20th 50cm - 20th 130cm 45cm 20th 210cm 130cm 20th 220cm 90cm
21st 50cm - 21st 130cm 70cm 21st 210cm 110cm 21st 200cm 90cm
22nd 40cm 10cm 22nd 130cm 70cm 22nd 230cm 110cm 22nd 200cm 80cm
23rd 40cm 10cm 23rd 130cm 80cm 23rd 230cm 110cm 23rd 200cm 80cm
24th 40cm 10cm 24th 150cm 80cm 24th 230cm 110cm 24th 200cm 80cm
25th 40cm 10cm 25th 160cm 90cm 25th 230cm 110cm 25th 200cm 70cm
26th 40cm 10cm 26th 160cm 90cm 26th 230cm 110cm 26th 200cm 70cm
27th 40cm 10cm 27th 160cm 90cm 27th 230cm 110cm 27th 200cm 70cm
28th 40cm 15cm 28th 160cm 100cm 28th 230cm 110cm 28th 200cm 60cm
29th 50cm 25cm 29th 160cm 100cm 29th - 110cm 29th 190cm 60cm
30th 50cm 30cm 30th 160cm 100cm 30th 30th 190cm 60cm
31st 55cm 30cm 31st 160cm 110cm 31st 31st 190cm 60cm

Previous Statistics

Hotaka Bokujo Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hotaka Bokujo. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Land' area is located by the base of the resort and is free to enter. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few park areas at Hotaka Bokujo. Entry to all is free with a valid half or full day lift ticket. 

Hotaka Bokujo Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hotaka Bokujo is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Hotaka Bokujo Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,800 yen 2,800 yen 3,300 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,900 yen 2,100 yen 2,500 yen
Half Day 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Oguna shared ticket 4,100 yen 3,100 yen 3,600 yen
Season Ticket 48,300 yen 30,800 yen 37,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Season Ticket can be used at 3 resorts:

- Hotaka Bokujo
- Oguna Hotaka

Getting to Hotaka Bokujo

By public transport
40.8km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
33.6km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Hotaka Bokujo is just under 34km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 41km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
29.1km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.2km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.2km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 120 (9.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 64
Hotaka Bokujo is about 29km to the north east of the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Numata IC exit, turn left onto Route 120 (Nihon Romantic Highway), heading towards Nikko. Continue on Route 120 for about 19km until arriving at the turn off for Prefecture Road 64 - the main road sign actually mentions Kawaba. Turn left onto this road and continue for about 4km, until reaching a turn off to the right to head towards Hotaka Bokujo. Turn right here and continue straight to head to the resort.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
There is parking for about 800 vehicles at the base of Hotaka Bokujo. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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