Minakami Kogen Fujiwara (Minakami Town, Gunma)

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
水上高原藤原 (群馬県 みなかみ町)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until early April 2017
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Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is located to the north of central Minakami town in the northern region of Gunma Prefecture.

Minakami town is separated from Yuzawa town in Niigata Prefecture to the north by the impressive Tanigawa mountain range. The nine separate ski and snowboard resorts in Minakami are quite spread out throughout the central region of the town. These maps show all of the ski and snowboard resorts in the Minakami area together. Minakami is a popular year-round destination offering a wide range of outdoor sports and activities... and the onsen hot springs are very popular too.

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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Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 45cm 1st 185cm 100cm 1st 250cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 45cm 2nd 190cm 100cm 2nd 250cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 35cm 3rd 190cm 100cm 3rd 230cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 20cm 4th 190cm 100cm 4th 250cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 10cm 5th 190cm 100cm 5th 250cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 70cm - 6th 190cm 100cm 6th 250cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 0cm 7th 190cm 100cm 7th 250cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 10cm 8th 195cm 100cm 8th 250cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 20cm 9th 195cm 100cm 9th 250cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 85cm 10cm 10th 195cm 120cm 10th 250cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 10cm 11th 200cm 120cm 11th 240cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 10cm 12th 210cm 120cm 12th 240cm 60cm
13th - - 13th 100cm - 13th 210cm 120cm 13th 240cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 105cm - 14th 210cm 120cm 14th 230cm 50cm
15th - - 15th 115cm 10cm 15th 220cm 120cm 15th 230cm 50cm
16th - - 16th 130cm 10cm 16th 220cm 120cm 16th 230cm 50cm
17th - - 17th 145cm 5cm 17th 220cm 120cm 17th 230cm 50cm
18th - - 18th 145cm 10cm 18th 220cm 120cm 18th 230cm 50cm
19th - - 19th 165cm 30cm 19th 220cm 120cm 19th 230cm 50cm
20th - 10cm 20th 165cm 30cm 20th 220cm 120cm 20th 230cm 45cm
21st - - 21st 165cm 80cm 21st 230cm 120cm 21st 230cm 40cm
22nd - - 22nd 165cm 60cm 22nd 240cm 120cm 22nd 230cm 25cm
23rd 0cm 0cm 23rd 170cm 70cm 23rd 240cm 110cm 23rd 230cm 25cm
24th 5cm 0cm 24th 180cm 70cm 24th 250cm 110cm 24th 210cm 25cm
25th 5cm 0cm 25th 185cm 70cm 25th 250cm 90cm 25th 210cm 30cm
26th 5cm 10cm 26th 185cm 100cm 26th 250cm 110cm 26th 210cm 25cm
27th 5cm 15cm 27th 185cm 100cm 27th 250cm 110cm 27th 210cm 25cm
28th 15cm 15cm 28th 185cm 100cm 28th 250cm 110cm 28th 200cm -
29th 40cm 30cm 29th 185cm 100cm 29th - 100cm 29th 200cm -
30th 45cm 45cm 30th 185cm 110cm 30th 30th 200cm -
31st 50cm 45cm 31st 185cm 110cm 31st 31st 200cm -

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Asahi Prime. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and sledge rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Fujiwara Kids Land' offers sledging, tubing, snow strider (bike) and other playing in the snow activities. Entry is 800 yen for 2 hours for children, adults free. It is open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara 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 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is open from 8:30am until 4:45pm every day.

It is open for nighta from 5:30pm until 9pm on the following dates only: 30th December until 3rd January, 7th January and 8th January 2017.

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Kid's Land entry 800 yen
Season Ticket 18,000 yen 12,000 yen 18,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Entry to Kid's Land is free for adults and seniors accompanying children.

A number of Family Pack tickets are available:

1 adult and 1 child: 5,000 yen
1 adult and 2 children: 6,500 yen
2 adults and 1 child: 7,500 yen
2 adult and 2 children: 9,000 yen
Additional adult: 2,000 yen
Additional child: 1,500 yen

Getting to Minakami Kogen Fujiwara

By public transport
27.4km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
13.6km from Yubiso Station on the Joetsu Line
16.3km from Minakami Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is under 14km from Yubiso Station on the Joetsu line and just over 16km from Minakami Station on the same line.

>> More information on getting to Minakami by public transport
A bus service is available from Jomo Kogen Station and Minakami Station.
By Car
20.4km from the Minakami IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
32.2km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 291 (12.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 63
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is just over 20km from the Minakami IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Minakami IC exit turn left onto Route 291 and then turn left again at the first traffic lights (1.3km) to continue on Route 291 for about 6km. At the Oana traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 63 (also known as the Okutone-Yukemuri Highway). Go past Okutone Snow Park on the right and soon after you will arrive at some traffic lights. Either turn left (if you are equipped and used to winter snow roads) or continue straight on. Go past the turn off and signposts for Minakami Hodaigi. The turn off from Prefecture Road 63 for Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is about 3.5km further on than the turn off for Minakami Houdaigi. Turn right at the signs and then right again to head up to the base.

>> More information on getting to Minakami by car
There is a car park at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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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