Asama 2000 Park is located in the Takamine Kogen area of Komoro city, close to Mt Asama in Nagano Prefecture. The name - sort of - comes from the elevation of the resort, from 1880m to 2050m. At this height snow conditions are often good and there are some fine views of the surrounding mountains as well. Interestingly, the slopes of Asama 2000 Park are actually within Gunma Prefecture but the official address is in Komoro city. Access to the ski hill is only from the south as the roads to the north (Gunma) are blocked off in winter.
Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.
Local bus services are available from Sakudaira Station (60 minutes) and Komoro Station (45 minutes).
18.9km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
22.6km from the Saku IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
23.6km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (15.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 80
Asama 2000 Park is a 19km drive from the Komoro IC exit and under 23km drive from the Saku IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.
From the exit, continue on Prefecture Road 79 until reaching the junction with Route 18. Turn left onto Route 18 and after just over 1.5km turn left once again at the sign for 'Takaminekogen Heights' to head up to the ski hill.
Access from the north is not possible in the winter months.
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