Kanayasan (Joetsu City, Niigata)

Kanayasan
金谷山 (新潟県 上越市)
Planned season: Early January 2018 until mid March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Kanayasan is located in Joetsu city in the western region of Niigata Prefecture. It is known as the place where Theodor Edler von Lerch introduced skiing to Japan in 1911 and there is a small memorial museum near the base of this very small ski hill. In recent times this region has not received a lot of snowfall, especially compared with the snow that Myoko to the south receives, and so the season can be quite short.

Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. There are over 50 ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture, ranging from small one-lift hills to some of the most well-known and popular ski resorts in Japan. While they are dotted around the mountains of the prefecture, most are concentrated in the southern regions - in particular the Yuzawa town and Minamiuonuma city area in the Chuetsu region and Myoko city in the Joetsu region.

The Mountain

134m
113m
21m
27"
4
780m
1
25%
50%
25%
Skiers
65%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
35%
0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Kanayasan Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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7th - - 7th - - 7th - 25cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - - 8th - 35cm 8th - -
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10th - - 10th - - 10th - 30cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - - 11th - 45cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - - 12th - 55cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - - 13th - 65cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - - 14th - 66cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - - 15th - 65cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - - 16th - 60cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - - 17th - 55cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - - 18th - 45cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - - 19th - 60cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 52cm 20th - 50cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 50cm 21st - 40cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 48cm 22nd - 45cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 65cm 23rd - 40cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 65cm 24th - 40cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 80cm 25th - 40cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 85cm 26th - 35cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 85cm 27th - - 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 65cm 28th - - 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 60cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - - 30th - 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st - - 31st - 50cm 31st 31st - -

Kanayasan Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kanayasan. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Kanayasan Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early January until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kanayasan is open from 9:00am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Kanayasan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,500 yen

Getting to Kanayasan

By public transport
Train
Train
4.4km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
2.2km from Minami Takada Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
2.9km from Takada Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Kanayasan is just under 3km from Takada Station on the Myoko Haneuma Line and 4.4km from the Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.

A local bus from Takada Station stops at Kanayasan Iriguchi which is about 15 minutes walk away.
By Car
Car
2.1km from the Joetsu Takada IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
8.1km from the Joetsu IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (4.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 63
Direction
Direction
Kanayasan is just over 2km from the Joetsu Takada IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the IC exit turn left and follow the road for about 700m until reaching Prefecture Road 63. Turn left onto 63 and after 850m turn left again to head to the base of the ski hill.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
Parking
Parking
There is a car park for 78 cars at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Oonuki 595-2
Joetsu-shi
Niigata-ken
943-0893
Telephone
Telephone
025-525-4295
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