Ikenotaira Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)

Ikenotaira Onsen
池の平温泉 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Ikenotaira Onsen is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture, between the Akakura Kanko and Myoko Suginohara resort areas. It is not, however, lift or course connected with either. Ikenotaira Onsen has been operating since 1950.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

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The Mountain

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Ikenotaira Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 90cm 60cm 1st 270cm 150cm 1st 280cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 60cm 2nd 270cm 150cm 2nd 280cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 90cm 60cm 3rd 270cm 150cm 3rd 280cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 90cm 50cm 4th 270cm 150cm 4th 280cm 130cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 40cm 5th 270cm 150cm 5th 280cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 40cm 6th 270cm 150cm 6th 280cm 130cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 50cm 7th 270cm 150cm 7th 280cm 130cm
8th - - 8th 100cm 50cm 8th 270cm 150cm 8th 280cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 100cm 50cm 9th 270cm 150cm 9th 280cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 100cm 50cm 10th 280cm 170cm 10th 280cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 110cm 60cm 11th 290cm 170cm 11th 280cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 110cm 60cm 12th 290cm 170cm 12th 280cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 120cm 60cm 13th 290cm 170cm 13th 260cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 60cm 14th 290cm 150cm 14th 260cm 100cm
15th - - 15th 200cm 60cm 15th 290cm 130cm 15th 250cm 100cm
16th - - 16th 210cm 60cm 16th 290cm 130cm 16th 250cm 100cm
17th 50cm - 17th 210cm 60cm 17th 290cm 130cm 17th 250cm 100cm
18th 50cm - 18th 210cm 70cm 18th 290cm 130cm 18th 250cm 90cm
19th 50cm - 19th 210cm 70cm 19th 290cm 130cm 19th 250cm 90cm
20th 50cm - 20th 210cm 80cm 20th 290cm 130cm 20th 250cm 90cm
21st 50cm - 21st 220cm 110cm 21st 290cm 130cm 21st 230cm 70cm
22nd 40cm - 22nd 220cm 110cm 22nd 290cm 130cm 22nd 210cm 70cm
23rd 30cm - 23rd 230cm 110cm 23rd 290cm 130cm 23rd 210cm 70cm
24th 40cm - 24th 230cm 110cm 24th 290cm 130cm 24th 210cm 60cm
25th 40cm - 25th 250cm 150cm 25th 290cm 130cm 25th 210cm 70cm
26th 40cm 25cm 26th 250cm 150cm 26th 280cm 130cm 26th 210cm 70cm
27th 50cm 30cm 27th 250cm 150cm 27th 280cm 130cm 27th 210cm 70cm
28th 60cm 35cm 28th 250cm 150cm 28th 280cm 130cm 28th 210cm -
29th 60cm 68cm 29th 250cm 150cm 29th - 130cm 29th 210cm -
30th 70cm 60cm 30th 250cm 150cm 30th 30th 190cm -
31st 90cm 60cm 31st 250cm 150cm 31st 31st 190cm -

Previous Statistics

Ikenotaira Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ikenotaira Onsen. For more information on companies offering lessons in English in Myoko, please check our current 'Lessons in English' page
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 Garden' is located at the base of the resort - entry is free. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of park areas at Ikenotaira Onsen including the 'Happy Park' for beginners. 

Ikenotaira Onsen 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
Ikenotaira Onsen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Ikenotaira Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Up to Senior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,200 yen 5,600 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 600 yen 400 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 30,000 yen 12,000 yen 24,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 22,000 yen
Half Season (from 1st Feb) 20,000 yen 8,000 yen 16,000 yen

Getting to Ikenotaira Onsen

By public transport
29.1km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.4km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Ikenotaira Onsen is just over 4km from Myoko Kogen Station which is on the Kita Shinano Line and Myoko Haneuma Line local train lines. Both of these train lines begin/end at Myoko Kogen Station.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A bus service is available and the journey from Myoko Kogen Station to Ikenotaira Onsen takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
2.7km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
9km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
14.6km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (2.4km away)
Ikenotaira Onsen is less than 5km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Myoko Kogen IC exit traffic lights, go straight ahead at the and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 187 at the Ikenotaira Igiguchi traffic lights less than 200m further on.
Go under the expressway bridge and continue on this road for about 2.5km until reaching the base of the resort. Turn right for the main resort car park.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
Car parking for 1,200 vehicles is available close to the base of the resort. 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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