Hotaka Bokujo (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Hotaka Bokujo
武尊牧場 (群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Hotaka Bokujo is now closed
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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 would be the final season for Hotaka Bokujo - it will not be open for the 2017-2018 season.

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

1480m
380m
1100m
35"
11
3000m
4
30%
30%
40%
Skiers
10%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
90%
0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Hotaka Bokujo Snow Depth Statistics

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

Hotaka Bokujo Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Hotaka Bokujo Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays
Weekdays
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hotaka Bokujo will not be open for the 2017-2018 season.

Getting to Hotaka Bokujo

By public transport
Train
Train
40.8km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
33.6km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
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
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Hanasaku 2797-2
Katashina-mura
Tone-gun
Gunma-ken
378-0408
Telephone
Telephone
0278-58-3756
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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