Fujiwara (Minakami Town, Gunma)

Fujiwara
藤原
(群馬県 みなかみ町)
Planned season: Mid December 2021 until early April 2022
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Fujiwara is located to the north of central Minakami town in the northern region of Gunma Prefecture.

This ski area used to be known as Minakami Kogen Fujiwara.

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. 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

1000m
150m
850m
37"
9
660m
3
20%
30%
50%
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%
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Fujiwara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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1st - - 1st - 200cm 1st - 190cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 185cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 185cm 3rd - 170cm
4th - - 4th - 200cm 4th - 185cm 4th - 170cm
5th - - 5th - 200cm 5th - 185cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 200cm 6th - 180cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 200cm 7th - 180cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th - 200cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th - 200cm 9th - 180cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th - 200cm 10th - 180cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 200cm 11th - 195cm 11th - 150cm
12th - 0cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 195cm 12th - 150cm
13th - 0cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 195cm 13th - 150cm
14th - 0cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 190cm 14th - 150cm
15th - 0cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 150cm
16th - 0cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 190cm 16th - 150cm
17th - 0cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 150cm
18th - 0cm 18th - 190cm 18th - 185cm 18th - 150cm
19th - 180cm 19th - 190cm 19th - 185cm 19th - 130cm
20th - 250cm 20th - 190cm 20th - 185cm 20th - 130cm
21st - 250cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 180cm 21st - 130cm
22nd - 250cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 130cm
23rd - 250cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 175cm 23rd - 130cm
24th - 190cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 175cm 24th - 130cm
25th - 190cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 175cm 25th - 120cm
26th - 230cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 140cm 26th - 120cm
27th - 230cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 110cm
28th - 230cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 110cm
29th - 230cm 29th - 175cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th - 190cm 30th - 190cm 30th 30th - 100cm
31st - 200cm 31st - 190cm 31st 31st - 100cm

Fujiwara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Fujiwara. 
Rental
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 (accompanying adults free) and 1,500 yen for entry for the day.

It is normally open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from 19th December 2020 until 4th April 2021. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Fujiwara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Fujiwara is normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm every day.

There was normally night skiing at this ski are but it appears that there will be no nighta operations for 2020-2021 season.

Fujiwara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
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
Season Ticket 18,000 yen 12,000 yen 18,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season lift tickets

Entry to Kid's Land is free for adults and seniors accompanying children. Entry for children is 800 yen for 2 hours or 1,500 yen for 1 day.

Only 100 season tickets are available for the season.

No night skiing during the 2021-2022 season.

Getting to Fujiwara

By public transport
Train
Train
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
Information
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
bus
Bus
A bus service is available from Jomo Kogen Station and Minakami Station.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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

About 30 minutes from Minakami Station.
Parking
Parking
There is a car park at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Fujiwara 4957-1
Minakami-machi
Tone-gun
Gunma-ken
379-1721
Telephone
Telephone
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