Fujiwara (Minakami Town, Gunma)

Fujiwara
藤原
(群馬県 みなかみ町)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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Official snow depth 200cm (0cm) [updated on 16th January 2021]

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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

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37"
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660m
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Skiers
65%
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Boarders
35%
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Fujiwara Snow Depth Statistics

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11th - - 11th 200cm 50cm 11th - 85cm 11th - 50cm
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29th 230cm 10cm 29th - 70cm 29th - 70cm 29th - -
30th 190cm 10cm 30th - 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 200cm 25cm 31st - 60cm 31st 31st - -

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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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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