Minakami Kogen Fujiwara (Minakami Town, Gunma)

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
(群馬県 みなかみ町)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until late March 2019
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Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is located to the north of central Minakami town in the northern region of Gunma Prefecture.

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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Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 150cm 1st - 230cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 240cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 240cm 3rd - 170cm
4th - - 4th - 170cm 4th - 240cm 4th - 170cm
5th - - 5th - 170cm 5th - 230cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 170cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 150cm
7th - - 7th - 170cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 150cm
8th - - 8th - 170cm 8th - 230cm 8th - 150cm
9th - - 9th - 180cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 150cm
10th - - 10th - 180cm 10th - 230cm 10th - 150cm
11th - - 11th - 185cm 11th - 230cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th - 190cm 12th - 230cm 12th - 140cm
13th - - 13th - 190cm 13th - 230cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th - 190cm 14th - 230cm 14th - 140cm
15th - - 15th - 190cm 15th - 230cm 15th - 130cm
16th - - 16th - 190cm 16th - 230cm 16th - 130cm
17th - - 17th - 190cm 17th - 230cm 17th - 130cm
18th - - 18th - 190cm 18th - 230cm 18th - 130cm
19th - - 19th - 210cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 130cm
20th - - 20th - 210cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 120cm
21st - - 21st - 220cm 21st - 210cm 21st - 120cm
22nd - 40cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 210cm 22nd - 120cm
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 120cm
24th - 30cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 120cm
25th - 30cm 25th - 220cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 120cm
26th - 30cm 26th - 230cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 120cm
27th - 25cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 110cm
28th - 80cm 28th - 220cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 110cm
29th - 90cm 29th - 220cm 29th - - 29th - 110cm
30th - 120cm 30th - 230cm 30th 30th - 110cm
31st - 130cm 31st - 230cm 31st 31st - 100cm

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Minakami Kogen Fujiwara. 
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 open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only between 22nd December 2018 and 31st March 2019. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Minakami Kogen Fujiwara is open from 8:30am until 4:45pm every day.

It is open for nighta from 5:30pm until 9:00pm on the following dates only: 31st December 2018 until 2nd January 2019; 12th-13th January 2019.

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
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
Nighta 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Kid's Land entry yen 800 yen
Season Ticket 18,000 yen 12,000 yen 18,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Entry to Kid's Land is free for adults and seniors accompanying children.

A number of Family Pack tickets are available:

1 adult and 1 child: 5,000 yen
1 adult and 2 children: 6,500 yen
2 adults and 1 child: 7,500 yen
2 adult and 2 children: 9,000 yen
Additional adult: 2,000 yen
Additional child: 1,500 yen

Getting to Minakami Kogen Fujiwara

By public transport
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
Minakami Kogen 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
A bus service is available from Jomo Kogen Station and Minakami Station.
By 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
Minakami Kogen 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
There is a car park at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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