Minakami Kogen Fujiwara (Minakami Town, Gunma)

Minakami Kogen Fujiwara
水上高原藤原 (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 150cm 1st 230cm 200cm 1st 170cm 220cm
2nd - - 2nd 150cm 150cm 2nd 240cm 200cm 2nd 170cm 210cm
3rd - - 3rd 160cm 160cm 3rd 240cm 200cm 3rd 170cm 200cm
4th - - 4th 170cm 170cm 4th 240cm 200cm 4th 170cm 200cm
5th - - 5th 170cm 170cm 5th 230cm 200cm 5th 160cm 200cm
6th - - 6th 170cm 180cm 6th 230cm 200cm 6th 150cm 200cm
7th - - 7th 170cm 180cm 7th 230cm 200cm 7th 150cm 200cm
8th - - 8th 170cm 180cm 8th 230cm 200cm 8th 150cm 190cm
9th - - 9th 180cm 180cm 9th 230cm 200cm 9th 150cm 180cm
10th - - 10th 180cm 180cm 10th 230cm 200cm 10th 150cm 180cm
11th - - 11th 185cm 180cm 11th 230cm 200cm 11th 150cm 180cm
12th - - 12th 190cm 180cm 12th 230cm 200cm 12th 140cm 180cm
13th - - 13th 190cm 180cm 13th 230cm 200cm 13th 130cm 180cm
14th - - 14th 190cm 180cm 14th 230cm 200cm 14th 140cm 180cm
15th - - 15th 190cm 180cm 15th 230cm 200cm 15th 130cm 170cm
16th - - 16th 190cm 180cm 16th 230cm 200cm 16th 130cm 170cm
17th - - 17th 190cm 180cm 17th 230cm 200cm 17th 130cm 160cm
18th - - 18th 190cm 160cm 18th 230cm 205cm 18th 130cm 160cm
19th - - 19th 210cm 150cm 19th 210cm 220cm 19th 130cm 150cm
20th - - 20th 210cm 150cm 20th 210cm 220cm 20th 120cm 150cm
21st - - 21st 220cm 150cm 21st 210cm 220cm 21st 120cm 150cm
22nd 40cm - 22nd 220cm 150cm 22nd 210cm 220cm 22nd 120cm 140cm
23rd 30cm 60cm 23rd 220cm 150cm 23rd 200cm 220cm 23rd 120cm 130cm
24th 30cm 60cm 24th 220cm 160cm 24th 190cm 220cm 24th 120cm 130cm
25th 30cm 60cm 25th 220cm 170cm 25th 190cm 220cm 25th 120cm 130cm
26th 30cm 60cm 26th 230cm 180cm 26th 180cm 220cm 26th 120cm 130cm
27th 25cm 60cm 27th 220cm 180cm 27th 170cm 220cm 27th 110cm 130cm
28th 80cm 90cm 28th 220cm 200cm 28th 170cm 220cm 28th 110cm 120cm
29th 90cm 140cm 29th 220cm 200cm 29th - - 29th 110cm 120cm
30th 120cm 140cm 30th 230cm 200cm 30th 30th 110cm 120cm
31st 130cm 150cm 31st 230cm 200cm 31st 31st 100cm 110cm

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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