Manza Onsen is located deep in the mountains in the western region of Gunma Prefecture. The onsen hot springs close-by are very popular throughout the year. Geographically, Manza Onsen is close to the southern part of Shiga Kogen and also the Kusatsu Onsen resort, but it is not actually connected to those resort areas and in winter the road connecting them is also closed. This means that Manza Onsen can only be reached from the south using the Manza Highway toll road during the ski season.
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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Manza Onsen.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Manza Snow Field' area near base features a kids sledding course, a tubing course and area for beginners to practice. Entry is 1,200 yen for children of elementary school age and over, and 500 yen for infants and accompanying adults. Open on weekends and holidays between 26th December 2020 and 28th March 2021; 9:00am until 4:00pm.
Manza Onsen Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Early December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Manza Onsen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and until 5:00pm on Saturdays and holidays.
Night skiing is from 5:30pm until 8:00pm on the following dates:
- 9th January 2021 - 10th January 2021 - 6th February 2021 - 13th February 2021 - 20th February 2021
Manza Onsen Lift Ticket Charges
Junior & Senior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-5pm)
2 Days (8:30am-5pm)
1 Lift Coupon
2020-2021 Season lift tickets
Children up to elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.
The 1 Day and 2 Day tickets do not include nighta.
Most lift tickets are slightly more expensive over the New Year period.
Getting to Manza Onsen
By public transport
52.5km from Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
22.3km from Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the Agatsuma line
33.8km from Naganohara Kusatsuguchi Station on the Agatsuma line
Manzo Onsen is just over 22km from Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the Agatsuma line and about 52.5km from Karuizawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.
A bus service is available from Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the Agatsuma line and the journey takes about 45-50 minutes. A taxi takes about 35 minutes.
57.2km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
62.9km from the Usui Karuizawa IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
76.4km from the Shibukawa Ikaho IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 144 (22.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 466
Manza Onsen is located in the western region of Gunma Prefecture.
The Kanetsu Expressway runs to the east and the Joshinetsu Expressway to the south and so Manza Onsen can be reached from both.
The resort is located at the northern point of the Manza Highway toll road (charges apply)
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