Manza Onsen (Tsumagoi Village, Gunma)

Manza Onsen
(群馬県 嬬恋村)
Planned season: Saturday 7th December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
Official snow depth 150cm (0cm) [updated on 26th February 2020]

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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.

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The Mountain

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Manza Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 70cm 1st 100cm 170cm 1st - 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 70cm 2nd 100cm 170cm 2nd - 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 70cm 3rd 100cm 170cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 70cm 4th 100cm 170cm 4th - 160cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 70cm 5th 100cm 170cm 5th - 170cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 70cm 6th 100cm 170cm 6th - 170cm
7th 30cm 0cm 7th 50cm 70cm 7th 120cm 170cm 7th - 170cm
8th 30cm 0cm 8th 50cm 70cm 8th 120cm 170cm 8th - 170cm
9th 30cm 0cm 9th 50cm 70cm 9th 150cm 170cm 9th - 170cm
10th 30cm 0cm 10th 50cm 80cm 10th 160cm 170cm 10th - 170cm
11th 30cm - 11th 50cm 80cm 11th 170cm 170cm 11th - 180cm
12th 30cm - 12th 50cm 80cm 12th 170cm 170cm 12th - 180cm
13th 30cm 20cm 13th 50cm 90cm 13th 170cm 170cm 13th - 180cm
14th 30cm 20cm 14th 50cm 90cm 14th 170cm 170cm 14th - 180cm
15th 30cm 30cm 15th 50cm 90cm 15th 160cm 170cm 15th - 180cm
16th 30cm 30cm 16th 50cm 90cm 16th 160cm 170cm 16th - 180cm
17th 30cm 30cm 17th 50cm 100cm 17th 150cm 170cm 17th - 180cm
18th 30cm 30cm 18th 50cm 100cm 18th 150cm 170cm 18th - 180cm
19th 30cm 30cm 19th 50cm 100cm 19th 150cm 170cm 19th - 180cm
20th 30cm 30cm 20th 50cm 100cm 20th 150cm 170cm 20th - 180cm
21st 30cm 30cm 21st 50cm 120cm 21st 150cm 170cm 21st - 160cm
22nd 30cm 30cm 22nd 60cm 120cm 22nd 150cm 170cm 22nd - 160cm
23rd 30cm 30cm 23rd 60cm 130cm 23rd 150cm 170cm 23rd - 160cm
24th 35cm 40cm 24th 60cm 130cm 24th 150cm 170cm 24th - 160cm
25th 35cm 40cm 25th 60cm 130cm 25th 150cm 170cm 25th - 160cm
26th 35cm 40cm 26th 60cm 130cm 26th 150cm 170cm 26th - 160cm
27th 35cm 40cm 27th 60cm 150cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 150cm
28th 50cm 40cm 28th 70cm 160cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 160cm
29th 50cm 50cm 29th 80cm 160cm 29th - - 29th - 160cm
30th 50cm 50cm 30th 80cm 160cm 30th 30th - 160cm
31st 50cm 50cm 31st 80cm 170cm 31st 31st - 160cm

Previous Statistics

Manza Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Manza Onsen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Manza Snow Field' near base features a kids sledging 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 9:00am until 4:00pm from 21st December 2019 until 31st March 2020. 
Park Information
Park information

Manza Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Manza Onsen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and until 5:00pm on Saturdays and holidays.

Nighta is from 5:30pm until 8:00pm on the following dates:

- 28th December 2019 until 4th January 2020
- 11th-12th January 2020
- 8th-9th, 22nd-23rd February 2020

Manza Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior & Senior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-5pm) 4,700 yen 4,700 yen 4,200 yen
2 Days (8:30am-5pm) 8,200 yen 8,200 yen 7,200 yen
4 Hours 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 3,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Nighta (5:30pm-8pm) 1,900 yen 1,900 yen 1,900 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 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
Transport Information
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.

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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.
By Car
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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>> More information on Joshinetsu Expressway

About 80 minutes from Usui Karuizawa IC
About 70 minutes from Ueda Sugadaira IC
About 110 minutes from Shibukawa Ikaho IC
There is parking for about 400 vehicles close to the base of Manza Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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