Togari Onsen (Iiyama City, Nagano)

Togari Onsen
(長野県 飯山市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
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Togari Onsen is located on the south-eastern slopes of Hotokegamine in Iiyama city, in north-eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. Togari Onsen has two bases each with car parks and base facilities. The two base - Pegasus and Orion - are connected in the lower areas of the resort, and the upper areas are also connected with skiable courses. For the 2016-2017 season a few new tree run courses are available. Togari Onsen is located to the west of Nozawa Onsen, on the opposite side of the river and Route 117. It is less busy than Nozawa Onsen and increasingly a place to visit on a day away from the more famous neighbour.

Two new tree run courses made their debut at Togari Onsen a few seasons ago and last year (2018-2019 season) a new snow bike / snow strider park area where you can ride fat bikes on the snow was introduced.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

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Togari Onsen Course Map

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Togari Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 125cm 1st 100cm 250cm 1st 130cm 230cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 130cm 2nd 130cm 260cm 2nd 120cm 230cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 140cm 3rd 120cm 260cm 3rd 110cm 220cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 140cm 4th 130cm 250cm 4th 100cm 220cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 145cm 5th 130cm 250cm 5th 100cm 210cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 150cm 6th 120cm 240cm 6th 110cm 210cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 155cm 7th 155cm 240cm 7th 110cm 210cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 155cm 8th 160cm 240cm 8th 110cm 220cm
9th - - 9th 75cm 180cm 9th 180cm 250cm 9th 100cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 75cm 180cm 10th 185cm 260cm 10th 100cm 215cm
11th - - 11th 75cm 180cm 11th 190cm 260cm 11th 90cm 210cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 180cm 12th 190cm 260cm 12th 90cm 200cm
13th - - 13th 65cm 180cm 13th 185cm 260cm 13th 80cm 190cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 180cm 14th 180cm 270cm 14th 80cm 200cm
15th - - 15th 60cm 180cm 15th 150cm 270cm 15th 80cm 200cm
16th - - 16th 60cm 180cm 16th 150cm 270cm 16th 80cm 200cm
17th - - 17th 80cm 185cm 17th 120cm 270cm 17th 90cm 190cm
18th - - 18th 80cm 190cm 18th 130cm 270cm 18th 90cm 190cm
19th - - 19th 80cm 195cm 19th 130cm 270cm 19th 90cm 185cm
20th - - 20th 80cm 195cm 20th 125cm 260cm 20th 80cm 185cm
21st - - 21st 90cm 200cm 21st 120cm 250cm 21st 80cm 180cm
22nd - 40cm 22nd 90cm 210cm 22nd 120cm 240cm 22nd 70cm 180cm
23rd - 40cm 23rd 100cm 210cm 23rd 115cm 240cm 23rd - 160cm
24th 0cm 60cm 24th 100cm 210cm 24th 115cm 240cm 24th - 160cm
25th 10cm 60cm 25th 90cm 220cm 25th 105cm 240cm 25th - 160cm
26th - 60cm 26th 85cm 240cm 26th 100cm 230cm 26th - 150cm
27th - 65cm 27th 85cm 250cm 27th 110cm 230cm 27th - 150cm
28th 50cm 90cm 28th 80cm 250cm 28th 120cm 230cm 28th - 130cm
29th 50cm 95cm 29th 80cm 245cm 29th 140cm - 29th - 130cm
30th 50cm 100cm 30th 70cm 245cm 30th 30th - 120cm
31st 45cm 120cm 31st 80cm 245cm 31st 31st - 100cm

Previous Statistics

Togari Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Togari 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
There are two 'Kids Park' areas - at the base of both the Orion and Pegasus areas. Entry to both is free.

An indoor 'Kids Room' is also available at the base of Pegasus area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a beginners park area at Togari Onsen as well as a Free Run Park and mogul course.

The 'Snow Bike & Snow Strider Park' was introduced for the 2018-2019 season and offers fun with fat bikes and snow striders on the snow. 

Togari Onsen 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 4:50pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Togari Onsen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:50pm in the daytime. (It is open until 4:30pm from 22nd December 2018 until 31st March 2019).

Nighta is from 5:50pm until 8:00pm in the Pegasus and Orion areas, on the following dates:

- 30th December 2019 until 2nd January 2020
- 11th and 12th January 2020
- 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th February 2020

On other days if you would like to have night skiing all by yourself, you can rent it out for 60,000 yen. Available for groups of 2 or more people. Reservations in advance are required.

Togari Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 1,500 yen 2,800 yen 3,800 yen
2 Days 7,500 yen 2,500 yen 4,300 yen 6,600 yen
3 Days 9,900 yen 3,500 yen 5,500 yen 8,000 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (12:30pm-4:50pm) 3,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (5:40pm-8pm) 1,800 yen 800 yen 1,300 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 15,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season lift tickets

Children under Elementary School age can ride the lifts for free.

A one-day ticket on the following dates costs 1,000 yen:
26th, 27th December 2019
9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th,31st January 202
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th February 2020

A one-day ticket on the following dates costs 2,000 yen:
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February 2020

Private nighta where you can have it just to yourself are available for 60,000 yen. Reservations in advance are required. Available on days when there is no official nighta operations.

Getting to Togari Onsen

By public transport
11.8km from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
2.5km from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station on the Iiyama Line
49.1km from Tokamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Togari Onsen is just a few kilometres from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station on the Iiyama line.

Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is less than 12km away.

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A taxi from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station takes about 5 minutes.

A bus service from Iiyama Station is available with 12 buses from the station each day in the peak season. The journey from Iiyama Station takes about 30 minutes.
By Car
17.9km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
34.6km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
56.8km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 117 (2.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 409
Togari Onsen is about 18km from the Toyota Iiyama IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway.

From the Toyota Iiyama IC exit, turn right onto Route 117 and head towards Nozawa Onsen. Continue on Route 117 for about 16km and then turn left to follow the signs to Togari Onsen.

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About 25 minutes from Toyota Iiyama IC.
About 70 minutes from Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC.
There is parking for 1000 vehicles close to the base of Togari Onsen. Parking is free for day trips.

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