Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake is located on the north-western foothills of Mt Yokoo in Kawakami village in the eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is known for fine views of Yatsugatake and has been open since 1989. The resort itself boasts of '85% chance of fine weather' during the season - lots of clear days. The one day ticket and season ticket is also valid at Koumi Riekkusu Ski Valley resort, about 30 minutes away.
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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Park' features a number of attractions for young children including a moving walkway, a sledging area and an area to play in the snow. Entry is 500 yen, or free with a half day or day lift ticket.
There are a number of park areas at Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake including 'JoyJoy Park' and 'Wanpaku'.
Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake is generally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.
On Saturdays between 5th January and 16th March 2018, it is open until 7:00pm for what it calls 'short nighta'. Nighta also open from 29th December 2018 until 3rd January 2019, 13th January and 10th February 2019.
Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake Lift Ticket Charges
Pre-Elementary Scool age
Elementary & Junior High School age
Master 50-59 years
1 Day (weekends & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
Half Day (weekends & holidays)
Half Day (weekdays)
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
Short Nighta (4pm-7pm)
People aged 60 years and over are eligible for special 'Senior' tickets (same charge as Pre-elementary school age).
A number of special family lift tickets are available:
Family A set ticket (1 adult and 1 child) - 5,000 yen on holidays and 4,000 yen on weekdays. Family B set ticket (2 adults and 1 child) - 8,000 yen on holidays and 6,500 yen on weekdays. Family C set ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - 10,000 yen on holidays and 8,000 yen on weekdays. Additional children charged 2000 yen on holidays and 1,500 yen on weekdays.
Ladies Day is every weekday (except when they are over New Year and holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 2,500 yen.
Couples Day is every weekday (except when they are over New Year and holidays). On those days a 1 day ticket for one man and one woman is 5,000 yen.
Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for elementary and junior high school age children is 1,500 yen.
No shuttle bus service from local stations is available. Some tour buses go to the resort.
A taxi from Nobeyama Station takes about 5 minutes.
20.4km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway
25.9km from the Suwa Minami IC on the Chuo Expressway
42.8km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 141 (4km away)
Chateraise Resort Yatsugatake can be reached easily from the Joshinetsu Expressway and Chubu Odan Expressway to the north and from the Chuo Expressway from the south.
From the Nagasaka IC of the Chuo Expressway turn left onto Prefecture Road 32 and after about 500m turn left again onto Prefecture Road 28. After about 12km turn left onto Route 141 and then just over 3km later turn right at the sign to head up to the resort.
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