Yunomaru is located in Tomi city in the eastern region of Nagano Prefecture, right close by the border with Gunma Prefecture. At a high elevation this region often enjoys good snow conditions. In fact, it boasts of being 'the closest powder snow ski resort to Tokyo'. There are slopes on either side of the main base area and car parks at Yunomaru, but the main area is on the eastern side. Yunomaru dates back to 1928 with the main development happening in the early 60's.
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.
There is no ski area shuttle bus service available.
A taxi from Shigeno Station or Tanaka Station takes about 30 minutes.
13.8km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.8km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (13.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 94
Yunomaru is about 14km (20-25 minutes) from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway. Head north from the Tomi area on Prefecture Road 94 up to the ski area.
From the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 81 and then soon left onto Prefecture Road, right again and then right once more until reaching the Mihari traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 94. Continue on this road until reaching Yunomaru.
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