Banshogahara is a small ski hill located in the south-west region of Ueda city in Nagano Prefecture.
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.
29.9km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
31.4km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 152 (15.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 62
Banshogahara is about 30km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit on the Joetsu Expressway and over 31km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit.
From close by Oya Station, take Route 152 south for just over 9m until reaching the turn off for Prefecture Road 62 on the right hand side. Turn right here and continue on this road for about 15.5km. The ski hill is a few hundred metres off this road on the left hand side.
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