Mikawa Onsen (Aga Town, Niigata)

Mikawa Onsen
三川温泉 (新潟県 阿賀町)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 10th March 2019
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Mikawa Onsen is a small ski hill located in Aga town to the east of Niigata city in Niigata Prefecture. It is one of the closest resorts to Niigata city and so convenient for people based in that region. The 2018-2019 season marked the 36th anniversary for Mikawa Onsen.

Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. There are over 50 ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture, ranging from small one-lift hills to some of the most well-known and popular ski resorts in Japan. While they are dotted around the mountains of the prefecture, most are concentrated in the southern regions - in particular the Yuzawa town and Minamiuonuma city area in the Chuetsu region and Myoko city in the Joetsu region.

The Mountain

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Mikawa Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 0cm - 1st 80cm 140cm 1st 40cm 140cm
2nd - - 2nd 0cm 30cm 2nd 100cm 130cm 2nd 40cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 0cm 40cm 3rd 90cm 130cm 3rd 40cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 20cm 50cm 4th 60cm 140cm 4th - 130cm
5th - - 5th 20cm 65cm 5th 60cm 140cm 5th - 120cm
6th - - 6th 20cm 55cm 6th 60cm 160cm 6th - 110cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 50cm 7th 60cm 200cm 7th - 110cm
8th - - 8th 20cm 50cm 8th 80cm 200cm 8th - 110cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 40cm 9th 90cm 200cm 9th - 100cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 30cm 10th 90cm 190cm 10th - 100cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 130cm 11th 90cm 170cm 11th - 90cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 150cm 12th 70cm 170cm 12th - 90cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 140cm 13th 90cm 180cm 13th - 90cm
14th - - 14th 30cm 150cm 14th 110cm 200cm 14th - 80cm
15th - - 15th 30cm 140cm 15th 100cm 170cm 15th - 80cm
16th - - 16th 30cm 125cm 16th 90cm 160cm 16th - 70cm
17th - - 17th 30cm 110cm 17th 100cm 160cm 17th - 70cm
18th - - 18th 50cm 100cm 18th 90cm 160cm 18th - 70cm
19th - - 19th 50cm 90cm 19th 80cm 160cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 50cm 90cm 20th 70cm 160cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 50cm 90cm 21st 50cm 170cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 70cm 90cm 22nd 60cm 170cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 60cm 100cm 23rd 60cm 170cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 60cm 120cm 24th 60cm 160cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 70cm 120cm 25th 50cm 160cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 70cm 120cm 26th 50cm 160cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 100cm 120cm 27th 40cm 150cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 90cm 120cm 28th 40cm 150cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th 90cm 120cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 10cm - 30th 90cm 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st - - 31st 80cm 150cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Mikawa Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Mikawa 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 'Chibbiko Hiroba' is a kids area at the base of the ski hill and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Mikawa Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Mikawa Onsen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 9:00am until 9:00pm on Saturdays.

On Sundays and holidays it is open from 9:00am until 6:00pm.

Mikawa Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
50 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 15,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

On weekdays, a 500 yen lunch voucher is included with the purchase of a 1 Day ticket.

Children's Day is 20th January and 17th February 2019, when children can ride the lifts for free.

Ladies Day is every Tuesday (not 1st January 2019), when women can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Mikawa Onsen

By public transport
44.6km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
3km from Mikawa Station on the Banetsu Sai line
44.6km from Niigata Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Mikawa Onsen is 3km from Mikawa Station on the Banetsu Saisen.

>> More information on the Banetsu Saisen train line
More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.

A taxi from the station takes about 5 minutes and usually costs about 1,200 yen.
By Car
7.4km from the Mikawa IC on the Banetsu Expressway
11.3km from the Tsugawa IC on the Banetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 49 (2.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 14
Mikawa Onsen is about 7.5km from the Mikawa IC exit on the Banetsu Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 587 and then either left or right onto Route 49. Please refer to the map for the choice of roads going up to the ski hill.

>> More information on Banetsu Expressway

Parking is available at the base of Mikawa Onsen. It is free every day of the season.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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