Mikawa Onsen (Aga Town, Niigata)

Mikawa Onsen
(新潟県 阿賀町)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 8th March 2020
Official snow depth --- [updated on 19th January 2020]

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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 1st - 40cm
2nd - - 2nd 0cm 0cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 40cm
3rd - - 3rd 0cm 0cm 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 40cm
4th - - 4th - 20cm 4th - 60cm 4th - -
5th - - 5th 10cm 20cm 5th - 60cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 10cm 20cm 6th - 60cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 10cm 30cm 7th - 60cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 0cm 20cm 8th - 80cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 0cm 40cm 9th - 90cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 40cm 10th - 90cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 40cm 11th - 90cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 40cm 12th - 70cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 30cm 13th - 90cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 30cm 14th - 110cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 30cm 15th - 100cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 30cm 16th - 90cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 30cm 17th - 100cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 50cm 18th - 90cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 50cm 19th - 80cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 50cm 20th - 70cm 20th - -
21st 0cm - 21st - 50cm 21st - 50cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm - 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 60cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm - 23rd - 60cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - -
24th 0cm - 24th - 60cm 24th - 60cm 24th - -
25th 0cm - 25th - 70cm 25th - 50cm 25th - -
26th 0cm - 26th - 70cm 26th - 50cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 100cm 27th - 40cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 90cm 28th - 40cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 10cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - - 31st - 80cm 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

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 normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays, from 9:00am until 8:30pm on Saturdays and from 9:00am until 5:00pm on Sundays and national holidays.

Nighta is on Saturdays until the end of February.

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 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

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

About 30 minutes from Niigata Chuo IC
About 45 minutes from Aizu Wakamatsu IC

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

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1st January 2020
Happy New Year. The 'planned season' dates shown on the ski resort pages are planned opening dates - many ski hills around Japan have been experiencing delays.
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