Budoh is located in the northern region of Niigata Prefecture, close to the border with Yamagata Prefecture. It is just over 20km to the north of central Murakami city. Budoh leaves the top course under the Number 2 pair lift ungroomed.
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.
A local bus service from Murakami Station stops at Budoh. The journey takes about 45 minutes.
13.9km from the Asahi Mahoroba IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
32km from the Atsumi Onsen IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
58.1km from the Tsuruoka IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 7 (0.1km away)
Budoh is about 14km from the Asahi Mahoroba IC exit of the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway.
From the Asahi Mahoroba IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 208 and at the traffic lights after 250m turn right onto Route 7. Follow Route 7 north towards Tsuruoka until reaching Budoh. The ski hill is on the left hand side just off the main road.
There is parking available close to the base of Budoh. The main Number 1 car park holds about 400 vehicles and there is a smaller central car park that holds about 20 cars. Parking is free every day of the season.
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