Ikenotaira Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)

Ikenotaira Onsen
池の平温泉 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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Ikenotaira Onsen is located on the eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture, between the Akakura Kanko and Myoko Suginohara resort areas. It is not, however, lift or course connected with either. The resort features a wide main slope area as well as a few ungroomed tree run courses. Ikenotaira Onsen has been operating since 1950.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

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The Mountain

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Ikenotaira Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 190cm 180cm 1st 280cm 255cm 1st 195cm 255cm
2nd - - 2nd 200cm 200cm 2nd 280cm 255cm 2nd 190cm 250cm
3rd - - 3rd 200cm 220cm 3rd 270cm 250cm 3rd 190cm 250cm
4th - - 4th 200cm 240cm 4th 250cm 250cm 4th 180cm 250cm
5th - - 5th 190cm 240cm 5th 250cm 260cm 5th 175cm 240cm
6th - - 6th 200cm 240cm 6th 240cm 260cm 6th 175cm 235cm
7th - - 7th 200cm 240cm 7th 230cm 260cm 7th 170cm 235cm
8th - - 8th 200cm 240cm 8th 230cm 265cm 8th 180cm 235cm
9th - - 9th 260cm 225cm 9th 240cm 265cm 9th 180cm 225cm
10th - - 10th 260cm 225cm 10th 270cm 260cm 10th 180cm 230cm
11th - - 11th 210cm 225cm 11th 270cm 255cm 11th 170cm 230cm
12th - - 12th 200cm 215cm 12th 280cm 255cm 12th 165cm 230cm
13th - - 13th 190cm 215cm 13th 280cm 255cm 13th 165cm 230cm
14th - - 14th 180cm 235cm 14th 290cm 255cm 14th 185cm 230cm
15th 70cm - 15th 180cm 230cm 15th 290cm 255cm 15th 185cm 225cm
16th 80cm 70cm 16th 190cm 220cm 16th 290cm 255cm 16th 185cm 220cm
17th 70cm 80cm 17th 190cm 210cm 17th 290cm 255cm 17th 185cm 220cm
18th 80cm 80cm 18th 195cm 200cm 18th 280cm 275cm 18th 185cm 210cm
19th 80cm 90cm 19th 195cm 200cm 19th 270cm 275cm 19th 185cm 205cm
20th 80cm 90cm 20th 190cm 195cm 20th 250cm 275cm 20th 180cm 200cm
21st 70cm 90cm 21st 205cm 190cm 21st 240cm 275cm 21st 175cm 195cm
22nd 65cm 80cm 22nd 220cm 195cm 22nd 230cm 275cm 22nd 170cm 190cm
23rd 60cm 80cm 23rd 220cm 195cm 23rd 225cm 275cm 23rd 170cm 190cm
24th 75cm 75cm 24th 230cm 205cm 24th 225cm 270cm 24th 170cm 190cm
25th 75cm 70cm 25th 230cm 215cm 25th 220cm 270cm 25th 170cm 185cm
26th 70cm 75cm 26th 240cm 230cm 26th 210cm 270cm 26th 170cm 180cm
27th 70cm 105cm 27th 250cm 230cm 27th 205cm 265cm 27th 170cm 175cm
28th 110cm 135cm 28th 250cm 230cm 28th 200cm 260cm 28th 160cm 170cm
29th 150cm 165cm 29th 260cm 230cm 29th - - 29th 160cm 165cm
30th 170cm 180cm 30th 260cm 260cm 30th 30th 160cm 160cm
31st 190cm 180cm 31st 260cm 260cm 31st 31st 150cm 155cm

Previous Statistics

Ikenotaira Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ikenotaira Onsen. For more information on companies offering lessons in English in Myoko, please check our current 'Lessons in English' page
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 'Kids Garden' is located at the base of the resort - it is open on weekends and holidays and entry is free. 
Park Information
Park information
Ikenotaira Park is found on the lower part of the Kayaba course. 

Ikenotaira Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ikenotaira Onsen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Ikenotaira Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
2 Days 7,000 yen 4,200 yen 5,600 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 3,000 yen 1,800 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 30,000 yen 12,000 yen 24,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 22,000 yen
Half Season (from 1st Feb) 20,000 yen 8,000 yen 16,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Family Tickets:

A (1 adult + 1 child) = 4,900 yen
B (1 adult + 2 children) = 6,400 yen
C (2 adults + 1 child) = 7,700 yen
D (1 adults + 2 children) = 9,200 yen

Children's Day is 16th December 2018, 20th January, 17th February and 17th March 2019

Getting to Ikenotaira Onsen

By public transport
29.1km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.4km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Ikenotaira Onsen is just over 4km from Myoko Kogen Station which is on the Kita Shinano Line and Myoko Haneuma Line local train lines. Both of these train lines begin/end at Myoko Kogen Station.

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A ride from Myoko Kogen Station to Ikenotaira Onsen takes about 15 minutes.

The Mt Myoko Shuttle bus operates from Akakura Onsen and stops at the Akakura Kanko (3 minutes), Ikenotaira Onsen (13 minutes) and Myoko Suginohara (24 minutes) ski resorts.

The bus leaves Akakura Onsen at the following times: 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:12pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm. (At 2:00pm, the bus leaves Myoko Bus Terminal on the way to Akakura Onsen).

This service costs 500 yen for a one-way ticket.
By Car
2.7km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
9km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
14.6km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (2.4km away)
Ikenotaira Onsen is less than 3km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.

At the Myoko Kogen IC exit traffic lights, go straight ahead at the and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 187 at the Ikenotaira Igiguchi traffic lights less than 200m further on.
Go under the expressway bridge and continue on this road for about 2.5km until reaching the base of the resort. Turn right for the main resort car park.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
Car parking for 1,200 vehicles is available close to the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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