Seki Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)

Seki Onsen
関温泉 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Friday 21st December 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019
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Seki Onsen is a small ski hill on the north eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. Seki Onsen is well-known for often receiving some of the largest amounts of snowfall in Japan. It has been operating since 1917... so 18-19 is the 102nd season!

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

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Seki Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 220cm 220cm 1st 430cm 400cm 1st 490cm 450cm
2nd - - 2nd 230cm 250cm 2nd 430cm 400cm 2nd 490cm 450cm
3rd - - 3rd 240cm 280cm 3rd 430cm 400cm 3rd 490cm 450cm
4th - - 4th 240cm 280cm 4th 430cm 400cm 4th 490cm 450cm
5th - - 5th 240cm 290cm 5th 420cm 400cm 5th 490cm 430cm
6th - - 6th 250cm 290cm 6th 420cm 420cm 6th 490cm 430cm
7th - - 7th 250cm 290cm 7th 410cm 420cm 7th 490cm 430cm
8th - - 8th 250cm 290cm 8th 430cm 430cm 8th 480cm 400cm
9th - - 9th 300cm 290cm 9th 430cm 430cm 9th 490cm 400cm
10th - - 10th 300cm 290cm 10th 450cm 430cm 10th 470cm 400cm
11th - - 11th 300cm 290cm 11th 450cm 430cm 11th 470cm 400cm
12th - - 12th 300cm 290cm 12th 470cm 430cm 12th 470cm 400cm
13th - - 13th 300cm 290cm 13th 470cm 430cm 13th 470cm 400cm
14th - - 14th 300cm 330cm 14th 490cm 430cm 14th 460cm 400cm
15th 120cm - 15th 300cm 330cm 15th 490cm 430cm 15th 450cm 400cm
16th 120cm - 16th 300cm 330cm 16th 490cm 430cm 16th 450cm 400cm
17th - - 17th 300cm 330cm 17th 490cm 430cm 17th 450cm 400cm
18th - - 18th 300cm 330cm 18th 490cm 450cm 18th 450cm 400cm
19th - - 19th 300cm 330cm 19th 490cm 450cm 19th 450cm 400cm
20th 120cm - 20th 320cm 330cm 20th 490cm 450cm 20th 450cm 350cm
21st 120cm - 21st 350cm 330cm 21st 490cm 450cm 21st 450cm 350cm
22nd 120cm 150cm 22nd 350cm 330cm 22nd 490cm 450cm 22nd 450cm 350cm
23rd 120cm 150cm 23rd 350cm 350cm 23rd 490cm 450cm 23rd 450cm 350cm
24th 120cm 150cm 24th 370cm 340cm 24th 490cm 450cm 24th 450cm 350cm
25th 120cm 150cm 25th 370cm 350cm 25th 490cm 450cm 25th 450cm 330cm
26th 120cm 150cm 26th 370cm 370cm 26th 490cm 450cm 26th 450cm 330cm
27th 120cm 180cm 27th 400cm 380cm 27th 490cm 450cm 27th 450cm 320cm
28th 150cm 210cm 28th 400cm 380cm 28th 490cm 450cm 28th 430cm 310cm
29th 150cm 210cm 29th 400cm 380cm 29th - - 29th 430cm 310cm
30th 180cm 220cm 30th 420cm 400cm 30th 30th 420cm 300cm
31st 220cm 220cm 31st 420cm 400cm 31st 31st 400cm 300cm

Previous Statistics

Seki Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and telemark lessons are available at Seki Onsen.
Backcountry tours are also available. 
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
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
The main park area is by the main course and amongst other things features a half pipe (usually from spring). 

Seki Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Seki Onsen is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm every day.

There is nighta at Seki Onsen but on irregular dates.

Seki Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,800 yen
Morning (12pm-closing) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Voucher 500 yen 200 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information There are no special 'Senior' rates at Seki Onsen.

Children aged up to 12 years are eligible for the 'Child' tickets.

Up to 100 season passes are available.

Getting to Seki Onsen

By public transport
25km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
6.9km from Sekiyama Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
11.4km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Seki Onsen is just under 7km from Sekiyama Station on the Myoko Haneuma Line train line. Myoko Kogen Station is 11.4km from Seki Onsen.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A bus service is available from Sekiyama Station to Seki Onsen. The journey takes about 15 minutes and costs 480 yen. A taxi journey from the station usually costs around 2300 yen.
By Car
10.6km from the Nakago IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
11.5km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.9km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (6.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 39
Seki Onsen can be found just off Prefecture Road 39 in the central southern region of Myoko city, to the north of the Myoko Kogen and Akakura Onsen areas.

The nearest exits of the Joshinetsu Expressway are Nakago IC (approaching from the north) and Myoko Kogen IC (approaching from the south).

From the Myoko Kogen IC exit turn left at the traffic lights onto Route 18 and head north for about 5.6km. At the Sakaguchi Kita traffic lights turn left and follow the road up to Seki Onsen which is on the right hand side of the road.

From the Nakago IC exit turn right onto Route 18 and head south for 4.6km. At the Seki-Tsubame Iriguchi traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 39 and follow the road up to Seki Onsen which is on the right hand side of the road.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There are two car parks available near the base of Seki Onsen. Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen on Saturdays and Sundays on Number 1 car park. Parking is free on all days on the Number 2 car park.

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