Seki Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)

Seki Onsen
関温泉
(新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until early May 2021
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Seki Onsen is a small ski area 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 and popular with people who love deep conditions. There has been skiing here since 1917... so 20-21 is the 104th 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

1210m
310m
900m
38"
4
1500m
2
30%
50%
20%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Seki Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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1st - - 1st - 330cm 1st - 420cm 1st - 470cm
2nd - - 2nd - 360cm 2nd - 420cm 2nd - 470cm
3rd - - 3rd - 380cm 3rd - 420cm 3rd - 450cm
4th - - 4th - 380cm 4th - 420cm 4th - 450cm
5th - - 5th - 380cm 5th - 420cm 5th - 450cm
6th - - 6th - 380cm 6th - 420cm 6th - 450cm
7th - - 7th - 380cm 7th - 420cm 7th - 450cm
8th - - 8th - 380cm 8th - 420cm 8th - 450cm
9th - - 9th - 400cm 9th - 460cm 9th - 450cm
10th - - 10th - 400cm 10th - 460cm 10th - 450cm
11th - - 11th - 420cm 11th - 460cm 11th - 430cm
12th - - 12th - 420cm 12th - 460cm 12th - 430cm
13th - - 13th - 420cm 13th - 460cm 13th - 430cm
14th - - 14th - 420cm 14th - 460cm 14th - 430cm
15th - - 15th - 420cm 15th - 460cm 15th - 430cm
16th - - 16th - 420cm 16th - 460cm 16th - 390cm
17th - - 17th - 420cm 17th - 460cm 17th - 390cm
18th - - 18th - 420cm 18th - 460cm 18th - 390cm
19th - 230cm 19th - 420cm 19th - 460cm 19th - 390cm
20th - 270cm 20th - 420cm 20th - 460cm 20th - 390cm
21st - 270cm 21st - 420cm 21st - 460cm 21st - 370cm
22nd - 270cm 22nd - 420cm 22nd - 460cm 22nd - 370cm
23rd - 270cm 23rd - 420cm 23rd - 460cm 23rd - 370cm
24th - 270cm 24th - 420cm 24th - 470cm 24th - 370cm
25th - 280cm 25th - 420cm 25th - 470cm 25th - 370cm
26th - 280cm 26th - 420cm 26th - 470cm 26th - 360cm
27th - 280cm 27th - 420cm 27th - 470cm 27th - 360cm
28th - 280cm 28th - 420cm 28th - 470cm 28th - 330cm
29th - 280cm 29th - 420cm 29th - - 29th - 300cm
30th - 280cm 30th - 420cm 30th 30th - 300cm
31st - 300cm 31st - 420cm 31st 31st - 300cm

Previous Statistics

Seki Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and telemark lessons are available at Seki Onsen.
Backcountry tours are also available. 
Rental
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
 
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Seki Onsen is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm every day.

Seki Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 3,800 yen 2,800 yen
Morning (12pm-closing) 3,000 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
Train
Train
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
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
bus
Bus
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
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
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.

More Information

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Address
Address
Sekiyama Seki Onsen
Myoko-shi
Niigata-ken
949-2235
Telephone
Telephone
0255-86-2370
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