Wakabuna Kogen (Sekikawa Village, Niigata)

Wakabuna Kogen
わかぶな高原
(新潟県 関川村)
Planned season: Closed for 2020-2021
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Wakabuna Kogen is located in Sekikawa village in the north-eastern region of Niigata Prefecture, close to the border with Yamagata Prefecture. It has been operating since 1987.

Wakabuna Kogen was not able to open at all during the 2019-2020 season due to a lack of snowfall. Unfortunately it will not be opening during the 2020-2021 winter season.

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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Wakabuna Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

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Wakabuna Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Wakabuna Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays
Weekdays
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
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Wakabuna Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day (until 4pm) 4,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Morning (open-10am) 2,800 yen
Morning (10am-12pm) 1,800 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 2,800 yen
Afternoon (2pm-4pm) 1,500 yen
Mid (10am-2pm) 2,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 250 yen
10 Lift Coupon 3,800 yen 2,300 yen
Season Ticket (all) 35,000 yen 18,000 yen 30,000 yen
Season (weekends & holidays) 23,000 yen
Season (weekdays) 20,000 yen

Getting to Wakabuna Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
69.1km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
2.8km from Echigo Katakai Station on the Yonesaka line
20.2km from Sakamachi Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Wakabuna Kogen is less than 3km from the small Echigo Katakai Station on the Yonesaka line.

Echigo Shimoseki station is further away (approx. 9km) but larger and easier to get a taxi from.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
By Car
Car
23.2km from the Arakawa Tainai IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
26.3km from the Murakami Senami Onsen IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
33.1km from the Nakajo IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 113 (2.2km away)
Direction
Direction
Wakabuna Kogen is about 23km from the Arakawa Tainai IC exit on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway.

From the IC exit head in an easterly direction on Route 113. Wakabuna Kogen is just over 2km off Route 113 on the right hand side.

>> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway

About 1 hour from Niigata city.
Parking
Parking

More Information

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Address
Address
Numa 132-2
Sekikawa-mura
Iwafune-gun
Niigata-ken
959-3225
Telephone
Telephone
0254-64-0330
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