Matsunoyama Onsen is located in Tokamachi city in Niigata Prefecture. It is about 1km to the south of the popular Matsunoyama Onsen hot spring town area in a fairly secluded region. It is often not busy at all, but this region is known for (usually) enjoying very heavy snowfall.
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.
35.7km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
41.2km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
44.8km from the Joetsu IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 405 (0.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 80
Matsunoyama Onsen is located by the side of Route 405 in Tokamachi region of Niigata Prefecture.
The nearest exit on the Kanetsu Expressway is Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC, about 36km away.
After exiting the toll booth at Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC, turn right and continue for 1km until reaching Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17 towards Yuzawa and after about 650m turn right onto Route 353. Continue on Route 353 for about 18km until reaching the Route 117 traffic light junction. Turn left onto Route 117 (Nozawa Onsen is on the main signpost). After about 1.5km turn right onto Prefecture Road 49 and follow the signs towards Matsunoyama using Route 353. After about 10.5km, at the Matsunoyama traffic lights, turn left onto Prefecture Road 80. Matsunoyama Onsen is less than 5km further along this road.
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