Matsunoyama Onsen (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Matsunoyama Onsen
(新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until late March 2020
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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.

The Mountain

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Matsunoyama Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 170cm 1st 70cm 300cm 1st 90cm 240cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 180cm 2nd 80cm 310cm 2nd 80cm 240cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 240cm 3rd 70cm 280cm 3rd 70cm 230cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 220cm 4th 80cm 270cm 4th 70cm 230cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 200cm 5th 70cm 260cm 5th 70cm 230cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 210cm 6th 140cm 250cm 6th 90cm 220cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 220cm 7th 130cm 250cm 7th 90cm 220cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 220cm 8th 120cm 260cm 8th 80cm 230cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 240cm 9th 160cm 290cm 9th 80cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 230cm 10th 160cm 300cm 10th 70cm 220cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 220cm 11th 170cm 310cm 11th 60cm 210cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 210cm 12th 160cm 310cm 12th 70cm 200cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 200cm 13th 130cm 320cm 13th 60cm 200cm
14th - - 14th 40cm 190cm 14th 110cm 330cm 14th 50cm 220cm
15th - - 15th 40cm 190cm 15th 100cm 320cm 15th 60cm 210cm
16th - - 16th 50cm 210cm 16th 90cm 300cm 16th 50cm 200cm
17th - - 17th 40cm 210cm 17th 80cm 330cm 17th 60cm 200cm
18th - - 18th 40cm 220cm 18th 100cm 320cm 18th 50cm 200cm
19th - - 19th 50cm 240cm 19th 130cm 300cm 19th 40cm 200cm
20th - - 20th 40cm 230cm 20th 120cm 290cm 20th 30cm 190cm
21st 0cm - 21st 50cm 260cm 21st 110cm 280cm 21st 30cm 180cm
22nd 0cm 30cm 22nd 70cm 290cm 22nd 100cm 270cm 22nd - 170cm
23rd 0cm 30cm 23rd 60cm 270cm 23rd 90cm 270cm 23rd - 170cm
24th 0cm 30cm 24th 50cm 290cm 24th 90cm 260cm 24th - 170cm
25th 0cm 40cm 25th 50cm 290cm 25th 80cm 260cm 25th - 180cm
26th - 30cm 26th 50cm 290cm 26th 80cm 250cm 26th - 170cm
27th - 30cm 27th 40cm 300cm 27th 100cm 250cm 27th - 160cm
28th 16cm 90cm 28th 40cm 290cm 28th 110cm 240cm 28th - 160cm
29th 20cm 110cm 29th 30cm 310cm 29th 100cm - 29th - 150cm
30th 15cm 140cm 30th 30cm 300cm 30th 30th - 150cm
31st 10cm 150cm 31st 40cm 290cm 31st 31st - 140cm

Previous Statistics

Matsunoyama Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Matsunoyama Onsen. 
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 is a 'Chibbiko' area for young children at the base area. 
Park Information
Park information

Matsunoyama 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 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Matsunoyama Onsen is normally open from 9:30am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Matsunoyama Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:45pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon (No 1 lift) 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
1 Lift Coupon (No 2 lift) 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Note that the lift coupon for the shorter Number 1 lift is cheaper than the lift coupon for the longer Number 2 lift.

A weekday pack is available for 3,000 yen. It includes a 1,000 yen lunch voucher and entry into onsen hot spring facility as well as a one day ticket.

Children's Day is 9th, 23rd February and 15th March 2020 when the child ticket is 0 yen.

Getting to Matsunoyama Onsen

By public transport
40.6km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
11.5km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku Line
26.7km from Tokamachi Station on the Iiyama Line
Transport Information
Matsunoyama Onsen is less than 12km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku line.

>> More information on Hokuhoku train line
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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway

About 3 hours from Nerima IC
About 2 hours from Niigata Nishi IC
About 5 hours from Maibara IC
There is parking for about 220 vehicles at the base of Matsunoyama Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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