Matsunoyama Onsen (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Matsunoyama Onsen
松之山温泉 (新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until early April 2018
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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 - 150cm 1st - 270cm 1st - 270cm
2nd - - 2nd - 180cm 2nd - 260cm 2nd - 280cm
3rd - - 3rd - 190cm 3rd - 250cm 3rd - 280cm
4th - - 4th - 200cm 4th - 240cm 4th - 260cm
5th - - 5th - 210cm 5th - 270cm 5th - 250cm
6th - - 6th - 200cm 6th - 270cm 6th - 250cm
7th - - 7th - 220cm 7th - 260cm 7th - 250cm
8th - - 8th - 210cm 8th - 270cm 8th - 240cm
9th - - 9th - 180cm 9th - 270cm 9th - 230cm
10th - - 10th - 170cm 10th - 260cm 10th - 240cm
11th - - 11th - 180cm 11th - 250cm 11th - 240cm
12th - - 12th - 180cm 12th - 250cm 12th - 240cm
13th - - 13th - 170cm 13th - 270cm 13th - 230cm
14th - - 14th - 210cm 14th - 280cm 14th - 220cm
15th - - 15th - 200cm 15th - 280cm 15th - 220cm
16th - - 16th - 180cm 16th - 290cm 16th - 200cm
17th - - 17th - 170cm 17th - 270cm 17th - 210cm
18th - - 18th - 160cm 18th - 310cm 18th - 200cm
19th - - 19th - 160cm 19th - 320cm 19th - 200cm
20th - - 20th - 150cm 20th - 310cm 20th - 200cm
21st - - 21st - 150cm 21st - 320cm 21st - 200cm
22nd - - 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 310cm 22nd - 190cm
23rd - 100cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 300cm 23rd - 190cm
24th - 90cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 300cm 24th - 180cm
25th - 80cm 25th - 220cm 25th - 310cm 25th - 180cm
26th - 90cm 26th - 260cm 26th - 290cm 26th - 170cm
27th - 140cm 27th - 260cm 27th - 290cm 27th - 170cm
28th - 150cm 28th - 250cm 28th - 280cm 28th - 160cm
29th - 150cm 29th - 240cm 29th - - 29th - 150cm
30th - 160cm 30th - 290cm 30th 30th - 140cm
31st - 160cm 31st - 290cm 31st 31st - 140cm

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
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Matsunoyama Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early April
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 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
1 Lift Coupon (No1 lift) 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
1 Lift Coupon (No2 lift) 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Lift Ticket Information Note that the lift coupon for the shorter No1 lift is cheaper than the lift coupon for the longer No2 lift.

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.

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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
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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(30th October 2018)
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