Nakasato Kiyotsu (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Nakasato Kiyotsu
(新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Saturday 26th December 2020 until Sunday 21st March 2021Weekends and holidays only
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Nakasato Kiyotsu is located in the southern region of Tokamachi city in Niigata Prefecture. It is normally only open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays - but even on those days, Nakasato Kiyotsu is often rather quiet. Visitors to Nakasato Kiyotsu often notice how similar the Village House base building looks like the buildings at the Joetsu Kokusai resort in nearby Minamiuonuma, as well as the curious mention of Joetsu Kokusai on some of the signs and even on the quad lift. It appears the reason for this is that the original plan was for Nakasato Kiyotsu to actually be part of the Joetsu Kokusai resort - but those original plans didn't work out. It is interesting to see how the visual Joetsu Kokusai connections still remain even now.

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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Nakasato Kiyotsu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 230cm - 1st 260cm 70cm 1st 250cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 240cm 50cm 2nd 260cm 70cm 2nd 250cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 250cm 50cm 3rd 260cm 70cm 3rd 250cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 250cm 60cm 4th 260cm 70cm 4th 250cm 110cm
5th - - 5th - 70cm 5th 260cm 70cm 5th 250cm 110cm
6th - - 6th - 70cm 6th 280cm 70cm 6th 240cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 190cm - 7th 260cm 70cm 7th 240cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 190cm - 8th 260cm 125cm 8th 230cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 310cm - 9th 260cm 160cm 9th 230cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 310cm - 10th 260cm 160cm 10th 230cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 320cm 50cm 11th 310cm 170cm 11th 230cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 320cm 50cm 12th 310cm 170cm 12th 230cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 320cm 40cm 13th 290cm 170cm 13th 220cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 320cm 40cm 14th 270cm 170cm 14th 210cm -
15th - - 15th 320cm 40cm 15th - 120cm 15th 210cm -
16th - - 16th 240cm 40cm 16th - 130cm 16th 210cm -
17th - - 17th 250cm 40cm 17th - 120cm 17th 200cm -
18th - - 18th 220cm 45cm 18th - 140cm 18th 200cm -
19th - - 19th 230cm 45cm 19th - 140cm 19th 200cm -
20th - - 20th 230cm 45cm 20th 330cm 140cm 20th 190cm -
21st - - 21st 230cm 45cm 21st 300cm 140cm 21st 180cm -
22nd - - 22nd 230cm 45cm 22nd 300cm 100cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 230cm 45cm 23rd 250cm 100cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 220cm 45cm 24th 260cm 100cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 200cm 50cm 25th 260cm 100cm 25th - -
26th 230cm - 26th 200cm 50cm 26th 260cm 100cm 26th - -
27th 210cm - 27th 220cm 50cm 27th 290cm 100cm 27th - -
28th 210cm - 28th 220cm 50cm 28th 280cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 210cm - 29th 220cm 50cm 29th - 110cm 29th - -
30th 170cm - 30th 250cm 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st 190cm - 31st 260cm 50cm 31st 31st - -

Nakasato Kiyotsu Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Nakasato Kiyotsu. 
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

Nakasato Kiyotsu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Not open on weekdays
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Nakasato Kiyotsu is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays only.

It is normally closed on weekdays.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Nakasato Kiyotsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
60 years and over
1 Day 3,500 yen 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

Getting to Nakasato Kiyotsu

By public transport
27.1km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
5.9km from Echigo Tazawa Station on the Iiyama Line
16.5km from Tokamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
The nearest station is Echigo Tazawa Station on the local Iiyama line.

The Joetsu Shinkansen at Echigo Yuzawa Station is around 22km away.

>> More information on getting to Yuzawa by public transport

More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
>> More information on the Hokuhoku train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
22.3km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
27.9km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
56.7km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 353 (4.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 342
The nearest expressway exit is the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway, just over 22km away.

From the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC exit, turn right onto Prefecture Road 28 for just over 1km. At the traffic lights turn left onto Route 17 and then after 600m turn right onto Route 353. Follow Route 353 for 16km and then turn right at the junction with an old gasoline stand on the left side. Follow this road for around 2km and then turn right to get to the base of Nakasato Kiyotsu.

This ski hill is also convenient for people approaching from Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town via Route 117.

>> More information on getting to Yuzawa by car

More information on Kanetsu Expressway
>> More information on Joshinetsu Expressway
A car park is located at the base area of the resort.

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