Nakasato Kiyotsu (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Nakasato Kiyotsu
(新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Late December 2019 until mid March 2020
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 - 200cm 1st 70cm 295cm 1st 110cm -
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 185cm 2nd 70cm 300cm 2nd 110cm 210cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 250cm 3rd 70cm 285cm 3rd 110cm 200cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 240cm 4th 70cm 285cm 4th 110cm 200cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 200cm 5th 70cm 285cm 5th 110cm 200cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 230cm 6th 70cm 285cm 6th 110cm 200cm
7th - - 7th - 230cm 7th 70cm 285cm 7th 100cm 200cm
8th - - 8th - 230cm 8th 125cm 285cm 8th 100cm 200cm
9th - - 9th - 230cm 9th 160cm 250cm 9th 100cm 180cm
10th - - 10th - 230cm 10th 160cm 270cm 10th 100cm 180cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 230cm 11th 170cm 280cm 11th 100cm 180cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 200cm 12th 170cm 280cm 12th 100cm 180cm
13th - - 13th 40cm 190cm 13th 170cm 280cm 13th 100cm 180cm
14th - - 14th 40cm 180cm 14th 170cm 280cm 14th - 180cm
15th - - 15th 40cm 180cm 15th 120cm 280cm 15th - 180cm
16th - - 16th 40cm 180cm 16th 130cm 270cm 16th - 170cm
17th - - 17th 40cm 180cm 17th 120cm 280cm 17th - 165cm
18th - - 18th 45cm 180cm 18th 140cm 280cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 45cm 230cm 19th 140cm 280cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 45cm 220cm 20th 140cm 280cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 45cm 220cm 21st 140cm 280cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 45cm 220cm 22nd 100cm 280cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 45cm 220cm 23rd 100cm 240cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 45cm 220cm 24th 100cm 230cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 50cm 220cm 25th 100cm - 25th - -
26th - - 26th 50cm 280cm 26th 100cm - 26th - -
27th - - 27th 50cm 295cm 27th 100cm - 27th - -
28th - - 28th 50cm 295cm 28th 100cm - 28th - -
29th - 85cm 29th 50cm 295cm 29th 110cm - 29th - -
30th - 85cm 30th 50cm 295cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 180cm 31st 50cm 295cm 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 Mid 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 generally closed on weekdays (there are some exceptions).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

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

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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(Updated 24th September)

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