Nakasato Kiyotsu (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Nakasato Kiyotsu
なかさと清津 (新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 17th March 2019
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 140cm 1st 295cm 240cm 1st - 260cm
2nd - - 2nd 185cm 160cm 2nd 300cm 240cm 2nd 210cm 260cm
3rd - - 3rd 250cm 190cm 3rd 285cm 240cm 3rd 200cm 230cm
4th - - 4th 240cm 190cm 4th 285cm 230cm 4th 200cm 220cm
5th - - 5th 200cm 190cm 5th 285cm 230cm 5th 200cm 220cm
6th - - 6th 230cm 185cm 6th 285cm 230cm 6th 200cm 220cm
7th - - 7th 230cm 190cm 7th 285cm 230cm 7th 200cm 220cm
8th - - 8th 230cm 180cm 8th 285cm 230cm 8th 200cm 220cm
9th - - 9th 230cm 180cm 9th 250cm 230cm 9th 180cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 230cm 180cm 10th 270cm 240cm 10th 180cm 180cm
11th - - 11th 230cm 180cm 11th 280cm 230cm 11th 180cm 170cm
12th - - 12th 200cm 180cm 12th 280cm 230cm 12th 180cm 170cm
13th - - 13th 190cm 160cm 13th 280cm 230cm 13th 180cm 170cm
14th - - 14th 180cm 180cm 14th 280cm 230cm 14th 180cm 170cm
15th - - 15th 180cm 180cm 15th 280cm 230cm 15th 180cm 170cm
16th - - 16th 180cm 180cm 16th 270cm 230cm 16th 170cm 170cm
17th - - 17th 180cm 180cm 17th 280cm 240cm 17th 165cm 150cm
18th - - 18th 180cm 180cm 18th 280cm 260cm 18th - 135cm
19th - - 19th 230cm 180cm 19th 280cm 260cm 19th - 135cm
20th - - 20th 220cm 140cm 20th 280cm 260cm 20th - 135cm
21st - - 21st 220cm 140cm 21st 280cm 260cm 21st - 140cm
22nd - - 22nd 220cm 140cm 22nd 280cm 260cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 220cm 140cm 23rd 240cm 260cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 220cm 140cm 24th 230cm 250cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 220cm 140cm 25th - 260cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 280cm 140cm 26th - 260cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 295cm 240cm 27th - 260cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 295cm 240cm 28th - 260cm 28th - -
29th 85cm 150cm 29th 295cm 240cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 85cm 160cm 30th 295cm 240cm 30th 30th - -
31st 180cm 160cm 31st 295cm 240cm 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
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

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 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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