Oyu Onsen (Uonuma City, Niigata)

Oyu Onsen
(新潟県 魚沼市)

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Oyu Onsen was a small ski hill located to the east of the Koide area of Uonuma City in Niigata Prefecture. Oyu Onsen is also the name of the small hot spring area within walking distance of the ski hill. This ski areas closed at the end of January 2021.

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Uonuma city is located just to the north of Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. There are 6 ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountains of Uonuma and while getting to them may not be as convenient as some other resorts to the south, the region enjoys very heavy snowfall each winter.

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.

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Oyu Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Oyu Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late January
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Closed
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Oyu Onsen is normally open from on weekends during the season.

There is no night skiing at Oyu Onsen.

Oyu Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
11 Lift Vouchers 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Normally closed on weekdays.

Getting to Oyu Onsen

By public transport
20.2km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
13.1km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
33.8km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
The local Koide Station on the Joetsu line and Tadami line is the closest train station and just over 13km from Oyu Onsen.

The nearest Joetsu Shinkansen station is Urasa Station, just over 20km from the ski hill.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
11.9km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
17.5km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
20.2km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (0.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 299
Oyu Onsen is just under 12km from the Koide IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Koide IC exit, turn right onto Route 291 and then turn left at the T-junction. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Route 352 (Jukai Line) and continue on this road for just over 9km until reaching Oyu Onsen. Before reaching the central area, turn left onto Prefecture Road 299. Oyu Onsen ski hill is just over 1km on the left hand side of the road.

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There is a small car park for up to 50 vehicles close to the base lift at Oyu Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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