Yakushi (Uonuma City, Niigata)

Yakushi
薬師
(新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Saturday 28th December 2019 until mid March 2020
Open Thursdays to Sundays & holidays
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Yakushi is a small local ski hill located in the western area of Uonuma city. A season ticket that is valid at Yakushi and Okutadami Maruyama (both in Uonuma city) is available. It is not open every day and possible to rent out the ski hill to yourself on Mondays-Wednesdays... more details below.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

The Mountain

220m
120m
100m
30"
4
800m
1
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Yakushi Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st 0cm 70cm 1st 2cm 140cm 1st 5cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 60cm 2nd 3cm 150cm 2nd - 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 70cm 3rd 3cm 140cm 3rd 0cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 10cm 60cm 4th 5cm 140cm 4th 0cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 10cm 50cm 5th 5cm 130cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th 10cm 70cm 6th 30cm 130cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th 10cm 75cm 7th 30cm 110cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th 10cm 75cm 8th 30cm 115cm 8th - 60cm
9th - - 9th 10cm 75cm 9th 40cm 130cm 9th - 60cm
10th - - 10th 10cm 80cm 10th 40cm 140cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th 3cm 75cm 11th 50cm 135cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th 2cm 70cm 12th 50cm 135cm 12th - 50cm
13th - - 13th 2cm 70cm 13th 40cm 135cm 13th - 50cm
14th - - 14th 0cm 70cm 14th 30cm 140cm 14th - 70cm
15th - - 15th 0cm 65cm 15th 20cm 140cm 15th - 60cm
16th - - 16th 2cm 65cm 16th 20cm 130cm 16th - 60cm
17th - - 17th 0cm 70cm 17th 20cm 130cm 17th - 40cm
18th - - 18th 0cm 70cm 18th 30cm 130cm 18th - 40cm
19th - - 19th 0cm 80cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 40cm
20th - - 20th 0cm 80cm 20th 10cm 130cm 20th - 40cm
21st - - 21st 2cm 80cm 21st 10cm 115cm 21st - 30cm
22nd - - 22nd 0cm 80cm 22nd 10cm 115cm 22nd - 25cm
23rd - - 23rd 0cm 80cm 23rd 10cm 110cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 0cm 80cm 24th 5cm 105cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 0cm 130cm 25th - 105cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 0cm 130cm 26th - 105cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 0cm 140cm 27th 0cm 105cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 0cm 140cm 28th 5cm 90cm 28th - -
29th 5cm 45cm 29th 0cm 140cm 29th 5cm - 29th - -
30th 2cm 50cm 30th 0cm 140cm 30th 30th - -
31st 0cm 70cm 31st 0cm 140cm 31st 31st - -

Yakushi Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Yakushi. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
Snowmobile experience rides are available. 

Yakushi Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yakushi is normally open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays; from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yakushi Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day (weekdays) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,000 yen 2,300 yen 3,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 15,000 yen 10,000 yen 15,000 yen
Season Ticket (*) 39,000 yen 24,000 yen 39,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The season ticket marked (*) can also be used at the Okutadami Maruyama resort in Uonuma City.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month. On those days, children can ride the lifts for free.

You can reserve the whole hill for either a half day or full day for private use (on most Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays):

- half day: 38,500 yen
- full day: 66,000 yen

Getting to Yakushi

By public transport
Train
Train
11km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
4.1km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
23.4km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
Information
Yakushi is located just outside of Koide and about 4km from Koide Station on the local Joetsu line.

The nearest stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen line at Urasa Station is about 11km away.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
>> More information on the Joetsu train line
bus
Bus
There is no ski hill shuttle bus, but a local bus stops fairly close.

A taxi ride from Koide Station costs 1,300 - 1,500 yen.
By Car
Car
3.1km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.4km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
10.6km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 70
Direction
Direction
From Koide IC exit turn right onto Route 291 and at the traffic lights after 500m, turn left onto Prefecture Road 70. Continue on this road for 1.8km, over the river, through the traffic lights and past the school on the right hand side and then right to head towards the ski hill base.

>> More information on Kanetsu Expressway
Parking
Parking
Free parking is available at base for up to 200 vehicles.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Nanokaichi Shinden 643-1
Uonuma-shi
Niigata-ken
946-0072
Telephone
Telephone
025-792-5554
2020-2021 UPDATES
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(Updated 24th September)

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