Onogawa (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

(山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 1st March 2020
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Onogawa is a small ski hill located in Yonezawa city in the south-western region of Yamagata Prefecture. This ski hill is closed on Mondays and available for private reservations on other weekdays. Apparently there is a 'human curling' event on 23rd February 2020!

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

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Onogawa Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Onogawa. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledding area in the base area. 
Park Information
Park information

Onogawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late February
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am 4:30
Weekdays Not open on Mondays and other weekdays by reservation
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Onogawa is normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm at weekends and on holidays.

Generally available for private reservations Tuesday to Friday at a cost of 50,000 yen.

Generally closed on Mondays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Onogawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High age
1 Day 2,500 yen 1,000 yen
4 Hours 1,600 yen 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 150 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 1,200 yen
Season Ticket 12,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A ticket for one adult and child is 2,500 yen. Also:

1 adult + 2 children = 3,000 yen
1 adult + 3 children = 3,500 yen
2 adults + 1 child = 4,000 yen
2 adults + 2 children = 4,500 yen
2 adults + 2 children = 5,000 yen

Children's Day is on 5th January, 2nd February and 1st March when a ticket for children is half price (500 yen).

Getting to Onogawa

By public transport
9.5km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
6.8km from Nishi Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
9.5km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Onogawa is about 7km from Nishi Yonezawa Station and less than 10km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line and Yamagata Shinkansen line.

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No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
11.4km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
45km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 121 (4.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 234
Onogawa is located by the side of Prefecture Road 235 to the west of central Yonezawa city.

It is just over 11km from the Yonezawa Kita IC exit on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road.

From the IC exit turn right and after about 350m turn left onto Route 121. After about 6.5km keep going straight on as the road changes to Prefecture Road 233. 2km later the road changes to Prefecture Road 234. Onogawa is about 2.5km along Prefecture Road 234 on the left hand side of the road.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway

About 20 minutes from Yonezawa City Office
About 25 minutes from Yonezawa Chuo IC

There is parking for about 30 vehicles at the base of Onogawa.

More Information

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2020-2021 UPDATES
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(Updated 24th September)

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