Mikawa Onsen (Aga Town, Niigata)

Mikawa Onsen
三川温泉 (新潟県 阿賀町)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 11th March 2018
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Mikawa Onsen is a small ski hill located in Aga town to the east of Niigata city in Niigata Prefecture. It is one of the closest resorts to Niigata city and so convenient for people based in that region. The 2017-2018 season marks the 35th anniversary for Mikawa Onsen.

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

416m
295m
121m
38"
10
1550m
4
15%
35%
50%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Mikawa Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st - - 1st - 70cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd - - 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 60cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th - 80cm 4th - 60cm
5th - - 5th - 0cm 5th - 80cm 5th - 60cm
6th - - 6th - 0cm 6th - 70cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 0cm 7th - 70cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 0cm 8th - 70cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - - 9th - 70cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - - 10th - 80cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 10cm 11th - 90cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 40cm 12th - 90cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 85cm 13th - 90cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 100cm 14th - 90cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 100cm 15th - 90cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 100cm 16th - 90cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 100cm 17th - 90cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 90cm 18th - 80cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 80cm 19th - 90cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 70cm 20th - 90cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 70cm 21st - 90cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 110cm 24th - 70cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 110cm 25th - 80cm 25th - -
26th - 0cm 26th - 110cm 26th - 90cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 110cm 27th - 80cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 100cm 28th - 80cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - - 30th - 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st - - 31st - 80cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Mikawa Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Mikawa Onsen. 
Rental
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
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' is a kids area at the base of the ski hill and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Mikawa Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Mikawa Onsen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 9:00am until 9:00pm on Saturdays.

On Sundays and holidays it is open from 9:00am until 6:00pm.

Mikawa Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 15,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

On weekdays a 500 yen lunch voucher is included with the purchase of a 1 Day ticket.

Getting to Mikawa Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
44.6km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
3km from Mikawa Station on the Banetsu Sai line
44.6km from Niigata Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Mikawa Onsen is 3km from Mikawa Station on the Banetsu Saisen.

>> More information on the Banetsu Saisen train line
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More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.

A taxi from the station takes about 5 minutes and usually costs about 1200 yen.
By Car
Car
7.4km from the Mikawa IC on the Banetsu Expressway
11.3km from the Tsugawa IC on the Banetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 49 (2.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 14
Direction
Direction
Mikawa Onsen is about 7.5km from the Mikawa IC exit on the Banetsu Expressway.

From the IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 587 and then either left or right onto Route 49. Please refer to the map for the choice of roads going up to the ski hill.

>> More information on Banetsu Expressway

Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Mikawa Onsen. It is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kawaguchi 2166
Higashikanbara-gun
Aga-machi
Niigata-ken
959-4619
Telephone
Telephone
0254-99-3738
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for about 80% of the ski hills around Japan - and most of the larger ones - has now been checked and updated. We hope to have all the updating completed by the end of November. Gambarimasu!

Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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