Mikawa Onsen (Aga Town, Niigata)

Mikawa Onsen
三川温泉 (新潟県 阿賀町)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 5th March 2017
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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.

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
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st - - 1st 70cm 90cm 1st 80cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd - - 2nd 80cm 80cm 2nd 70cm 85cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd 80cm 80cm 3rd 60cm 70cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th 80cm 80cm 4th 60cm 65cm
5th - - 5th 0cm 0cm 5th 80cm 70cm 5th 60cm 60cm
6th - - 6th 0cm 0cm 6th 70cm 80cm 6th - 55cm
7th - - 7th 0cm 0cm 7th 70cm 85cm 7th - 40cm
8th - - 8th 0cm 0cm 8th 70cm 80cm 8th - 40cm
9th - - 9th - 0cm 9th 70cm 80cm 9th - 40cm
10th - - 10th - 0cm 10th 80cm 90cm 10th - 40cm
11th - - 11th 10cm - 11th 90cm 80cm 11th - 40cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 0cm 12th 90cm 70cm 12th - 40cm
13th - - 13th 85cm 0cm 13th 90cm 70cm 13th - 40cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 0cm 14th 90cm 60cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 100cm 0cm 15th 90cm 60cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 100cm 0cm 16th 90cm 65cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 100cm 60cm 17th 90cm 110cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 90cm 60cm 18th 80cm 110cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 80cm 60cm 19th 90cm 100cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 70cm 60cm 20th 90cm 80cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 70cm 70cm 21st 90cm 65cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 70cm 60cm 22nd 80cm 65cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 100cm 70cm 23rd 80cm 60cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 110cm 80cm 24th 70cm 60cm 24th - -
25th - 0cm 25th 110cm 120cm 25th 80cm 70cm 25th - -
26th 0cm 0cm 26th 110cm 120cm 26th 90cm 80cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 110cm 90cm 27th 80cm 95cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 100cm 80cm 28th 80cm 70cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th 90cm 70cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th - - 30th 80cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - - 31st 80cm 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 9am until 4pm on weekdays and from 9am until 9pm on Saturdays.

On Sundays it is open from 9am until 6pm.

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
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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