Seki Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)

Seki Onsen
関温泉 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until early May 2017
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Official snow depth 500cm (0cm) [updated on 28th March 2017]

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Seki Onsen is a small ski hill on the north eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. Seki Onsen is well-known for often receiving some of the largest amounts of snowfall in Japan. It has been operating since 1917.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

1210m
310m
900m
38"
4
1500m
2
30%
50%
20%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Seki Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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1st - - 1st 150cm 130cm 1st 480cm 270cm 1st 490cm 330cm
2nd - - 2nd 150cm 130cm 2nd 480cm 270cm 2nd 490cm 330cm
3rd - - 3rd 160cm 130cm 3rd 480cm 270cm 3rd 500cm 300cm
4th - - 4th 160cm 120cm 4th 480cm 270cm 4th 500cm 300cm
5th - - 5th 170cm 100cm 5th 470cm 270cm 5th 500cm 290cm
6th - - 6th 180cm 110cm 6th 480cm 270cm 6th 480cm 290cm
7th - - 7th 180cm 130cm 7th 480cm 290cm 7th 480cm 290cm
8th - - 8th 180cm 140cm 8th 490cm 290cm 8th 500cm 270cm
9th - - 9th 180cm 140cm 9th 490cm 290cm 9th 500cm 270cm
10th - - 10th 180cm 140cm 10th 490cm 330cm 10th 500cm 270cm
11th - - 11th 180cm 160cm 11th 500cm 330cm 11th 500cm 270cm
12th - - 12th 200cm 170cm 12th 500cm 330cm 12th 500cm 270cm
13th - - 13th 210cm 170cm 13th 500cm 330cm 13th 500cm 270cm
14th - - 14th 270cm 170cm 14th 500cm 330cm 14th 500cm 270cm
15th - - 15th 290cm 170cm 15th 500cm 330cm 15th 500cm 270cm
16th - - 16th 320cm 170cm 16th 500cm 330cm 16th 500cm 270cm
17th - - 17th 320cm 170cm 17th 500cm 330cm 17th 500cm 270cm
18th - - 18th 320cm 180cm 18th 500cm 330cm 18th 500cm 260cm
19th - - 19th 330cm 180cm 19th 500cm 330cm 19th 500cm 250cm
20th - - 20th 340cm 200cm 20th 500cm 330cm 20th 500cm 250cm
21st - - 21st 350cm 200cm 21st 500cm 330cm 21st 500cm 250cm
22nd - - 22nd 350cm 220cm 22nd 500cm 300cm 22nd 500cm 250cm
23rd 50cm - 23rd 400cm 220cm 23rd 500cm 300cm 23rd 500cm 250cm
24th 90cm - 24th 420cm 230cm 24th 500cm 320cm 24th 500cm 250cm
25th 100cm - 25th 460cm 250cm 25th 500cm 330cm 25th 500cm 250cm
26th 100cm 50cm 26th 460cm 250cm 26th 500cm 330cm 26th 500cm 250cm
27th 90cm 100cm 27th 460cm 250cm 27th 500cm 330cm 27th 500cm 250cm
28th 110cm 100cm 28th 470cm 250cm 28th 500cm 330cm 28th 500cm 250cm
29th 110cm 120cm 29th 470cm 250cm 29th - 330cm 29th - 250cm
30th 150cm 120cm 30th 470cm 270cm 30th 30th - 250cm
31st 150cm 120cm 31st 480cm 270cm 31st 31st - 230cm

Previous Statistics

Seki Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and telemark lessons are available at Seki Onsen.
Backcountry tours are also available. 
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
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
The main park area is by the main course and amongst other things features a half pipe (usually from spring). 

Seki Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early May
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 Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Seki Onsen is open from 9am until 5pm every day.
There is nighta at Seki Onsen but on irregular dates.

Seki Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,800 yen
Morning (12pm-closing) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Voucher 500 yen 200 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information There are no special 'Senior' rates at Seki Onsen.

Children aged up to 12 years are eligible for the 'Child' tickets.

Nighta operates on some days during the season - not confirmed.

Getting to Seki Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
25km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
6.9km from Sekiyama Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
11.4km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Seki Onsen is just under 7km from Sekiyama Station on the Myoko Haneuma Line train line. Myoko Kogen Station is 11.4km from Seki Onsen.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
bus
Bus
A bus service is available from Sekiyama Station to Seki Onsen. The journey takes about 15 minutes and costs 480 yen. A taxi journey from the station usually costs around 2300 yen.
By Car
Car
10.6km from the Nakago IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
11.5km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.9km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (6.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 39
Direction
Direction
Seki Onsen can be found just off Prefecture Road 39 in the central southern region of Myoko city, to the north of the Myoko Kogen and Akakura Onsen areas.

The nearest exits of the Joshinetsu Expressway are Nakago IC (approaching from the north) and Myoko Kogen IC (approaching from the south).

From the Myoko Kogen IC exit turn left at the traffic lights onto Route 18 and head north for about 5.6km. At the Sakaguchi Kita traffic lights turn left and follow the road up to Seki Onsen which is on the right hand side of the road.

From the Nakago IC exit turn right onto Route 18 and head south for 4.6km. At the Seki-Tsubame Iriguchi traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 39 and follow the road up to Seki Onsen which is on the right hand side of the road.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
Parking
Parking
There are two car parks available near the base of Seki Onsen. Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen on Saturdays and Sundays on Number 1 car park. Parking is free on all days on the Number 2 car park.

More Information

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Address
Address
Sekiyama Seki Onsen
Myoko-shi
Niigata-ken
949-2235
Telephone
Telephone
0255-86-2370
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