Nakasato Kiyotsu (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Nakasato Kiyotsu
なかさと清津 (新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Nakasato Kiyotsu is located in the southern region of Tokamachi city in Niigata Prefecture. It is normally only open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays - but even on those days, Nakasato Kiyotsu is often rather quiet. Visitors to Nakasato Kiyotsu often notice how similar the Village House base building looks like the buildings at the Joetsu Kokusai resort in nearby Minamiuonuma, as well as the curious mention of Joetsu Kokusai on some of the signs and even on the quad lift. It appears the reason for this is that the original plan was for Nakasato Kiyotsu to actually be part of the Joetsu Kokusai resort - but those original plans didn't work out. It is interesting to see how the visual Joetsu Kokusai connections still remain even now.

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

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Nakasato Kiyotsu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 45cm 90cm 1st 220cm 135cm 1st 250cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 90cm 2nd 220cm 135cm 2nd 250cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 90cm 3rd 220cm 135cm 3rd 250cm 130cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th 240cm 135cm 4th 220cm 130cm
5th - - 5th - - 5th 230cm 135cm 5th 210cm 130cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th 230cm 130cm 6th 210cm 130cm
7th - - 7th 70cm - 7th 230cm 130cm 7th 210cm 130cm
8th - - 8th 65cm - 8th 230cm 130cm 8th 210cm 130cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 80cm 9th 230cm 130cm 9th 210cm 130cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 70cm 10th 230cm 130cm 10th 210cm 130cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 85cm 11th 260cm 170cm 11th 210cm 130cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 85cm 12th 280cm 165cm 12th 200cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 50cm 85cm 13th 280cm 160cm 13th 200cm 95cm
14th - - 14th 160cm 85cm 14th 280cm 150cm 14th 200cm 95cm
15th - - 15th 200cm 85cm 15th 280cm 150cm 15th 200cm 95cm
16th - - 16th 200cm 70cm 16th 280cm 150cm 16th 200cm 95cm
17th - - 17th 200cm 60cm 17th 280cm 150cm 17th 200cm 95cm
18th - - 18th 200cm 60cm 18th 250cm 150cm 18th 200cm 95cm
19th - - 19th 200cm 60cm 19th 260cm 150cm 19th 190cm 85cm
20th - - 20th 200cm 60cm 20th 260cm 145cm 20th 180cm 80cm
21st - - 21st 210cm 60cm 21st 260cm 140cm 21st - 80cm
22nd - - 22nd 190cm 60cm 22nd 260cm 140cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 190cm 160cm 23rd 260cm 140cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 190cm 160cm 24th 260cm 140cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 190cm 160cm 25th 260cm 140cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 190cm 160cm 26th 250cm 140cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 190cm 160cm 27th 250cm 140cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 230cm 160cm 28th 250cm 130cm 28th - -
29th - 100cm 29th 220cm 160cm 29th - 130cm 29th - -
30th - 100cm 30th 220cm 140cm 30th 30th - -
31st 50cm 90cm 31st 220cm 135cm 31st 31st - -

Nakasato Kiyotsu Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Nakasato Kiyotsu. 
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
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Nakasato Kiyotsu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Not open on weekdays
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Nakasato Kiyotsu is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays only. It is closed on weekdays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Nakasato Kiyotsu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
60 years and over
1 Day 3,500 yen 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (8:30am-1pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 25,000 yen 15,000 yen

Getting to Nakasato Kiyotsu

By public transport
27.1km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
5.9km from Echigo Tazawa Station on the Iiyama Line
16.5km from Tokamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
The nearest station is Echigo Tazawa Station on the local Iiyama line.

The Joetsu Shinkansen at Echigo Yuzawa Station is around 22km away.

>> More information on getting to Yuzawa by public transport

More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
More information on the Hokuhoku train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
22.3km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
27.9km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
56.7km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 353 (4.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 342
The nearest expressway exit is the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway, just over 22km away.

From the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC exit, turn right onto Prefecture Road 28 for just over 1km. At the traffic lights turn left onto Route 17 and then after 600m turn right onto Route 353. Follow Route 353 for 16km and then turn right at the junction with an old gasoline stand on the left side. Follow this road for around 2km and then turn right to get to the base of Nakasato Kiyotsu.

This ski hill is also convenient for people approaching from Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town via Route 117.

>> More information on getting to Yuzawa by car

More information on Kanetsu Expressway
More information on Joshinetsu Expressway
A car park is located at the base area of the resort.

More Information

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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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