Oyu Onsen (Uonuma City, Niigata)

Oyu Onsen
大湯温泉 (新潟県 魚沼市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Oyu Onsen is a small ski hill located to the east of the Koide area of Uonuma City in Niigata Prefecture. Oyu Onsen is also the name of the small hot spring area within walking distance of the ski hill. Uonuma city is located just to the north of Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. There are 6 ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountains of Uonuma and while getting to them may not be as convenient as some other resorts to the south, the region enjoys very heavy snowfall each winter.

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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Oyu Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 75cm 1st - 100cm 1st - 95cm
2nd - - 2nd - 75cm 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 95cm
3rd - - 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 95cm
4th - - 4th - 50cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 95cm
5th - - 5th - - 5th - 100cm 5th - 100cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th - 100cm 6th - 90cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th - 105cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th - - 8th - 105cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th - - 9th - 105cm 9th - 90cm
10th - - 10th - - 10th - 105cm 10th - 90cm
11th - - 11th - - 11th - 105cm 11th - 90cm
12th - - 12th - - 12th - 105cm 12th - 85cm
13th - - 13th - - 13th - 105cm 13th - 80cm
14th - - 14th - - 14th - 95cm 14th - 80cm
15th - - 15th - - 15th - 95cm 15th - 80cm
16th - - 16th - 40cm 16th - 95cm 16th - 80cm
17th - - 17th - 40cm 17th - 95cm 17th - 80cm
18th - - 18th - 40cm 18th - 95cm 18th - 80cm
19th - - 19th - 40cm 19th - 95cm 19th - 55cm
20th - - 20th - 40cm 20th - 95cm 20th - 50cm
21st - - 21st - 40cm 21st - 85cm 21st - 45cm
22nd - - 22nd - 40cm 22nd - 85cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 105cm 23rd - 85cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 95cm 24th - 85cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 95cm 25th - 85cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 95cm 26th - 85cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 95cm 27th - 105cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 95cm 28th - 95cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 95cm 29th - 95cm 29th - -
30th - 80cm 30th - 105cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 65cm 31st - 100cm 31st 31st - -

Oyu Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Oyu Onsen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Oyu Onsen 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 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Closed
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Oyu Onsen is open from 9am until 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

It is normally closed on weekdays.

There is no nighta at Oyu Onsen.

Oyu Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
1 Lift Voucher 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Vouchers 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Normally closed on Tuesdays to Fridays.

Getting to Oyu Onsen

By public transport
20.2km from Urasa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
13.1km from Koide Station on the Joetsu Line
33.8km from Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
Transport Information
The local Koide Station on the Joetsu line and Tadami line is the closest train station and just over 13km from Oyu Onsen.

The nearest Joetsu Shinkansen station is Urasa Station, just over 20km from the ski hill.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
11.9km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
17.5km from the Horinouchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
20.2km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (0.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 299
Oyu Onsen is just under 12km from the Koide IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Koide IC exit, turn right onto Route 291 and then turn left at the T-junction. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Route 352 (Jukai Line) and continue on this road for just over 9km until reaching Oyu Onsen. Before reaching the central area, turn left onto Prefecture Road 299. Oyu Onsen ski hill is just over 1km on the left hand side of the road.

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There is a small car park for up to 50 vehicles close to the base lift at Oyu Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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