Nikko Yumoto Onsen (Nikko City, Tochigi)

Nikko Yumoto Onsen
日光湯元温泉 (栃木県 日光市)
Planned season: Thursday 22nd December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Nikko Yumoto Onsen is a small ski hill located on the east slopes of Mt Shirane in the western Oku Nikko region of Nikko city, close to the border with Gunma Prefecture. The ski hill is about 30km from Nikko city centre and its famous Toshogu shrine. The northern shores of the Lake Chuzenji (Chuzenjiko) are about 9km from Yumoto Onsen. During the winter months the section of Route 120 that connects Nikko with Katashina village in Gunma Prefecture is closed.

Tochigi Prefecture is located to the north of Tokyo and is perhaps best known for the Nikko and the famous Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls, the Oku Nikko area and also the mountainous region in the north that includes Mt Takahara and Mt Nasu.

The Mountain

1800m
300m
1500m
22"
4
1300m
3
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30%
70%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
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Nikko Yumoto 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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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 5cm 3cm 1st 65cm 65cm 1st 110cm 45cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 0cm 2nd 65cm 55cm 2nd 110cm 45cm
3rd - - 3rd 5cm 0cm 3rd 65cm 55cm 3rd 110cm 60cm
4th - - 4th 5cm 0cm 4th 70cm 55cm 4th 110cm 60cm
5th - - 5th 5cm 0cm 5th 90cm 55cm 5th 110cm 60cm
6th - - 6th 5cm 0cm 6th 90cm 55cm 6th 110cm 60cm
7th - - 7th 5cm 0cm 7th 90cm 55cm 7th 110cm 55cm
8th - - 8th 5cm 0cm 8th 100cm 55cm 8th 110cm 50cm
9th - - 9th 15cm 0cm 9th 100cm 55cm 9th 110cm 45cm
10th - - 10th 15cm 0cm 10th 100cm 55cm 10th 110cm 40cm
11th - - 11th 15cm 1cm 11th 100cm 75cm 11th 110cm 40cm
12th - - 12th 20cm 1cm 12th 100cm 75cm 12th 110cm 40cm
13th - - 13th 20cm 0cm 13th 105cm 70cm 13th 110cm 40cm
14th - - 14th 35cm 0cm 14th 105cm 70cm 14th 110cm 40cm
15th - - 15th 35cm 0cm 15th 115cm 55cm 15th 110cm 40cm
16th - - 16th 50cm 0cm 16th 115cm 50cm 16th 120cm 55cm
17th - - 17th 80cm 0cm 17th 110cm 50cm 17th 120cm 55cm
18th - - 18th 80cm 15cm 18th 110cm 50cm 18th 120cm 45cm
19th - - 19th 80cm 30cm 19th 105cm 45cm 19th 120cm 40cm
20th - - 20th 70cm 30cm 20th 105cm 45cm 20th 120cm 30cm
21st 0cm - 21st 65cm 45cm 21st 110cm 45cm 21st 120cm 30cm
22nd 0cm - 22nd 65cm 50cm 22nd 125cm 45cm 22nd 120cm 30cm
23rd 0cm - 23rd 60cm 50cm 23rd 120cm 45cm 23rd 120cm 30cm
24th 0cm - 24th 60cm 50cm 24th 120cm 45cm 24th 120cm -
25th 0cm 0cm 25th 70cm 50cm 25th 120cm 45cm 25th 135cm -
26th 0cm 0cm 26th 70cm 55cm 26th 115cm 45cm 26th 135cm -
27th 0cm 0cm 27th 70cm 55cm 27th 110cm 45cm 27th 135cm -
28th 5cm 3cm 28th 65cm 55cm 28th 110cm 45cm 28th 170cm -
29th 5cm 3cm 29th 65cm 55cm 29th - 45cm 29th 160cm -
30th 5cm 3cm 30th 60cm 55cm 30th 30th 160cm -
31st 5cm 3cm 31st 55cm 70cm 31st 31st 150cm -

Previous Statistics

Nikko Yumoto Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Nikko Yumoto 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 'Child Hiroba' area for young children is located by the base area and features sledging and tubing. Entry to the area is free. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Nikko Yumoto Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Nikko Yumoto Onsen is open from 9am until 4pm on weekdays and Saturdays and from 8:30am until 4pm on Sundays and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Nikko Yumoto Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
Senior
55-69 years
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
2 Days 5,500 yen 4,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-close) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
4 Lift Coupons 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 35,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 'Silver' ticket is available for those 70 years and over and costs 1,000 yen.

Family Packs are also available:
1 Day - 1 adult and 1 child: 4,800 yen
1 Day - 2 adults and 1 child: 7,600 yen
1 Day - 2 adults and 2 children: 9,600 yen
2 Days - 1 adult and 1 child: 7,600 yen
2 Days - 2 adults and 1 child: 12,000 yen
2 Days - 2 adults and 2 children: 15,200 yen

Getting to Nikko Yumoto Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
29.7km from Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Nikko line
30km from Nikko Station on the Nikko Line
Transport Information
Information
Nikko Yumoto Onsen is about 30km from both Tobu Nikko Station and Nikko Station in the central area of Nikko.
bus
Bus
A bus service to Yumoto Onsen from Tobu Nikko Station takes about 85 minutes to get to the ski hill.
By Car
Car
24.2km from the Kiyotaki IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road
55.9km from the Utsunomiya IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 120 (1.2km away)
Direction
Direction
Nikko Yumoto Onsen is about 24km from the Kiyotaki IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road.

From the Kiyotaki IC exit head west on Route 120 towards Lake Chuzenji. Be sure to enjoy the famous winding Irohazaka section of the road on the way. Continue past Lake Chuzenji until reaching the Yumoto Onsen area near Yuno Lake.

Route 120 continues beyond Yumoto Onsen into Katashina village in neighbouring Gunma Prefecture, but that section of the road is closed during the snow season.

>> More information on the Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available near the base of the ski hill. It is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Yumoto Onsen
Nikko-shi
Tochigi-ken
321-1662
Telephone
Telephone
0288-62-2532
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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