Ushidake Onsen is located within the boundaries of Toyama city, to the south west of the city centre, in Toyama Prefecture. Along with Tateyama Sanroku to the east, this is the nearest ski hill to central Toyama city. A Ropeway used to operate at this resort but that is no longer operating along with the Utopia area of the ski hill.
Toyama Prefecture is in the Hokuriku region of central Japan, facing the Sea of Japan. Toyama is bordered by Ishikawa to the west, Gifu to the south and Nagano and Niigata to the east. The northern region is all Sea of Japan coastline. While the eastern region of Toyama along the border with Nagano Prefecture is home to impressive North Alps mountains, most of the mostly small ski hills within Toyama are actually located in the western region around Nanto.
Ushidake Onsen Snow Depth Statistics
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17.1km from the Toyama Nishi IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
21.4km from the Tonami IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
22.3km from the Takaoka Tonami Smart IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 359 (11km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 346
Ushidake Onsen is about 17km from the Toyama Nishi IC on the Hokuriku Expressway.
From the IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 41, right at the first traffic lights and left at the second traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 31. After just over 2km turn right onto Route 359 and then turn onto Prefecture Road 59 to head south towards Ushidake Onsen.
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