Numajiri (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

沼尻 (福島県 猪苗代町)
Planned season: Friday 21st December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
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Numajiri is located on the western slopes of Mt Adatara in Fukushima Prefecture. This ski hill holds claim to a few records. It is apparently the oldest currently operating ski area in Japan (since 1915), it saw the installation of the first mechanical lift (in 1927), and it was the first to open for night operations (in 1927).

Fukushima Prefecture is composed of three main regions - the Hamadori region to the east (including the Pacific Ocean coastline), the Nakadori region (the central area) and the Aizu region (the Western mountainous region). Many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the prefecture are found on or near Mt Bandai and Mt Adatara to the north of Lake Inawashiro. Most of the others can be found scattered across the western region of the Aizu region or to the south-west of Lake Inawashiro.

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The Mountain

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Numajiri Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 65cm 1st 120cm 125cm 1st 90cm 150cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 65cm 2nd 120cm 125cm 2nd 90cm 150cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 65cm 3rd 120cm 125cm 3rd 90cm 150cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 70cm 4th 120cm 125cm 4th 80cm 150cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 70cm 5th 120cm 125cm 5th 80cm 140cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 70cm 6th 120cm 125cm 6th 80cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 70cm 7th 120cm 130cm 7th 80cm 120cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 70cm 8th 120cm 130cm 8th 80cm 120cm
9th - - 9th 75cm 70cm 9th 120cm 130cm 9th 80cm 110cm
10th - - 10th 75cm 80cm 10th 120cm 130cm 10th 70cm 110cm
11th - - 11th 75cm 95cm 11th 120cm 130cm 11th 60cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 75cm 85cm 12th 120cm 140cm 12th 50cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 75cm 90cm 13th 120cm 150cm 13th 50cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 75cm 90cm 14th 120cm 150cm 14th 50cm 100cm
15th - - 15th 75cm 100cm 15th 120cm 150cm 15th 50cm 90cm
16th - - 16th 75cm 100cm 16th 120cm 150cm 16th 50cm 90cm
17th - - 17th 75cm 100cm 17th 120cm 160cm 17th 50cm 90cm
18th - - 18th 75cm 100cm 18th 120cm 160cm 18th - 90cm
19th - - 19th 75cm 100cm 19th 120cm 160cm 19th - 80cm
20th - - 20th 75cm 100cm 20th 120cm 160cm 20th - 80cm
21st 30cm - 21st 75cm 100cm 21st 110cm 155cm 21st - 80cm
22nd 30cm 50cm 22nd 75cm 100cm 22nd 100cm 155cm 22nd - 80cm
23rd 30cm 55cm 23rd 90cm 115cm 23rd 100cm 150cm 23rd - 80cm
24th 30cm 55cm 24th 100cm 120cm 24th 100cm 150cm 24th - 80cm
25th 30cm 55cm 25th 100cm 120cm 25th 100cm 150cm 25th - 80cm
26th 30cm 55cm 26th 100cm 120cm 26th 100cm 150cm 26th - -
27th 30cm 60cm 27th 105cm 120cm 27th 100cm 150cm 27th - -
28th 40cm 60cm 28th 105cm 120cm 28th 100cm 150cm 28th - -
29th 55cm 65cm 29th 120cm 120cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 70cm 65cm 30th 120cm 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 65cm 31st 120cm 125cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Numajiri Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Numajiri. 
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 'Donguri' children park area is at the bottom area of the Family Course near base. The entry charge is 1,000 yen (and includes use of the Number 3 lift).

Snow rafting and snow mobile experiences as also available.

There is a free to use Kids Room near base as well. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Gokigen Park' usually has around 40 items in peak season. There is also a beginners park. Free entry for those with valid lift ticket. 

Numajiri Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Numajiri is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm every day.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Numajiri Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 3,200 yen 2,700 yen
5 Hours 3,700 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket 5,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

A family pack ticket is available which includes lift tickets for 1 adult and 1 child as well as a 2,000 yen facilities voucher - this ticket costs 7,000 yen.
Add 4,000 yen for an additional adult and 3,000 yen for an additional child (each additional person includes 1,000 yen facilities voucher).

Children's Day is the third Sunday of January, February and March when elementary school age children can have a one day lift ticket for 2,000 yen.

Ladies Day is every Tuesday when women can buy a one day lift ticket for 1,000 yen. 'Special Ladies Day' is the fourth Tuesday of every month when a ticket is... 0 yen!

Men's Day is every Wednesday when men can buy a one day lift ticket for 1,000 yen. 'Special Men's Day' is the fourth Wednesday of every month when a ticket is... 0 yen!

Senior Day is every Thursday when seniors can buy a one day lift ticket for 1,000 yen. 'Special Senior Day' is the fourth Thursday of every month when a ticket is... 0 yen!

?#$?!? Day (Tanoshimi Day) is every Friday when... and undefined group of folk can buy a lift ticket for 1,000 yen. You need to check with the resort for the latest details there! Sounds like it is a surprise that the resort announces on their social media. Interesting idea!

Getting to Numajiri

By public transport
39.1km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
18.4km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
39.1km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Saisen line is about 18.5km from Numajiri.

Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 39km away.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A shuttle bus is available from Koriyama Station.
By Car
18.5km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
34.7km from the Nihonmatsu IC on the Tohoku Expressway
37.6km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 115 (3.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 24
Numajiri is about 18.5km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC and 22km from the Bandai Atami IC (which is actually closer for those arriving from the south and east).

Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway is about 38km away.

From the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen Kogen IC exit of the Banetsu Expressway, turn right onto Route 115 heading north. Continue on Route 115 for about 15km. Turn right at the signpost for the Bonari Green Line (Prefecture Road 24). After 400m turn left and the follow the signs to the base of Numajiri.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Parking is available at the base of Numajiri and is free on every day of the season.

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