Numajiri (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

(福島県 猪苗代町)
Planned season: Friday 20th December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
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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.

The mascot characters for Numajiri are very friendly looking squirrels who can often be found on the slopes. Their names are Numajirisu and Nuuji - we believe they are a couple.

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 0cm 70cm 1st 30cm 120cm 1st 40cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 0cm 70cm 2nd 30cm 120cm 2nd 40cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 0cm 70cm 3rd 30cm 120cm 3rd 35cm 90cm
4th - - 4th - 70cm 4th 30cm 120cm 4th 35cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 15cm 70cm 5th 30cm 120cm 5th 35cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 15cm 70cm 6th 35cm 120cm 6th 40cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 15cm 70cm 7th 35cm 120cm 7th 40cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 20cm 70cm 8th 35cm 120cm 8th 35cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 20cm 75cm 9th 35cm 120cm 9th - 80cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 75cm 10th 35cm 120cm 10th - 70cm
11th - - 11th 20cm 75cm 11th 45cm 120cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th 20cm 75cm 12th 45cm 120cm 12th - 50cm
13th - - 13th 20cm 75cm 13th 45cm 120cm 13th - 50cm
14th - - 14th 20cm 75cm 14th 45cm 120cm 14th - 50cm
15th - - 15th 20cm 75cm 15th 45cm 120cm 15th - 50cm
16th - - 16th 20cm 75cm 16th 43cm 120cm 16th - 50cm
17th - - 17th 20cm 75cm 17th 41cm 120cm 17th - 50cm
18th - - 18th 20cm 75cm 18th 60cm 120cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 20cm 75cm 19th 60cm 120cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 20cm 75cm 20th 45cm 120cm 20th - -
21st - 30cm 21st 20cm 75cm 21st 45cm 110cm 21st - -
22nd - 30cm 22nd 30cm 75cm 22nd 35cm 100cm 22nd - -
23rd - 30cm 23rd 30cm 90cm 23rd 40cm 100cm 23rd - -
24th - 30cm 24th 30cm 100cm 24th 45cm 100cm 24th - -
25th - 30cm 25th 30cm 100cm 25th 45cm 100cm 25th - -
26th - 30cm 26th 30cm 100cm 26th 45cm 100cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th 30cm 105cm 27th 45cm 100cm 27th - -
28th - 40cm 28th 30cm 105cm 28th 45cm 100cm 28th - -
29th - 55cm 29th 30cm 120cm 29th 40cm - 29th - -
30th 0cm 70cm 30th 30cm 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st 0cm 70cm 31st 30cm 120cm 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. It features a merry-go-round style 'guruguru tubing' attraction. 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 and stretches over a large area. 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 Mid 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 normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm every day.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Numajiri Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School - High School
50 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 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 15,000 yen 10,000 yen 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Ticket

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 2,200 yen.

Ladies Day is every Tuesday when women can buy a one day lift ticket for 2,000 yen. 'Special Ladies Day' is the fourth Tuesday of every month when a ticket is... 500 yen!

Men's Day is every Wednesday when men can buy a one day lift ticket for 2,000 yen. 'Special Men's Day' is the fourth Wednesday of every month when a ticket is... 500 yen!

Senior Day is every Thursday when seniors can buy a one day lift ticket for 2,000 yen. 'Special Senior Day' is the fourth Thursday of every month when a ticket is... 500 yen!

Just for the record, those 'Special' days were all 0 yen during the 2018-2019 season. (Doh!)

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 taxi from Inawashiro Station takes about 30 minutes.
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

About 50 minutes from Fukushima Nishi IC.
About 30 minutes from Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC.
Parking is available at the base of Numajiri and is free on every day of the season.

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