Numajiri (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

Numajiri
沼尻
(福島県 猪苗代町)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Sunday 21st March 2021
Official snow depth 100cm (0cm) [updated on 5th March 2021]

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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.

The Mountain

1220m
370m
850m
30"
13
3000m
5
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 1 0 4 0 0

Numajiri Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 80cm 0cm 1st 120cm 30cm 1st 115cm 40cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 0cm 2nd 120cm 30cm 2nd 110cm 40cm
3rd - - 3rd 90cm 0cm 3rd 120cm 30cm 3rd 105cm 35cm
4th - - 4th 100cm - 4th 120cm 30cm 4th 100cm 35cm
5th - - 5th 120cm 15cm 5th 130cm 30cm 5th 100cm 35cm
6th - - 6th 120cm 15cm 6th 130cm 35cm 6th - 40cm
7th - - 7th 120cm 15cm 7th 130cm 35cm 7th - 40cm
8th - - 8th 140cm 20cm 8th 130cm 35cm 8th - 35cm
9th - - 9th 140cm 20cm 9th 140cm 35cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 140cm 20cm 10th 145cm 35cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 140cm 20cm 11th 150cm 45cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 140cm 20cm 12th 150cm 45cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 140cm 20cm 13th 150cm 45cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 140cm 20cm 14th 150cm 45cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 140cm 20cm 15th 145cm 45cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 140cm 20cm 16th 145cm 43cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 140cm 20cm 17th 145cm 41cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 140cm 20cm 18th 155cm 60cm 18th - -
19th 40cm - 19th 140cm 20cm 19th 155cm 60cm 19th - -
20th 50cm - 20th 140cm 20cm 20th 155cm 45cm 20th - -
21st 50cm - 21st 140cm 20cm 21st 150cm 45cm 21st - -
22nd 50cm - 22nd 140cm 30cm 22nd 145cm 35cm 22nd - -
23rd 50cm - 23rd 140cm 30cm 23rd 145cm 40cm 23rd - -
24th 50cm - 24th 140cm 30cm 24th 140cm 45cm 24th - -
25th 50cm - 25th 140cm 30cm 25th 135cm 45cm 25th - -
26th 60cm - 26th 140cm 30cm 26th 130cm 45cm 26th - -
27th 60cm - 27th 135cm 30cm 27th 125cm 45cm 27th - -
28th 60cm - 28th 130cm 30cm 28th 120cm 45cm 28th - -
29th 60cm - 29th 125cm 30cm 29th - 40cm 29th - -
30th 60cm 0cm 30th 120cm 30cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 0cm 31st 120cm 30cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Numajiri Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Numajiri. 
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 'Donguri Hiroba' 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). Open on weekends and holidays.

Snow rafting and snow mobile experiences as also available.

There is a free to use kids room called 'Donguri House' near base. Free and open from 8:00am until 4:00pm. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'PARK Lv.1' is located in the central area and suitable for beginners. 

Numajiri Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid 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 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'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 night skiing at this ski area.

Numajiri Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School - High School
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,300 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,800 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
5 Hours (weekends & holidays) 3,800 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
5 Hours (weekdays) 3,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 10,000 yen 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

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.

Men's Day is every Wednesday when men can buy a one day lift ticket for 2,000 yen.

Senior Day is every Thursday when seniors can buy a one day lift ticket for 2,000 yen.

Every Monday is Curry Day - 10 people who buy a ticket worth over 2,000 yen will receive a free katsu-curry voucher. 30 people will receive a curry voucher.

Getting to Numajiri

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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
bus
Bus
A taxi from Inawashiro Station takes about 30 minutes.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Numajiri and is free on every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Numajiri Yamako 2855
Inawashiro-machi
Yama-gun
Fukushima-ken
969-3100
Telephone
Telephone
024206701250
2020-2021 UPDATES
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