Hotaka Bokujo (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Hotaka Bokujo
武尊牧場 (群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Hotaka Bokujo is now closed
Official snow depth --- [updated on 14th December 2017]

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Hotaka Bokujo is located in Katashina village on the eastern slopes of Mt Hotaka in the northern region of Gunma Prefecture. Bokujo means farm and so you may see it referred to as Hotaka Farm. You can still find cattle here in the summer months as well as a camp area. This resort first opened in 1979.

Sadly, in October 2016 it was announced that the 2016-2017 season would be the final season for Hotaka Bokujo. It currently stands quiet and decidedly closed.

The region to the east of Minakami town and to the north east of Numata city in northern Gunma Prefecture is made up of Kawaba village and Katashina village. There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts dotted around the mountains of this region, all of which are accessed off the main Route 120 road from central Numata. This road is otherwise known as the Nihon Romantic Highway and continues through to Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture, though the prefecture border section of the road is closed during the winter months.

Gunma Prefecture is located in the north west area of Kanto region on the main island of Honshu and shares borders with Niigata Prefecture to the north and Nagano Prefecture to the west. There are over 20 ski and snowboard resorts in Gunma Prefecture and they are mainly concentrated in the northern regions of Minakami and Katashina and the western region of the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Hotaka Bokujo Snow Depth Statistics

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Hotaka Bokujo Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Hotaka Bokujo Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays
Weekdays
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hotaka Bokujo will not be open for the 2017-2018 season.

Getting to Hotaka Bokujo

By public transport
Train
Train
40.8km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
33.6km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Information
Hotaka Bokujo is just under 34km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 41km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
29.1km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.2km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.2km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 120 (9.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 64
Direction
Direction
Hotaka Bokujo is about 29km to the north east of the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Numata IC exit, turn left onto Route 120 (Nihon Romantic Highway), heading towards Nikko. Continue on Route 120 for about 19km until arriving at the turn off for Prefecture Road 64 - the main road sign actually mentions Kawaba. Turn left onto this road and continue for about 4km, until reaching a turn off to the right to head towards Hotaka Bokujo. Turn right here and continue straight to head to the resort.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
Parking
Parking

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Hanasaku 2797-2
Katashina-mura
Tone-gun
Gunma-ken
378-0408
Telephone
Telephone
0278-58-3756
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
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