Itsukamachi is a skiers-only hill located in the northern area of Minamiuonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. It is popular with local schools for their ski lessons. One of the pair lifts is only used for events.
Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. There are over 50 ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture, ranging from small one-lift hills to some of the most well-known and popular ski resorts in Japan. While they are dotted around the mountains of the prefecture, most are concentrated in the southern regions - in particular the Yuzawa town and Minamiuonuma city area in the Chuetsu region and Myoko city in the Joetsu region.
5.9km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
9.5km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
14.1km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 17 (0.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 521
Itsukamachi is located close to Route 17 in the Itsukamachi area of Minamiuonuma city. The ski hill is about 6km from the Muikamachi IC exit on the Kanetsu Expressway.
From the IC exit turn left and then soon left again onto Route 17. Itsukamachi is about 5km along Route 17 on the left hand side.
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