Seki Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)

Seki Onsen
関温泉 (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
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Seki Onsen is a small ski hill on the north eastern slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. Seki Onsen is well-known for often receiving some of the largest amounts of snowfall in Japan. It has been operating since 1917... so 17-18 is the 101st season!

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

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. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

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Seki Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 220cm 150cm 1st 400cm 480cm 1st 450cm 490cm
2nd - - 2nd 250cm 150cm 2nd 400cm 480cm 2nd 450cm 490cm
3rd - - 3rd 280cm 160cm 3rd 400cm 480cm 3rd 450cm 500cm
4th - - 4th 280cm 160cm 4th 400cm 480cm 4th 450cm 500cm
5th - - 5th 290cm 170cm 5th 400cm 470cm 5th 430cm 500cm
6th - - 6th 290cm 180cm 6th 420cm 480cm 6th 430cm 480cm
7th - - 7th 290cm 180cm 7th 420cm 480cm 7th 430cm 480cm
8th - - 8th 290cm 180cm 8th 430cm 490cm 8th 400cm 500cm
9th - - 9th 290cm 180cm 9th 430cm 490cm 9th 400cm 500cm
10th - - 10th 290cm 180cm 10th 430cm 490cm 10th 400cm 500cm
11th - - 11th 290cm 180cm 11th 430cm 500cm 11th 400cm 500cm
12th - - 12th 290cm 200cm 12th 430cm 500cm 12th 400cm 500cm
13th - - 13th 290cm 210cm 13th 430cm 500cm 13th 400cm 500cm
14th - - 14th 330cm 270cm 14th 430cm 500cm 14th 400cm 500cm
15th - - 15th 330cm 290cm 15th 430cm 500cm 15th 400cm 500cm
16th - - 16th 330cm 320cm 16th 430cm 500cm 16th 400cm 500cm
17th - - 17th 330cm 320cm 17th 430cm 500cm 17th 400cm 500cm
18th - - 18th 330cm 320cm 18th 450cm 500cm 18th 400cm 500cm
19th - - 19th 330cm 330cm 19th 450cm 500cm 19th 400cm 500cm
20th - - 20th 330cm 340cm 20th 450cm 500cm 20th 350cm 500cm
21st - - 21st 330cm 350cm 21st 450cm 500cm 21st 350cm 500cm
22nd 150cm - 22nd 330cm 350cm 22nd 450cm 500cm 22nd 350cm 500cm
23rd 150cm 50cm 23rd 350cm 400cm 23rd 450cm 500cm 23rd 350cm 500cm
24th 150cm 90cm 24th 340cm 420cm 24th 450cm 500cm 24th 350cm 500cm
25th 150cm 100cm 25th 350cm 460cm 25th 450cm 500cm 25th 330cm 500cm
26th 150cm 100cm 26th 370cm 460cm 26th 450cm 500cm 26th 330cm 500cm
27th 180cm 90cm 27th 380cm 460cm 27th 450cm 500cm 27th 320cm 500cm
28th 210cm 110cm 28th 380cm 470cm 28th 450cm 500cm 28th 310cm 500cm
29th 210cm 110cm 29th 380cm 470cm 29th - - 29th 310cm 500cm
30th 220cm 150cm 30th 400cm 470cm 30th 30th 300cm 500cm
31st 220cm 150cm 31st 400cm 480cm 31st 31st 300cm 500cm

Previous Statistics

Seki Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and telemark lessons are available at Seki Onsen.
Backcountry tours are also available. 
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
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
The main park area is by the main course and amongst other things features a half pipe (usually from spring). 

Seki Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Seki Onsen is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm every day.

There is nighta at Seki Onsen but on irregular dates.

Seki Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,800 yen
Morning (12pm-closing) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Voucher 500 yen 200 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information There are no special 'Senior' rates at Seki Onsen.

Children aged up to 12 years are eligible for the 'Child' tickets.

Nighta operates on some days during the season - not confirmed.

Getting to Seki Onsen

By public transport
25km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
6.9km from Sekiyama Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
11.4km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Seki Onsen is just under 7km from Sekiyama Station on the Myoko Haneuma Line train line. Myoko Kogen Station is 11.4km from Seki Onsen.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A bus service is available from Sekiyama Station to Seki Onsen. The journey takes about 15 minutes and costs 480 yen. A taxi journey from the station usually costs around 2300 yen.
By Car
10.6km from the Nakago IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
11.5km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
17.9km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (6.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 39
Seki Onsen can be found just off Prefecture Road 39 in the central southern region of Myoko city, to the north of the Myoko Kogen and Akakura Onsen areas.

The nearest exits of the Joshinetsu Expressway are Nakago IC (approaching from the north) and Myoko Kogen IC (approaching from the south).

From the Myoko Kogen IC exit turn left at the traffic lights onto Route 18 and head north for about 5.6km. At the Sakaguchi Kita traffic lights turn left and follow the road up to Seki Onsen which is on the right hand side of the road.

From the Nakago IC exit turn right onto Route 18 and head south for 4.6km. At the Seki-Tsubame Iriguchi traffic lights turn right onto Prefecture Road 39 and follow the road up to Seki Onsen which is on the right hand side of the road.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There are two car parks available near the base of Seki Onsen. Parking is free on weekdays and 500 yen on Saturdays and Sundays on Number 1 car park. Parking is free on all days on the Number 2 car park.

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