Matsunoyama Onsen (Tokamachi City, Niigata)

Matsunoyama Onsen
(新潟県 十日町市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Wednesday 31st March 2021
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Matsunoyama Onsen is located in Tokamachi city in Niigata Prefecture. It is about 1km to the south of the popular Matsunoyama Onsen hot spring town area in a fairly secluded region. It is often not busy at all, but this region is known for (usually) enjoying very heavy snowfall.

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.

The Mountain

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Matsunoyama Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 250cm 30cm 1st 300cm 70cm 1st 320cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 270cm 60cm 2nd 270cm 80cm 2nd 310cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 270cm 50cm 3rd 300cm 70cm 3rd 320cm 70cm
4th - - 4th 260cm 50cm 4th 310cm 80cm 4th 310cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 250cm 80cm 5th 360cm 70cm 5th 310cm 70cm
6th - - 6th 250cm 80cm 6th 330cm 140cm 6th 300cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 230cm 80cm 7th 310cm 130cm 7th 300cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 330cm 50cm 8th 340cm 120cm 8th 300cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 350cm 40cm 9th 370cm 160cm 9th 290cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 360cm 40cm 10th 380cm 160cm 10th 290cm 70cm
11th - - 11th 360cm 40cm 11th 360cm 170cm 11th 280cm 60cm
12th - - 12th 330cm 40cm 12th 350cm 160cm 12th 280cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 320cm 30cm 13th 330cm 130cm 13th 280cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 307cm 40cm 14th 320cm 110cm 14th 270cm 50cm
15th - - 15th 300cm 40cm 15th 300cm 100cm 15th 270cm 60cm
16th - - 16th 290cm 50cm 16th 310cm 90cm 16th 260cm 50cm
17th - - 17th 300cm 40cm 17th 330cm 80cm 17th 260cm 60cm
18th - - 18th 280cm 40cm 18th 370cm 100cm 18th 250cm 50cm
19th 170cm - 19th 300cm 50cm 19th 390cm 130cm 19th 250cm 40cm
20th 230cm - 20th 300cm 40cm 20th 370cm 120cm 20th 240cm 30cm
21st 250cm 0cm 21st 290cm 50cm 21st 340cm 110cm 21st 230cm 30cm
22nd 240cm 0cm 22nd 280cm 70cm 22nd 320cm 100cm 22nd 220cm -
23rd 220cm 0cm 23rd 270cm 60cm 23rd 320cm 90cm 23rd 230cm -
24th 200cm 0cm 24th 260cm 50cm 24th 350cm 90cm 24th 220cm -
25th 200cm 0cm 25th 250cm 50cm 25th 360cm 80cm 25th 210cm -
26th 240cm - 26th 250cm 50cm 26th 340cm 80cm 26th 200cm -
27th 230cm - 27th 240cm 40cm 27th 340cm 100cm 27th 200cm -
28th 210cm 16cm 28th 230cm 40cm 28th 330cm 110cm 28th 200cm -
29th 200cm 20cm 29th 240cm 30cm 29th - 100cm 29th 180cm -
30th 180cm 15cm 30th 290cm 30cm 30th 30th 170cm -
31st 210cm 10cm 31st 310cm 40cm 31st 31st 160cm -

Previous Statistics

Matsunoyama Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Matsunoyama Onsen. 
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 is a 'Chibbiko' area for young children at the base area. 
Park Information
Park information

Matsunoyama Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
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 9:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Matsunoyama Onsen is normally open from 9:30am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.

Opens earlier from 20th March 2021 for 'sunrise'.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Matsunoyama Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:45pm) 2,000 yen
4 Hours 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon (No 1 lift) 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
1 Lift Coupon (No 2 lift) 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

Note that the lift coupon for the shorter Number 1 lift is cheaper than the lift coupon for the longer Number 2 lift.

A season ticket for younger children from Tokamachi city is 7,000 yen. For children from outside of Tokamachi city, it is 15,000 yen.

A season ticket for Senior High school students from Tokamachi city is 11,000 yen. For those from outside of Tokamachi city, it is 20,000 yen.

A weekday pack is available for 3,000 yen. It includes a 1,000 yen lunch voucher and entry into onsen hot spring facility as well as a one day ticket.

Children's Day is 31st January, 21st February and 14th March 2021 when the child ticket is 0 yen.

Getting to Matsunoyama Onsen

By public transport
40.6km from Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
11.5km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku Line
26.7km from Tokamachi Station on the Iiyama Line
Transport Information
Matsunoyama Onsen is less than 12km from Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku line.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
35.7km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
41.2km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
44.8km from the Joetsu IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 405 (0.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 80
Matsunoyama Onsen is located by the side of Route 405 in Tokamachi region of Niigata Prefecture.

The nearest exit on the Kanetsu Expressway is Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC, about 36km away.

After exiting the toll booth at Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC, turn right and continue for 1km until reaching Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17 towards Yuzawa and after about 650m turn right onto Route 353. Continue on Route 353 for about 18km until reaching the Route 117 traffic light junction. Turn left onto Route 117 (Nozawa Onsen is on the main signpost). After about 1.5km turn right onto Prefecture Road 49 and follow the signs towards Matsunoyama using Route 353. After about 10.5km, at the Matsunoyama traffic lights, turn left onto Prefecture Road 80. Matsunoyama Onsen is less than 5km further along this road.

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About 3 hours from Nerima IC
About 2 hours from Niigata Nishi IC
About 5 hours from Maibara IC
There is parking for about 220 vehicles at the base of Matsunoyama Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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