Nikko Yumoto Onsen (Nikko City, Tochigi)

Nikko Yumoto Onsen
日光湯元温泉 (栃木県 日光市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Nikko Yumoto Onsen is a small ski hill located on the east slopes of Mt Shirane in the western Oku Nikko region of Nikko city, close to the border with Gunma Prefecture. The ski hill is about 30km from Nikko city centre and its famous Toshogu shrine. The northern shores of the Lake Chuzenji (Chuzenjiko) are about 9km from Yumoto Onsen. During the winter months the section of Route 120 that connects Nikko with Katashina village in Gunma Prefecture is closed.

Tochigi Prefecture is located to the north of Tokyo and is perhaps best known for the Nikko and the famous Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls, the Oku Nikko area and also the mountainous region in the north that includes Mt Takahara and Mt Nasu.

The Mountain

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Nikko Yumoto Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Nikko Yumoto Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Nikko Yumoto 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
The 'Child Hiroba' area for young children is located by the base area and features sledging and tubing. Entry to the area is free. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Nikko Yumoto 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 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Nikko Yumoto Onsen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and Saturdays and from 8:30am until 4:00pm on Sundays and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Nikko Yumoto Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
55-69 years
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
2 Days 5,500 yen 4,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-close) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen
4 Lift Coupons 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 35,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 'Silver' ticket is available for those 70 years and over and costs 1,000 yen.

Family Packs are also available:
1 Day - 1 adult and 1 child: 4,800 yen
1 Day - 2 adults and 1 child: 7,600 yen
1 Day - 2 adults and 2 children: 9,600 yen
2 Days - 1 adult and 1 child: 7,600 yen
2 Days - 2 adults and 1 child: 12,000 yen
2 Days - 2 adults and 2 children: 15,200 yen

Getting to Nikko Yumoto Onsen

By public transport
29.7km from Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Nikko line
30km from Nikko Station on the Nikko Line
Transport Information
Nikko Yumoto Onsen is about 30km from both Tobu Nikko Station and Nikko Station in the central area of Nikko.
A bus service to Yumoto Onsen from Tobu Nikko Station takes about 85 minutes to get to the ski hill.
By Car
24.2km from the Kiyotaki IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road
55.9km from the Utsunomiya IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 120 (1.2km away)
Nikko Yumoto Onsen is about 24km from the Kiyotaki IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road.

From the Kiyotaki IC exit head west on Route 120 towards Lake Chuzenji. Be sure to enjoy the famous winding Irohazaka section of the road on the way. Continue past Lake Chuzenji until reaching the Yumoto Onsen area near Yuno Lake.

Route 120 continues beyond Yumoto Onsen into Katashina village in neighbouring Gunma Prefecture, but that section of the road is closed during the snow season.

>> More information on the Tohoku Expressway
Parking is available near the base of the ski hill. It is free every day of the season.

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Yumoto Onsen
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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