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.
Nikko Yumoto Onsen Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Nikko Yumoto Onsen.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Child Hiroba' area for young children is located by the base area and features sledging and tubing. Entry to the area is free.
There are no special snow park facilities.
Nikko Yumoto Onsen Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
3 years to Elementary School age
1 Lift Coupon
4 Lift Coupons
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
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.
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.
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