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Kagura Ski Resort Guide

Kagura Ski Resort Guide

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Issued: 29 Mar

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Today’s Weather (1416 m)

15 NW15
5 °C F-Level
10 NW10
6 °C F-Level
10 S10
6 °C F-Level

Kagura, in Japan (located in Niigata prefecture), is a large resort comprised of the Tashiro and Mitsumata areas. With 23 lifts, Kagura offers skiers an incredible 1225 metres (4019 feet) of vertical descent, with 544 acres of terrain over 23 pistes. Kagura has some gently graded slopes ideal for beginners, but is most popular domestically with intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders who come for the off-piste/backcountry terrain and the free-style parks. There are no cross-country ski trails at Kagura. For snowboarders, there are two terrain parks, one for beginners and one for advanced riders, as well as a quarter pipe. The nearest train station to Kagura is JR Echigo Yuzawa Station, which is one hour from Tokyo on the bullet train. From Echigo Yuzawa Station, the ski area is a 25 minute bus ride away costing 300 JPY. Kagura Ski Area operates one Japanese style backpackers on the mountain that sleeps 30-40 people on futons and provides 2 meals a day. One advantage of staying at this backpackers is that first track access to the mountain is guaranteed as the lifts half-way up the mountain load from beside the mountain hut.

Resorts close to Kagura include: NASPA Ski Garden (5 km), Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu (5 km), Ipponsugi (6 km), Ludens Yuzawa (6 km), Yuzawa Kogen - Nunoba (6 km),

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 23
  • Beginner: 45%
  • Intermediate: 35%
  • Advanced: 20%
  • Cross-country: 0
  • Snowmaking: Yes
  • Acres of ski: 544
  • Terrain Parks: 2
  • Halfpipes: 0


  • Restaurants: 10
  • Bars: 0
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1225 m


  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 3
  • Toplift: m


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Free shuttle buses are available from Naeba (Prince Hotel) Ski Resort to Kagura at the following times:

Depart Naeba Prince Hotel Wing 4
8:10, 8:50(Sat. and public holiday only), 9:30
10:10 (Sat. and public holiday only),10:50,
14:00 (Sat. and public holiday only), 15:00, 15:40 (Sat. and public holiday only), 16:30,
17:00 (Sat. and public holiday only)

Arrival at Tashiro Tram
8:30, 9:10 (Sat. and public holiday only), 9:50, 10:30(Sat. and public holiday only),11:10, 14:20(Sat. and public holiday only), 15:20,16:00(Sat. and public holiday only),16:50,17:20(Sat. and public holiday only)

Arrival at Mitsumata Tram
8:45, 9:25 (Sat. and public holiday only),10:05,10:45(Sat. and public holiday only),11:25,14:35(Sat. and public holiday only),15:35,16:15(Sat. and public holiday only),17:05,17:35(Sat. and public holiday only)

Information supplied 18 Jun 2010

Visitor Reviews of Kagura

Mikhail from Russian Federation writes:

Были в прошлом году и два года назад, оба раза несколько дней по случаю - друзья рядом живут. Параметры смотрел на skislo.ru/ski_resorts/2337/kagura/ - в каталоге горнолыжных склонов. Высота курорта шестьсот двадцать метров от уровня моря. Подъемники поднимают до высоты одна тысяча восемьсот сорок пять метров. Перепад по вертикали формально одна тысяча двести двадцать пять метров, а самый длинный спуск составляет в длинну более чем 6 километров (6000 метров). Реально столько снега вы там не найдете, будет меньше. Двадцать три подъемника - это да, наверное даже больше.

Сезон с середины декабря до конца мая - начала июня реально. В сноуборд-парке видели в приемлемом состоянии только quarter pipe и box.

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Surf Breaks
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surf forecast
Hanamizu River, Japan 182 km
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Chigasaki Jetty, Japan 183 km
Oiso Jetty, Japan 183 km
Shonan, Japan 184 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Kagura

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Mountain Peaks
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mountain forecasts
Mount Naeba, Japan 9 km
Mount Tanigawa, Japan 15 km
Shiga, Japan 31 km
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Mount Hiragatake, Japan 37 km