The experience that can only be done at Okutadami Maruyama Ski Resort.

What Is Okutadami?


What Is Okutadami?

Okutadami is a secluded region of Niigata Prefecture about 2.5 hours from Tokyo by bullet train, or 3 hours by car. Experience an abundance of nature in all four seasons; in spring, the contrast of the fresh vegetation against the lingering snow; in summer, the dense foliage and refreshing highland air; in fall, the blanket of autumn leaves covering the ground, and in winter, the heaviest snowfall found in Japan.

What is Okutadami Maruyama Ski Resort?

Okutadami Maruyama Ski Resort is a ski resort in the Okutadami area. It is unusual in that business is suspended from the beginning of January through the middle of March due to the heavy snowfall requiring the closure of the surrounding roads. Known as Japan's spring skiing Mecca, on clear days the mountain peak offers an astounding view. Popular with many skiers due to the fine quality of its powder snow and mogul lanes, the vast mountainside features five slopes, with courses that can be enjoyed by everyone from beginners to experts.



Access Information

By train

Take the Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Urasa Station (approx. 1.5 hours)
Free bus from Urasa Station

by train

Free bus from Urasa Station

Free bus
Please note: Bus service only operates on weekends, holidays and other specified days. Please call by the day prior to book if you wish to use the bus service and your group consists of ten or more people. 

Please check the East Japan Railway Company website for further details.
Train ReservationShinkansen ticket booking page
Joetsu Shinkansen timetable

By car


by car

From the Nerima Interchange, take the Kan-Etsu Expressway, leaving by the Koide Interchange,
then take the Okutadami Silver Line (approx. 3.5 hours)

From Niigata → the Hokuriku Expressway → Nagaoka J.C.T → the Kan-Estu Expressway → Koide Interchange (approx. 1hours)

From Fukushima → the Ban-Etsu Expressway → (via the Niigata Chuo J.C.T) the Hokuriku Expressway → the Kan-Etsu Expressway → Koide Interchange (approx. 2.5hours)

From Nagano → the Joshin-Etsu Expressway → (via the Joetsu J.C.T) the Hokuriku Expressway → (via the Nagaoka J.C.T) the Kan-Etsu Expressway →  Koide Interchange (approx. 1.5hours)
After arrival Koide Interchange, take the Okutadami Silver Line (approx. 1hours)
* There are no gas stations on the Okutadami Silver Line.
The most convenient place to refuel is the gas station near the Koide Interchange.