Fukeikan

Yamaboku

 

Fukeikan is a beautiful and traditional Japanese ryokan, which has been run for over 240 years. It is located in the Yamada Onsen village.

It is about 15 minutes by car to and from Yamaboku Wild Snow Park.

The staff at Fukeikan run a free shuttle. All the rooms are Japanese style. The river side rooms have beautiful views of the Matsukawa valley.

Fukeikan has some great onsens. Especially the Sennin Roten Iwaburo outdoor Onsen is a "MUST". After one hundred & fifty steps down to the valley, you will see the breath-taking view of the ice fall right in front of you. Soak in the warm Onsen looking over the ice fall. (The outdoor onsen is subject to weather conditions)


Communal bathroom
Private shower, basin & toilet
Private shower, bath, basin & toilet.
Gourmet Restraunt onsite
Japanese style rooms
Lounge in rooms
Onsen
Ryokan
Shuttle Bus
TV in room

 

Japanese Room accommodating up to 4 guests

Rates from 21,000 yen per person per night twin, triple or quad share including brakafst & dinner

 

 

 

 

It is about 15 minutes to the Yamaboku Wild Snow Park by hotel shuttle. If you go backcountry skiing at the 2nd stage or 3rd stage, you can ski back into the Yamada Onsen where Fukeikan is located.

The closest train station would be JR Obuse, which is about 25 minutes drive away. The staff from Fukeikan can come to pick you up and drop you off.

We will help you arrange the transfers.

 

Yamaboku - A summer cow farm, which turns into a snow resort in winter with ungroomed tree runs in the middle of the resort & privale backcountry cat runs available during the holidays & weekends. The perfect way to guarantee runs even on the busy days. This is Yamada Farm in summer.

Yamaboku has a very unique structure that defines where you can ski or snowboard. There are 3 different areas called stages and The TACOCHI course. 1st stage contains 16 courses with 3 chairlifts. A 70 % of the area is non-groomesd. Just explore and find your favourite tree courses! 2nd stage is a private non-groomd area that is limited only to 30 people who booked in advance. From the top of the #3 chairlift, you will be taken to the 2nd STAGE by CAT. It would be a perfect for backcountry biginners.  3rd stage is a CAT tour to ski/board Mt. Kasadake which is a 2,075 metre high mountain. The CAT tour bookings require a minimum of 5 people. The TACOCHI course is a 13 kilometre long off-piste course that is 800m higher & is accessed from the top of chairlift number #3.  There is a guided tour or you can have a free run!

The best accommodation is Fukeikan, which is located in the Yamada Onsen village where you ski back in after finishing the TACOCHI course. Fukeikan is a beautiful and traditional Japanese ryokan, which has been run for over 240 years. It is located in the Yamada Onsen village. It is about 15 minutes by car to and from Yamaboku Wild Snow Park. The staff at Fukeikan run a free shuttle. All the rooms are Japanese style. The river side rooms have beautiful views of the Matsukawa valley.  Koichiro who is the owner & manager speaks English and he will assit you during your stay.

Fukeikan has some great onsens. Especially the Sennin Roten Iwaburo outdoor Onsen is a "MUST". After one hundred & fifty steps down to the valley, you will see the breath-taking view of the ice fall right in front of you. Soak in the warm Onsen looking over the ice fall. (The outdoor onsen is subject to weather conditions)

Yamaboku is located in the Nagano region. From Tokyo, it is about 90 minutes to Nagano station by Shinkansen (bullet train) then change trains from Nagano to Obuse which takes 30 minutes. We can arrange free pick up & drop off for Obuse station. Obuse is a historic little town with lots of shops and restaurants..

A summer cow farm, which turns into a snow resort in winter with ungroomed tree runs in the middle of the resort & privale backcountry cat runs available during the holidays & weekends.

The perfect way to guarantee runs even on the busy days.This is Yamada Farm in summer.

 

Where is it?
Yamaboku is located in Nagano. It is just opposite Shiga Kogen. The most convenient train station would be JR Suzaka or JR Obuse. There is a bus between JR Suzaka station and Yamaboku. Fukeikan offers a free pick up from JR Obuse station.

 

Where and when can we ski/snowboard?
Yamaboku has a very unique structure that defines where you can ski or snowboard. There are 3 different areas called stages and The TACOCHI course.

  • 1st STAGE - open all season
  • 2nd STAGE - only available on weekends or holidays
  • 3rd STAGE - scheduled Saturdays in February and March or upon request 
  • The TACOCHI course - open all season (subject to weather conditions)

1st STAGE
This contains 16 courses with 3 chairlifts. A 70 % of the area is non-groomesd. Just explore and find your favourite tree courses!

Cost:
1 day weekday lift pass - 3,100 yen 
1 day weekend lift pass - 3,600 yen

 

2nd STAGE
This is a private non-groomd area that is limited only to 30 people who booked in advance. From the top of the #3 chairlift, you will be taken to the 2nd STAGE by CAT. It would be a perfect for backcountry biginners. 

Cost: 5,700 yen per person including 1 day lift pass

 

3rd STAGE
This is a CAT tour to ski/board Mt. Kasadake which is a 2,075 metre high mountain. The CAT tour bookings require a minimum of 5 people.

Cost: 19,000 yen per persion including 1 day lift pass, lunch, backcountry gear rental

 

The TACOCHI course

This is a 13 kilometre long off-piste course that is 800m higher & is accessed from the top of chairlift number #3.  There is a guided tour or you can have a free run!

Cost
Guided tour: 5,700 yen per person including 1 day lift pass
Free skiing / boarding: 1,000 yen per person (Lift passes are also required)

 

Where do I stay?
The best accommodation would be Fukeikan which is located in the Yamada Onsen village where you ski back in after finishing the TACOCHI course. Fukeikan is about 15 minutes to the chairlifts but the staff will drive you there and pick you up daily. Koichiro who is the owner & manager of this ryokan speaks English and he will assit you during your stay.

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