Last updated: February 18, 2021
Panoramic views at a small, accessible ski resort
The small ski resort above the hot spring town of Manza Onsen has panoramic views of Mt. Asama. Its nine courses provide a mix of beginner and intermediate runs. More experienced skiers and snowboarders can try one of the few advanced runs or the ungroomed area.
Opt to stay at one of two hotels at the resort's base or down in the town of Manza Onsen. Warm up in town's many onsen baths or at nearby Kusatsu Onsen. Manza Onsen Ski Area is a good choice for a taste of winter adventure. Limited buses to the area make it important to plan ahead if you don't have a car.
Manza Onsen, Tsumagoi, Agatsuma District (Map)
About 1 hour 50 minutes by bus from Karuizawa Station
About 1 hour 20 minutes by car from Usui-Karuizawa IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway
Early December–late March
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