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Yonezawa Ski Slope Open Early

  • Yonezawa Ski Slope Open Early

Due to good snow conditions Yonezawa Ski-slope is opening early!
Everything but the dynamic course will be open early.

Lift Prices
Adult 3,600 Yen
Senior, Disabled Persons, Senior High School, Uni Students 2,900 Yen
Children, 2,500 Yen


Budoumatsutake-Line Winter Road Closure

From this year the Budoumatsutake-Line (Between Yonezawa, Bansei, Azusayama – Takahata, Motowada) will be closed during the winter period.


The road is planned to re-open at the start of April but this may change due to snow conditions at the time

Closed Period
2017 Dec 12th to 2018 Start of April (Planned)



Yonezaw city Hall Public Works Division

TEL: 0238-22-5111


Tengendai Ski Slope Open from Fri. 1st December!

  • Tengendai Ski Slope Open from Fri. 1st December!

Open Info


Rope Way: 8:20 – 17:00

Shirakaba Lift: 8:30 – 16:00

Shakunage Lift 11:00 –


Road works:

There are currently roadworks passing through Shirabu requiring brief stops at traffic lights, sorry for the inconvenience caused. Please make sure to change into proper winter tires as the roads around Tengendai are prone to icing.


Tengendai Ski Slope Special Pre-Open Period!

  • Tengendai Ski Slope Special Pre-Open Period!

The sudden change in weather means that you can hit the slopes early!
Why not come get your skis/boards for this limited pre-open season!
(Period) Thur. 23rd November 2017 (Pub. Hol) – Mon. 26th


Other Yonezawa Ski Slope Open Schedules:

Yonezawa Ski Slope
Fri. 22nd Dec – Sat. 21st March

Onogawa Onsen Ski Slope

Sat. 23rd Dec – Sun. 25th Feb. Openn on Holidays, Weekends and every day between Dec- 29th to Jan 3rd


Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival- Applications for making Lanterns

The 41st Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival will be held from Sat. 10th Feb – Mon. 12th 2018. Every year around 300 lanterns make an amazing scene around the Uesugi-jinja Shrine. Why not come with your workmates, classmates or friends to build a lantern yourself?

Application Deadline:

Fri. 15th December


Building dates:

Applicants can choose from the following time periods for building

Lantern Building: From Mon Feb. 5th 2018 (Lanterns need to be left after making the basic shape to harden)

Lantern Carving : Wed. Feb 7th to  the morning of Sat. 10th Feb.


*Lanterns around the path leading up to the hsine must be completed by the morning of the 9th


Participants: 3-4 people per lantern

Staff will help those making for the first time


Please bring: Snow Shovel, Snow Dump

Wooden Panels and Rope are available from the office on the day. 


Applications: Please download or take the application form from the Tourism Department of City Hall or Yonezawa Tourism Convention Association


(Enquiries/ Applications

Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival Committee (Part of Yonezawa Tourism Convention Association)

〒992-0052 Yamagata Prefecture Yonezawa City Maru no Uchi 1-4-13 Uesugi Shrine

Tel: 0238-22-9607 Fax: 0238-22-2042