Japan ski museum

Located under the Isemiya slopes at Isemiya park, the Japan Ski Museum houses a wealth of materials collected from all over Japan and the skiing world.
In winter you can access via the Hikage ski area by walking along the home trail towards the Utopia and Kandahar courses. Or you can, of course, ski there! In summer time it is also accessible by car.

It exhibits rare materials from the beginning of skiing to the present day.

The history of skiing is divided into six parts, and each era is introduced with the typical ski equipment of the time, and is complemented with photo panels depicting typical scenes from that era. There is a Japan specific skiing exhibition and  a special exhibition room, that hosts unique displays on occasion.

Open daysOpen all year round.
Closed every Thursday excluding national holidays (in which case it will close the following day).
Open every day over the New year holiday period.
Operating hours9:00-16:00
Contact Us0269-85-3418
Admission fees
RegularDiscount voucherGroup discounDiscount for people with disabilities
Adults rates300yen240yen240yen150yen
Elementary and junior high school students150 yen120 yen120 yen80yen
*Group discounts are limited to groups of 20 or more.
*Discount vouchers may be available at your accommodation. 

Ayumi (history of Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort lift construction)

The first lift was constructed at the Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, in December 1950. In the 70 years since then, we have built a total of 80 ski lifts, making it one of the leading ski resorts in Japan. We will exhibit and introduce the history of the construction of the Nozawa Onsen ski resort and its lift infrastructure.

It is said that there are more than 500 ski resorts in Japan at present, and lifts are an indispensable part of skiing for most ski resorts. The first ski lifts in Japan we built in 1946 at Shigakogen Maruike and  Mt. Moiwa, Hokkaido for the US Army. However, these lifts were reserved for the expeditionary forces and were not open to the general public. Private ski lifts were first built on the Kusatsu Onsen Tenguyama slope in 1948, and at Akakura Chuo Ski Resort, Ikenotaira Ski Resort, and Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort in 1950. 
After that, many ropeways, gondola and lifts were built at ski resorts nationwide. 

At Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, more than 30 lifts and gondolas were operational during the busiest days of the resort and we currently operate 20 lifts which will include the new Nagasaka gondola lift for the 2021.

This exhibition looks back on the construction of 80 ski lifts in total, 70 years after the construction of the first lift at the  Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort.

The Tatsuyuki Takano Memorial,  Oborozukiyo-no-yakata Hanzan Bunko Museum

Open daysOpen all year round.
Closed every Monday excluding public holidays. 
(If Monday is a public holiday, the next day will be closed)
Operating hours9:00-17:00
Contact Us0269-85-3839
Entry fees
Adults rates300yen240yen240yen150yen
Elementary and junior high school student rates150yen120yen120yen80yen
*Group discounts are limited to groups of 20 or more.
*Discount vouchers may be available at your accommodation.