The Veranda at Ishiuchi

“The Veranda at Ishiuchi” is a new view spot where you can fully enjoy the charms of a snow-covered mountain, even if you are not skiers or snowboarders.
When you step out of the summit station after a 7-minute ride in the "Sunrise Express" gondola, you will be greeted with a sweeping panorama of the Uonuma plain and the Echigosanzan mountains, blanketed in pure white snow.
We offer a space where you can spend your time as you wish, such as the Café with a spectacular view of winter, an observation terrace, a Dome Tent, and plenty of snow activities.

The Veranda at Ishiuchi Summer Season

Visitor Information

Dome Tent

The Dome Tent presents you with a unique experience, the feeling of becoming one with mother nature and comfortability integrated.
The dome is equipped with tables and chairs so you can appreciate the snowscape while relaxed on a chair with your family or friends in a private space.

For an Advance Booking ("Dome Tent Set" including gondola-round trip ticket)

For an Advance Booking (Dome Tent usage only)

A magnificent view from Snow Terrace

From the Snow Terrace, you will witness the gigantic panorama of the Uonuma plain and the Echigosanzan mountains covered by pure white snow.
Sea of clouds or crimson colored the Echigosanzan mountains at sunset can be seen when the weather conditions are met.

Café & Reception (Dome Tent)

This Café is at the heart of The Veranda at Ishiuchi.
We offer a wide variety of meals and sweets in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
When the weather is bad, stay cozy inside next to the warm bonfire.
Please come to the first floor to check-in for the Dome Tent.


We have our specialty, a cute but wild pancake baked on a skillet and a takeout menu that you can bring in and enjoy at the Snow Terrace and the Dome Tent at outdoor area.

Café Menu (Japanese text only)

For more information (Japanese text only)

Observation Terrace

The observation terrace, one of the largest in the area with a floor space of 232 square meters, offers a view of the silvery white world of magnificent nature.
There is also a photo spot where you can become one with the snowy landscape, which will leave you with beautiful and memorable travel memories.


A new restaurant "ROKKA" opened this winter on the same side of the Observation Terrace building.
Savor the unique food culture of snow country, including dishes made with kōji and sake kasu from Hakkaisan (a local sake brewery), and sake, along with other delicious original drinks.

Snow Activities

The Snow Garden offers various activities, which are enjoyable even without skis.
From children to adults, anyone can enjoy 100% natural snow to the fullest.

List of Activities
Snowshoeing, Snowracer, Sled, Tubing, Air board, Sponge toys, and free space to play with snow.

For an Advance Booking (Snowshoeing Tour)

* The registration page for snowshoeing tours is currently under construction.

How to spend a day in The Veranda at Ishiuchi

Resort Center

On arriving at the The Veranda at Ishiuchi, the Resort Center is the first point to visit.
The center provides information and offers a variety of equipment rental and goods to buy.
We will help you enjoy your time on the snow mountain even if you came empty-handed!

Gear Rental (Resort Center)

We offer a variety of snow wear and boots for your comfortable time in the snow.

Gondola Lift (Sunrise Express)

Our highly advanced gondola cabin will take you to The Veranda at Ishiuchi.
Enjoy a 7-minute scene ride in comfortable cabins with windows on all sides.

Food and Drink

Taste casual foods such as hot sandwiches and pancakes, or enjoy a luxurious menu featuring raclette cheese and carefully selected wine, we offer food and drinks that go well with any type of stay.
You can also order take-out food to eat in the Dome Tent or on the Snow Terrace.

Reception (Dome Tent)

If you wish to use a Dome Tent, please visit the reception counter on the first floor of the Café.
We recommend that you come before your reservation time and order take-out food at the Café so that you will have plenty of time to enjoy yourself in the tent.
Experience the snow to your heart's content while taking in the spectacular winter view.

Dome Tent

The iconic dome tents are equipped with heating and Wi-Fi.
The perfect combination of being in nature and being comfortable allows you to enjoy a magical time in the snowy mountains.

Snow Terrace

With the picturesque snow landscape below your eyes, the open-air terrace seat in front of the Dome Tents brings you a refreshing breeze and warm sunshine.

Snow Activities

We prepare many activities where you can fully enjoy the natural snow in silvery white plains.
Adults, as well as children, can fully immerse themselves in winter as if they were children again.

Observation Terrace

From the wide-open observation terrace, you can take in the snowscape that spreads out before you while enjoying lunch or sweets.
It is a space for taking photos, chatting, and relaxing as you like.
*Some areas may not be accessible depending on the snow conditions.

Shop (Resort Center)

Before leaving, please stop by the Resort Center again.
There is a free lounge convenient for meeting or you can enjoy shopping here, where you will find original goods.

Visitor Information

Scheduled opening period:
Observation Terrace and Café, Dome Tent / December 15, 2023 to April 7, 2024
              ROKKA / December 29, 2023 to March 24, 2024 (Night Skiing: until March 9, 2024)

Operating hours:
Observation Terrace and Café / 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Last order 3:30 P.M.)
        Dome Tent / 10:20 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Last entry 3:00 P.M.)
ROKKA / Weekdays 2:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M. (Night Skiing: until 7:00 P.M.) *Closed on Wednesdays
     Weekends 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. (Night Skiing: 4:30 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.)

Admission Fee

(6-12 years old)
Kids’ ticket
Sunrise Express gondola round-trip ticketTicket counter sales¥2,800¥1,500¥1,500
Advance online ticket¥2,500¥1,300
Dome Tent usage ticketTicket counter sales¥2,000¥1,000
Advance online ticket¥1,800~2,000¥1,000
Dome Tent set ticket
(Dome Tent + Sunrise Express round-trip ticket)
Advance online ticket¥4,300~4,500¥2,300
Extended Dome Tent usage hours
* Every 60 minutes
Ticket counter sales¥1,500¥800-
  • * Round-trip gondola tickets or lift ticket of more than 1 day include access to the Café (observation terrace), Snow Terrace and Snow Activities.
  • * To use a Dome Tent, please purchase a "Dome Tent Set Ticket" or a "Dome Tent Usage Ticket" separate from the various lift tickets.
  • * Kids’ tickets (for ages 4-5) include a ride on the gondola and usage of the Dome Tent.
  • * One preschooler (for ages 3 and under) free per each adult.
  • * Reminder: Due to weather or snow conditions or failure of equipment, we may entirely or partially change the operating period, hours or operating content or close without prior notice.
  • * Please check the most updated information on our official website.

Access to The Veranda at Ishiuchi

Only 7 minutes to The Veranda at Ishiuchi by the gondola cabin (Sunrise Express) from the main entrance of Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort.
It will take you to a panoramic view point in the brink of an eye!

The Veranda at Ishiuchi’s Map


Is The Veranda at Ishiuchi cold?

The Veranda at Ishiuchi is located on a snowy mountain hillside at an altitude of about 550m and the temperature is around 0 to 10 ℃.
If you want to enjoy the outdoor area, please have snow wear on with snow boots.
Rental wear and boots are available at the Resort Center.

Are you pet friendly?

Pets are not allowed in all the indoor facilities including the Dome Tent.
Even in outdoor areas, pets must be kept in a cage.
As we do not rent a cage, please bring a cage to keep the pets’ body completely hidden.

May I bring my own food or beverages?

As a general rule, no food or beverages other than take-out items sold in the ski resort may be brought into The Veranda at Ishiuchi. If you have a compelling reason, please consult our staff.
Please throw out food garbage in the designated area or take it home with you.

Do I need a reservation to use the Dome Tent?

A Dome Tent can be hired for 60 minutes intervals.
Subject to availability. It can be hired on the same day. However, an advance booking is recommended.

For an Advance Booking ("Dome Tent Set" including gondola-round trip ticket)

For an Advance Booking (Dome Tent usage only)

How long can I use the Dome Tent?

Once your booking time (60 minutes) has passed, you will be required to leave. However, if there are no bookings in the following slots, you may extend it every 60 minutes (fees apply).

What does a gondola round-trip ticket include?

The "Sunrise Express gondola round-trip ticket" includes access to the Café (including the observation terrace), Snow Terrace, and snow activities at The Veranda at Ishiuchi.
The "Dome Tent set ticket" includes a round-trip ticket on the Sunrise Express gondola that allows access into The Veranda at Ishiuchi and the Dome Tent usage fee.
More than one-day lift ticket includes the same content as the “Sunrise Express gondola round-trip ticket”. “Dome Tent usage ticket” can be purchased separately.

What facility is there in the Dome Tent?

It's equipped with a heater, warm enough to stay comfortable even in casual wear.
Moreover, there are tables, chairs, blankets, kids’ chairs, goods to play with snow, sanitizer, paper towels, wet tissue paper and Wi-Fi connection, which can be used freely.


Due to the snow or weather conditions, high winds, natural disasters or any other unforeseen events, we may need to close or change operating time or content, entirely or partially.
Please check our official website prior to visiting.