Shimokawacho (Shimokawa Town, Hokkaido)

Shimokawacho
下川町 (北海道 下川町)
Planned season: Early December 2016 until late March 2017
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Shimokawacho is a very small ski hill located near the centre of Shimokawa town in the northern region of Hokkaido, to the east of Nayoro. The town itself calls this a 'mini ski-jo'!

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

170m
70m
100m
25"
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300m
1
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Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
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Shimokawacho Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski school at Shimokawacho. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There are no ski and snowboard rental facilities. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special children facilities. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few ski jumps at Shimokawacho. 

Shimokawacho Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 10:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 10:00am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Usually nighta is open until 9pm.

Shimokawacho Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day yen yen yen
Lift Ticket Information Shimokawacho is free to use!

Getting to Shimokawacho

By public transport
Train
Train
18.3km from Nayoro Station on the Soya Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Shimokawacho is just over 18km from Nayoro Station on the Soya Honsen line.
bus
Bus
There is no shuttle bus available.
By Car
Car
40.5km from the Shibetsu Kenbuchi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 239 (0.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 35
Direction
Direction
Shimokawacho is located just to the south of the main town area of Shimokawa.
Parking
Parking
Limited parking is available.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Minami 444-2
Shimokawa-cho
Kamikawa-gun
Hokkaido
098-1205
Telephone
Telephone
01655-4-3914
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