Wassamu Higashiyama (Wassamu Town, Hokkaido)

Wassamu Higashiyama
和寒東山 (北海道 和寒町)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Wassamu Higashiyama is a small ski hill located close to the town centre of Wassamu Town in the northern region of Hokkaido.

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

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Wassamu Higashiyama Snow Depth Statistics

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Wassamu Higashiyama Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Wassamu Higashiyama. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Wassamu Higashiyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 10:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 10:00am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Wassamu Higashiyama is mostly open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am until 9pm.
On Sundays it is open from 10am until 5pm.

Wassamu Higashiyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Older Child
Senior High School age
Senior
1 Day 1,800 yen 1,200 yen
3 Hours 800 yen 600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 120 yen 90 yen
11 Lift Coupons 1,200 yen 900 yen
Nighta 900 yen 600 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 5,000 yen 12,000 yen

Getting to Wassamu Higashiyama

By public transport
Train
Train
1.1km from Wassamu Station on the Soya Honsen line
40.3km from Asahikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Wassamu Higashiyama is just over 1km from Wassamu Station on the Souya Honsen line.

Asahikawa Station and the Hakodate Honsen line is about 40km to the south.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line

bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
3.7km from the Wassamu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 40 (0.5km away)
Direction
Direction
Wassamu Higashiyama is located a few hundred metres off Route 40 (Nayoro National Highway) just to the north of Wassamu town centre.

The Wassamu IC of the Hokkaido Expressway is less than 4km to the south. From the IC exit turn right onto Route 40 and turn right at the traffic lights with the big sign on the right hand side. Continue on this road for about 300m - soon after going under the expressway road tunnel, turn get to the base car park.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a car park at the base of Wassamu Higashiyama.
Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Hinode
Wassamu-cho
Kamikawa-gun
Hokkaido
098-0101
Telephone
Telephone
0165-32-4385
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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