Hiraniwa Kogen (Kuji Town, Iwate)

Hiraniwa Kogen
平庭高原 (岩手県 久慈町)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until Saturday 31st March 2018
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Hiraniwa Kogen is a ski hill located in the western region of Kuji city in the northern region of Iwate Prefecture. It boasts a nearby 'the best white birch forest in Japan'.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

910m
210m
700m
30"
10
1500m
3
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Hiraniwa Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 20cm 1st - 80cm 1st - 70cm
2nd - - 2nd - 20cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 70cm
3rd - - 3rd - 20cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 60cm
4th - - 4th - 20cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 60cm
5th - - 5th - 20cm 5th - 80cm 5th - 60cm
6th - - 6th - 20cm 6th - 80cm 6th - 60cm
7th - - 7th - 20cm 7th - 90cm 7th - 60cm
8th - - 8th - 20cm 8th - 90cm 8th - 60cm
9th - - 9th - 20cm 9th - 90cm 9th - 60cm
10th - - 10th - 20cm 10th - 90cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th - 30cm 11th - 90cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th - 40cm 12th - 90cm 12th - 60cm
13th - - 13th - 40cm 13th - 90cm 13th - 60cm
14th - - 14th - 40cm 14th - 90cm 14th - 60cm
15th - - 15th - 40cm 15th - 90cm 15th - 60cm
16th - - 16th - 40cm 16th - 100cm 16th - 60cm
17th - - 17th - 60cm 17th - 100cm 17th - 60cm
18th - - 18th - 60cm 18th - 90cm 18th - 60cm
19th - - 19th - 60cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 60cm
20th - - 20th - 60cm 20th - 70cm 20th - 60cm
21st - - 21st - 70cm 21st - 80cm 21st - 60cm
22nd - - 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 50cm
23rd - - 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 50cm
24th - - 24th - 70cm 24th - 80cm 24th - 50cm
25th - - 25th - 70cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 50cm
26th - 10cm 26th - 70cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 50cm
27th - - 27th - 70cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 50cm
28th - 20cm 28th - 70cm 28th - 70cm 28th - 50cm
29th - 20cm 29th - 70cm 29th - - 29th - 50cm
30th - 20cm 30th - 70cm 30th 30th - 50cm
31st - 20cm 31st - 80cm 31st 31st - 50cm

Hiraniwa Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hiraniwa Kogen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a half pipe by the side of the Number 3 lift. 

Hiraniwa Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hiraniwa Kogen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

There is no night at this ski hill.

Hiraniwa Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 2,500 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,300 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 1,300 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 220 yen 140 yen 140 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 10,000 yen 10,000 yen

Getting to Hiraniwa Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
43.9km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
43.9km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
Transport Information
Information
Hiraniwa Kogen is about 44km from Iwate Numakunai Station.

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bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus operates on Saturdays in January and February.
By Car
Car
33.9km from the Kunohe IC on the Hachinohe Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 281 (0.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Hiraniwa Kogen is about 34km from the Kunohe IC exit of the Hachinohe Expressway.

From the Kunohe IC exit, turn right onto Route 340 and head south for just about 25.5km until reaching the junction with Route 281. Turn left onto Route 281. The ski hill is just over 7km on the left hand side off Route 281.
Parking
Parking
There are 3 car parks for up to 600 vehicles near the base of Hiraniwa Kogen. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Hiranawa Kogen
Kuji-shi
Iwate-ken
028-8605
Telephone
Telephone
0194-72-2700
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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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