Himekayu (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Himekayu
ひめかゆ (岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 5th March 2017
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Himekayu is a small ski hill located to the east of central Oshu city in Iwate Prefecture.

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.

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The Mountain

486m
180m
306m
33"
7
1430m
2
15%
25%
60%
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 2 0 0

Himekayu Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at  
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Chibikko Hiroba' kids area near the base. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is by the base of the Number 2 pair lift. 

Himekayu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
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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
Himekayu is open from 9am until 4pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Himekayu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day 2,000 yen
Morning (open-1pm) 1,200 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 1,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen
Season Ticket 1,000 yen 5,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1 day ticket on weekdays is 1,500 yen.

There are a number of other special lift tickets available including family packs and those including lunch.

Getting to Himekayu

By public transport
Train
Train
27.5km from Mizusawa Esashi Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
19km from Mizusawa Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Himekayu is 19km from Mizusawa Station on the Tohoku Honsen line.

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bus
Bus
A local bus from Mizusawa Station stops nearby.
By Car
Car
21.1km from the Mizusawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
25.5km from the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 397 (1.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Himekayu is about 21km from the Mizusawa IC and 25.5km from the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC exits on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Mizusawa IC exit turn right onto Route 4 and at the turn off for Route 397 turn right onto that road to head to the ski hill. Himekayu is just over 1km off Route 397 on the left hand side.

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Parking
Parking
There is parking on 3 car parks for about 350 vehicles at the base of Himekayu. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Amazawa-17 Isawaku Wakayanagi
Oshu-shi
Iwate-ken
023-0403
Telephone
Telephone
0197-49-2105
Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Himekayu by road (in winter)
Kunimidaira (19.1km)
Geto Kogen (38.5km)
Koeji (43.1km)
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