Kyoto Hirogawara (Kyoto City, Kyoto)

Kyoto Hirogawara
京都広河原 (京都府 京都市)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until early March 2017
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Kyoto Hirogawara is the only ski hill that is located within the boundaries of Kyoto city, though it is located in an area that is a fair distance to the north of the city centre (about 90 minutes drive). It is popular for late night opening even on weekdays, though usually not to the point of being busy. Unlike almost every other ski hill in Japan, an entrance charge in addition to the lift ticket is required.

Kyoto-fu is a prefecture (though not named with '-ken' like most others) in the Kansai region of Honshu. Kyoto city is the famous capital, but Kyoto-fu actually stretches from a coastline on the Sea of Japan in the north-west to a border with Osaka and Nara-ken in the south-east. This long length means that the climate is quite different in the north and south.

The Mountain

635m
135m
500m
18"
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700m
1
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50%
Skiers
40%
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Boarders
60%
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Kyoto Hirogawara Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Kyoto Hirogawara. 
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
The 'Yuki Asobi Hiroba' (play in the snow) area for children is by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Kyoto Hirogawara Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 10:45pm
Weekdays Normally open from 7:00pm until 10:45pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Kyoto Hirogawara is open from 7pm until 10:45pm on weekdays.

On Saturdays it is open from 9am until 4:30pm and then from 7pm until 10:45pm.

On Sundays it is open from 9am until 4:30pm.

Kyoto Hirogawara Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
2 Hours 2,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen
6 Lift Coupons 1,200 yen
13 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen
Nighta (7pm-10:45pm) 2,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information There is an entry charge of 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children under 12 years old.

This is required in addition to the cost of the lift tickets.

Getting to Kyoto Hirogawara

By public transport
Train
Train
42.2km from Kyoto Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
25.2km from Kurama Station on the Kurama line
Transport Information
Information
Kyoto Hirogawara is 25km from Kurama Station on the Kurama line.

Kyoto Station is 42km to the south.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
44.6km from the Kyoto Higashi IC on the Meishin Expressway
54.7km from the Wakasa Kaminaka IC on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway
79.3km from the Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 477 (10km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 38
Direction
Direction
Kyoto Hirogawara is located by the side of Prefecture Road 38 to the north of Kyoto.

Please refer to the map!
Parking
Parking
There is limited parking for 30 vehicles at the base area. Parking is free of charge.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Hirogawaraobana-cho
Sakyo
Kyoto-shi
Kyoto-fu
601-1101
Telephone
Telephone
075-746-0850
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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