Gokase Highland (Gokase Town, Miyazaki)

Gokase Highland
五ヶ瀬ハイランド (宮崎県 五ヶ瀬町)
Planned season: Friday 16th December 2016 until Sunday 5th March 2017
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Gokase Highland is located in Gokase town in Miyazaki Prefecture, central Kyushu. It is the most southern ski hill in Japan and found on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Mukozaka. At first it was thought that a ski hill with natural snow in this central Kyushu location would not be possible...but it happened, with Gokase Highland opening in 1990.

Gokase Highland is the only ski hill in Miyazaki Prefecture and one of only a few on the island of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most south-westerly of the four main islands.

The Mountain

1610m
190m
1420m
30"
2
1650m
3
30%
25%
45%
Skiers
45%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
55%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Gokase Highland Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
1st - - 1st 25cm 40cm 1st 65cm 90cm 1st 70cm 85cm
2nd - - 2nd 25cm 40cm 2nd 65cm 90cm 2nd 75cm 85cm
3rd - - 3rd 25cm 40cm 3rd 65cm 90cm 3rd 75cm 85cm
4th - - 4th 25cm 40cm 4th 65cm 90cm 4th 75cm 85cm
5th - - 5th 25cm 40cm 5th 65cm 90cm 5th 75cm 85cm
6th - - 6th 25cm 40cm 6th 60cm 90cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th 25cm 40cm 7th 60cm 90cm 7th - 75cm
8th - - 8th 20cm 40cm 8th 60cm 90cm 8th - 65cm
9th - - 9th 20cm 45cm 9th 65cm 90cm 9th - 55cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 45cm 10th 75cm 90cm 10th - 55cm
11th - - 11th 25cm 45cm 11th 85cm 90cm 11th - 55cm
12th - - 12th 30cm 45cm 12th 85cm 90cm 12th - 55cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 45cm 13th 85cm 85cm 13th - 55cm
14th - - 14th 30cm 45cm 14th 85cm 75cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 30cm 45cm 15th 85cm 70cm 15th - -
16th 25cm 20cm 16th 30cm 45cm 16th 85cm 70cm 16th - -
17th 25cm 25cm 17th 30cm 45cm 17th 85cm 80cm 17th - -
18th 25cm 30cm 18th 30cm 50cm 18th 80cm 80cm 18th - -
19th 25cm 35cm 19th 30cm 55cm 19th 80cm 80cm 19th - -
20th 25cm 35cm 20th 30cm 65cm 20th 80cm 80cm 20th - -
21st 25cm 30cm 21st 45cm 65cm 21st 75cm 80cm 21st - -
22nd 20cm 25cm 22nd 50cm 65cm 22nd 75cm 80cm 22nd - -
23rd 10cm 25cm 23rd 65cm 65cm 23rd 70cm 80cm 23rd - -
24th 10cm 15cm 24th 70cm 80cm 24th 70cm 80cm 24th - -
25th 20cm 15cm 25th 70cm 100cm 25th 70cm 80cm 25th - -
26th 20cm 15cm 26th 70cm 100cm 26th 70cm 80cm 26th - -
27th 10cm 15cm 27th 70cm 100cm 27th 70cm 80cm 27th - -
28th 15cm 20cm 28th 70cm 100cm 28th 70cm 80cm 28th - -
29th 15cm 20cm 29th 70cm 100cm 29th - 80cm 29th - -
30th 25cm 25cm 30th 65cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st 25cm 30cm 31st 65cm 90cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Gokase Highland Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Gokase Highland. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, sledges and snowshoes are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The childrens sledging area is located on the upper part of the hill near the Ski Centre.
A child care service is available in the ski centre - no charge. 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is on the lower half of the Paradise Course and features a quarter pipe, box, wave, rail and more.
There is also a mogul run. 

Gokase Highland Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Gokase Highland is open from 8am until 4:30pm.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Gokase Highland Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
Senior
60 years and over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 5,000 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,000 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 4,200 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 3,400 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 25,000 yen 25,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 200 yen
Multiple Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen

Getting to Gokase Highland

By public transport
Train
Train
80.8km from Kumamoto Station on the Kyushu Shinkansen line
43.2km from Takamori Station on the Takamori line
64.8km from Miyaji Station on the Hohi Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Gokase Highland is about 43km from Takamori Station on the Takamori line.

Kumamoto Station is over 80km from the ski hill.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
66.4km from the Mifune IC on the Kyushu Expressway
70.9km from the Matsubase IC on the Kyushu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 265 (6.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Gokase Highland is about 7km off Route 265 to the south of the centre of Gokase town.
Parking
Parking
There are 2 car parks for a total of 600 vehicles at the base of Gokase Highland. Parking is free.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Kuaoka 4647-171
Gokase-machi
Nishiusuki-gun
Miyazaki-ken
882-1201
Telephone
Telephone
0982-83-2144
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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