Ibukinosato (Niimi City, Okayama)

Ibukinosato
いぶきの里 (岡山県 新見市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Monday 20th March 2017
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Ibukinosato is located on the northern foothills of Mt Hanami, to the north of the central area of Niimi city in Okayama Prefecture. Ibukinosato usually opens for 'all night' on Saturdays in the peak months of January and February.

Okayama Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The ski hills in Okayama are found in the northern mountainous region of the prefecture close to the border with Tottori Prefecture. Okayama Prefecture also boarders Hyogo Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture.

The Mountain

860m
210m
650m
25"
5
800m
3
15%
25%
60%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 1 2 0 0

Ibukinosato Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ikubinosato. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard rental equipment is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Park' near the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no special snow park. 

Ibukinosato 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 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
'All night' on Saturdays in January and February is from 7pm until 6am the following morning.

Ibukinosato Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High age and over
Senior
50 years and over
1 Day 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
6 Hours 3,800 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
5 Hours 3,600 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
3 Hours 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Special lift tickets that include lunch are also available.

A 500 yen returnable deposit is required when buying tickets.

Getting to Ibukinosato

By public transport
Train
Train
14km from Neu Station on the Hakubi line
27.2km from Niimi Station on the Hakubi line
Transport Information
Information
Ibukinosato is 14km from Neu Station and just over 27km from Niima Station, both on the Hakubi line.
bus
Bus
A bus leaves Niimi Station every morning in the main season.
By Car
Car
22.1km from the Kofu IC on the Yonago Expressway
25.8km from the Niimi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 180 (0.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Ibukinosato is over 22km from the Kofu IC exit on the Yonago Expressway (from the north) and just under 26km from the Niimi IC exit on the Chugoku Expressway (from the south).

The ski hill is just off Route 180.
Parking
Parking
There is free parking available for about 1000 vehicles.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Chiyahanami 1336-1
Niimi-shi
Okayama-ken
718-0104
Telephone
Telephone
0867-77-2266
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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