Hanawa (Kazuno City, Akita)

Hanawa
花輪
(秋田県 鹿角市)
Planned season: Late December 2019 until mid March 2020
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hanawa is located close to the city centre of Kazuno in the north-eastern region of Akita Prefecture. There is a 10km cross-country course and a ski jump at Hanawa.

Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu. Akita faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures from north to south. The region has cold winters and there are numerous ski hills located around the prefecture, though most of them are small scale with just one or two lifts.

The Mountain

750m
490m
260m
30"
3
2500m
3
30%
30%
40%
Skiers
80%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
20%
0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Hanawa Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st 20cm 50cm 1st 10cm 70cm 1st 15cm 60cm
2nd - - 2nd 15cm 50cm 2nd 10cm 80cm 2nd 15cm 60cm
3rd - - 3rd 15cm 50cm 3rd 10cm 80cm 3rd 15cm 60cm
4th - - 4th 15cm 50cm 4th 5cm 70cm 4th 10cm 50cm
5th - - 5th 15cm 50cm 5th 15cm 75cm 5th 10cm 45cm
6th - - 6th 15cm 50cm 6th 15cm 75cm 6th 10cm 45cm
7th - - 7th 15cm 50cm 7th 20cm 70cm 7th 10cm 40cm
8th - - 8th 20cm 55cm 8th 25cm 80cm 8th 10cm 40cm
9th - - 9th 0cm 55cm 9th 30cm 85cm 9th - 35cm
10th - - 10th - 55cm 10th 30cm 85cm 10th - 30cm
11th - - 11th - 50cm 11th 30cm 85cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 50cm 12th 30cm 85cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 50cm 13th 25cm 85cm 13th - -
14th - 20cm 14th - 45cm 14th 20cm 85cm 14th - -
15th - 20cm 15th - 45cm 15th 15cm 85cm 15th - -
16th - 20cm 16th 15cm 45cm 16th 15cm 90cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 20cm 50cm 17th 10cm 90cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 20cm 50cm 18th 10cm 90cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 20cm 55cm 19th 15cm 90cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 15cm 55cm 20th 15cm 85cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 15cm 60cm 21st 15cm 85cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 15cm 65cm 22nd 15cm 85cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 15cm 65cm 23rd 15cm 75cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 15cm 70cm 24th 20cm 75cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 15cm 70cm 25th 20cm 75cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 15cm 70cm 26th 15cm 70cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 15cm 70cm 27th 15cm 70cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 15cm 70cm 28th 15cm 65cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th 15cm 75cm 29th 15cm - 29th - -
30th 20cm 45cm 30th 10cm 75cm 30th 30th - -
31st 10cm 45cm 31st 10cm 75cm 31st 31st - -

Hanawa Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Hanawa. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available.
There is no snowboard equipment rental available.
Sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
 
Park Information
Park information
 

Hanawa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid 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
Hanawa is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hanawa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
5 Hours 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 150 yen 250 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours after the time of purchase.

Getting to Hanawa

By public transport
Train
Train
4.8km from Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Hanawa Line
Transport Information
Information
Hanawa is less than 5km from Kazuno Hanawa Station on the Hanawa line.

>> More information on the Hanawa train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
6.5km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway
11.9km from the Towada IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 282 (3.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 195
Direction
Direction
Hanawa is 6.5km from the Kazuno Hachimantai IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the Kazuno Hachimantai IC exit, turn right onto Route 282 and head into Kazuno. Turn right off Route 282 onto Prefecture Road 195 and head east to reach the ski hill.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 400 vehicles close to the base area. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Yurisawa-81-1
Hanawa
Kazuno-shi
Akita-ken
018-5201
Telephone
Telephone
0186-23-8000
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