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.
Hanawa Snow Depth Statistics
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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
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.
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