Yokote Koen (Yokote City, Akita)

Yokote Koen
横手公園 (秋田県 横手市)
Planned season: Apparently not operating for the 2018-2019 season
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Yokote Koen is a small ski hill close to the central area of Yokote city in the south-eastern region of Akita Prefecture. The runs are serviced by one 491m long single lift and a 120m rope tow lift. It first opened in 1929.

Unfortunately, record rainfall in July 2017 apparently damaged some of the slopes and facilities at Yokote Koen. As a result, this ski hill did not open for the 2017-2018 season and due to large costs needed for repair, it looks like it may be closed for good. A decision on the fate of this ski hill is apparently due soon.

An interesting bit of information appeared in local reports - it seems that 6930 people in total used the ski hill over the 2016-2017 season.

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

166m
76m
90m
30"
3
600m
2
0%
40%
60%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yokote Koen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information

Yokote Koen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late February
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays
Weekdays
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
-

Yokote Koen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 800 yen 500 yen 500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 100 yen
6 Lift Coupons 500 yen 300 yen 300 yen
Rope-tow (1 day) 300 yen 100 yen 100 yen
Rope-tow (1 time) 30 yen 10 yen 10 yen

Getting to Yokote Koen

By public transport
Train
Train
3.3km from Yokote Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Yokote Koen is just over 3km from Yokote Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
5.6km from the Yokote IC on the Akita Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (2.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 272
Direction
Direction
Yokote Koen is less than 6km from the Yokote IC exit of the Akita Expressway.

The ski hill is located to the north east of the station and city centre.

>> More information on Akita Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 200 vehicles at base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Shirotsuke Mutsunari
Yokote-shi
Akita-ken
013-0011
Telephone
Telephone
0182-33-2102
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
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