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.
Yokote Koen Facilities
Yokote Koen Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Late February
Weekends and holidays
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Yokote Koen Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age & under
High School age
60 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
6 Lift Coupons
Rope-tow (1 day)
Rope-tow (1 time)
Getting to Yokote Koen
By public transport
3.3km from Yokote Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Yokote Koen is just over 3km from Yokote Station on the Ou Honsen line.
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