Aizu Kogen Daikura (Minami Aizu Town, Fukushima)

Aizu Kogen Daikura
(福島県 南会津町)
Planned season: Thursday 24th December 2020 until late March 2021
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Aizu Kogen Daikura is located in Minami Aizu town in the south-western Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture. There's a bit of an old-school traditional feel to some of the facilities at this ski hill. 'Dai-chan' is the popular character mascot for the resort - (apparently) a bear, very friendly, Dai-chan has a very big head (as well as a blog) and makes regular appearances at the ski hill on weekends!

Fukushima Prefecture is composed of three main regions - the Hamadori region to the east (including the Pacific Ocean coastline), the Nakadori region (the central area) and the Aizu region (the Western mountainous region). Many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the prefecture are found on or near Mt Bandai and Mt Adatara to the north of Lake Inawashiro. Most of the others can be found scattered across the western region of the Aizu region or to the south-west of Lake Inawashiro.

The Mountain

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Aizu Kogen Daikura Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 130cm 30cm 1st 160cm 40cm 1st 160cm 60cm
2nd - - 2nd 150cm 20cm 2nd 160cm 40cm 2nd 160cm 60cm
3rd - - 3rd 150cm 20cm 3rd 160cm 40cm 3rd 160cm 55cm
4th - - 4th 150cm 25cm 4th 160cm 50cm 4th 160cm 55cm
5th - - 5th 150cm 30cm 5th 160cm 50cm 5th 150cm 55cm
6th - - 6th 150cm 35cm 6th 160cm 70cm 6th 140cm 65cm
7th - - 7th 150cm 35cm 7th 160cm 70cm 7th 140cm 65cm
8th - - 8th 150cm 35cm 8th 160cm 70cm 8th 140cm 60cm
9th - - 9th 150cm 25cm 9th 160cm 80cm 9th 130cm 60cm
10th - - 10th 150cm 20cm 10th 180cm 80cm 10th 130cm 55cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 20cm 11th 180cm 80cm 11th 130cm 45cm
12th - - 12th 150cm 20cm 12th 180cm 80cm 12th 130cm 45cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 20cm 13th 170cm 70cm 13th 130cm 45cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 20cm 14th 160cm 60cm 14th 120cm 45cm
15th - - 15th 140cm 20cm 15th 160cm 60cm 15th 120cm 30cm
16th - - 16th 140cm 25cm 16th 160cm 60cm 16th 120cm -
17th - - 17th 140cm 25cm 17th 150cm 50cm 17th 120cm -
18th - - 18th 140cm 30cm 18th 170cm 55cm 18th 110cm -
19th - - 19th 150cm 30cm 19th 170cm 60cm 19th 110cm -
20th - - 20th 150cm 30cm 20th 170cm 60cm 20th 110cm -
21st - - 21st 150cm 35cm 21st 170cm 60cm 21st 110cm -
22nd - - 22nd 140cm 45cm 22nd 170cm 55cm 22nd 100cm -
23rd - - 23rd 140cm 45cm 23rd 160cm 55cm 23rd 100cm -
24th 100cm - 24th 140cm 40cm 24th 170cm 60cm 24th 100cm -
25th 100cm 10cm 25th 140cm 40cm 25th 170cm 60cm 25th 90cm -
26th 110cm - 26th 130cm 40cm 26th 170cm 55cm 26th 90cm -
27th 110cm - 27th 130cm 40cm 27th 170cm 55cm 27th 80cm -
28th 110cm - 28th 130cm 40cm 28th 160cm 65cm 28th 70cm -
29th 110cm 15cm 29th 130cm 30cm 29th - 65cm 29th - -
30th 110cm 10cm 30th 140cm 30cm 30th 30th - -
31st 110cm 10cm 31st 150cm 30cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Aizu Kogen Daikura Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Aizu Kogen Daikura. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and other items are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Dai-chan Park' is located at the base of the resort and is free to enter with a valid ticket (or 500 yen to use the escalator - pre-school young kids can use the snow escalator for free). It is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

There is a 'Kids Room' child care service available mostly at weekends on the 2nd Floor of the Number 2 Lodge. Reservations are not required and the charge is 1,200 yen per hour. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Free Ride Park' is on the Central area and normally open from 10:00am until 3:00pm. A lift ticket just for the central lift servicing the park is available for 2,000 yen. Use either that or a valid one day lift ticket for entry. 

Aizu Kogen Daikura Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Aizu Kogen Daikura is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekends, holidays and over New Year.

There is no night skiing at Aizu Kogen Daikura.

Aizu Kogen Daikura Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
50-59 years
60 years & over
1 Day 4,200 yen 2,700 yen 3,700 yen 3,200 yen
2 Days 7,200 yen 4,200 yen 6,200 yen 5,200 yen
4 Hours 3,700 yen 2,200 yen 3,200 yen 2,700 yen
4 Lift Coupons 1,600 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Season Ticket (all) 40,000 yen 20,000 yen 35,000 yen 30,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 20,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen
Chuo lift only 2,700 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
Snow Escalator 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

A Family ticket is available for 1 adult and 1 child for 5,300 yen (additional adults add 2,800 yen, additional children add 2,200 yen).

Ladies Day is every Monday and Thursday when a one day ticket for women is 2,000 yen (*some exceptions, check for details).

Men's Day is every Wednesday when a one day ticket (plus 1000 yen lunch voucher) for men is 3,000 yen (*some exceptions, check for details).

Senior Day is every Tuesday and Friday when a one day ticket for men is 2,000 yen (*some exceptions, check for details).

Daikura de Cosplay is every Saturday and Sunday (* some exceptions). Come dressed fully in 'cosplay fashion' and get a one day ticket at half price! Be sure to check for details.

Getting to Aizu Kogen Daikura

By public transport
72.6km from Nasu Shiobara Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
14km from Aizu Tajima Station on the Aizu Kinugawa line
42.2km from Tadami Station on the Tadami Line
Transport Information
Aizu Kogen Daikura is about 14km from Aizu Tajima Station on the Aizu Kinugawa line.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A bus service is available from Aizu Tajima Station. It takes about 30 minutes from the station to the resort base.
By Car
60.9km from the Shirakawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
62.3km from the Aizu Wakamatsu IC on the Banetsu Expressway
64.5km from the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 289 (0.5km away)
Aizu Kogen Daikura is located just off Route 289 in Minami Aizu, southern Fukushima.

From the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC exit, turn right onto Route 400 and head in a northerly direction for about 27km until reaching Route 121. Continue straight on (on Route 121, signposted as Aizuwakamatsu and Minamiaizu) for about 25km until reaching Tajima. Take Route 289 to head in a westerly direction towards Tadami. Continue on Route 289 for about 12.5km until reaching the turn off for Aizu Kogen Daikura, which is just off the road on the left hand side.

From the Shirakawa IC turn left onto Route 4. After 350m turn left on the road heading towards Shimogo. After just over 1km turn left onto Route 289.Continue on Route 289 for about 35km until reaching Shimogo and the Route 121 junction. Turn left onto Route 121 and continue for 12km through Aizu Tajima. Keeping straight on Route 289 for a further 12.5km until reaching the turn off for Aizu Kogen Daikura, which is just off the road on the left side.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car

There is parking for 2000 vehicles on seven car parks near the base of Aizu Kogen Daikura. Parking is free every day of the season and the parking areas are open 24 hours a day.

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