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, Dai-chan has a very big head 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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Aizu Kogen Daikura.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Wear and other items are also available to rent.
'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 on the 2nd Floor of the Number 2 Lodge. Reservations are not required and the charge is 1,200 yen per hour.
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 Late December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Aizu Kogen Daikura is 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 nighta at Aizu Kogen Daikura.
Aizu Kogen Daikura Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
60 years & over
4 Lift Coupons
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekdays)
Chuo lift only
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 5,500 yen (additional adults add 3,000 yen, additional children add 2,000 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 3,500 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 Sunday. Come dressed in 'cosplay fashion' and get a one day ticket at half price!
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
Aizu Kogen Daikura is about 14km from Aizu Tajima Station on the Aizu Kinugawa line.
A bus service is available from Aizu Tajima Station. It takes about 30 minutes from the station to the resort base.
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.
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