Dynaland is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. The resort is on the eastern slopes of Mt Dainichi, is part of the Ryohaku mountain range. The resort has been operating since 1972 though not originally under the name Dynaland. It is lift and course-connected with the Takasu Snow Park resort and a shared lift ticket is available. Together, they are currently known as... 'Dantotsu'.
Along with Takasu Snow Park, the connected area boasts 32 courses and 43km of ski courses.
Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gujo city are located on the mountains either side of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway which connects Aichi Prefecture with Toyama Prefecture and the local road Route 156 (Hida Highway) which also runs through the valley. This region is especially popular with people living in or visiting the Kansai regions of western Japan like Nagoya, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto and Osaka. Train links aren't the most convenient and so this region sees most people arriving by car or bus tours.
Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the central region of Honshu island, and it one of only a handful of landlocked prefectures. It shares borders with (from the north) Toyama, Nagano, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Fukui and Ishikawa. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gifu are located in the northern region of the prefecture – in Gujo city, Takayama city, Hida city and Shirakawa village.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Dynaland.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Snow scoots, wear and other items are also available.
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' for young children is in front of the Centre House and the other by the Karamatsu pair lift. Both are free to enter.
There are various Snow Park areas at Dynaland - the Terrain Park, Step Up Park, Dynaland Banks and the Night Park.
Dynaland Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Early December until Early April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 6:00am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Dynaland is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays in the daytime.
On weekends, holidays and over New Year the resort opens from 6:00am.
Nighta is from 6:00pm until 11:00pm (last lift at 10:30pm) every day from 29th December 2018 until 23rd March 2019. The ski lifts and courses are closed between 4:30pm and 6:00pm for maintenance before nighta.
Dynaland Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
Senior High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
Dynaland 1 day
Dynaland 7 Hours (weekends)
Dynaland Late Nighta
Most tickets (unless noted above as just Dynaland) are also valid at the connecting Takasu Snow Park.
The Dynaland Late ticket is valid from 8:50pm.
Ladies Day is every Wednesday (except 2nd January 2019) - on those days, ladies can ride the lifts for free!
Getting to Dynaland
By public transport
13.1km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
19.2km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Dynaland is about 13km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 19km from the larger Mino Shirotori Station on the same line.
A free shuttle bus operates between the Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park and Hirugano Kogen resort areas.
There is no shuttle bus from the local train stations.
10km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
13.2km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
20.1km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (3.4km away)
Dynaland is just over 3km off Route 156.
From the Takasu IC exit of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway, turn left and follow Prefecture Road 45 for just under 3.5km until reaching Route 156 (Hida Highway). Turn right onto Route 156 and continue for about 3.5km. Turn left at the Dynaland sign on the left side and follow the road up for about 300m until reaching lots of Dynaland signs - turn left and follow the signs to the resort.
From the Hirugano Kogen Smart IC exit, turn head towards Prefecture Road 321. Turn left and follow the road back under the expressway for around 4.5km until reaching Route 156 (Hida Highway). Turn left on Route 156 for about 4.5 km and turn right at the Dynaland sign. After 300m there are lots of Dynaland signs - turn right and follow the signs to the resort.
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