Hirugano Kogen (Gujo City, Gifu)

Hirugano Kogen
ひるがの高原
(岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
Official snow depth 30cm (0cm) [updated on 24th January 2020]

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Hirugano Kogen is a fairly small ski hill located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. It is located just by the side of Route 156.

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.

New for 2019-2020, a bunch of ski resorts in the area are grouping up to create 'Takasu Mountains' and a joint lift ticket available. The resorts included are Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park, Hirugano Kogen, White Pia Takasu, Washigatake and Gujo Vacance Village (though curiously the joint ticket is not valid at that last one). A shuttle bus between the resorts is planned.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Gujo region

The Mountain

1041m
150m
891m
32"
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1500m
5
0%
55%
45%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 1 0 4 0 0

Hirugano Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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1st - - 1st 30cm 20cm 1st - 110cm 1st - 60cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 30cm 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 60cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 30cm 3rd - 110cm 3rd - 60cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 30cm 4th - 110cm 4th - 50cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 30cm 5th - 110cm 5th - 50cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 30cm 6th - 110cm 6th - 50cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 30cm 7th - 110cm 7th - 45cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 30cm 8th - 110cm 8th - 45cm
9th - - 9th 30cm 35cm 9th - 110cm 9th - 45cm
10th - - 10th 30cm 35cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 45cm
11th - - 11th 30cm 35cm 11th - 110cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 30cm 35cm 12th - 110cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 30cm 35cm 13th - 110cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 30cm 35cm 14th - 100cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 30cm 35cm 15th - 100cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 30cm 35cm 16th - 100cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 30cm 35cm 17th - 100cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 30cm 40cm 18th - 90cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 30cm 40cm 19th - 90cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 30cm 40cm 20th - 90cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 30cm 45cm 21st - 90cm 21st - -
22nd - 15cm 22nd 30cm 65cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - -
23rd - 5cm 23rd 30cm 65cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - -
24th - 5cm 24th 30cm 80cm 24th - 80cm 24th - -
25th - 10cm 25th - 80cm 25th - 70cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 100cm 26th - 70cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 5cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 70cm 27th - -
28th - 10cm 28th - 100cm 28th - 70cm 28th - -
29th 10cm 15cm 29th - 110cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 20cm 20cm 30th - 110cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 20cm 31st - 110cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hirugano Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hirugano Kogen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and sledge rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Hirugamo Kids Land' features a long sledge course and a snow escalator and is a safe place for children to play in the snow. It costs 1,000 yen for children and 500 yen for adults (free with a valid 1 day or afternoon lift ticket).

The resort also offers 'Snow Rafting' which costs 500 yen per person. 
Park Information
Park information
No specific snow park area. 

Hirugano Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hirugano Kogen is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Hirugano Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High age
Older Child
High teen (16-18 year old)
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,600 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 2,900 yen 2,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Season Ticket (all) 30,000 yen 20,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays only) 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 5,600 yen.

The quad lift requires 2 lift coupons if using the coupon point system.

Ladies Day is every Thursday (apart from 2nd January 2020). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is free.

Takasu Mountains Ticket
This ticket is new for 2019-2020 and is valid at Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park, Hirugano Kogen, White Pia Takasu, Washigatake and (the newly renamed) Gujo Vacance Village.

1 day ticket
- Adults: 5,400 yen
- Children (4-12): 3,000 yen
- Seniors: 4,500 yen

2 day ticket
- Adults: 9,700 yen
- Children (4-12): 5,400 yen
- Seniors: 8,100 yen

3 day ticket
- Adults: 14,400 yen
- Children (4-12): 7,800 yen
- Seniors: 12,300

Multiple day Takasu Mountains tickets do not need to be used on consecutive days.

Getting to Hirugano Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
15.5km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
21.5km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
Information
Hirugano Kogen is about 15.5km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 21.5km from the larger Mino Shirotori Station on the same line.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by public transport
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus operates between the Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park and Hirugano Kogen resort areas.

Various bus tours are available from the Kansai region.

No shuttle bus service from local train stations is available.
By Car
Car
6.3km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
11.3km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
12.4km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (0.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Hirugano Kogen is located by the side of Route 156.

The closest exit on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway is the Hirugano Kogen Smart IC exit.

From the Hirugano Kogen Smart IC exit, 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 right on Route 156 until reaching Hirugano Kogen less than 1km further on the right.

The Takasu IC exit is a little over 12km from the ski hill base. Turn left at the Takasu IC exit 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 9km until reaching Hirugano Kogen which is on the right hand side of the road.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by car

About 5-10 minutes from Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC (requires ETC card).
About 25 minutes from Takasu IC.



Parking
Parking
There is parking for 180 vehicles at the resort and a further 480 vehicles close-by. Parking is 1,000 yen per car every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Takasu-cho
Hirugano 4670-75
Gujo-shi
Gifu-ken
501-5301
Telephone
Telephone
0575-73-2311
1st January 2020
Happy New Year. The 'planned season' dates shown on the ski resort pages are planned opening dates - many ski hills around Japan have been experiencing delays.
Current resort snow depth
30cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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