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.
Fort the 2020-2021 season some new snow making machines have been brought in to help nature when necessary.
New for 2019-2020, a bunch of ski resorts in the area grouped up to create 'Takasu Mountains' and a joint lift ticket is available. The ski areas 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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hirugano Kogen.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Wear and sledge rental is also available.
'Hirugamo Kids Land' features a long sledge course and a snow escalator and is a safe place for children to play in the snow. Also featuring kamakura igloos. Entry is 1,000 yen for children and 500 yen for adults. (Free with valid lift tickets).
'Snow Rafting' is 500 yen per person.
No specific snow park area.
Hirugano Kogen 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 8:3am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Hirugano Kogen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am on weekends and holidays.
There is no night skiing at this resort.
Hirugano Kogen Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary & Junior High age
High teen (16-18 year old)
55 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekdays only)
2020-2021 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 31st December 2020 and 11th February 2021). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is free.
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.
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)
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.
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