Takasu Snow Park 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, part of the Ryohaku mountain range. Takasu Snow Park is lift and course-connected with the Dynaland resort and a shared lift ticket is available. Along with Dynaland, the connected area boasts 32 courses and 43km of ski courses and they are currently known as 'Dantotsu'. Some new 'tree run' courses opened for the 2017-2018 season. Takasu Snow Park has been operating since 1999.
New for the 2018-2019 season is the 'Takasu Terrace' building at the summit (1550m)... curiously featuring a beach theme. Of more interest to snow lovers is perhaps the super half pipe that they are claiming to be 'nihon ichi' (best in Japan).
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 Takasu Snow Park.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Park' is located next to the Centre House - free with a valid lift ticket, otherwise 700 yen to enter. It features a 'Dome Belt' (covered snow escalator) as well as a tubing area, sledging area and other items for children. There is also a Snowmobile Land area.
There is a free 'Family Space' room on the 2nd Floor of the Centre House.
There is a large park area near the base of Takasu Snow Park with a few different areas and it includes a regular pipe, a super pipe that claims to be the best in Japan and a variety of items and cross course.
Takasu Snow Park Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Mid April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 7:30am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Takasu Snow Park is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 7:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.
There is no nighta at this resort.
Takasu Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges
4 years to Junior High School age
Senior High School age
1 Day (weekends & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekdays)
All tickets shown apart from the Season Tickets are valid at both Takasu Snow Park and connecting Dynaland resort.
Getting to Takasu Snow Park
By public transport
14.2km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
20.3km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Takasu Snow Park is about 14km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 20km 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.
10.3km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
11.1km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
17.2km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (2.3km away)
Takasu Snow Park is just over 2km off Route 156.
The Takasu IC exit on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway is about 11km from the resort.
From the Takasu IC exit, turn left and follow Prefecture Road 45 for just about 3.5km until you reach Route 156 (Hida Highway). Turn right onto Route 156 and continue for about 5.5km. Pass the Dainichidake Michi-no-eki service area on the right hand side. A few hundred metres further on turn left at the Takasu Snow Park sign. Follow the road up to the resort.
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 left on Route 156 for about 5.5 km and turn right at the Takasu Snow Park sign. Follow the road up to Takasu Snow Park.
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!
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