White Pia Takasu is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. It is connected with the Washigatake resort at the top of the mountain and a shared lift ticket is available. Known by some together as 'Washitopia'.
White Pia Takasu has been operating since 1992.
New for 2019-2020, a bunch of ski resorts in the area grouped up to create 'Takasu Mountains', with a joint lift ticket 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 operates between the ski areas.
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.
Various bus companies run schedules from Osaka and Kyoto.
9km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
11.2km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
24.6km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (9.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 316
White Pia Takasu is located about 10km off Route and to the east of that road and the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway.
From the Takasu IC exit turn left. Very quickly the road splits into two - follow the left (green) side. After about 2.5km there is a crossroads, turn left here and follow this road round for about 5.5km until reaching a turn off to the right which is signposted as White Pia Takasu. Turn right and head up to the resort.
From the Hirugano Kogen Smart IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 321. Follow that road for about 4km. Continue on Prefecture Road 316 for about 500m when there are signs for White Pia Takasu. Turn left and head up to the resort.
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