There are two separate areas of Hidaka town - one on the coast and one is further inland to the north east. Hidaka Kokusai is a small ski hill located in the western region of the northern area of the town.
Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.
14.7km from the Shimukappu IC on the Doto Expressway
34.5km from the Mukawa Hobetsu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 274 (0.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 847
Hidaka Kokusai is located about 14.5km to the south of the Shimukappu IC exit on the Doto Expressway.
From the Shimukappu IC exit, turn left onto Route 237 (Furano Highway) and head south for just under 13km until reaching the junction with Route 274. Turn left onto Route 274 and after 900m continue straight on using Prefecture Road 847. Continue for another 600m, over the river bridge and then turn left to approach the base of the ski hill.
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