Niyama Kogen (Nanae Town, Hokkaido)

Niyama Kogen
(北海道 七飯町)
Planned season: Late December 2019 until early March 2020

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Niyama Kogen is located in the western region of Nanae town and to the north of Hakodate city in southern Hokkaido. It is the closest ski hill to Hakodate city and also the most southern on Hokkaido. There are two other ski hills in this region - Greenpia Onuma and Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.

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.

The Mountain

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Niyama Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Niyama Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Board Park' by the Number 1 pair lift near base. 

Niyama Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:30am until 9:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:30am until 9:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Niyama Kogen is open from 9:30am until 5:00pm every day during the daytime.

Nighta is scheduled for every day from 4:00pm until 9:30pm.

Niyama Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
5 yrs - Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (9am-5pm) 2,500 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
4 Hours 2,200 yen 1,000 yen 1,800 yen
Nighta (4pm-9:30pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Niyama Kogen

By public transport
5.7km from Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station on the Hokkaido Shinkansen line
0.4km from Niyama Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Niyama Kogen is located just a few hundred metres from Niyama Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station on the Hokkaido Shinkansen line is just under 6km from Niyama Kogen.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
12.2km from the Onuma Koen IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (1.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 96
Niyama Kogen is about 1.5km off Route 5 to the north of Hakodate city and about 30 minutes drive from the central city area.

Onuma Koen IC on the Hokkaido Expressway is about 14km to the north of the ski hill.

At the Onuma Koen IC exit, turn left and then right onto Route 5. Continue on Route 5 for just under 10km and then turn right onto Prefecture Road 96 following the signpost for Hokuto. After 400m turn right to head towards Niyama Station. Follow the road past the station to approach the base of the ski hill.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Car parking for 800 vehicles is available near base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Niyama 629
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.
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