Hyonosen Kokusai is located in the western region of Yabu city in the north-western region of Hyogo Prefecture. The ski area is on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Hyono, just to the south of Mt Hachibuse. It has been operating since 1984.
Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of western Japan. It stretches the width of the country and has a coastline both on the Sea of Japan to the north and on the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Hyogo Prefecture are located in the northern region of the Prefecture.
Hyonosen Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hyonosen Kokusai.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Smile Park' beginners area featuring a snow escalator. It is located near the base Smile House building. Entrance is 500 yen.
There is also an area for children with playing in the snow activities called 'Yunino Park' that is free to use.
There is a 'Park Area' close to the top of the Panorama triple lift.
Hyonosen Kokusai Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Hyonosen Kokusai is normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm.
There is no night skiing at this area.
Hyonosen Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
PM (weekend & holidays)
2020-2021 Season lift tickets
Wednesday from January through mid March are Ladies Day when ladies can get a lift ticket for free.
Various joint season tickets are available with other Mac Earth owned ski areas.
Getting to Hyonosen Kokusai
By public transport
29km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Hyonosen Kokusai is 29km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
A bus service from Yoka Station is available and takes about 50 minutes.
24.8km from the Yokahyonosen IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
40.3km from the Wadayama IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
Nearest national route: Route 9 (14km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 87
Hyonosen Kokusai is about 25km from the Yokahyonosen IC exit of the Bantan Renraku Road.
From the IC exit turn left onto Route 9 and continue on that road for just under 11km. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 87 (Hachibuse Kogen is on the main road signpost) and continue on this road for about 11km. Turn left at the sign to head towards Hyonosen Kokusai.
There are a few car park areas at the base of Hyonosen Kokusai. Parking is 500 yen on weekdays and 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays.
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