Okunakayama Kogen (Ichinohe Town, Iwate)

Okunakayama Kogen
奥中山高原
(岩手県 一戸町)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
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Okunakayama Kogen is located on the eastern slopes of Nishidake between Iwate town and Ichinohe town in Iwate Prefecture. There is a cross country course here. On a fine day some good views of Morioka city as well as the Hakkoda and Kitakami mountains.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

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The Mountain

1018m
368m
650m
30"
11
2000m
5
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 5 0 0

Okunakayama Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 90cm 70cm 1st 100cm 120cm 1st 150cm 140cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 70cm 2nd 100cm 120cm 2nd 150cm 140cm
3rd - - 3rd 90cm 70cm 3rd 100cm 120cm 3rd 170cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 100cm 70cm 4th 140cm 120cm 4th 160cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 100cm 70cm 5th 160cm 120cm 5th 150cm 120cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 80cm 6th 160cm 120cm 6th 150cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 80cm 7th 160cm 120cm 7th 150cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 110cm 90cm 8th 160cm 130cm 8th 150cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 90cm 9th 160cm 130cm 9th 140cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 130cm 90cm 10th 160cm 130cm 10th 130cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 130cm 90cm 11th 160cm 130cm 11th 100cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 140cm 90cm 12th 160cm 130cm 12th 100cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 90cm 13th 160cm 150cm 13th 100cm 90cm
14th 20cm - 14th 140cm 90cm 14th 140cm 150cm 14th 100cm 90cm
15th 20cm 40cm 15th 140cm 90cm 15th 130cm 160cm 15th 100cm 120cm
16th 20cm 40cm 16th 140cm 90cm 16th 120cm 160cm 16th 100cm 120cm
17th 10cm 40cm 17th 140cm 100cm 17th 120cm 170cm 17th 100cm 120cm
18th - 40cm 18th 140cm 110cm 18th 130cm 170cm 18th 100cm 110cm
19th 10cm 40cm 19th 130cm 100cm 19th 140cm 170cm 19th 100cm 100cm
20th 20cm 50cm 20th 140cm 100cm 20th 150cm 150cm 20th 100cm 100cm
21st 20cm 50cm 21st 130cm 100cm 21st 150cm 150cm 21st 100cm 90cm
22nd 20cm 50cm 22nd 130cm 100cm 22nd 150cm 150cm 22nd 90cm 80cm
23rd 30cm 50cm 23rd 130cm 120cm 23rd 140cm 150cm 23rd 90cm 80cm
24th 30cm 50cm 24th 130cm 120cm 24th 140cm 150cm 24th 90cm 80cm
25th 30cm 50cm 25th 130cm 120cm 25th 150cm 150cm 25th 90cm 90cm
26th 30cm 50cm 26th 130cm 120cm 26th 150cm 140cm 26th 90cm 80cm
27th 40cm 50cm 27th 130cm 120cm 27th 150cm 140cm 27th 80cm 80cm
28th 60cm 60cm 28th 130cm 120cm 28th 140cm 140cm 28th 70cm 80cm
29th 80cm 60cm 29th 130cm 120cm 29th 140cm - 29th 60cm 80cm
30th 80cm 70cm 30th 110cm 120cm 30th 30th - 80cm
31st 80cm 70cm 31st 100cm 120cm 31st 31st - 80cm

Okunakayama Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Okunakayama Kogen. 
Rental
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
There are two special areas for children - Okunaka Kodomo Land 1 and Kodomo Land 2 - both near the base area. Special items for playing in the snow are available to rent. Entry is free. Tubing and sledding rental available (charged). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is open from 10:00am until 3:00pm and features various items. It is located in the lower central area of the resort. Available 14th December 2019 through 27th March 2020. 

Okunakayama Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Okunakayama Kogen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 17th December 2019 and 22nd March 2020 (and also 30th December until 5th January).

Okunakayama Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary school age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,900 yen 1,900 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
AM (weekends & holidays) 2,000 yen 1,100 yen 1,500 yen 1,700 yen
AM (weekdays) 1,800 yen 1,000 yen 1,300 yen 1,500 yen
5 Hours (weekends & holidays) 2,400 yen 1,400 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
5 Hours (weekdays) 2,200 yen 1,300 yen 1,400 yen 1,800 yen
PM & Nighta (weekends & holidays) 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
PM & Nighta (weekdays) 2,900 yen 1,900 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (weekends & holidays) 1,800 yen 1,100 yen 1,300 yen 1,500 yen
Nighta (weekdays) 1,700 yen 1,000 yen 1,200 yen 1,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 330 yen 200 yen 220 yen 270 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,300 yen 2,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Okunakayama Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
17.8km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
4.9km from Okunakayama Kogen Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
17.8km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
Transport Information
Information
Okunakayama Kogen is just under 5km from Okunakayama Kogen Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line.

Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 18km to the south.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
25.8km from the Ichinohe IC on the Hachinohe Expressway
32.7km from the Nishine IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 4 (4.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Okunakayama Kogen about 26km from the Ichinohe IC exit on the Hachinohe Expressway.

From the Ichinohe IC exit, head south on Route 4 until reaching the sign to turn right to head up to the ski hill base.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is free parking for 1,200 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Nishitako 662-1 Okunakayama
Ichinohe-machi
Ninohe-gun
Iwate-ken
028-5134
Telephone
Telephone
0195-35-3131
2020-2021 UPDATES
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(Updated 24th September)

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Lift system 80
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