Gokase Highland (Gokase Town, Miyazaki)

Gokase Highland
五ヶ瀬ハイランド (宮崎県 五ヶ瀬町)
Planned season: Friday 14th December 2018 until early March 2019
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Gokase Highland is located in Gokase town in Miyazaki Prefecture, central Kyushu. It is the most southern ski hill in Japan and found on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Mukozaka. At first it was thought that a ski hill with natural snow in this central Kyushu location would not be possible...but it happened, with Gokase Highland opening in 1990.

Gokase Highland is the only ski hill in Miyazaki Prefecture and one of only a few on the island of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most south-westerly of the four main islands.

The Mountain

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Gokase Highland Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 25cm 35cm 1st 35cm 125cm 1st 25cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 35cm 2nd 35cm 125cm 2nd 25cm 155cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 35cm 3rd 35cm 125cm 3rd 25cm 155cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 35cm 4th 25cm 125cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 40cm 5th 25cm 140cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 30cm 45cm 6th 25cm 140cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 30cm 45cm 7th 25cm 145cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 30cm 40cm 8th 20cm 145cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 30cm 40cm 9th 20cm 145cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 30cm 55cm 10th 25cm 145cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 30cm 55cm 11th 30cm 140cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 30cm 100cm 12th 30cm 140cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 30cm 105cm 13th 40cm 150cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 30cm 105cm 14th 40cm 150cm 14th - -
15th 10cm 40cm 15th 30cm 105cm 15th 40cm 150cm 15th - -
16th 10cm 40cm 16th 30cm 105cm 16th 40cm 150cm 16th - -
17th 10cm 40cm 17th 30cm 100cm 17th 40cm 150cm 17th - -
18th 15cm 40cm 18th 30cm 100cm 18th 40cm 150cm 18th - -
19th 15cm 40cm 19th 30cm 100cm 19th 35cm 155cm 19th - -
20th 15cm 40cm 20th 15cm 100cm 20th 35cm 155cm 20th - -
21st 15cm 40cm 21st 30cm 100cm 21st 35cm 160cm 21st - -
22nd 15cm 40cm 22nd 30cm 100cm 22nd 35cm 160cm 22nd - -
23rd 15cm 40cm 23rd 30cm 105cm 23rd 30cm 160cm 23rd - -
24th 15cm 40cm 24th 30cm 100cm 24th 30cm 160cm 24th - -
25th 15cm 35cm 25th 30cm 105cm 25th 30cm 160cm 25th - -
26th 15cm 35cm 26th 30cm 105cm 26th 30cm 165cm 26th - -
27th 15cm 35cm 27th 35cm 105cm 27th 30cm 165cm 27th - -
28th 20cm 35cm 28th 35cm 110cm 28th 25cm 160cm 28th - -
29th 25cm 35cm 29th 35cm 115cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 25cm 35cm 30th 35cm 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st 25cm 35cm 31st 35cm 120cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Gokase Highland Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Gokase Highland. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, sledges and snowshoes are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The childrens sledging area is located on the upper part of the hill near the Ski Centre.

A child care service is available in the ski centre. 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is on the lower half of the Paradise Course and features a quarter pipe, box, wave, rail and more.

There is also a mogul run. 

Gokase Highland 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 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Gokase Highland is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Gokase Highland Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
60 years and over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 5,000 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,000 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 4,200 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 3,400 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 25,000 yen 25,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 200 yen
Multiple Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information An entrance ticket costs 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children.

The 1 Day and 4 Hours tickets include the entrance charge.

Getting to Gokase Highland

By public transport
80.8km from Kumamoto Station on the Kyushu Shinkansen line
43.2km from Takamori Station on the Takamori line
64.8km from Miyaji Station on the Hohi Honsen line
Transport Information
Gokase Highland is about 43km from Takamori Station on the Takamori line.

Kumamoto Station is over 80km from the ski hill.
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
66.4km from the Mifune IC on the Kyushu Expressway
70.9km from the Matsubase IC on the Kyushu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 265 (6.9km away)
Gokase Highland is about 7km off Route 265 to the south of the centre of Gokase town.
There are 2 car parks for a total of 600 vehicles near the base of Gokase Highland. Parking is free. A shuttle bus service is available from the parking to the resort.

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Kuaoka 4647-171
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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