Yachiho Kogen (Sakuho Town, Nagano)

Yachiho Kogen
八千穂高原 (長野県 佐久穂町)
Planned season: Saturday 1st December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
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Yachiho Kogen is located in Sakuho town in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the eastern side of the mountain range from the other resorts in the nearby region...

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The famous Venus Line sightseeing road runs through the area.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

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Yachiho Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 30cm 1st 75cm 60cm 1st 70cm 80cm
2nd - 30cm 2nd 30cm 50cm 2nd 75cm 60cm 2nd 70cm 80cm
3rd - 30cm 3rd 30cm 50cm 3rd 75cm 60cm 3rd 70cm 80cm
4th - 30cm 4th 30cm 50cm 4th 75cm 60cm 4th 70cm 80cm
5th - 30cm 5th 40cm 50cm 5th 70cm 60cm 5th 70cm 80cm
6th - 30cm 6th 40cm 50cm 6th 70cm 60cm 6th 70cm 80cm
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10th - 30cm 10th 40cm 55cm 10th 70cm 60cm 10th 70cm 70cm
11th - 30cm 11th 40cm 55cm 11th 75cm 60cm 11th 70cm 70cm
12th - 30cm 12th 40cm 60cm 12th 70cm 70cm 12th 70cm 70cm
13th - 30cm 13th 40cm 60cm 13th 70cm 70cm 13th 70cm 70cm
14th 30cm 30cm 14th 40cm 60cm 14th 70cm 70cm 14th 80cm 70cm
15th 30cm 30cm 15th 40cm 60cm 15th 70cm 70cm 15th 80cm 70cm
16th 30cm 30cm 16th 40cm 60cm 16th 70cm 70cm 16th 80cm 70cm
17th 30cm 30cm 17th 50cm 50cm 17th 70cm 70cm 17th 80cm 70cm
18th 30cm 30cm 18th 50cm 60cm 18th 70cm 70cm 18th 80cm 70cm
19th 30cm 30cm 19th 50cm 60cm 19th 70cm 70cm 19th 80cm 70cm
20th 30cm 30cm 20th 50cm 60cm 20th 70cm 70cm 20th 80cm 70cm
21st 30cm 30cm 21st 60cm 60cm 21st 70cm 70cm 21st 80cm 50cm
22nd 30cm 30cm 22nd 60cm 60cm 22nd 70cm 70cm 22nd 80cm 50cm
23rd 30cm 30cm 23rd 60cm 60cm 23rd 70cm 70cm 23rd 80cm 50cm
24th 30cm 30cm 24th 60cm 60cm 24th 70cm 70cm 24th 80cm 50cm
25th 30cm 30cm 25th 60cm 60cm 25th 70cm 70cm 25th - 50cm
26th 30cm 30cm 26th 60cm 60cm 26th 70cm 70cm 26th - -
27th 30cm 30cm 27th 70cm 60cm 27th 70cm 70cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 30cm 28th 70cm 60cm 28th 70cm 70cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 30cm 29th 70cm 60cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 30cm 30cm 30th 70cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 30cm 31st 70cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Yachiho Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yachiho 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
'Junior Land' is by the Number 4 lift at the base of the resort and entry is 500 yen for adults and children - sledging and other activities and items can be found in the area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Free Ride Park' is located on the Number 3 Course. 

Yachiho Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yachiho Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yachiho Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-12 year olds
50 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,500 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,200 yen 1,000 yen 2,400 yen
Morning (8:30am-12:30pm) 2,700 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12:30pm-4:30pm) 2,700 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
2 Days 6,000 yen 2,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 27,000 yen 12,000 yen 22,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Mens Day is every Monday (excluding 29th December through 3rd January) - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,500 yen.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday (excluding 29th December through 3rd January) - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,500 yen.

Seniors Day is every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (excluding 29th December through 3rd January) - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 1,800 yen.

Couples Day is every Monday through Friday (excluding 29th December through 3rd January) - on those days a 1 day ticket for each member of the couple is 2,500 yen!

Getting to Yachiho Kogen

By public transport
32.2km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
17.3km from Yachiho Station on the Koumi Line
53km from Kobuchizawa Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Yachiho Kogen is about 17km from Yachiho Station on the Koumi line.

It is just over 32km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

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A free shuttle bus is available from Yachiho Station, mainly on weekends and holidays.
By Car
30.4km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
48.4km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway
54km from the Kobuchisawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 299 (14.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 480
Right by the side of Route 299, Yachiho Kogen is just over 30km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway and just over 48km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway.

From the Nagasaka IC of the Chuo Expressway, turn left onto Prefecture Road 32 and after about 500m turn left again onto Prefecture Road 28. After about 12km turn left onto Route 141 and continue north for about 22km. Turn left onto Prefecture Road 480 (Matsubara lake entrance traffic lights) and follow the road up to Yachiho Kogen.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
There is parking available at the base of Yachiho Kogen.

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