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
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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

1830m
200m
1630m
30"
8
1300m
4
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Yachiho Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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23rd - 30cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 50cm
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25th - 30cm 25th - 60cm 25th - 70cm 25th - 50cm
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27th - 30cm 27th - 60cm 27th - 70cm 27th - -
28th - 30cm 28th - 60cm 28th - 70cm 28th - -
29th - 30cm 29th - 60cm 29th - - 29th - -
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Previous Statistics

Yachiho Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yachiho 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
'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
                                                           
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 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
Senior
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 Thursday and Friday Wednesday (excluding 29th December through 3rd January) - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 1,700 yen.

Getting to Yachiho Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available from Yachiho Station, mainly on weekends and holidays.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
There is parking available at the base of Yachiho Kogen.

More Information

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Address
Address
Chiyosato 2093
Sakuho-machi
Minamisaku-gun
Nagano-ken
384-0703
Telephone
Telephone
0267-88-3866
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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