Yachiho Kogen (Sakuho Town, Nagano)

Yachiho Kogen
(長野県 佐久穂町)
Planned season: Friday 27th November 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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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...

The ski area very boldly claims, quote, 'we will provide you with the best snow quality ever time in the overwhelming snowfall environment' and 'surrounded by Japan's best white birch forests'. So know you know!

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 65cm 60cm 1st 105cm 70cm 1st 120cm 80cm
2nd 10cm - 2nd 70cm 60cm 2nd 105cm 70cm 2nd 120cm 80cm
3rd 30cm 30cm 3rd 70cm 60cm 3rd 110cm 70cm 3rd 110cm 80cm
4th 30cm 30cm 4th 70cm 60cm 4th 110cm 75cm 4th 110cm 80cm
5th 30cm 30cm 5th 70cm 65cm 5th 110cm 75cm 5th 110cm 80cm
6th 35cm 30cm 6th 70cm 65cm 6th 110cm 75cm 6th 110cm 85cm
7th 35cm 40cm 7th 70cm 65cm 7th 110cm 80cm 7th 105cm 85cm
8th 35cm 40cm 8th 75cm 60cm 8th 110cm 80cm 8th 105cm 85cm
9th 35cm 45cm 9th 75cm 60cm 9th 110cm 80cm 9th 105cm 85cm
10th 35cm 45cm 10th 75cm 55cm 10th 115cm 80cm 10th 105cm 85cm
11th 35cm 45cm 11th 75cm 55cm 11th 115cm 80cm 11th 105cm 80cm
12th 35cm 45cm 12th 75cm 55cm 12th 115cm 80cm 12th 100cm 75cm
13th 35cm 45cm 13th 80cm 55cm 13th 115cm 75cm 13th 105cm 75cm
14th 40cm 45cm 14th 80cm 55cm 14th 115cm 75cm 14th 105cm 75cm
15th 40cm 45cm 15th 80cm 65cm 15th 115cm 75cm 15th 105cm 80cm
16th 45cm 45cm 16th 80cm 65cm 16th 115cm 75cm 16th 105cm 80cm
17th 50cm 45cm 17th 85cm 65cm 17th 120cm 70cm 17th 105cm 85cm
18th 50cm 45cm 18th 85cm 70cm 18th 125cm 70cm 18th 105cm 90cm
19th 50cm 40cm 19th 85cm 70cm 19th 125cm 70cm 19th 100cm 90cm
20th 55cm 40cm 20th 85cm 70cm 20th 125cm 75cm 20th 100cm 90cm
21st 55cm 45cm 21st 85cm 70cm 21st 125cm 75cm 21st 95cm 90cm
22nd 55cm 45cm 22nd 85cm 70cm 22nd 120cm 75cm 22nd 95cm 85cm
23rd 55cm 60cm 23rd 85cm 70cm 23rd 120cm 75cm 23rd 95cm 80cm
24th 55cm 60cm 24th 90cm 60cm 24th 120cm 75cm 24th 95cm 80cm
25th 55cm 60cm 25th 100cm 60cm 25th 120cm 75cm 25th 95cm 80cm
26th 55cm 60cm 26th 100cm 60cm 26th 120cm 80cm 26th 90cm 75cm
27th 55cm 60cm 27th 100cm 60cm 27th 120cm 80cm 27th 85cm 75cm
28th 55cm 60cm 28th 100cm 65cm 28th 120cm 80cm 28th 80cm 70cm
29th 55cm 60cm 29th 105cm 70cm 29th - 80cm 29th 75cm 70cm
30th 55cm 60cm 30th 105cm 70cm 30th 30th 70cm 75cm
31st 65cm 60cm 31st 105cm 70cm 31st 31st 70cm 70cm

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
'Kids Land' is by the Number 4 lift at the base of the ski area and open from Saturday 26th December 2020 through Sunday 21st March 2021. 
Park Information
Park information
There is park called '8 Park' and also a mogul run area called 'Bumps 8'. There is also a 'Mini 8 Cross' course. 

Yachiho Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early April
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 8:45am until 4:15pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yachiho Kogen is open from 8:45am until 4:15pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no night skiing at this ski hill.

Yachiho Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-12 year olds
Older Child
50-59 years
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Half Day (weekends & holidays) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 25,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season Lift Tickets

Family A Set (1 adult and 1 child): 4,500 yen on weekends and holidays, 4,000 yen on weekdays.
Family B Set (2 adults and 1 child): 7,500 yen on weekends and holidays, 6,500 yen on weekdays.
Family C Set (2 adult and 2 children): 9,000 yen on weekends and holidays, 8,000 yen on weekdays.
Additional child: 1,500 yen

Mens Day is every Monday - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,500 yen.
Ladies ticket is every weekday - on those days a 1 day ticket for women is 3,000 yen and includes an 800 yen lunch voucher).
Seniors Day is every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - on those days a 1 day ticket for seniors is 1,500 yen.
Couples ticket is every weekday - on those days a 1 day ticket for one man and one woman is 5,000 yen.

If you have a Season Ticket for Yachiho Kogen, you can buy a one-day lift ticket at Sun Meadows resort for 1,500 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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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.

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There is parking available for 600 cars at the base of Yachiho Kogen. Parking is free and open 24 hours a day.

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