Kujyu Shinrin Koen (Kokonoe Town, Oita)

Kujyu Shinrin Koen
九重森林公園 (大分県 九重町)
Planned season: Saturday 9th December 2017 until late March 2017

Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Kujyu Shinrin Koen (also known as just Kujyu, Kujyu Snow World or Kujyu Forest Park) is located in Kokonoe town in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu. While it is by no means large compared to many ski resorts on Honshu and Hokkaido, it is the largest ski hill on Kyushu island with over 2km of courses available. Natural snow is helped along by snow making machines. There is one triple lift, two pair lifts and one 'E lift' (a covered moving walkway). It first opened in December 1996.

Kujyu is the only ski hill in Oita 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

1330m
180m
1150m
25"
5
1500m
3
10%
40%
50%
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 1 2 0 0

Kujyu Shinrin Koen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
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17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 95cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 215cm
2nd - - 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 210cm 2nd - 190cm
3rd - - 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 210cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th - 105cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 175cm
5th - - 5th - 105cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 150cm
6th - - 6th - 105cm 6th - 225cm 6th - 140cm
7th - - 7th - 105cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 140cm
8th - - 8th - 90cm 8th - 235cm 8th - 130cm
9th - 30cm 9th - 75cm 9th - 235cm 9th - 120cm
10th - 30cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 230cm 10th - 120cm
11th - 35cm 11th - 90cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 140cm
12th - 40cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 230cm 12th - 140cm
13th - 50cm 13th - 130cm 13th - 235cm 13th - 135cm
14th - 50cm 14th - 145cm 14th - 235cm 14th - 130cm
15th - 50cm 15th - 150cm 15th - 230cm 15th - 125cm
16th - 55cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 225cm 16th - 105cm
17th - 60cm 17th - 140cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 100cm
18th - 65cm 18th - 130cm 18th - 225cm 18th - 95cm
19th - 70cm 19th - 125cm 19th - 225cm 19th - 90cm
20th - 75cm 20th - 125cm 20th - 225cm 20th - 70cm
21st - 80cm 21st - 125cm 21st - 225cm 21st - 65cm
22nd - 80cm 22nd - 125cm 22nd - 225cm 22nd - 60cm
23rd - 80cm 23rd - 135cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 65cm
24th - 80cm 24th - 145cm 24th - 230cm 24th - 65cm
25th - 70cm 25th - 145cm 25th - 230cm 25th - 65cm
26th - 75cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 220cm 26th - 55cm
27th - 80cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 215cm 27th - 50cm
28th - 90cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 215cm 28th - 50cm
29th - 90cm 29th - 170cm 29th - - 29th - 50cm
30th - 90cm 30th - 180cm 30th 30th - 45cm
31st - 90cm 31st - 190cm 31st 31st - 45cm

Kujyu Shinrin Koen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kujyu Shinrin Koen. 
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 'Nakayoshi Hiroba' area for young children is located in the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are two 'Board Parks' at Kujyu - the 'Main Park' and the 'Mini Park'. 

Kujyu Shinrin Koen 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 5:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kujyu is open from 9am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:30pm on weekends in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4pm until 9pm mostly on Saturdays and holidays.

Kujyu Shinrin Koen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Under Elementary School age
Older Child
Elementary School age
Senior
Long Day (weekends & holidays) 7,500 yen 4,500 yen 6,500 yen 7,000 yen
Long Day (weekdays) 5,000 yen 2,500 yen 4,000 yen 4,500 yen
8 Hours (weekends & holidays) 5,500 yen 2,500 yen 4,500 yen 5,000 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 4,500 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen 4,000 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
Entrance Ticket 2,500 yen yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Yuki-Asobi Ticket 1,500 yen yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 45,000 yen 25,000 yen 35,000 yen 45,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1,000 yen refundable deposit is required for buying lift tickets.

Nighta operations on weekends and holidays.

Getting to Kujyu Shinrin Koen

By public transport
Train
Train
21.8km from Hikiji Station on the Kyudai Honsen line
24.2km from Bungo Nakamura Station on the Kyudai Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
The resort is 24km from the Kokonoe IC of the Oita Expressway, and 22km from Bungo Nakamura Station on the Kyudai Honsen line.

To the south the Bungo Taketa Station (Houhi Honsen line) is 34km away.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
24.1km from the Kokonoe IC on the Oita Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 442 (6.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 40
Direction
Direction
Kujyu is about 24km from the Kokonoe IC exit on the Oita Expressway.

It is located just off Prefecture Road 40 between central Kokonoe and Aso city.
Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 1,500 vehicles close to the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season and open 24 hours.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
612-1 Yutsubo
Kokonoe-machi
Kusu-gun
Oita-ken
879-4912
Telephone
Telephone
0973-79-2200
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
At the time of writing more than 40% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season - even some of the larger ones! We are continuing to manually check and update information within SnowJapan on a daily basis, but for the moment things remain a mix of new and old. 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.

(19th November 2018)
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