Kujyu Shinrin Koen (Kokonoe Town, Oita)

Kujyu Shinrin Koen
九重森林公園 (大分県 九重町)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until late March 2019
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

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Kujyu Shinrin Koen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 95cm 1st 100cm 200cm 1st 45cm 215cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 100cm 2nd 110cm 210cm 2nd 45cm 190cm
3rd - - 3rd 65cm 100cm 3rd 110cm 210cm 3rd 45cm 190cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 105cm 4th 70cm 210cm 4th 40cm 175cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 105cm 5th 75cm 220cm 5th 35cm 150cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 105cm 6th 65cm 225cm 6th 35cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 105cm 7th 60cm 230cm 7th 35cm 140cm
8th 30cm - 8th 60cm 90cm 8th 55cm 235cm 8th 40cm 130cm
9th 40cm 30cm 9th 65cm 75cm 9th 55cm 235cm 9th 40cm 120cm
10th 45cm 30cm 10th 65cm 80cm 10th 60cm 230cm 10th 40cm 120cm
11th 45cm 35cm 11th 65cm 90cm 11th 65cm 220cm 11th 30cm 140cm
12th 35cm 40cm 12th 65cm 110cm 12th 65cm 230cm 12th 30cm 140cm
13th 40cm 50cm 13th 60cm 130cm 13th 70cm 235cm 13th 30cm 135cm
14th 40cm 50cm 14th 60cm 145cm 14th 80cm 235cm 14th 40cm 130cm
15th 45cm 50cm 15th 60cm 150cm 15th 85cm 230cm 15th 50cm 125cm
16th 45cm 55cm 16th 65cm 150cm 16th 80cm 225cm 16th 50cm 105cm
17th 40cm 60cm 17th 75cm 140cm 17th 85cm 220cm 17th 50cm 100cm
18th 40cm 65cm 18th 75cm 130cm 18th 95cm 225cm 18th 55cm 95cm
19th 40cm 70cm 19th 80cm 125cm 19th 90cm 225cm 19th 45cm 90cm
20th 40cm 75cm 20th 70cm 125cm 20th 65cm 225cm 20th 40cm 70cm
21st 35cm 80cm 21st 75cm 125cm 21st 70cm 225cm 21st 30cm 65cm
22nd 30cm 80cm 22nd 80cm 125cm 22nd 70cm 225cm 22nd - 60cm
23rd 30cm 80cm 23rd 85cm 135cm 23rd 60cm 230cm 23rd - 65cm
24th 25cm 80cm 24th 85cm 145cm 24th 65cm 230cm 24th - 65cm
25th 30cm 70cm 25th 85cm 145cm 25th 65cm 230cm 25th - 65cm
26th 30cm 75cm 26th 90cm 160cm 26th 60cm 220cm 26th - 55cm
27th 30cm 80cm 27th 100cm 170cm 27th 60cm 215cm 27th - 50cm
28th 40cm 90cm 28th 105cm 170cm 28th 50cm 215cm 28th - 50cm
29th 50cm 90cm 29th 105cm 170cm 29th - - 29th - 50cm
30th 55cm 90cm 30th 105cm 180cm 30th 30th - 45cm
31st 55cm 90cm 31st 105cm 190cm 31st 31st - 45cm

Previous Statistics

Kujyu Shinrin Koen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kujyu Shinrin Koen. 
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. There is a 100m covered moving walkway. 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kujyu is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:30pm on weekends in the daytime.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm mostly on Saturdays and holidays.

Kujyu Shinrin Koen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Under Elementary School age
Older Child
Elementary School age
Long Day (weekends & holidays) 6,500 yen 3,000 yen 4,500 yen 6,000 yen
Long Day (weekdays) 5,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,500 yen
8 Hours (weekends & holidays) 5,500 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen 5,000 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 4,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen 4,000 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 4,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 45,000 yen 15,000 yen 25,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season Ticket (from January) 35,000 yen 10,000 yen 15,000 yen 25,000 yen
Season Ticket (from February) 25,000 yen 5,000 yen 10,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1,500 yen 'entrance charge' and a 1,000 yen refundable deposit are required for buying lift tickets.

Nighta operations on weekends and holidays.

Getting to Kujyu Shinrin Koen

By public transport
21.8km from Hikiji Station on the Kyudai Honsen line
24.2km from Bungo Nakamura Station on the Kyudai Honsen line
Transport 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.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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
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.
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.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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