Kujyu Shinrin Koen (Kokonoe Town, Oita)

Kujyu Shinrin Koen
九重森林公園
(大分県 九重町)
Planned season: Saturday 12th December 2020 until March 2021
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 area 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 100m 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
20/21
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19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
season
1st - - 1st 70cm 50cm 1st 90cm 35cm 1st 55cm 30cm
2nd - - 2nd 75cm 55cm 2nd 70cm 45cm 2nd 40cm 30cm
3rd - - 3rd 80cm 55cm 3rd 80cm 45cm 3rd 50cm 30cm
4th - - 4th 80cm 55cm 4th 85cm 50cm 4th 50cm 20cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 55cm 5th 95cm 55cm 5th 45cm 30cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 60cm 6th 90cm 60cm 6th 45cm 40cm
7th - - 7th 85cm 55cm 7th 85cm 70cm 7th 45cm 40cm
8th - - 8th 95cm 30cm 8th 80cm 70cm 8th 45cm 30cm
9th - - 9th 100cm 30cm 9th 90cm 75cm 9th 45cm 25cm
10th - - 10th 110cm 30cm 10th 95cm 85cm 10th 45cm 10cm
11th - - 11th 120cm 30cm 11th 95cm 90cm 11th 45cm 10cm
12th - - 12th 120cm 30cm 12th 95cm 90cm 12th 45cm 30cm
13th - - 13th 120cm 40cm 13th 90cm 70cm 13th 35cm 30cm
14th 40cm 40cm 14th 120cm 45cm 14th 85cm 60cm 14th 35cm 30cm
15th 50cm 40cm 15th 115cm 50cm 15th 60cm 55cm 15th 30cm 40cm
16th 55cm 40cm 16th 110cm 60cm 16th 70cm 25cm 16th 30cm 45cm
17th 60cm 35cm 17th 100cm 60cm 17th 75cm 35cm 17th 10cm 50cm
18th 60cm 30cm 18th 100cm 60cm 18th 90cm 60cm 18th - 45cm
19th 60cm 30cm 19th 105cm 60cm 19th 100cm 60cm 19th - 40cm
20th 65cm 30cm 20th 110cm 60cm 20th 100cm 60cm 20th - 35cm
21st 65cm 35cm 21st 110cm 65cm 21st 75cm 55cm 21st - 30cm
22nd 70cm 35cm 22nd 100cm 65cm 22nd 70cm 45cm 22nd - 30cm
23rd 70cm 35cm 23rd 100cm 65cm 23rd 65cm 45cm 23rd - -
24th 70cm 35cm 24th 90cm 54cm 24th 70cm 50cm 24th - -
25th 65cm 35cm 25th 85cm 40cm 25th 70cm 45cm 25th - -
26th 75cm 30cm 26th 80cm 35cm 26th 65cm 25cm 26th - -
27th 75cm 25cm 27th 80cm 30cm 27th 65cm 25cm 27th - -
28th 60cm 45cm 28th 70cm 20cm 28th 65cm 40cm 28th - -
29th 60cm 45cm 29th 80cm 20cm 29th - 30cm 29th - -
30th 60cm 40cm 30th 90cm 20cm 30th 30th - -
31st 65cm 35cm 31st 90cm 25cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

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. There is a 100m covered moving walkway. 
Park Information
Park information
There is normally two 'Board Parks' at Kujyu - the 'Main Park' and the 'Mini Park'. 

Kujyu Shinrin Koen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid 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 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:30pm on weekends in the daytime.

Night skiing is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm, mostly on Saturdays and holidays in January and February.

Kujyu Shinrin Koen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Under Elementary School age
Older Child
Elementary School age
Senior
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) 40,000 yen 10,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A 1,500 yen 'entrance charge' and a 1,000 yen refundable deposit are required for buying lift tickets. The entrance charge is included in the 'long' and 8 hour day tickets.

Night skiing operations is mostly on weekends in January and February.

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 ski area 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

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Address
Address
612-1 Yutsubo
Kokonoe-machi
Kusu-gun
Oita-ken
879-4912
Telephone
Telephone
0973-79-2200
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