Kujyu Shinrin Koen (Kokonoe Town, Oita)

Kujyu Shinrin Koen
九重森林公園
(大分県 九重町)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until late March 2020
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
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - - 1st - 60cm 1st - 100cm 1st - 45cm
2nd - - 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 45cm
3rd - - 3rd - 65cm 3rd - 110cm 3rd - 45cm
4th - - 4th - 65cm 4th - 70cm 4th - 40cm
5th - - 5th - 65cm 5th - 75cm 5th - 35cm
6th - - 6th - 60cm 6th - 65cm 6th - 35cm
7th - - 7th - 60cm 7th - 60cm 7th - 35cm
8th - 30cm 8th - 60cm 8th - 55cm 8th - 40cm
9th - 40cm 9th - 65cm 9th - 55cm 9th - 40cm
10th - 45cm 10th - 65cm 10th - 60cm 10th - 40cm
11th - 45cm 11th - 65cm 11th - 65cm 11th - 30cm
12th - 35cm 12th - 65cm 12th - 65cm 12th - 30cm
13th - 40cm 13th - 60cm 13th - 70cm 13th - 30cm
14th - 40cm 14th - 60cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 40cm
15th - 45cm 15th - 60cm 15th - 85cm 15th - 50cm
16th - 45cm 16th - 65cm 16th - 80cm 16th - 50cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 75cm 17th - 85cm 17th - 50cm
18th - 40cm 18th - 75cm 18th - 95cm 18th - 55cm
19th - 40cm 19th - 80cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 45cm
20th - 40cm 20th - 70cm 20th - 65cm 20th - 40cm
21st - 35cm 21st - 75cm 21st - 70cm 21st - 30cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd - 80cm 22nd - 70cm 22nd - -
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 85cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - -
24th - 25cm 24th - 85cm 24th - 65cm 24th - -
25th - 30cm 25th - 85cm 25th - 65cm 25th - -
26th - 30cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 60cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th - 100cm 27th - 60cm 27th - -
28th - 40cm 28th - 105cm 28th - 50cm 28th - -
29th - 50cm 29th - 105cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 55cm 30th - 105cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 55cm 31st - 105cm 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 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 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
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) 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
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

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Address
Address
612-1 Yutsubo
Kokonoe-machi
Kusu-gun
Oita-ken
879-4912
Telephone
Telephone
0973-79-2200
2019-2020 UPDATES
11th November 2019:

We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.

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