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

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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 95cm 45cm 1st 200cm 95cm 1st 215cm 150cm
2nd - - 2nd 100cm 40cm 2nd 210cm 105cm 2nd 190cm 140cm
3rd - - 3rd 100cm 40cm 3rd 210cm 110cm 3rd 190cm 140cm
4th - - 4th 105cm 40cm 4th 210cm 110cm 4th 175cm 130cm
5th - - 5th 105cm 40cm 5th 220cm 95cm 5th 150cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 105cm 40cm 6th 225cm 95cm 6th 140cm 125cm
7th - - 7th 105cm 45cm 7th 230cm 90cm 7th 140cm 130cm
8th - - 8th 90cm 40cm 8th 235cm 105cm 8th 130cm 140cm
9th 30cm - 9th 75cm 35cm 9th 235cm 110cm 9th 120cm 150cm
10th 30cm - 10th 80cm 40cm 10th 230cm 120cm 10th 120cm 155cm
11th 35cm - 11th 90cm 50cm 11th 220cm 130cm 11th 140cm 155cm
12th 40cm - 12th 110cm 50cm 12th 230cm 135cm 12th 140cm 155cm
13th 50cm - 13th 130cm 55cm 13th 235cm 150cm 13th 135cm 145cm
14th 50cm - 14th 145cm 60cm 14th 235cm 170cm 14th 130cm 140cm
15th 50cm 25cm 15th 150cm 65cm 15th 230cm 185cm 15th 125cm 140cm
16th 55cm 40cm 16th 150cm 70cm 16th 225cm 185cm 16th 105cm 145cm
17th 60cm 45cm 17th 140cm 75cm 17th 220cm 180cm 17th 100cm 140cm
18th 65cm 45cm 18th 130cm 75cm 18th 225cm 170cm 18th 95cm 135cm
19th 70cm 40cm 19th 125cm 75cm 19th 225cm 180cm 19th 90cm 135cm
20th 75cm 40cm 20th 125cm 70cm 20th 225cm 165cm 20th 70cm 135cm
21st 80cm 35cm 21st 125cm 75cm 21st 225cm 150cm 21st 65cm 125cm
22nd 80cm 30cm 22nd 125cm 80cm 22nd 225cm 150cm 22nd 60cm 115cm
23rd 80cm 25cm 23rd 135cm 90cm 23rd 230cm 120cm 23rd 65cm 110cm
24th 80cm 35cm 24th 145cm 100cm 24th 230cm 125cm 24th 65cm 115cm
25th 70cm 35cm 25th 145cm 105cm 25th 230cm 135cm 25th 65cm 115cm
26th 75cm 30cm 26th 160cm 110cm 26th 220cm 140cm 26th 55cm 110cm
27th 80cm 10cm 27th 170cm 110cm 27th 215cm 145cm 27th 50cm 110cm
28th 90cm 30cm 28th 170cm 110cm 28th 215cm 150cm 28th 50cm 110cm
29th 90cm 35cm 29th 170cm 105cm 29th - - 29th 50cm 110cm
30th 90cm 40cm 30th 180cm 90cm 30th 30th 45cm 105cm
31st 90cm 45cm 31st 190cm 90cm 31st 31st 45cm 90cm

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. 
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 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
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
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.

More Information

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Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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