Until the 2015-2016 season, Kamihiruzen was a small ski hill located in Maniwa city in the northern region of Okayama Prefecture. It is just to the south east of Mt Daisen in Tottori Prefecture. From the 2016-2017 season, it has been known as Hiruzen Kids Snow Park and calling itself one of the largest kids snow parks in western Japan.
Okayama Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The ski hills in Okayama are found in the northern mountainous region of the prefecture close to the border with Tottori Prefecture. Okayama Prefecture also boarders Hyogo Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture.
Hiruzen Kids Snow Park Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Since the 2016-2017 season, this ski hill has been re-opened as 'Hiruzen Kids Snow Park' and calls itself one of the largest kids snow parks in western Japan.
Hiruzen Kids Snow Park Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Kamihiruzen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.
There is no nighta.
Hiruzen Kids Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges
Part of the new 'Hiruzen Kids Snow Park' is free to use, and part is 800 yen to enter.
Getting to Hiruzen Kids Snow Park
By public transport
22km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line
45.8km from Yonago Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Kamihiruzen is 22km from Ebi Station on the Hakubi line.
A shuttle bus is apparently available!
5.6km from the Hiruzen IC on the Yonago Expressway
23.9km from the Kofu IC on the Yonago Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 482 (4.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 422
Kamihiruzen is less than 6km from the Hiruzen IC exit on the Yonago Expressway.
At the Hiruzen IC exit traffic lights, go straight ahead on and after just over 4km turn left onto Prefecture Road 422. Continue on that road for about 1.5km and then turn left to head up to the ski hill base.
There is parking for about 500 vehicles near the base area. Parking is free every day of the season.
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