Hakodateyama (Takashima City, Shiga)

Hakodateyama
箱館山
(滋賀県 高島市)
Planned season: Friday 13th December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
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Hakodateyama is located on the mountain of the same name in Takashima city in Shiga Prefecture close to the north west area of Lake Biwa. The Gondola takes people up to the base of the ski hill from the car park and bus stop. Snowshoe tours are also available at Hakodateyama and there is also a cross-country course.

Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kansai region in the western region of the main island of Honshu. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater in Japan located at the centre of Shiga Prefecture. Most of the ski hills in Shiga Prefecture are found in the region to the north west of Lake Biwa. Be sure not to confuse Shiga Prefecture with the popular ‘Shiga Kogen’ resort region of Nagano Prefecture – they are un-related.

The Mountain

690m
150m
145m
38"
10
700m
7
25%
50%
25%
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 1 0 0 4 2 0

Hakodateyama 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 - 65cm 1st - 140cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd - 65cm 2nd - 140cm 2nd - 80cm
3rd - - 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 70cm
4th - - 4th - 90cm 4th - 130cm 4th - 70cm
5th - - 5th - 90cm 5th - 130cm 5th - 60cm
6th - - 6th - 90cm 6th - 120cm 6th - 60cm
7th - - 7th - 90cm 7th - 120cm 7th - 60cm
8th - - 8th - 80cm 8th - 120cm 8th - 70cm
9th - - 9th - 90cm 9th - 120cm 9th - 70cm
10th - - 10th - 90cm 10th - 120cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th - 80cm 11th - 120cm 11th - 50cm
12th - - 12th - 80cm 12th - 130cm 12th - 50cm
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 130cm 13th - -
14th - 45cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 130cm 14th - -
15th - 45cm 15th - 65cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 50cm
16th - 45cm 16th - 65cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 50cm
17th - 45cm 17th - 75cm 17th - 130cm 17th - 50cm
18th - 45cm 18th - 85cm 18th - 130cm 18th - 45cm
19th - 45cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 40cm
20th - 45cm 20th - 90cm 20th - 120cm 20th - -
21st - 45cm 21st - 95cm 21st - 120cm 21st - -
22nd - 45cm 22nd - 95cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - -
23rd - 45cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - -
24th - 45cm 24th - 100cm 24th - 110cm 24th - -
25th - 45cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 100cm 25th - -
26th - 45cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 90cm 26th - -
27th - 45cm 27th - 120cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th - 55cm 28th - 120cm 28th - 80cm 28th - -
29th - 60cm 29th - 130cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 65cm 30th - 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 65cm 31st - 130cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hakodateyama Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hakodateyama. 
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
The 'Kids World' and snow rafting areas are located by the base area (ie. the top gondola station).

'Kids World' costs 500 yen to enter (or free with a valid lift ticket).

Snow rafting is 500 yen; snow tubing is 1,000 yen for 30 minutes (mostly available on weekends and holidays. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a cross course area near the top of the Number 3 lift. 

Hakodateyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hakodateyama is generally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on Saturdays.

In early season, until 28th December, it is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

It is open from 7:00am until 5:00pm on 12th-13th January and 9th, 23rd-24th February 2020.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hakodateyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years pre-school age
Older Child
Senior High School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 5,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,800 yen 4,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,200 yen 1,500 yen 3,300 yen 3,500 yen
Half Day 4,500 yen 1,600 yen 3,100 yen 3,500 yen
Gondola return 2,000 yen 600 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The morning ticket is valid until 1:00pm.
The afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00pm.

Ladies Day is on 25th December 2019; 6th, 20th January 2020; 3rd, 19th February 2020; 2nd, 11th March 2020. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for ladies is free.

Kodomo Service Day (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is half price.

Seniors Day is on 24th December 2019; 7th, 21st January 2020; 4th, 18th February 2020; 3rd, 17th March 2020. On those days, a 1 day lift ticket for seniors is half price and parking is free.

17th January 2020 is 'ski-no-hi' (Ski Day) when a lift/gondola ticket is half price for everyone.

Getting to Hakodateyama

By public transport
Train
Train
68.2km from Kyoto Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
6.9km from Omi Imazu Station on the Kosei line
20.4km from Kaminaka Station on the Obama line
Transport Information
Information
Hakodateyama is about 7km from Omi Imazu Station on the Kosei line.

Kyoto Station is less than 50 minutes away.

Osaka Station is less than 80 minutes away.

>> More information on the Tokaido Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A bus service is available from Omi Imazu station and takes about 20 minutes. 220 yen for adults; 110 yen for children.
By Car
Car
24.2km from the Wakasa Kaminaka IC on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway
29.2km from the Kinomoto IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
33.5km from the Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 161 (2.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 534
Direction
Direction
Hakodateyama is less than 1km from Prefecture Road 534 and just over 2km from Route 161 (also known in this area as the Kohoku Bypass), to the north of central Takashima city.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available for 1100 vehicles at the base of the Ropeway. Parking costs 1,000 yen per car (500 yen from 9th March 2020).

More Information

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Address
Address
Hiokimae
Imazu-cho
Takashima-shi
Shiga-ken
520-1655
Telephone
Telephone
0744-22-2486
2019-2020 UPDATES
6th December 2019: We are in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the 19-20 winter season - we hope all updates will be done by mid-December. For more information about our updates, please read this
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