Kotobiki Forest Park (Iinan Town, Shimane)

Kotobiki Forest Park
(島根県 飯南町)
Planned season: Friday 13th December 2019 until early March 2020
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Kotobiki Forest Park is a small ski hill located in Iinan town on the northern slopes of Mt Kotobiki in Shimane Prefecture. This ski hill can be rented out privately for 'nighta' from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Shimane Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The handful of ski hills in Shimane are found towards the mountains in the south with some very close to the border with Hiroshima Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Kotobiki Forest Park Snow Depth Statistics

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Previous Statistics

Kotobiki Forest Park Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kotobiki Forest Park. 
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 is a 'Family Park' area near base with a moving elevator, sledging and more. Entry and use of facilities is 1,000 yen (or free with a valid 1 day or 4 hour lift ticket).

The 'Kids Park' is also by the base area and features a slide and a giant inflatable elephant - entrance is free. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is located by the base and features a number of items for different skill levels. It is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm. 

Kotobiki Forest Park Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kotobiki Forest Park is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 5:00pm on weekends, national holidays and over New Year.

There is normally no regular night time operations at Kotobiki Forest Park, but you can reserve it privately. The charges to have it open up between 6:00pm and 9:00pm are as follows:

- 63,000 yen on a weekday
- 78,000 yen on a holiday

Kotobiki Forest Park Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen 2,600 yen
5 one-day tickets 18,000 yen 15,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupon 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 42,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season (weekdays) 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Ticket

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the first and third Saturday of the month. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 2,000 yen for children.

A number of Family tickets are available:

1 adult and 1 child - 6,000 yen
1 adult and 2 children - 8,000 yen
2 adults and 1 child - 9,000 yen
2 adults and 2 children - 10,500 yen

There is normally no regular night time operations at Kotobiki Forest Park, but you can reserve it privately. The charges to have it open up between 6:00pm and 9:00pm are as follows:

- 63,000 yen on a weekday
- 78,000 yen on a holiday

Getting to Kotobiki Forest Park

By public transport
40.1km from Kisuki Station on the Kisuki line
Transport Information
Kotobiki Forest Park is about 40km from Kisuki Station on the Kisuki line.
No specific bus service information is available.
By Car
24.2km from the Yoshida Kakeya IC on the Matsue Expressway
38.9km from the Mitoyakisuki IC on the Matsue Expressway
42.2km from the Miyoshi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 54 (1.7km away)
Kotobiki Forest Park is located just off Route 54 to the south of the central area of Iinan town.

It is about 42km from the Miyoshi IC exit on the Chugoku Expressway and 24km from the Yoshida Kakeya IC on the Matsue Expressway.

About 4 and a half hours from Fukuoka.
About 3 and a half hours from Matsuyama.
About 3 hours from Okayama.
About 2 hours from Hiroshima.
Car parking is available at the base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

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