Tengendai Kogenis located in the south-western region of Yamagata Prefecture, close to the border with Fukushima. This resort boasts of a very long season and with a high altitude upwards of 1800m, good snow quality makes it quite popular. There is a 3000m long narrow course that goes from the top of the Ropeway station back down to base. Tengendai Kogen has been operating since 1963 and this time round celebrates 55 years.
Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.
A public bus service is available between Yonezawa Station the resort. The journey takes about 40 minutes.
20.2km from the Yonezawa Hachimanpara IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
53.2km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (10.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Tengendai Kogen is located in Yoneyama city, to the south of the central city area.
The Yonezawa Hachimanpara IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway is just over 25km away.
From the IC exit turn left onto Route 13 and soon at the Family Mart turn left. At the junction you come to quickly turn left and head towards Prefecture Road 2 and then follow that road to the Ropeway base. Note that Prefecture Road 2 continues into Fukushima Prefecture from this point but is closed in the winter months.
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