Geihoku Kokusai is located in Kita Hiroshima town in the north-western region of Hiroshima Prefecture. There are three main areas - Kokusai Area, Oohira Area and Kakezu Area - with base car parks at both Kokusai and Oohira as well as a free shuttle bus connecting them. Until December 2016, Geihoku Kokusai was home to the only 6-person ski lift in Japan, but a new 6 person lift is opening at the Niseko Village resort in Hokkaido for the 16-17 season. Geihoku Kokusai has been operating since 1972. The smaller Osa and Ogahara Kogen ski hills are nearby.
Hiroshima Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The capital city, Hiroshima, is on the southern coastline by the Seto Inland Sea. The two main regions of Hiroshima Prefecture where most of the ski hills can be found are the north-western region around Kita Hiroshima town and the north-eastern region of Shobara city.
Geihoku Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Geihoku Kokusai.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Park' features a 80m moving belt and a sledging area. Entry is free if you have a valid lift ticket, 500 yen otherwise.
There is also a 'Kids Spece' in the Kokusai Lodge building.
The 'Snow Park' is in the Kokusai Area of the resort.
Geihoku Kokusai Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 7:00am until 9:00pm
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Geihoku Kokusai is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm on most days. On weekends and holidays on days when there is no nighta, it is open from 7:00am until 5:00pm.
The Kokusai Area plans to open on 22nd December 2017; the Oohira Area plans to open in late December.
The resort is open from 7:00am until 9:00pm on the following dates:
- January 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2018 - February 3rd, 10th, 11th, 17th, 24th 2018
Geihoku Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day + Nighta
PM + Nighta (12pm-9pm)
1 Lift Coupon
U-25 - on weekdays only (except 26th December until 3rd January), adults aged under 25 years old can buy a lift ticket for 3,700 yen.
A pack that includes a 1 day lift ticket for an adult and a 1 day lift ticket for an accompanying child is available for 5,000 yen.
Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the first and third Saturdays of January and February. On those days, a 1 day ticket is 1,000 yen for children up to the age of 12 years.
Getting to Geihoku Kokusai
By public transport
71.9km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
33.1km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Geihoku Kokusai is about 33km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line and aboue 72km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line.
No shuttle bus service information is available. Various bus tours are available.
29.6km from the Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
32.9km from the Hamada IC on the Hamada Expressway
40.8km from the Chiyoda IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 186 (2.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 11
Geihoku Kokusai is just over 2km off Route 186 (Iwami Highway).
It is is about 30km from the Togouchi IC of the Chugoku Expressway.
From the IC exit keep straight on and head west on Route 191. Keep going straight on following the signs to Geihoku on Prefecture Road 11 until reaching Route 186. Turn left onto Route 186 and then turn left again after a further 2.5km. Follow the signs to Geihoku Kokusai.
There is parking available for 2500 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking costs 1,000 yen.
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