Utopia Saioto is located in Kita Hiroshima city in the north-western region of Hiroshima Prefecture and close to the border with Shimane Prefecture.
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.
Utopia Saioto Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Utopia Saioto.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
'Kids Kingdom' is located by the Family course in the base area. Free entry with valid lift ticket, otherwise 500 yen.
There are 3 Snow Park areas at Utopia Saioto - the 'Main Park', the 'Stadium Park', the 'Debut Park' and the small 'Puchi Park'. Entry is free with valid lift ticket.
Utopia Saioto Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid November until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 7:00am until 6:00pm
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Utopia Saioto is open from 8am until 6pm on weekdays and from 7am until 7pm on weekends and holidays.
'All Night' is from 7am on Saturdays until 7pm on Sundays in January and February.
Utopia Saioto Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
1 Lift Coupon
5 Lift Coupons
The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.
A 9 hour ticket is 2,900 yen on weekdays where the date includes a 3, 1 or 0.
Kodomo Day (Children's Day) is on the first and third Saturday in January and February. On those days, a 1 day ticket for children is 1,000 yen.
Getting to Utopia Saioto
By public transport
70.8km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
43.7km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Utopia Saioto under 44km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line and about 71km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
34.4km from the Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
39.8km from the Chiyoda IC on the Chugoku Expressway
43.5km from the Hamada IC on the Hamada Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 186 (7.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 11
Utopia Saioto is located just by the side of Prefecture Road 11 in Kita Hiroshima.
The resort is about 10km from Route 186 (also known as Iwami Highway).
Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway is about 34km to the south and Hamada IC on the Hamada Expressway is about 43km to the north.
There is parking for 1,500 vehicles at the base of the resort. Parking is 1,000 yen per car.
Sayooto 144 Kita Hiroshima-cho Yamagata-gun Hiroshima-ken 731-2314
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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