Rokko Snow Park is a small ski hill located about 15km to the north-east of central Kobe - was the first artificial snow hill in Japan when it first opened in 1964 and was known as Rokko Jinko Ski-jo (basically meaning artificial). To celebrate the 50th anniversary it was re-named 'Rokko-san Snow Park' in 2014. There are three short pair lifts (the longest is 200m in length) and a 'moving belt' at this ski hill.
Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of western Japan. It stretches the width of the country and has a coastline both on the Sea of Japan to the north and on the Seto Inland Sea to the south. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Hyogo Prefecture are located in the northern region of the Prefecture. Rokko Snow Park is obviously one exception to that!
There are some snowboarding restrictions at Rokko Snow Park
Rokko Snow Park Facilities
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Rokko Snow Park
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
The 'Snowland' area is an area separate from the main courses for sledging and playing in the snow.
There is a small 'Rookies Park' area for beginners during the main season.
Rokko Snow Park Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Early December until Early April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 7:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Rokko Snow Park is open from 9am until 10pm, but there are some differences for skiers and snowboarders as below:
Open for skiing:
Mondays to Thursdays from 9am until 7pm Fridays and holidays from 9am until 10pm
Open for snowboarding:
Mondays to Thursdays from 9am until 7pm Fridays from 9am until 10pm Holidays from 4pm until 10pm
The Snowland area is open from 9am until 5pm daily.
Holidays refers to Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and the period between 29th December 2016 and 6th January 2017.
Rokko Snow Park Lift Ticket Charges
3 years to Elementary School age
1 Day (holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
1 Lift Coupon
12 Lift Coupons (holidays)
3 Hours (holidays)
All daytime ticket charges are the same for adults and children.
An 'entry charge' is required in addition to the lift tickets for the daytime tickets (9am - 3:30pm). The entry charge is 2,100 yen for adults and 1,050 yen for children (3-12 year olds).
The Nighta A ticket shown above is valid from 4pm until 6:30pm on Mondays through Thursdays (except holidays).
The Nighta B ticket shown above is valid from 4pm-9:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and between 26th December 2016 and 6th January 2017.
Use of the 'moving belt' when operating is 1,050 yen.
Getting to Rokko Snow Park
By public transport
20.3km from Shin Kobe Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
11.1km from Rokko Station on the Hankyu Kobe line
Rokko Snow Park is about 11km from Rokko Station on the Hankyu Kobe line.
Shin Kobe Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line is just over 20km away.
A number of tour buses that go to Rokko Snow Park are available.
7.2km from the Karato Nishi on the Hanshin Expressway
12.2km from the Karato Higashi on the Hanshin Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 2 (12.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 16
Rokko Snow Park is located to the north of central Kobe City in southern Hyogo Prefecture. It is located just off Prefecture Road 16.
Parking is available for 800 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking costs 1,000 yen per day.
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