Hyonosen Kokusai is located in the western region of Yabu city in the north-western region of Hyogo Prefecture. The resort is on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Hyono, just to the south of Mt Hachibuse. It has been operating since 1984.
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.
Hyonosen Kokusai Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hyonosen Kokusai.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kids Smile Park' is located near the base Smile House building. Entrance is 500 yen.
There is a 'Park Area' by the Panorama triple lift.
Hyonosen Kokusai Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Hyonosen Kokusai is open from 8:30am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays.
The older Beginner Lift only opens on weekends and holidays.
There is no nighta at this resort.
Hyonosen Kokusai Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
AM / PM (weekend & holidays)
AM / PM (weekdays)
A season ticket that is valid at 5 resorts in Hyogo Prefecture is available. The normal charge for this season ticket is 40,800 yen for adults and 20,800 yen for children. The resorts where this ticket is valid are:
Hyonosen Kokusai is 29km from Yoka Station on the Sanin Honsen line.
A bus service from Yoka Station is available and takes about 50 minutes.
24.8km from the Yokahyonosen IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
40.3km from the Wadayama IC on the Bantan Renraku Road
Nearest national route: Route 9 (14km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 87
Hyonosen Kokusai is about 25km from the Yokahyonosen IC exit of the Bantan Renraku Road.
From the IC exit turn left onto Route 9 and continue on that road for just under 11km. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 87 (Hachibuse Kogen is on the main road signpost) and continue on this road for about 11km. Turn left at the sign to head towards Hyonosen Kokusai.
There are a few car park areas at the base of Hyonosen Kokusai. Parking is 500 yen on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends and holidays.
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.
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