Shigarai (Nishiwaga Town, Iwate)

Shigarai
志賀来 (岩手県 西和賀町)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until mid March 2017
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Shigarai is a small ski hill on the western slopes of Shigaraizan, to the north of the central area of Nishiwaga town in the western region of Iwate Prefecture.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

380m
90m
290m
30"
1
325m
2
10%
30%
60%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Shigarai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Shigarai. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no equipment rental available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no snow park at Shigarai. 

Shigarai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Nighta is usually from 6pm until 9pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Shigarai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age and below
Senior
1 Day 600 yen 400 yen 600 yen
Half Day 300 yen 200 yen 300 yen
Nighta 500 yen 250 yen 500 yen
Season Ticket 6,300 yen 4,200 yen 6,300 yen

Getting to Shigarai

By public transport
Train
Train
12.5km from Hotto Yuda Station on the Kitakami line
Transport Information
Information
Shigarai is about 12.5km from Hotto Yuda Station on the Kitakami line.
bus
Bus
There is no shuttle bus information available.
By Car
Car
12.1km from the Yuda IC on the Akita Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 107 (11.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1
Direction
Direction
Shigarai is just over 12km from the Yuda IC exit on the Akita Expressway.

From the Yuda IC exit turn left onto Route 107 and then after about 4km turn left onto Prefecture Road 1 and head north. Shigarai is just to the east of the Shinmachi town area.
Parking
Parking
There is free parking for about 50 vehicles at the base area.

More Information

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Address
Address
Sawauchiono
Nishiwaga-machi
Iwate-ken
029-5612
Telephone
Telephone
0197-85-2914
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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