Yachiho Kogen (Sakuho Town, Nagano)

Yachiho Kogen
八千穂高原 (長野県 佐久穂町)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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Yachiho Kogen is located in Sakuho town in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture. It is located on the eastern side of the mountain range from the other resorts in the nearby region...

There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts scattered around the mountainous area that stretches from Kirigamine highland and Kurumayama to the north, over to Lake Shirakaba and Mt Tateshina a little further to the east and then Mt Yokodake and the Yatsugatake mountain range further south. This region usually gets a relatively large amount of clearer weather conditions and does not usually receive as much snow as other highland areas. The region is part of the Yatsugatake Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The famous Venus Line sightseeing road runs through the area.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

1830m
200m
1630m
30"
8
1300m
4
20%
40%
40%
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 4 0 0

Yachiho Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 30cm 30cm 1st 50cm 60cm 1st 70cm 55cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 30cm 2nd 50cm 60cm 2nd 70cm 55cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 30cm 3rd 50cm 60cm 3rd 70cm 55cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 30cm 4th 50cm 60cm 4th 70cm 55cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 30cm 5th 50cm 60cm 5th 70cm 55cm
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7th - - 7th 30cm 30cm 7th 60cm 60cm 7th 70cm 55cm
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13th - - 13th 40cm 30cm 13th 70cm 60cm 13th 70cm 50cm
14th - - 14th 40cm 30cm 14th 70cm 50cm 14th 70cm 50cm
15th 30cm 30cm 15th 50cm 30cm 15th 70cm 50cm 15th 70cm 50cm
16th 30cm 30cm 16th 50cm 30cm 16th 70cm 50cm 16th 70cm 50cm
17th 30cm 30cm 17th 50cm 30cm 17th 70cm 50cm 17th 70cm 60cm
18th 30cm 30cm 18th 50cm 50cm 18th 70cm 50cm 18th 70cm 60cm
19th 30cm 30cm 19th 50cm 60cm 19th 70cm 50cm 19th 70cm 55cm
20th 30cm 30cm 20th 50cm 60cm 20th 70cm 50cm 20th 70cm 50cm
21st 30cm 30cm 21st 50cm 60cm 21st 70cm 50cm 21st 70cm 50cm
22nd 30cm 30cm 22nd 50cm 60cm 22nd 70cm 50cm 22nd 70cm 50cm
23rd 20cm 30cm 23rd 50cm 60cm 23rd 70cm 50cm 23rd 70cm 50cm
24th 20cm 30cm 24th 50cm 60cm 24th 70cm 50cm 24th 70cm 50cm
25th 30cm 30cm 25th 50cm 60cm 25th 70cm 50cm 25th 70cm 50cm
26th 30cm 30cm 26th 50cm 60cm 26th 70cm 50cm 26th 70cm 50cm
27th 30cm 30cm 27th 50cm 60cm 27th 70cm 50cm 27th - 50cm
28th 30cm 30cm 28th 50cm 60cm 28th 70cm 50cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 30cm 29th 50cm 60cm 29th - 50cm 29th - -
30th 30cm 30cm 30th 50cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 30cm 31st 50cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Yachiho Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yachiho Kogen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Junior Land' is by the Number 4 lift at the base of the resort and entry is 500 yen for adults and children - sledging and other activities and items can be found in the area. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Free Ride Park' is located on the Number 3 Course. 

Yachiho Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yachiho Kogen is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yachiho Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-12 year olds
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,500 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,200 yen 1,000 yen 2,400 yen
Morning (8:30am-12:30pm) 2,700 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
Afternoon (12:30pm-4:30pm) 2,700 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
2 Days 6,000 yen 2,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 27,000 yen 12,000 yen 22,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Mens Day is every Monday (excluding 29th December through 3rd January) - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,500 yen.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday (excluding 29th December through 3rd January) - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 2,500 yen.

Seniors Day is every Thursday and Friday Wednesday (excluding 29th December through 3rd January) - on those days a 1 day ticket for men is 1,700 yen.

Getting to Yachiho Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
32.2km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
17.3km from Yachiho Station on the Koumi Line
53km from Kobuchizawa Station on the Chuo Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Yachiho Kogen is about 17km from Yachiho Station on the Koumi line.

It is just over 32km from Sakudaira Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Hokuriku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available from Yachiho Station, mainly on weekends and holidays.
By Car
Car
30.4km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway
48.4km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway
54km from the Kobuchisawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 299 (14.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 480
Direction
Direction
Right by the side of Route 299, Yachiho Kogen is just over 30km from the Saku Minami IC on the Chubu Odan Expressway and just over 48km from the Nagasaka IC on the Chuo Expressway.

From the Nagasaka IC of the Chuo Expressway, turn left onto Prefecture Road 32 and after about 500m turn left again onto Prefecture Road 28. After about 12km turn left onto Route 141 and continue north for about 22km. Turn left onto Prefecture Road 480 (Matsubara lake entrance traffic lights) and follow the road up to Yachiho Kogen.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking available at the base of Yachiho Kogen.

More Information

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Address
Address
Chiyosato 2093
Sakuho-machi
Minamisaku-gun
Nagano-ken
384-0703
Telephone
Telephone
0267-88-3866
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be 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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