Hanagasa Kogen is a small ski hill located to the south east of central Obanazawa city in the north-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture.
Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.
A public bus service that takes about 40 minutes to Hanagasa Kogen.
38.3km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
50.6km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (15.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 301
Hanagasa Kogen is located to the south east of central Obanazawa city, just off Prefecture Road 301.
It is just over 38km from the Higashine IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway.
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