Tengendai Kogenis located in the south-western region of Yamagata Prefecture, close to the border with Fukushima. This resort boasts of a very long season and with a high altitude upwards of 1800m, good snow quality makes it quite popular. There is a 3000m long narrow course that goes from the top of the Ropeway station back down to base. Tengendai Kogen has been operating since 1963.
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 is available between Yonezawa Station the resort.
25.6km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
53.2km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (10.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Tengendai Kogen is located in Yoneyama city, to the south of the central city area.
The Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road is just over 25km away.
From the IC exit turn right and after about 350m turn left onto Route 121. After about 6.5km keep going straight on as the road changes to Prefecture Road 233. 2km later the road changes to Prefecture Road 234 and then later into Prefecture Road 2... keep going straight on all the way to the turn off for Tengendai Kogen Ropeway.
Note that Prefecture Road 2 continues into Fukushima Prefecture from this point but is closed in the winter months.
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