Osa (Kita Hiroshima Town, Hiroshima)

Osa
大佐
(広島県 北広島町)
Planned season: Mid December 2020 until March 2021
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Osa is located in Kita Hiroshima town in the north-western region of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is located by the side of Route 186 and just to the north of the larger Geihoku Kokusai and smaller Osa ski hill.

There is an 'off-piste' course towards the top area. And 'Penguin Day' - when real life penguins walk across the snow - is a (fairly) unique thing about Osa. See below for 2019-2020 season dates.

Hiroshima Prefecture is in the Chugoku region of western Japan. The capital city, Hiroshima, is on the southern coastline by the Seto Inland Sea. The two main regions of Hiroshima Prefecture where most of the ski hills can be found are the north-western region around Kita Hiroshima town and the north-eastern region of Shobara city.

The Mountain

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Osa Snow Depth Statistics

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Osa Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Osa. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Entry to the Kids Park 'Pupura' (as written in in hiragana, spelled Pupula on the official course map) is 1,000 yen for children and 500 yen for adults (free with valid ski lift ticket). The area is serviced by a covered 'snow walk' escalator type thingy.

There is a free 'Kids Room' in the base Rest House. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Osa Snow Park' is in the lower part of Osa, by the Number 3 lift. 

Osa Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Nighta is generally on Saturdays in the peak season.

'Penguin Day' - when real life penguins walk across the snow (!) - is held on 4th-5th, 25th-26th January; 8th-9th February 2020. These charming creatures do their thing two to three times a day, apparently. Kawaii!

'Curry Day' is 11th, 25th January; 8th, 22nd February 2020. On those days, curry is on special offer (300 yen) for the up to 500 people. Let's curry.

Osa Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High Students and below
Senior
1 Day 4,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,900 yen 1,900 yen
1 Day + lunch (weekdays) 3,500 yen 2,300 yen
Season (all) 65,000 yen 40,000 yen 53,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 50,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Ticket

The Season Ticket is valid at Osa, Osorokan Snow Park and Megahira Onsen Megahira.

On weekdays with a '4' in the date, a one day lift ticket is 1,000 yen (some exceptions).

A 1 day lift ticket + 1,000 yen meal voucher on weekdays is 3,600 yen (adults), 2,500 yen (child and seniors).

Children's Day is 1st and 15th February when a junior lift ticket is 1,000 yen.

Getting to Osa

By public transport
Train
Train
72.8km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line
27.6km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Osa is about 28km from Hamada Station on the Sanin Honsen line and about 73km from Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.

Various bus tour services are available from Hiroshima.
By Car
Car
27.5km from the Hamada IC on the Hamada Expressway
30.5km from the Togouchi IC on the Chugoku Expressway
41.7km from the Chiyoda IC on the Chugoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 186 (0.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Osa is located by the side of Route 186.

It is about 31km from the Togouchi IC of the Chugoku Expressway.

From the IC exit keep straight on and head west on Route 191. Keep going straight on following the signs to Geihoku on Prefecture Road 11 until reaching Route 186. Turn left onto Route 186 and follow the road for about another 6km. The ski hill is on the left hand side of the main road.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill. The charge is 1,000 yen for cars (every day).

More Information

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Address
Address
Kojinbara 38-31
Kitahiroshima-cho
Yamagata-gun
Hiroshima-ken
731-2431
Telephone
Telephone
0826-35-0038
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