Bifuka is a small ski hill located close to the centre of Bifuka Town in the central area of the northernmost region of mainland Hokkaido.
Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.
Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 10:00am until 8:00pm
Normally open from 1:00pm until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Bifuka is open from 1:00pm until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 10:00am until 4:00pm on weekends and holidays.
Nighta is from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Mondays through Saturdays in December, January and February; and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in March. (No nighta on national holidays).
Bifuka Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary & Junior School age
Senior High School age
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
Bifuka is closed on 31st December and 1st January.
Nighta is mostly from 5pm until 8pm on Mondays to Saturdays, with some variations.
Getting to Bifuka
By public transport
1.2km from Bifuka Station on the Soya Honsen line
Bifuka is just over 1km to the east of Bifuka Station on the Souya Honsen train line.
No shuttle bus service is available.
44.6km from the Shibetsu Kenbuchi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 40 (1.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 680
Bifuka is located close to the main town centre, by the side of Prefecture Road 680 and just over 1km from the main Route 40 (Nayoro National Highway).
The Shibetsu Kenbuchi IC of the Hokkaido Expressway is about 45km to the south of Bifuka.
Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). The largest city on Hokkaido is Sapporo. There are many small ski hills dotted around the hills and mountains of Hokkaido. Many of the larger resorts in Hokkaido are located in the central region and to the west of Sapporo.
There is a car park at the base of Bifuka for about 700 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.
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