Hakodate Nanae Snow Park is located to the east of Lake Konuma in Nanae town, to the north of Hakodate city in southern Hokkaido. It is about 50 minutes by car from central Hakodate and there are free shuttle buses available from three stations, including the Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station on the Hokkaido Shinkansen line.
This resort has been operating since January 1985 and was originally known as Hakodate Onuma Nanae Ski-jo. The 6-person Gondola lift at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park is one of the longest in Japan at 3,319m in length. Visitors can just use the gondola to see the 'snow monsters' at the top in peak season, usually during January and February. The upper Todomatsu Course is left ungroomed.
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.
A free shuttle bus is available from three stations - the Shin Hakodake Hokuto Station on the Hokkaido Shinkansen line, as well as Onuma Station and Onuma Koen Station on the Hakodate line.
The journey to the resort from Shin Hakodata Hokuto Station takes about 25 minutes. The journey from Onuma Station takes about 15-20 minutes.
14.8km from the Onuma Koen IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (11.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 43
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park is located about 2km off Prefecture Road 43.
From central Hakodate, travel north on Route 5 towards Sapporo and then use Prefecture Roads 338 and Prefecture Road 43 to approach to the resort, which is well signposted.
The resort is about 50 minutes drive from central Hakodate city.
From the Onuma Koen IC exit of the Hokkaido Expressway, turn left at the exit and then turn right onto Route 5. After about 6.5km turn left onto Prefecture Road 338 and then follow the signposts using Prefecture Road 43 to get to the resort.
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