Wassamu Higashiyama is a small ski area located close to the town centre of Wassamu Town in the northern region of Hokkaido. There are 2km, 3km and 5km cross country courses near base. It has been open since 1979, so the 2019-2020 season marked it's 50th Anniversary.
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.
3.7km from the Wassamu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 40 (0.5km away)
Wassamu Higashiyama is located a few hundred metres off Route 40 (Nayoro National Highway) just to the north of Wassamu town centre.
The Wassamu IC of the Hokkaido Expressway is less than 4km to the south. From the IC exit turn right onto Route 40 and turn right at the traffic lights with the big sign on the right hand side. Continue on this road for about 300m - soon after going under the expressway road tunnel, turn get to the base car park.
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