Hachimantai Resort Shimokura is located in Hachimantai city in the north-western region of Iwate Prefecture. It is close to Hachimantai Resort Panorama - the runs are not actually physically connected, but the resorts share a lift ticket and there is a free shuttle bus service between the two resort areas. The base areas are about 2km apart.
There is a new 250m long 'tree run area' that is left ungroomed. Registration at the Center Lodge is required if you want to enter this area. Backcountry training, tours and 'powder tours' are available.
Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.
A bus service is available from Morioka Station to Hachimantai Mountain Hotel.
10.9km from the Matsuo Hachimantai IC on the Tohoku Expressway
14.7km from the Nishine IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 282 (14.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 212
Hachimantai Resort Panorama is about 14km from Route 282 and about 11km from the nearest exit on the Tohoku Expressway, Matsuo Hachimantai IC.
From the Matsuo Hachimantai IC exit, take the Prefecture Road 45 south to get to the resort area.
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