Hiraniwa Kogen (Kuji Town, Iwate)

Hiraniwa Kogen
平庭高原 (岩手県 久慈町)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Saturday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth 20cm (0cm) [updated on 16th December 2018]

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Hiraniwa Kogen is a ski hill located in the western region of Kuji city in the northern region of Iwate Prefecture. It boasts a nearby 'the best white birch forest in Japan'.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

910m
210m
700m
30"
10
1500m
3
20%
30%
50%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Hiraniwa Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st - 30cm 1st - 30cm 1st - 100cm
2nd - - 2nd - 20cm 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd - 20cm 3rd - 40cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th - 20cm 4th - 40cm 4th - 80cm
5th - - 5th - 20cm 5th - 40cm 5th - 70cm
6th - - 6th - 20cm 6th - 40cm 6th - 80cm
7th - - 7th - 20cm 7th - 60cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th - 20cm 8th - 60cm 8th - 70cm
9th - - 9th - 20cm 9th - 60cm 9th - 50cm
10th - - 10th - 20cm 10th - 60cm 10th - 50cm
11th - - 11th - 20cm 11th - 60cm 11th - 50cm
12th - - 12th - 20cm 12th - 60cm 12th - 50cm
13th - - 13th - 20cm 13th - 60cm 13th - 50cm
14th - - 14th - 20cm 14th - 60cm 14th - 50cm
15th 20cm - 15th - 20cm 15th - 80cm 15th - 50cm
16th 20cm - 16th - 20cm 16th - 80cm 16th - 30cm
17th - 20cm 17th - 20cm 17th - 80cm 17th - 30cm
18th - 20cm 18th - 20cm 18th - 100cm 18th - 30cm
19th - 20cm 19th - 20cm 19th - 100cm 19th - -
20th - 20cm 20th - 20cm 20th - 100cm 20th - -
21st - 20cm 21st - 20cm 21st - 100cm 21st - -
22nd - 20cm 22nd - 20cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - -
23rd - 20cm 23rd - 20cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - -
24th - 20cm 24th - 20cm 24th - 100cm 24th - -
25th - 20cm 25th - 30cm 25th - 110cm 25th - -
26th - 20cm 26th - 30cm 26th - 110cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th - 30cm 27th - 100cm 27th - -
28th - 30cm 28th - 30cm 28th - 100cm 28th - -
29th - 30cm 29th - 30cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 30cm 30th - 30cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 30cm 31st - 30cm 31st 31st - -

Hiraniwa Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hiraniwa Kogen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a sledging area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a half pipe by the side of the Number 3 lift. 

Hiraniwa Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hiraniwa Kogen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

There is no night at this ski hill.

Hiraniwa Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 2,500 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,300 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 1,300 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 220 yen 140 yen 140 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 10,000 yen 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children's Day is the third Sunday of the month when elementary school age children can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Hiraniwa Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
43.9km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
43.9km from Iwate Numakunai Station on the Iwate Gingate Tetsudosen line
Transport Information
Information
Hiraniwa Kogen is about 44km from Iwate Numakunai Station.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus operates on Saturdays in January and February.
By Car
Car
33.9km from the Kunohe IC on the Hachinohe Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 281 (0.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Hiraniwa Kogen is about 34km from the Kunohe IC exit of the Hachinohe Expressway.

From the Kunohe IC exit, turn right onto Route 340 and head south for just about 25.5km until reaching the junction with Route 281. Turn left onto Route 281. The ski hill is just over 7km on the left hand side off Route 281.
Parking
Parking
There are 3 car parks for up to 600 vehicles near the base of Hiraniwa Kogen. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Hiranawa Kogen
Kuji-shi
Iwate-ken
028-8605
Telephone
Telephone
0194-72-2700
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
Current resort snow depth
20cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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