Hiraniwa Kogen (Kuji Town, Iwate)

Hiraniwa Kogen
平庭高原
(岩手県 久慈町)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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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' (mentioning 350,000 trees!)

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

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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
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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 normally 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 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

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.

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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
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