Gokase Highland (Gokase Town, Miyazaki)

Gokase Highland
五ヶ瀬ハイランド (宮崎県 五ヶ瀬町)
Planned season: Friday 14th December 2018 until early March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 14th December 2018]

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Gokase Highland is located in Gokase town in Miyazaki Prefecture, central Kyushu. It is the most southern ski hill in Japan and found on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Mukozaka. At first it was thought that a ski hill with natural snow in this central Kyushu location would not be possible...but it happened, with Gokase Highland opening in 1990.

Gokase Highland is the only ski hill in Miyazaki Prefecture and one of only a few on the island of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most south-westerly of the four main islands.

The Mountain

1610m
190m
1420m
30"
2
1650m
3
30%
25%
45%
Skiers
45%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
55%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Gokase Highland Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 35cm 1st - 125cm 1st - 160cm
2nd - - 2nd - 35cm 2nd - 125cm 2nd - 155cm
3rd - - 3rd - 35cm 3rd - 125cm 3rd - 155cm
4th - - 4th - 35cm 4th - 125cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th - 40cm 5th - 140cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th - 45cm 6th - 140cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 45cm 7th - 145cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 40cm 8th - 145cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 40cm 9th - 145cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 55cm 10th - 145cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 55cm 11th - 140cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 100cm 12th - 140cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 105cm 13th - 150cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 105cm 14th - 150cm 14th - -
15th - 40cm 15th - 105cm 15th - 150cm 15th - -
16th - 40cm 16th - 105cm 16th - 150cm 16th - -
17th - 40cm 17th - 100cm 17th - 150cm 17th - -
18th - 40cm 18th - 100cm 18th - 150cm 18th - -
19th - 40cm 19th - 100cm 19th - 155cm 19th - -
20th - 40cm 20th - 100cm 20th - 155cm 20th - -
21st - 40cm 21st - 100cm 21st - 160cm 21st - -
22nd - 40cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - -
23rd - 40cm 23rd - 105cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - -
24th - 40cm 24th - 100cm 24th - 160cm 24th - -
25th - 35cm 25th - 105cm 25th - 160cm 25th - -
26th - 35cm 26th - 105cm 26th - 165cm 26th - -
27th - 35cm 27th - 105cm 27th - 165cm 27th - -
28th - 35cm 28th - 110cm 28th - 160cm 28th - -
29th - 35cm 29th - 115cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 35cm 30th - 120cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 35cm 31st - 120cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Gokase Highland Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Gokase Highland. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, sledges and snowshoes are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The childrens sledging area is located on the upper part of the hill near the Ski Centre.

A child care service is available in the ski centre. 
Park Information
Park information
The Snow Park is on the lower half of the Paradise Course and features a quarter pipe, box, wave, rail and more.

There is also a mogul run. 

Gokase Highland Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Gokase Highland is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Gokase Highland Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
Senior
60 years and over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 5,000 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 4,000 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 4,200 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 3,400 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen 25,000 yen 25,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 200 yen
Multiple Lift Coupons 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information An entrance ticket costs 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children.

The 1 Day and 4 Hours tickets include the entrance charge.

Getting to Gokase Highland

By public transport
Train
Train
80.8km from Kumamoto Station on the Kyushu Shinkansen line
43.2km from Takamori Station on the Takamori line
64.8km from Miyaji Station on the Hohi Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Gokase Highland is about 43km from Takamori Station on the Takamori line.

Kumamoto Station is over 80km from the ski hill.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
Car
66.4km from the Mifune IC on the Kyushu Expressway
70.9km from the Matsubase IC on the Kyushu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 265 (6.9km away)
Direction
Direction
Gokase Highland is about 7km off Route 265 to the south of the centre of Gokase town.
Parking
Parking
There are 2 car parks for a total of 600 vehicles near the base of Gokase Highland. Parking is free. A shuttle bus service is available from the parking to the resort.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Kuaoka 4647-171
Gokase-machi
Nishiusuki-gun
Miyazaki-ken
882-1201
Telephone
Telephone
0982-83-2144
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!
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