Hakkai Sanroku is a small ski hill with two pair lifts located in the northern area of Minamiuonuma city in Niigata Prefecture. There is a cross-country ski course by the base area of Hakkai Sanroku. This ski hill is not to be mistaken with the nearby - and much larger and well-known - Muikamachi Hakkaisan resort.
Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. There are over 50 ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture, ranging from small one-lift hills to some of the most well-known and popular ski resorts in Japan. While they are dotted around the mountains of the prefecture, most are concentrated in the southern regions - in particular the Yuzawa town and Minamiuonuma city area in the Chuetsu region and Myoko city in the Joetsu region.
There is no ski hill shuttle bus but a local bus service stops quite close by.
3.4km from the Yamato Smart IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
8.1km from the Koide IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
14.8km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 291 (0.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 265
The nearest exit of the Kanetsu Expressway is the Yamato Smart IC exit (which can only be used with vehicles equipped with ETC).
From the Yamato Smart IC exit turn right and then quickly right once again onto Prefecture Road 265 and continue for about 1.8km. Turn right onto Route 291 and after about 650m turn left at the signs to approach Hakkai Sanroku.
For cars without ETC, Koide IC is the next closest exit on the Kanetsu Expressway.
Muikamachi IC to the south is about 15km away from Hakkai Sanroku
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