Hakodateyama is located on the mountain of the same name in Takashima city in Shiga Prefecture close to the north west area of Lake Biwa. The Gondola takes people up to the base of the ski hill from the car park and bus stop. Snowshoe tours are also available at Hakodateyama.
Shiga Prefecture is part of the Kansai region in the western region of the main island of Honshu. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater in Japan located at the centre of Shiga Prefecture. Most of the ski hills in Shiga Prefecture are found in the region to the north west of Lake Biwa. Be sure not to confuse Shiga Prefecture with the popular ‘Shiga Kogen’ resort region of Nagano Prefecture – they are un-related.
Hakodateyama Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
A bus service is available from the station and takes about 20 minutes.
24.2km from the Wakasa Kaminaka IC on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway
29.2km from the Kinomoto IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
33.5km from the Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 161 (2.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 534
Hakodateyama is less than 1km from Prefecture Road 534 and just over 2km from Route 161 (also known in this area as the Kohoku Bypass), to the north of central Takashima city.
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