GETO KOGEN RESORT

King of snow

Record amounts of consistent snowfall make for a powder paradise

Geto Kogen is located in a narrow section of beautiful mountains, resulting in it being on the receiving end of huge amounts of snowfall in a concentrated area every winter. Bowl-shaped, Geto Kogen catches windblown snow from the nearby peaks, essentially collected within its own ‘powder pocket’ for our enjoyment.

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Snowfall each winter totals over 25m

Mountain peak (2018-2019 season)

Snow depth 5.4M

Most snow depth on the main island of Japan for two consecutive weeks in the 2018 season.

Snowfall totals over 30m

Most snow in Japan for three consecutive months - 6.5m - in the 2014 season.

“Let’s keep this place a secret!”

Geto Kogen is located in Japan's top region for record snow cover every winter. The all-important ‘powder reset’ rate at Geto Kogen is in the top ranking of all Japan!

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Lift ticket

Daily lift tickets and season passes.

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Rental

Ski and snowboard set rental and special rental facilities are available.

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School

The ski and snowboard schools offer lessons in English and Chinese as well as Japanese.

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Mountain Information

Trail and Backcountry Guides Snow mobile Tours

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Snow Park

‘G-park’ is open from December through May.

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Nursery

A nursery is open on weekends from the end of December until the end of March

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How to get to Geto Kogen

Geto Kogen is located in the southern region of Iwate Prefecture, on the main Japanese island of Honshu. The resort is surrounded by both beautiful forests and onsen hot springs. It is easy to get to Geto Kogen from Tokyo and Sendai using the Tohoku Shinkansen to Kitakami and then the free shuttle bus service directly to the resort. Baggage and equipment can be sent on beforehand to make your journey convenient and comfortable.

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Getting to Geto Kogen from Tokyo
JR Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Kitakami Station
Journey time: about 2.5 hours

A free shuttle bus from Kitakami Station to Geto Kogen is available. It is possible to be on the snow by 10am if you leave on the first train from Tokyo!

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Getting to Geto Kogen from Sendai
JR Tohoku Shinkansen from Sendai Station to Kitakami Station
Journey time: about 1 hour

A train service connects Sendai Airport with Sendai Station. From Sendai Station, you can reach Kitakami Station in 1 hour. A free shuttle bus from Kitakami Station to Geto Kogen is available.

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Getting to Geto Kogen from Hokkaido
Domestic flight to Hanamaki airport takes 1h

A domestic flight from Shin Chitose Airport to Hanamaki airport takes about 1 hour.
You can use the train and Shinkansen from Hokkaido, but flying is recommended. Use a local train from Hanamaki Airport to Kitakami Station and then the free shuttle bus to the Geto Kogen.

Bus time free shuttle Free shuttle bus is no reservation required

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If you use Peach-MM776, Eva-BR118, or AirChina-CA115, we recommend staying at Irihata Onsen Hotel.
You can get a free shuttle to ‘Irihata Onsen’ from the station at 18:45.
Please note that a reservation is required to use the Irihata shuttle.
You can then use the private free shuttle to Geto Kogen the next morning.

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