King of snow
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Free shuttle bus is no reservation required
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.