Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort

Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort

Have fun skiing on high-quality, natural powder snow at Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort. The ski resort can be reached easily from Tokyo via the Revaty train service between Asakusa and Minamiaizu.
From the summit of the slopes, a vertical drop height of 1650 m gives visitors a 360-degree panoramic view over the mountains. Aizu Kogen Takatsue offers a variety of courses, allowing skiers of all levels to enjoy the resort to the full.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.takatsue.jp(Japanese)
Contact

Takatsue Ski Resort

In Season: (+81) 241-78-2220; Off Season: (+81) 241-78-3099

information@takatsue.jp

Best Season
  • Winter
Opening Hours

Open: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on Weekdays (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at the weekend). Evening skiing available between 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Related infoGeneral Information:
No. of Ski Slopes: 15
No. of Lifts: 9
Evening Skiing: Available
Lessons: Classes held twice a day (Includes insurance). Sign-up from 9:00 AM
Longest run: 1,100 m (‘Romance’ Course)
Vertical drop: 707 m
Height at the Summit: 1,650 m

Rental Equipment Cost
Skiing Equipment Set: Adults 3,000 yen; Children 2,000 yen
Skiing Outfit: Adults 3,000 yen; Children 2,500 yen
Snowboarding Equipment Set: Adults 4,000 yen; Children 3,000 yen
Slide: 300 yen
Access Details
Access535 Takatsuehara, Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Pref. 967-0315
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Getting there

By Car: 90 min from Nishi-Nasuno Shiobara I.C. off the Tohoku Expressway via Route 400, Route 121, and Route 352.

By Train: 30 min by bus or taxi from Aizukogen-Ozeguchi Station.

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Kuimaru Elementary School

Kuimaru Elementary School is a historic Japanese school that was built during the Showa era of Japan, making it over 80 years old! In the 1980s, a modern elementary school was built nearby, leaving this old school house abandoned. Fortunately, this building was preserved and converted into a museum. It happens to be one of only a handful of old fashioned schools left standing in Japan! Here you can explore the old school grounds including a large ginkgo tree that is over 100 years old. A long standing symbol of the school. In Autumn (early to mid-November) the leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow, and when they fall, the school yard is carpeted in these golden leaves. The school building has undergone some light renovations, but the charm of this old building has been beautifully preserved. Inside the building you can wander through the halls and explore the classrooms, you can sit at the little wooden desks, page through some old textbooks and imagine what it would have been like to be a student here around 80 years ago! Fun fact: The school building was once used as a filming location for the 2013 movie Hameln (ハーメルン). After you explore the school if you are feeling a bit hungry, there is a café next door called “Soba Café SCHOLA” that serves 100% buckwheat noodles (soba noodles) as well as other dishes created with 100% buckwheat (soba) flour. These dishes are naturally gluten-free and delicious.

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Snow Monsters at Mt. Nishi-Azuma

Mt. Nishi-Azuma is a 2035m tall mountain that can be accessed from Fukushima Prefecture’s Kitashiobara Village. During the coldest points of winter, it is possible to find frozen “snow monsters” up on the mountain. Of course the snow monsters are not really monsters, these are trees that have endured blizzards and collected snow until they became covered with a thick frost! From the Grandeco Snow Resort’s Gondola Station, you transfer to a ski lift, and from there it is 3 hours on foot to reach this viewpoint. Especially in the snow, the mountains can be difficult to navigate, so you must climb together with a guide in winter. If you are interested in visiting here, please contact us!

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