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.

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.

There are other snow activities that don’t involve skiing, such as the Takatsue Snow Cat Tour. In this tour, run by Aizu Astoria Hotel, you are taken by snowcat all the way to the summit of the slopes, where you can enjoy the picture-perfect view.

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

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 Revaty train service (Asakusa-Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi) and by No. 40 bus (Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi -Takatsue Ski Resort)

  •  Take the Revaty Aizu from Asakusa Station to Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi Station (会津高原尾瀬口駅).
  • At Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi Station, take the number 40 bus bound for Hinoemata Nakadoai Park (檜枝岐中土合公園前) and get off at Takatsue Ski Resort (たかつえスキー場).
  • You can also take a taxi or rent a car (it takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the ski resort from Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi station). Some accommodation providers in the area offer a free shuttle bus service from Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi Station (reservation is needed).  

By shinkansen (Tokyo Station-Nasushiobara) and by car (Nasushiobara-Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort)

  • Take the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Nasushiobara station (那須塩原駅).
  • At Nasushiobara station, there are many places where you can rent a car and drive to Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort (approx. 80 minutes).

By car:

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

Nearby

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Paint Your Own Akabeko

What is 'Akabeko'?The akabeko legend started at Enzoji Temple in Yanaizu Town, in the Aizu region. The construction of this temple began in the year 807, but due to a huge earthquake at the end of the seventeenth century, it had to be repaired in 1617. It was during the reconstruction of the temple that the akabeko became a folk legend.It is said that moving the wood and other supplies necessary for the reconstruction work was incredibly difficult because materials had to be transported from various villages upstream of the Tadami River. The materials were heavy and the journey to the temple was long. Cattle were used to transport materials, but many struggled to bear their loads.Then, out of nowhere, appeared a cow with a red coat. (It should be noted that, in the past, the word ‘red’ was used to describe the color ‘brown’, so it is likely that it was a brown cow.) The red cow supported the other cows and helped the priests who were constructing the temple until it was completed. Then, it suddenly vanished.'Akabeko' means 'red cow' in the local dialect.A number of statues of the cow were built inside the temple grounds so that the people of Yanaizu could express their gratitude to the akabeko.In the years following, there was a range of legends about the akabeko, with stories such as families who owned akabeko being rid of sickness upon stroking the cows. They continued to hold their status of bringers of good luck and strength. Families bought or made akabeko toys for their young children to play with.Akabeko Painting ExperiencesIn recent history, the Aizu tradition of painting akabeko began. It is said that this tradition started as something to do for children visiting Aizu-Wakamatsu City as part of school trips. This was when the story of the Akabeko evolved once more, into its newest papier-mâché form. The stripes on the face and back of the papier-mâché Akabeko are said to represent strength and perseverance.There are a number of workshops in Aizu-Wakamatsu City where you can paint your own Akabeko. Most workshops offer the standard red, white, and black paint. These talismans for good health make very cute and lightweight souvenirs to take home for family and friends – or keep for yourself! Those who prefer to buy a ready-painted Akabeko will be able to find it at most souvenir shops.BookingIf you would like to book an akabeko painting experience at the Tsurugajo Kaikan (a shopping complex located next to Tsurugajo Castle), please access this page.

The World Glassware Hall
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Aizu Hongo Pottery Workshops

A little-known treasure, Aizu Hongo pottery (known in Japanese as 'hongo-yaki') is the oldest type of pottery in the Tohoku region. Aizu Hongo pottery's history dates back to the Warring States Period (1467 – 1615), when Ujisato Gamo, leader of the Aizu clan, ordered renovations be made to Tsurugajo Castle. The production of ceramic tiles for the castle roof kick-started the tradition of making pottery in Aizu-Misato Town. During the early 1600s, Masayuki Hoshina (who founded the Matsudaira house) invited ceramic craftsmen to Aizu-Misato from Owari - a region famous for its pottery - in order to increase the skills of locals.It was from this time that Aizu Hongo-yaki production began in earnest. At the peak of its popularity, there were more than 100 potteries in the town. There are currently 13 left, which are centered around Setomachi in Aizu-Misato. The rich variety of wares produced from workshop to workshop is just one of the fascinating things about visiting the area. Aizu-Misato Town is also known for the area's unusual ability to produce both great-quality earthenware and delicate porcelain.Please enjoy taking a look around the various shops, workshops, and kilns, and try making pottery for yourself!

The World Glassware Hall
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Aizu Painted Candles Craft Experience

Aizu Erosoku (painted candles) are sumptuous items that were long-prized among samurai families. Delicate and vivid patterns such as chrysanthemums, plum blossoms, and peonies are painted onto candles made of natural Japan wax extracted from the fruits of lacquer trees. Each candle is still painstakingly painted one by one, and they serve as regal decorations in Shinto and Buddhist ceremonies and weddings. A candle painting experience is available at Ozawa Candle Shop (Reservation required).

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