Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Snow Park & Resort

Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Snow Park & Resort

With its high-quality powder snow, Hoshino Resorts Nekoma is perfect for all levels of experience, especially for full-fledged skiers. The Freestyle Park is popular among snowboarders on account of its rich variety of terrain features.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.nekoma.co.jp/en/
Contact

Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Snow Park & Resort

(+81) 241-32-3001

Best Season
  • Winter
Opening Hours

Weekdays: 8:30 AM - 4:20 PM | Weekends & Public Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:20 PM

Related infoGeneral Information:
Season: Dec. - Apr.
No. of Courses: 8
No. of Lifts: 6
Evening Skiing: No
Lessons: Available
Longest run: 1.5 km
Vertical drop: 311 m

Slope Access Cost (per day)
Adult: 4000 yen
Primary school student: 3000 yen
Senior: 3000 yen

Slope Access Cost (4 hours)
Adult: 3600 yen
Primary school student: 2700 yen
Senior: 2700 yen

Rental Equipment Cost (per day)
Clothing & Equipment Set (For skiing or snowboarding):
Adult 4600 yen
Skiing / Snowboarding Clothing: Adult 4300 yen
Sled / Snow Tube: 1000 yen

Difficulty Levels of Slopes
30% Beginner; 30% Intermediate; 40% Advanced

Facilities: Nursery, restaurants

See here for Aizu Ski Japan's page about Hoshino Resorts Nekoma.
Access Details
Access1163 Nekomayama, Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima Pref. 969-2701
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Getting there

By Car: 30 min from Inawashiro-Bandaikogen I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway via Route 115, and Route 459

By Train: 35 min by taxi from Inawashiro Station (JR Ban-etsu West Line)

Related trips

  1. Adventure

    Fukushima Ski Tour

    Appreciate the brisk cold of Fukushima’s winter with this 2-day winter sport and hot spring extravaganza. You will get your fill of active winter sports and then be able to spend a relaxing time in a hot spring on this winter trip. Leave from Koriyama Station and head for Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Snow Park & Resort. It’s the perfect place for newcomers or veterans to skiing. Be treated to the luxury of the beautiful snowy slopes and get ready to experience any of the ski tours that this stunning resort has to offer. If you are feeling even more adventurous why not try out their rich variety of terrain or a spot of snowboarding? After you are done hitting the slopes, head over to Urabandai Onsen town and soak in the enriching hot spring waters to relax your mind and muscles. Many onsen hotel or ryokan offer a brilliant view of the area, especially at those with outdoor baths! Be sure to breathe in the cold winter air while your body remains immersed in the steamy waters. You will love this winter trip that celebrates both action and relaxation. So, get out there and have an adventure!   Check out the other ski resorts in Fukushima Prefecture to find one that's a perfect fit.

    Fukushima Ski Tour

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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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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, repair work begun 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 Tadami River. The materials were heavy and the journey to the temple 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 colour ‘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. 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 were 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 Experiences In 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 light-weight 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.

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