Use the

Planning a Trip to Japan?

Share your travel photos with us by hashtagging your images with #visitjapanjp


Osorakan Snow Park of Akiota

©Mt.Osorakan / AKIOTA City Management Inc.

HOME > Japan’s Local Treasures > Osorakan Snow Park of Akiota


Hit the Powdery Slopes Atop the Highest Mountain in Hiroshima

Akiota City Management Inc.


©Mt.Osorakan / AKIOTA City Management Inc.


With its high-quality snow, crystal-clear blue skies, and friendly atmosphere, Osorakan Snow Park is a hidden gem for winter sports in western Japan. At an elevation of 1,346 meters, the park offers several exciting ski routes ranging from beginner to advanced. Our slopes have an elevation difference of 420 meters from the base to the peak, allowing for a wide variety of skiing styles from alpine to downhill skiing. In favorable weather, you can snow trek to the mountain peak to experience some of the best views in Hiroshima, seeing out as far as the sea. Just catch a one-hour bus ride into Akiota Town from the Hiroshima City Bus Center and the staff members from Osorakan will take you the rest of the way on a free shuttle bus! What’s more, every year they offer daily discounts for young visitors (up through age 22) and a weekly discounted ladies’ day. So spice up your winter and go on an adventurous getaway with your partner, a fun holiday with your family, or a winter trip with your pals at Osorakan Snow Park!


©Mt.Osorakan / AKIOTA City Management Inc.

How to get there


By public transportation:

From Shin-Osaka Station, take the Sanyo Shinkansen to JR Hiroshima Station. From JR Hiroshima Station, take street car No. 1 bound for Ujina, No. 2 bound for Miyajima or No. 6 bound for Eba. Get off at Kamiyacho-higashi (about 15 minutes). Then, take the Sandankyo Line bus bound for Sandankyo or the Shin-Koeki Line bound for Masuda, Shimane Prefecture, from the Hiroshima Bus Center (about 1 hour by highway bus, about 1 hour and 30 minutes by ordinary bus). Then, get off at the Togochi IC bus stop. There is a free shuttle bus service to and from Osoraka Snow Park (reservation required).


740-1 Yokogou, Akiota-cho, Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima-ken


Please Choose Your Language

Browse the JNTO site in one of multiple languages