Megahira Hot Spring Snow Resort

The Megahira snow resort is the closest to Hiroshima city and just 2km from the Yoshiwa expressway exit on the Chugoku expressway.

Proximity, mixed hot spring and kiddie snow park make it a relatively fuss free destination for families with young children.

Although the slopes are quite compact and Megahira cannot compete with larger resorts, they have a total of 5800m of runs, with the longest continuous run 2300m and it is, by far, the most accessible of snow resort from Hiroshima city. Boarders have access to all slopes and there also is a board park. Check out their Facebook Page for regular updates of snow conditions during the season.

They also have kiddie slopes, a fantastic hot spring, restaurants, accommodation and even an art museum in the same complex. There are several restaurants [ja] to choose from, where you can get steak dishes, ramen noodles, curry, okonomiyaki and other Japanese meals.

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Overnight accommodation [ja] is also available in the lodges or in the spa, and there are several special online deals available here [ja].

Entrance & lift fees:

  • Entrance fee (for all 3 years old and over) ¥500
  • 3 hour lift pass: ¥4900
  • 4 hour lift pass: Adult ¥5400 Kids ¥3500
  • 6 hour lift pass: Adult ¥5900 Kids ¥3900
  • 9 hour lift pass: Adult ¥6300 Kids ¥4300
  • 1 ride lift pass: Adult ¥1100
  • 3 ride lift pass: Adult ¥2300
  • 5 ride lift pass: Adult ¥3500
  • Weekday afternoon special (heijitsu gogo ichi): ¥3200 (including entrance fee)

Rental Services

  • Ski and snowboard sets (board or skis/poles & boots):

1 day Adult ¥4,500 Kids ¥3,000

  • Jacket  & bottoms:

1 day Adult ¥4,500 Kids ¥3,000

  • Ski and snowboard sets + clothing:

1 day Adult ¥8,000 Kids ¥5,000

  • Skis¥2,800
  • Snowboard¥2,800
  • Boots ¥2,800
  • Sticks ¥500
  • Sled ¥500 

Season: December 11-March 20
Address: 4301 Yoshiwa, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 738-0301
Tel: 0829-40-3000

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Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.