Getting to Hinata

Getting to Hinata

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Where is Shibetsu Hinata Ski Resort?

The Hinata ski area sits in the Kamikawa subprefecture of Hokkaido, which is in Dohoku, the northern part of Hokkaido. Hinata sits 13km northwest of the town of Shibetsu, 18km southwest of the town of Nayoro, and 69km north of the city of Asahikawa (about 1:15 hour drive).

Bus to Hinata

There are two free buses per day between Shibetsu train station and the onsen at the ski resort.

Guided Multi-Day Tours

Hinata ski area may be included on a multi-day guided tour that is based in Asahikawa, where transport to the ski areas is included.

Driving to Shibetsu

If you’re not on a tour, you’ll probably want to drive considering that Shibetsu Hinata is just a small ski area that needs to be combined with other areas on a road trip. You’ll find the Shibetsu-shi Hinata ski area on google maps or the telephone number for GPS navigation is 0165-26-2577.

There are 2 car parks, and you’ll want the upper park near the onsen if you plan to have an onsen at the end of the day.

Other Ski Resorts Nearby

There are various other ski areas within easy driving distance which you can see on the map above. Road distances from Shibetsu Hinata:
  • Furen is 5km north – it is a little mellow ski area with one ropetow and a short beginner run
  • Asahi Ski Area (also managed by the town of Shibetsu) is 32km southeast – small mellow ski area, not to be confused with Asahi-dake to the southeast
  • Nayoro Piyashiri is 26km northeast
  • Bifuka is 35km north which has 1 lift and 1 beginner run
  • Wassamu is 30km south
  • Pippu is 49km SSE
  • Horotachi is 56m southwest
There are also various other ski areas near Asahikawa. See the Asahikawa overview for road distances from the city.