Travel to Horotachi

Travel to Horotachi

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Where is Kokusetsu Horotachi?

The Horotachi Ski Resort is just 2km out of Horokanai town in the Kamikawa Subprefecture in Northern Hokkaido. It is 46km northwest of the city of Asahikawa which equates to about a one hour drive.

Kokusetsu Horotachi Ski Area is just southeast of Santo-zan, which is a peak that is utilised for backcountry touring.

Driving to Horotachi

You can rent a car in Asahikawa or at Asahikawa Airport or New Chitose Airport. See our Japan driving tips for general information about driving in Hokkaido.

It’s a relatively easy drive to Horotachi and there are no steep or winding roads to get there, but roads are likely to be snowy. It is on google maps or the telephone number for GPS navigation is 0165-35-3410.

You can park your car very close to the day lodge and the lift, and as to be expected, parking is free.


Some multi-day guided tours head to ski areas near Asahikawa which may include Horotachi. These tours include transport to the ski areas, along with guided skiing and snowboarding.

Other Ski Areas Nearby

There are various other ski resorts near Asahikawa and you can see the driving distances on the Asahikawa overview page.

Driving distances from Horotachi:
  • Hinata is 56km to the northeast (1 hour)
  • Wassamu is 31km to the east (30 mins)
  • Pippu is 46km southeast (50 mins)
  • Nayoro Piyashiri is 76km northeast (1:20 hours)
  • Mashike Choei Shokanbetsudake Ski Area is 97km southwest (1:50 hours)