Located in northern Honshu, Shizukuishi Ski Resort is 560km north of Tokyo and is famous for its spectacular view of  Mt. Iwate, the highest mountain in the Iwate prefecture. With a top elevation of 1,128 metres, the snow quality is superb on the 13 scenic trails across the 160 acres of skiable terrain. With traditional Japanese charm off the slopes, this resort offers plenty of après ski activities for all ages.


Unlike many of the westernised resorts throughout Japan, Shizukuishi is a small, compact resort offering 5 lifts and a ropeway tram allowing you to really experience a true Japanese styled ski resort. The area hosted the Alpine World Ski Championships held in 1993 and you will still find a diverse terrain including a full-scale downhill race course, two outstanding terrain parks and the longest trail covering 4,500m. After a day on the slopes visitors can experience Japanese traditions and relax in the Takakura Onsen –  a hot spring that has been recognised as an onsen heritage site.

  • Authentic Japanese ski resort
  • Good variety of terrain
  • Plenty of powder
  • Non-skiing activities for all ages

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 1,128 Metres
Village Elevation 702 Metres
Base Elevation 426 Metres
Vertical Drop 930 Metres
Lifts 6
Runs 11
Ave Annual Snowfall 499 cm
Terrain Beginner 40%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 20%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

Other Activities

At Shizukuishi there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Powder Skiing Tour
  • Sunrise Snowmobile Tour
  • Tubing

Getting There

Getting to Shizukuishi

Shizukuishi is located in the northern part of Honshu (the main island of Japan).

Fly into Tokyo Narita Airport, the main gateway airport for Shizukuishi. Then train to Moroika or Shizukuishi Station and then taxi to resort.

The resort is only 3-4 hours away on a train.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Shizukuishi Prince Hotel is the only accommodation in Shizukuishi.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.