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Akakan Ski Resort, Akakura Kanko Ski Area, Myoko Kogen

akakan ski resort“This resort just blew us away. Without a doubt, Akakan Ski Resort became the whole teams most favourite resort in Japan.” World Snowboard Guide

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Akakan Ski Resort was first established in 1937 as Myoko Akakura Kanko Resort Ski Area. In recent years it has merged with it’s neighbour Akakura Champion Ski Resort and is now known as Akakan Ski Resort but many locals still refer to it as “Shin-Akakura”. These should not be confused with the neighbouring Akakura Onsen resort areas (watch for the signs that clearly delineate the two areas).  Lift tickets at Akakan Ski Resort will not cover Akakura Onsen but a joint lift ticket is available – ask your Akakan resort hotel for details.

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The park at Akakura Kanko Ski Resort

Akakan Ski Resort, Akakura Kanko Ski Area

Akakan Ski Resort: An overview

The first thing you will notice upon arrival is the dominance of the Akakura Kanko Hotel – a large resort and spa hotel complex situated half way up the mountain. It was built in 1937 from a collaborative effort between Japanese and German interests, and making it Japan’s first international standard mountain resort. There is more than one reason why some locals call it by the nickname “The Eagle’s Nest.”

The Akakan Ski Resort area provides a variety of runs for all levels of skiers, from beginners to experts as well as a kids park. The best runs are on Akakura Champion if you are intermediate or better, but with more than 13 metres of snow annually, you’re guaranteed great skiing anywhere in this diverse ski area.


This large, snowy area consists of two main ski areas where you can enjoy a four kilometre run from the top of the hill at 1,500-metre-plus. Or you can do whatever else fits your skills and interests: powder skiing, bumps, trees, terrain parks, or just plain cruising. At the foot of the resort is a small onsen resort area with a collection of restaurants, pension and shops. From the slopes a grand panorama spreads out, offering beautiful views of Lake Nojiri and, in the distance, the Sea of Japan.

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Akakan Ski Resort: Stats

Longest Run: 4,500 metres
Half Pipes: Yes
Terrain Parks: Yes
Back-country available: Yes
Elevation: 1,500 metres
Vertical Drop: 760 metres

Akakan Ski Resort: Ski Runs

Lifts: 1 gondola, 6 lifts
Trails: 10 (Beg: 48% Int: 37% Adv: 15%)

Akakan Lift Ticket Prices 2016-17

 Ticket Adult Child Senior Remarks
Half Day 2,900en 2,000yen 2,300yen Half day tickets valid 8:30-13:00 / 13:00 – Close
One Day 4,300yen 3,000yen 3,500yen
2 Days 7,600yen 5,200yen 5,800yen
3 Days 10,800yen 7,200yen 8,100yen
Spring skiing 2,500yen 1,500yen 2,000yen Valid 23rd March 2017 – Season Close.

Resort Family Pack

 Ticket Price Remarks
Family (1 Adult + 1 Child) 5,500yen Valid until 20March 2017
Family (2 adults + 1 Child)
(Extra child 2,200yen)
8,800yen

Other Tickets

 Ticket  Price
Season Pass (incl. Spring) 50,000yen
Single use 500yen
Single use (child) 400yen
Sky Cable (single use) 1,300yen
Sky Cable (single use, child) 700yen
Preschoolers Free

Akakan Ski Resort: Course Maps

Here (English) (Japanese)

Akakan Ski Resort: Contact

Phone: 0255-87-2503 | Website (EN) Website (JP)

Akakan Ski Resort: Ski Schools (English speaking)

English speaking ski school and rentals are available at Myoko Snowsports in the Akakura Champion area. Ski lessons (in English) and ski rentals are also available from the Yodel Snow School in Akakura, Myoko Kogen. They also offer snow shoe, junior race training and kids programs. Bookings can be made online. See here more more details.

Akakan Ski Resort: Ski and Snowboard Rentals (English speaking)

There are numerous ski rentals shops such as Myoko Snowsports in Akakura Champion, Spicy Rentals & Aoyama Sports in Akakura (online reservations available) or Yodel Ski School, also in Akakura Onsen. Many of the hotels, such as the nearby Guest House Bunk, also have ski rentals on-site. See here more more details.

Akakan Ski Resort: Access & Directions

Nearest station: Myoko Kogen Station on the Kita-Shinano line is less than ten minutes by taxi to Akakan Ski Resort. Also, free shuttle buses run between Myoko Suginohara, Ikenotaira Onsen and Akakura Onsen ski resorts.

For more information on getting to Akakura Kanko Resort check here.

Airport shuttles to Akakan Resort

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Akakan Ski Resort: Access Map (English)

Akakura Kanko Ski Resort: Weather

Akakura Kanko Ski Resort: Webcams

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Akakan Ski Resort Webcam (from Shin-Akakura Village)

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Akakan Ski Resort : Ski Video


Places to stay near Akakura Ski Resort Ski Resort: Akakan Accommodation

Need a place to stay? Check out these establishments below and many more at our Akakan Ski Resort accommodation guide and map

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Guesthouse Bunk - Akakura Kanko AccommodationGuest House Bunk (aka Bonku or Bonk) is a bright and clean guesthouse located near the Akakan ski resort area (Akakura Kanko) ski lifts. Run by the friendly Sasahana-san, it is an ideal choice for families with a snow play area right alongside that is easily supervised. The bright and airy rooms at Bunk Guest House are mostly Book Guesthouse Bunk lodge accommodation in Akakura Kankowestern-style rooms that can fit up to 4 people. All rooms have a flat-screen TV and feature free WiFi. Read reviews for Guest House Bunk, Myoko

akakura kanko resort hotelThe Akakura Kanko Hotel is the most famous of all Myoko Kogen hotels and is regarded as a Japan ski industry icon. The hotel was built in 1937 and still retains its sense of history. This classic European style hotel, the first of it’s kind in Japan, is perched 1000 metres high on the slopes of Akakan ski resort area where one can ski in and ski out. There are 52 guest rooms in Book Akakura Kanko hotel accommodationboth Western and Japanese styles with a new extension being built. Expect a high standard of service and supberb views reaching all the way to the Sea of Japan. Guests at the Akakura Kanko Hotel can enjoy an onsen hot spring on the balcony in the snow. Spa treatments are available as well as private onsen bookings. Read or leave reviews of the Akakura Kanko Hotel.

pension for you, myoko long stayPension Petit House For You (usually just known as ‘For-Yu’) is a bright and clean pension style guesthouse located near the Akakan (Akakura Kanko) Resort ski lifts. Run by the friendly Yu-san and Shige-san, a popular local couple, it is an ideal choice for skiers on a budget or those looking for a Myoko long stay. This small friendly guesthouse is about 5 minutes walk from the Akakan ski lifts. Book Akakura Kanko hotel accommodationShuttles to other nearby ski resorts in the Myoko area can also be arranged. Read reviews for Petit House For You, Myoko

 

Red Warehouse MyokoRed Warehouse in Akakura Onsen, Myoko is a family ski lodge with communal self contained facilities right in the heart of the ski village. The lodge is friendly Australian ski club style but with a Japanese twist. Red Warehouse family ski lodge enjoys a suberb, almost ski in, location in Akakura Onsen, Myoko Kogen, just off the main street. It’s a very short walk to restaurants, shuttle buses and Book Akakura Kanko hotel accommodationski schools/rentals yet only less than 3 minutes walk/ski to the ski lifts. There is a large communal living area with a pot belly stove fire and communal kitchen. A kids play area and games room/mini-theatre are available in the basement. Free wifi throughout.

Pension in MyokoCanadian House is a popular Myoko pension that offers both western & Japanese style Myoko budget accommodation. It is conveniently located between Myoko Kogen and Akakan Ski Resort with an English speaking host. Ski hire available & collection from Myokokogen Station can be arranged. Prices start from only 2,500 yen. See reviews or Book Canadian House Myoko - Akakan accommodationmap to Canadian House, Myoko

 

Hotel Moc Shin-AkakuraThe Hotel Moc boasts a fantastic location right opposite Akakan Ski Resort. There are twelve semi-Japanese and three Western style rooms. The hotel amenities include washer/dryer, internet access & a ski rental shop. The hotel is only ten minutes drive from Myokokogen station. A complimentary shuttle bus from the station is also available. Check Hotel Moc ratings and reviewsBook Hotel Moc - Akakan accommodation

 

 

Akakan Hotel SilverhornHotel Silverhorn

The Hotel Silverhorn offers a superb location right across the road from the Akakan Ski Resort Sky Gondola station. It is also an easy walk to the Akakura Ski Village. Book Akakan Hotel Silverhorn Myoko - Akakan resort hotelRead Hotel Silver Horn reviews

 

Akakura Yours InnThe homely Akakura Yours Inn is only five minutes drive from Myokokogen station and only a short distance to Akakan Ski Resort. Mine host Ogasawara-san is a well known local identity and will happily share his in-depth local Myoko knowledge. Book Akakura Yours Inn Myoko - Akakan accommodationSee Akakura Yours Inn reviews

 

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Villa Mon Repos AkakanAkakura Villa Mon Repos is located at the bottom of the Akakan Ski Resort slopes and the rooms offer a marvelous view of the Myoko landscape. Ski-in, ski-out. The hotel cuisine uses local ingredients from the mountains and sea is highly recommended. Group reservations available! Ski in, ski out - Akakan accommodationSee map and reviews

 

 

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Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort, Myoko Kogen

Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort (池の平温泉スキー場) in Myoko Kogen is a medium sized ski resort with 8 ski lifts that offers skiers an impressive 700 metres (2296 feet) of vertical descent. The resort enjoys long, wooded trails and wide, gentle slopes in two distinct skiing areas.

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Ikenotaira is the perfect place for families just starting out their ski adventures…
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Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort: About

The Ikenotaira Ski Area enjoys long, wooded trails and wide, gentle slopes over two distinct skiing areas. The main, central run is good quality with plenty of untouched fields of powder nearby. There is enough terrain to keep beginner to intermediate skiers & snowboarders interested for the day whilst the more advanced will go looking for lines in the trees. There is no really challenging terrain or steeps.


The far left of the mountain (Alpenblick side) tends to be much quieter with no ropes and plenty of scope for in the trees and/or under the lifts action. The ski area in Ikenotaira also has what the resort boasts as, ‘Japan’s premier snowboard park’ (see video) which was put together by a local pro snowboarder. Park rats will love the updates for 2017/18 season (see below). A large childrens play area, retreat and ski school is adjacent to main ticket office.

Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort, Ski Park

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Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort: Resort Stats

Skiable Area: 60 HA
Longest Run: 4500 metres
Childcare / Kids Park: Yes Hire car in Myoko
Half Pipes: No
Terrain Parks: Yes
Cross-country available: Yes
Elevation: 1,500 metres
Vertical Drop: 700 metres

Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort: Ski Runs

Lifts: 8
Trails: 10 (Beg: 40% Int: 45% Adv: 15%)

 ikenotaira onsen ski resort infoIkenotaira: Lift Tickets 2016/17:

Ticket Adult  Child  Senior  Times
1 Day 4,000yen 2,400yen 3,200yen 8:30-16:30
2 Days 7,000yen 4,200yen 5,600yen 8:30-16:30
Morning (8:30-13:00) 3,000yen 1,800yen 2,400yen 8:30-13:00
 Afternoon (12:00-16:30) 3,000yen 1,800yen 2,400yen 12:00-16:30
Single Use 600yen 400yen 500yen
Season Pass 30,000yen 12,000yen 24,000yen Weekdays only – 22,000yen

Ikenotaira Onsen Resort: Trail Map

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Average snow depth in Ikenotaira Onsen

Average snow depth in Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort

Ikenotaira Onsen: Resort Contact

Phone: 0255 86-2370 | Website (Japanese)

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Ikenotaira Onsen: Access

Nearest station: Myoko Kogen – Access Map (Japanese – courtesy of Snow Navi)
Ikenotaira Ski Area access map

Tokyo Ski Buses to Ikenotaira Onsen

During January and February the Myoko Snowliner from Harajuku (Tokyo) to Ikenotaira Landmark Cafe is 6,000 return

Between December and April Travex runs a ski bus service direct from Tokyo Station or Ikebukero to the following ski resort areas – SuginoharaIkenotaira and Akakura.

Ski Bus Club also runs both night and day bus services between Tokyo Station, Shinjuku and Ikebukero to Myoko Kogen, SuginoharaIkenotaira and Akakura Onsen.

The cost for both services is 4,000 yen one way or 7,500 yen return.

Niigata Ski Buses to Ikenotaira Onsen

The Myoko Snowliner from Niigata University/Niigata Station (south entrance) to Landmark Cafe Ikenotaira (and Myoko Suginohara) is only 2,900 yen for the round trip. Packages inc. lift ticket are also available.


Ikenotaira Onsen: Weather Forecast

Ikenotaira Onsen Webcam – Imori Pond

Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort WebCam

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Don’t forget to pick up a kebab for lunch or try one of the many other great meals at Ikenotaira Ski Resort! Visitor supplied pic.

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Ikenotaira Onsen: Ski Video (with some rad jumps!)

Places to stay in Ikenotaira Onsen, Myoko Kogen

Hotel Alpenblick Hotel Alpenblick is a ski-in hotel adjacent to the Ikenotaira chairlifts. The Tatra Myoko Beer Hall provides evening meals plus there is a great outside onsen (rotemburo)! Ski school and ski hire onsite. Ten minutes by car from the station or collection can be arranged. Map to Hotel Alpenblick
Park Lodge Sekine is a traditional style Ikenotaira Onsen accommodation located in an historic brewery building Park Lodge Sekine is a traditional style Ikenotaira accommodation located in an historic brewery building. A shuttle to the nearby lifts is available. There are restaurants and Landmark Onsen Cafe within walking distance. See map or check reviews of Park Lodge Sekine
Ikenotaira Hotel Gen Syumisen-no-yu Ichinoyado Gen
Surrounded by beautiful white birch trees, the Gen Hotel is a classic and quiet Japanese country house style inn just a short walk from the Ikenotaira chairlifts. Featured on national TV. See map.
Ikenotaira Lodge Myoko Lodge Myoko in Ikenotaira Onsen is only a short walk from the Ikenotaira chairlifts. Each room has a great view of Mt. Myoko and can sleep up to 4 people. The lodge is set along the foothills of Mt. Myoko. See reviews of Lodge Myoko
Pension Schoene  Ryokan Kitamura-Sanso Snow Goose Pension
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Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, Myoko Kogen, Japan

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort“This resort just blew us away. Without a doubt, Akakura Onsen became the whole teams most favourite resort in Japan.”
World Snowboard Guide

 

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Akakura Onsen Ski Resort provides a variety of runs for all levels of skiers, from beginners up to intermediate-experts. It is a huge resort with many lifts and runs so that it never seemed that crowded, even on a weekend, and lines are usually short or even non-existent. With more than 13 metres of snow annually, you’re guaranteed great skiing at this diverse ski area. There are lots of great accommodation choices right at the base of the slopes in the Akakura Ski Village.

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, Myoko Kogen

Following mergers over the years Myoko Akakura Onsen Ski Resort now covers a number of formerly independent resort areas, the best known being Akakura Onsen, Kumado, and Akakura Chuo as well as a couple of other small areas such as Yodel. These should not be confused with the neighbouring Akakan /Akakura Kanko resort area. Watch for the signs that clearly delineate the two areas.

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, Myoko Kogen

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Overview

At Akakura Onsen Ski Resort skiers can enjoy a 4 kilometre run from the top of the hill starting at 1,500 metres+. Or you can do whatever else fits your skills and interests: powder skiing, moguls, terrain parks, hit the trees or just fun family cruising. Slalom races are held in February and March, with entry available to anyone.

There is a nice selection of restaurants scattered over the mountain and in the village. At the foot of the mountain is an onsen spa town where steam and the scent of hot springs fill the air – the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Japan apres experience. Below the resort a grand panorama spreads out, offering beautiful views of Lake Nojiri and, in the distance, the Sea of Japan.

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Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Stats

Longest Run: 4,500 metres
Half Pipes: No
Terrain Parks: Yes – Two (as follows)
Kumado Panorama Course: kicker, table top, rail box, straight rail
Maeyama 4 Course: Freeride park – SBX course, kicker, table top, rail box, straight rail
Cross-country available: Unknown
Child Care / Ski School: Yes
Elevation: 1,500 metres
Vertical Drop: 760 metres

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Ski Runs

Lifts: 14
Trails: 36 (Beg:48% Int:37% Adv:15%)

Average Akakura Onsen Snow Depth

December 40 cm
January 180 cm
February 250 cm
March 200 cm
April 150 cm

Akakura Onsen lift tickets 2016/17:*

Ticket Type Adult Child (6-12) Senior (60+) Notes
One Day 4,300yen 3000yen 3000yen 8:30 – 16:30
5 hour ticket 3,300yen 2,400yen 2,300yen  5 hours from purchase.
Sunset ticket 3,500en 2,500yen 2,500yen 15:00 – 22:00
Night Ski A 2,500yen 1,500 1,500 17:00 – 22:00
Night Ski B 2,000yen 1,500 1,500 19:00 – 22:00
Single use 450yen 350yen 350yen 8:30 – 17:00
Joint Akakura Snow Area Pass – 1Day 5,000yen (Child/Senior 3,700yen)
Joint Akakura Snow Area Pass – 2Day 9,400yen (Child/Senior 6,700yen)
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*Further senior, family, child and/or early/late season discounts may also be available

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Course Map

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Akakura Ski Resort Course Map

Resort Course Maps Here (English) (Japanese) (.pdf)

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Contact

Phone: 0255-87-2125 | Website (Japanese)

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Access and directions

Nearest station: Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen Station on the Kita-Shinano line is less than ten minutes by taxi to Akakura Ski Resort. Also, free shuttle buses run between Myoko Suginohara, Ikenotaira Onsen and Akakura Kanko ski resorts.

Airport shuttles to Akakura Onsen

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English Ski Schools in Akakura Onsen, Myoko Kogen

English speaking ski school and rentals are available at Myoko Snowsports in the Akakura Champion area. Ski lessons (in English) and ski rentals are also available from the Yodel Snow School in Akakura, Myoko Kogen. They also offer snow shoe, junior race training and kids programs. Bookings can be made online. See here more more details.

Snowboard and ski rental/purchase in Akakura Onsen

There are numerous ski rentals shops such as Myoko Snowsports in Akakura Champion, Spicy Rentals & Aoyama Sports in Akakura (online reservations available) or Yodel Ski School, also in Akakura Onsen. Many of the hotels, such as Guest House Bunk, also have ski rentals on-site. See here more more details.

Akakura Onsen: Access Guide

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Akakura Onsen: Weather Forecast

7 Day Outlook for Akakura Onsen Mountain Base, from meteoblue.

Akakura Onsen Webcam

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Akakura Onsen Accommodation:

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Akakura Wakui Hotel, Myoko KogenThe Akakura Wakui Hotel offers a choice of western or Japanese-style rooms to suit all types of groups. The hotel is operated by a well-known local family and features a plethora of local history and artworks to enjoy.

It is centrally located just a very short walk from the lifts at Akakura Onsen Ski Resort. The hotel has onsen/hot springs onsite for a relaxing post-ski experience. An excellent choice of Akakura accommodation with English speaking host. Get a quote or check Akakura Wakui Hotel ratings

 

Hotel Mumonhotel mumon myoko is funky retro hotel with lovely hosts and onsite restaurant. Facilities available include onsite bar, fireplace, onsen, ski and drying rooms and internet access. English speaking staff are on hand to assist foreign guests as well as organise ski tours and cultural activities. Weekday rates start from ¥7,000 per person, per night including breakfast.

The hotel is very close to Akakura Ski Area  and a short walk to the main street and restaurants. A free pick-up service is available to and from the hotel. Get a quote or read reviews for Hotel Mumon

 

 

Red Warehouse MyokoRed Warehouse in Akakura Onsen, Myoko is a family ski lodge with communal self contained facilities right in the heart of the ski village. The lodge is friendly Australian ski club style but with a Japanese twist. Red Warehouse family ski lodge enjoys a suberb, almost ski in, location in Akakura Onsen, Myoko Kogen, just off the main street. It’s a very short walk to restaurants, shuttle buses and ski schools/rentals yet only less than 3 minutes walk/ski to the ski lifts. There is a large communal living area with a pot belly stove fire and communal kitchen. A kids play area and games room/mini-theatre is available in the basement. Free wifi throughout.

 

Akakura Sun Hotel is a ski in hotel based at the foot of Akakura Ski Resort.Akakura Sun Hotel is a ski in hotel based at the foot of Akakura Ski Resort. The Akakura Sun Hotel offers a hot spring bath and bright Japanese-style rooms with a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is available at the lobby. Sun Hotel in Akakura is only a two minute walk from the main street and restaurants of Akakura village. Get a quote or see reviews

 

Hotel Takeda, Akakura MyokoTakeda Hotel Myoko Akakura is right near the base of Akakura Ski Resort.

The Hotel Takeda Myoko offers budget single and twin Japanese-style rooms with shared bathroom/onsen. Wi-Fi is available and the property has a drying room, launderette and drinks vending machines. The owner is a sake expert who is happy to share his knowledge with you and sample tastings. Get a quote or read reviews

 

Akakura Onsen Hotel SenkeHotel Senke is located along the main street of the Akakura hot-spring district and is less than a 5-minute walk from both the Akakura Ski Resort and Akakan Ski Resort. It features hot-spring baths, 3 restaurants and 18 Japanese-style rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lobby. There are three popular restaurants in and next to the hotel.

Check our extensive Akakura Onsen accommodation guide and hotel map for more options.