Akan Royal Valley (Kushiro Town, Hokkaido)

Akan Royal Valley
阿寒ロイヤルバレイ (北海道 釧路町)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until mid March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 28th April 2017]

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Akan Royal Valley is located in the Akan town area in the north-western area of Kushiro city. The coastline of the Pacific Ocean is about 15km to the south in this eastern region of Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

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Akan Royal Valley Snow Depth Statistics

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Akan Royal Valley Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
The ski school at Akan Royal Valley mainly offer ski lessons. Snowboard lessons for beginners are possible but are limited and need booking in advance. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Akan Royal Valley Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Akan Royal Valley is generally open from 9am until 3pm on weekdays and from 9am until 4pm on weekends and holidays.

Nighta opening times and days:
- from 6pm until 9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
- from 6pm until 10pm on Wednesdays and Fridays
- from 5pm until 10pm on Saturdays
- from 5pm until 9pm on Sundays and holidays.

Akan Royal Valley Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day (not including nighta) 3,100 yen 2,700 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 1,900 yen
5 Hours 2,700 yen 2,000 yen
3 Hours 2,300 yen 1,800 yen
Nighta 1,400 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 38,000 yen 28,000 yen
Season Ticket (daytime) 33,000 yen 23,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 22,000 yen 15,000 yen

Getting to Akan Royal Valley

By public transport
Train
Train
18.9km from Otanoshike Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
28.6km from Kushiro Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Akan Royal Valley is about 19km from Otanoshike Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
3.6km from the Akan IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 240 (1.2km away)
Direction
Direction
Akan Royal Valley is less than 4km from the Akan IC exit of the Doto Expressway.

From the Akan IC exit turn left onto Route 240. The ski hill is located to the east of the town area, just over 1km from the main road.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available near the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Akan-cho 15-40-2
Kushiro-shi
Hokkaido
085-0214
Telephone
Telephone
0154-66-3422
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
Current resort snow depth
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