Kokusetsu Akankohan (Kushiro Town, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Akankohan
国設阿寒湖畔 (北海道 釧路町)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until late March 2017
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Kokusetsu Akankohan is a small ski hill located close to Lake Akan in Kushiro city in the eastern region of Hokkaido. There is one pair lift and one rope tow lift at Kokusetsu Akankohan.

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.

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Kokusetsu Akankohan Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kokusetsu Akankohan. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Park' sledging area in front of the base Rest House. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Board Park' with a number of different features. 

Kokusetsu Akankohan Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Kokusetsu Akankohan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day 2,600 yen 1,200 yen 2,100 yen
4 Hours 2,050 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 100 yen 170 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,050 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 15,000 yen
Rope tow (1 time) 100 yen 50 yen
Rope tow (11 times) 1,000 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Kokusetsu Akankohan

By public transport
41.7km from Mashu Station on the Senmo Honsen line
73.7km from Kushiro Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Kokusetsu Akankohan about 42km from Mashu Station on the Senmo Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
48.7km from the Akan IC on the Doto Expressway
58.7km from the Ashoro IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 240 (1.2km away)
Kokusetsu Akankohan is located about 1km off Route 240 (Marimo National Highway) close to the southern shores of Lake Akan and close to Akanko Onsen.

The Ashoro IC exit of the Doto Expressway is about 59km to the south west. From the Ashoro IC exit, turn left to head north on Route 242 and then turn right in Ashoro town to head east on Route 241. Follow Route 241 until reaching Route 240 - turn right onto Route 240 and head into Akan Onsen.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
There is parking for 500 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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