Akakura Kanko Resort (Myoko City, Niigata)

Akakura Kanko Resort
赤倉観光リゾート (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Friday 16th December 2016 until Sunday 5th May 2017
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Latest report posted at 10:41am on Sunday 30th April 2017
Official snow depth 170cm (-10cm) [updated on 30th April 2017]

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Akakura Kanko Resort (often known as 'Akakan') is located on the slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. The resort is course-connected with neighbouring Akakura Onsen and a lift ticket that is valid at both is available. It has been operating since 1937.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

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The Mountain

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Akakura Kanko Resort is lift-connected with:
Akakura Onsen

Akakura Kanko Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 120cm 110cm 1st 320cm 195cm 1st 340cm 220cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 100cm 2nd 330cm 195cm 2nd 340cm 220cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 90cm 3rd 330cm 200cm 3rd 360cm 220cm
4th - - 4th 120cm 90cm 4th 330cm 200cm 4th 360cm 200cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 80cm 5th 330cm 200cm 5th 345cm 195cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 85cm 6th 320cm 200cm 6th 340cm 190cm
7th - - 7th 140cm 90cm 7th 340cm 220cm 7th 345cm 150cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 100cm 8th 340cm 220cm 8th 360cm 150cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 100cm 9th 340cm 210cm 9th 360cm 150cm
10th - - 10th 140cm 100cm 10th 340cm 250cm 10th 370cm 160cm
11th - - 11th 140cm 110cm 11th 340cm 230cm 11th 380cm 160cm
12th - - 12th 145cm 120cm 12th 360cm 230cm 12th 380cm 165cm
13th - - 13th 180cm 120cm 13th 370cm 210cm 13th 370cm 165cm
14th - - 14th 230cm 120cm 14th 370cm 150cm 14th 360cm 170cm
15th - - 15th 270cm 120cm 15th 370cm 150cm 15th 360cm 170cm
16th 70cm - 16th 300cm 120cm 16th 370cm 190cm 16th 360cm 170cm
17th 80cm - 17th 300cm 120cm 17th 340cm 190cm 17th 370cm 165cm
18th 80cm 15cm 18th 320cm 130cm 18th 340cm 200cm 18th 370cm 160cm
19th 70cm 20cm 19th 320cm 130cm 19th 350cm 190cm 19th 370cm 145cm
20th 70cm 20cm 20th 280cm 130cm 20th 340cm 185cm 20th 360cm 145cm
21st 70cm 20cm 21st 290cm 145cm 21st 380cm 175cm 21st 350cm 150cm
22nd 60cm 10cm 22nd 320cm 145cm 22nd 380cm 180cm 22nd 360cm 150cm
23rd 50cm 10cm 23rd 340cm 145cm 23rd 350cm 180cm 23rd 360cm 150cm
24th 70cm 10cm 24th 340cm 145cm 24th 360cm 190cm 24th 370cm 155cm
25th 80cm 10cm 25th 345cm 180cm 25th 350cm 195cm 25th 380cm 180cm
26th 80cm 25cm 26th 340cm 180cm 26th 350cm 195cm 26th 380cm 180cm
27th 50cm 50cm 27th 330cm 180cm 27th 350cm 195cm 27th 380cm 175cm
28th 100cm 50cm 28th 330cm 180cm 28th 345cm 190cm 28th 375cm 175cm
29th 100cm 100cm 29th 330cm 180cm 29th - 185cm 29th 380cm 165cm
30th 150cm 100cm 30th 300cm 195cm 30th 30th 375cm 160cm
31st 140cm 90cm 31st 320cm 195cm 31st 31st 370cm 160cm

Previous Statistics

Akakura Kanko Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Akakura Kanko. Backcountry and telemark ski lessons are also available. For more information on companies offering lessons in English in Myoko, please check our current 'Lessons in English' page
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
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' area for young children is located by Hotel Number 1 lift and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Akakan Snow Park' is located near the main hotel in the middle of the resort area. There are two areas - the Main Park and the Beginner Park. 

Akakura Kanko Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Akakura Kanko Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Akakura Kanko Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day 4,300 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
2 Days 7,600 yen 5,200 yen 5,800 yen
3 Days 10,800 yen 7,200 yen 8,100 yen
Half Day 2,900 yen 2,000 yen 2,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen 500 yen
Skycable (1 time) 1,300 yen 700 yen 1,300 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen
Akakan-Onsen 1 Day 5,000 yen 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
Akakan-Onsen 2 Days 9,400 yen 6,700 yen 6,700 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Half Day ticket is valid from 8:30am until 1pm or from 12pm until closing time.

A number of 'Family Pack' tickets are available (from 16th December 2016 until 20th March 2017).

1 adult + 1 child: 5,500 yen
2 adults + 1 child: 8,800 yen
Additional child: 2,200 yen

The 'Akakan-Onsen' ticket shown above is valid at both Akakura Kanko Resort and the connecting Akakura Onsen resort areas. That ticket is available from 16th December 2016 until 20th March 2017.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month until March. On those days, a 1 day ticket is free for children up to elementary school age.

Getting to Akakura Kanko Resort

By public transport
27km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.2km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Akakura Kanko Resort is just over 4km from Myoko Kogen Station which is on the Kita Shinano Line and Myoko Haneuma Line local train lines. Both of these train lines begin/end at Myoko Kogen Station.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A local bus service is available from Myoko Kogen Station. The bus or taxi journey from the station to Akakura Kanko Resort takes about 10 minutes.
By Car
4.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
10.8km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
12.5km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (2.6km away)
The most convenient exits of the Joshinetsu Expressway for getting to Akakura Kanko Resort are the Myoko Kogen IC when approaching from the south and the Nakago IC when approaching from the north.

From the Myoko Kogen IC exit turn left at the traffic lights onto Route 18 and head north for about 1.3km. Turn left onto Prefecture Road 39 which is signposted as Akakura Spa and follow the signs to Akakura Kanko Resort which is on the left side of the road.

From the Nakago IC exit turn right onto Route 18 and head south for just over 9km until reaching the Tagiri traffic lights with a turn off to the right signposted as Akakura and Shin Akakura. At these traffic lights turn right and follow the road up to another junction. Turn left at that junction and the entrance to Akakura Kanko Resort is about 150m on the right hand side.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There is parking by the base of Akakura Kanko Resort for 1800 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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.
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