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 ski school at Akan Royal Valley mainly offer ski lessons. Snowboard lessons for beginners are possible but are limited and need booking in advance.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Sledges are also available to rent.
There are no special facilities for children.
There are no special snow park facilities.
Akan Royal Valley Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Akan Royal Valley is generally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and until 5:00pm on holidays. The 3, 4 and 5 hour tickets are valid until 4:00pm on weekdays. The lifts close from 4:00pm until 6:00pm on weekdays.
Nighta opening times and days: - from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - from 6:00pm until 10:00pm on Wednesdays - from 5:00pm until 10:00pm on Saturdays - from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Sundays and holidays
Akan Royal Valley Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age and under
1 Day (not including nighta)
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (daytime)
Season Ticket (nighta)
People ages 65 years and over are eligible for 10% off the adult lift ticket price.
Getting to Akan Royal Valley
By public transport
18.9km from Otanoshike Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
28.6km from Kushiro Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Akan Royal Valley is about 19km from Otanoshike Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.
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