Kokusetsu Akankohan (Kushiro Town, Hokkaido)

Kokusetsu Akankohan
(北海道 釧路町)
Planned season: Sunday 29th December 2019 until 5th April 2020

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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 this ski hill.

The nickname for this ski hill is 'Utara' (which apparently is Ainu) and there is a new logo for 2019-2020. They are also keen to introduce their mascot character. 'Utomoku' is 24cm in height, weighs 2kg and is 'shy and mild'. But looks kind of gnarly. Seems to prefer snowboarding. So now you know!

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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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 range of items and features. 

Kokusetsu Akankohan Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am 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 3,100 yen 1,500 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,100 yen 1,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 120 yen 180 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,100 yen 1,200 yen
Season Ticket 31,430 yen 20,950 yen
Rope tow (1 time) 100 yen 50 yen
Rope tow (11 times) 1,050 yen 520 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Seniors can buy a one day ticket on weekdays for 1,600 yen.

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
A bus service run by Akan Bus Company is available from Kushiro Station and Tancho Kushiro Airport. The bus ride takes about 2 hours from Kushiro Station.
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

About 60km (75 minutes) from Tancho Kushiro Airport.
About 75km (110 minutes) from Kushiro Station.
There is parking for 300 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season and available from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

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