Otaru Tenguyama (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Otaru Tenguyama
(北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Sunday 21st March 2021
Sightseeing ropeway operates through the year
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Otaru Tenguyama is located on the northern slopes of Tenguyama, just to the west of the main city area of Otaru in the western region of Hokkaido. There are some very fine views to be enjoyed over the city and sea on a clear day.

Otaru Tenguyama is made up of a Ropeway lift, one pair lift and one single lift in the top area. The 735m Ropeway hold up to 30 people and operates throughout the year for sightseeing.

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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Otaru Tenguyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 0cm - 1st 70cm 40cm 1st 110cm 70cm 1st 150cm 100cm
2nd 0cm - 2nd 80cm 30cm 2nd 110cm 80cm 2nd 150cm 100cm
3rd 0cm - 3rd 80cm 30cm 3rd 110cm 80cm 3rd 150cm 100cm
4th 0cm - 4th 85cm 30cm 4th 110cm 90cm 4th 150cm 100cm
5th 0cm - 5th 85cm 40cm 5th 110cm 90cm 5th 140cm 100cm
6th 0cm - 6th 85cm 40cm 6th 110cm 90cm 6th 140cm 100cm
7th 0cm - 7th 85cm 40cm 7th 110cm 90cm 7th 140cm 110cm
8th 0cm - 8th 85cm 40cm 8th 110cm 95cm 8th 110cm 110cm
9th 0cm - 9th 85cm 40cm 9th 110cm 95cm 9th 110cm 100cm
10th 0cm - 10th 90cm 40cm 10th 110cm 95cm 10th 110cm 95cm
11th 0cm - 11th 90cm 40cm 11th 110cm 105cm 11th 110cm 95cm
12th 0cm - 12th 90cm 40cm 12th 110cm 85cm 12th 110cm 100cm
13th 0cm - 13th 90cm 40cm 13th 110cm 90cm 13th 110cm 100cm
14th 0cm - 14th 90cm 40cm 14th 110cm 90cm 14th 110cm 100cm
15th 0cm - 15th 90cm 40cm 15th 110cm 95cm 15th 110cm 100cm
16th 0cm - 16th 90cm 40cm 16th 110cm 95cm 16th 110cm 100cm
17th 0cm - 17th 90cm 55cm 17th 110cm 95cm 17th 110cm 95cm
18th 0cm - 18th 90cm 50cm 18th 110cm 95cm 18th 110cm 100cm
19th 50cm - 19th 90cm 50cm 19th 110cm 95cm 19th 110cm 100cm
20th 70cm - 20th 95cm 50cm 20th 110cm 95cm 20th 110cm 100cm
21st 70cm 30cm 21st 95cm 50cm 21st 110cm 95cm 21st 110cm 100cm
22nd 60cm 35cm 22nd 95cm 60cm 22nd 110cm 95cm 22nd - 95cm
23rd 60cm 30cm 23rd 95cm 80cm 23rd 110cm 95cm 23rd - -
24th 50cm 30cm 24th 120cm 80cm 24th 110cm 100cm 24th - -
25th 60cm 30cm 25th 95cm 80cm 25th 110cm 100cm 25th - -
26th 60cm 30cm 26th 110cm 70cm 26th 110cm 100cm 26th - -
27th 60cm 30cm 27th 110cm 70cm 27th 150cm 100cm 27th - -
28th 60cm 40cm 28th 110cm 70cm 28th 150cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 65cm 40cm 29th 110cm 70cm 29th - 100cm 29th - -
30th 65cm 30cm 30th 110cm 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st 65cm 30cm 31st 110cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Otaru Tenguyama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Otaru Tenguyama. 
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 'Summit Snow Park' up top with sledging and playing in the snow facilities. 
Park Information
Park information
The Tenguyama Snow Park by the base of the Ropeway has a beginners area and a sled course. There is a 500 yen admission charge and it is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm. 

Otaru Tenguyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Otaru Tenguyama is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm in the daytime. (The Summit Family lift operates daily until 25th February 2020 and then only on weekends and holidays).

There is no night skiing planned for the 2020-2021 winter season.

Otaru Tenguyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
HIgh School age
Over 60 years
1 Day 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,800 yen 3,000 yen
5 Hours 3,200 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 2,500 yen
2 Hours 2,400 yen 1,800 yen 2,200 yen 1,800 yen
Panorama Lift (1 time) 500 yen 350 yen 500 yen
Summit Family Lift (1 time) 300 yen 210 yen 300 yen
1 Month Ticket 22,000 yen 13,000 yen 21,000 yen
Season Ticket 39,000 yen 26,000 yen 33,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

Unless noted, tickets are valid on the Ropeway and lifts.

Getting to Otaru Tenguyama

By public transport
3.1km from Otaru Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Otaru Tenguyama is about 3km from Otaru Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

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A bus from Otaru Station is 240 yen for adults and 120 yen for children.

A bus from Sapporo is 680 yen for adults and 340 yen for children.
By Car
4.9km from the Otaru IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (2.8km away)
Otaru Tenguyama is about 5km from the Otaru IC exit on the Sasson Expressway.

It is located to the south west of the city centre.

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About 55 minutes from Sapporo Minami IC.
There is parking for over 500 vehicles at the base of the ski hill.

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