Otaru Tenguyama (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Otaru Tenguyama
(北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 22nd March 2020
Sightseeing ropeway operates through the year
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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.

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 - - 1st 40cm 70cm 1st 70cm 100cm 1st 100cm 120cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 70cm 2nd 80cm 100cm 2nd 100cm 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 70cm 3rd 80cm 100cm 3rd 100cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 70cm 4th 90cm 100cm 4th 100cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 70cm 5th 90cm 100cm 5th 100cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 80cm 6th 90cm 110cm 6th 100cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 80cm 7th 90cm 120cm 7th 110cm 95cm
8th - - 8th 40cm 80cm 8th 95cm 120cm 8th 110cm 95cm
9th - - 9th 40cm 80cm 9th 95cm 120cm 9th 100cm 95cm
10th - - 10th 40cm 80cm 10th 95cm 120cm 10th 95cm 95cm
11th - - 11th 40cm 80cm 11th 105cm 120cm 11th 95cm 95cm
12th - - 12th 40cm 80cm 12th 85cm 120cm 12th 100cm 95cm
13th - - 13th 40cm 90cm 13th 90cm 120cm 13th 100cm 95cm
14th - - 14th 40cm 90cm 14th 90cm 120cm 14th 100cm 90cm
15th - 40cm 15th 40cm 90cm 15th 95cm 120cm 15th 100cm 90cm
16th - 40cm 16th 40cm 90cm 16th 95cm 120cm 16th 100cm 90cm
17th - 50cm 17th 55cm 90cm 17th 95cm 120cm 17th 95cm 90cm
18th - 40cm 18th 50cm 90cm 18th 95cm 120cm 18th 100cm 90cm
19th - 40cm 19th 50cm 90cm 19th 95cm 120cm 19th 100cm 90cm
20th - 40cm 20th 50cm 90cm 20th 95cm 130cm 20th 100cm 90cm
21st 30cm 50cm 21st 50cm 90cm 21st 95cm 130cm 21st 100cm 90cm
22nd 35cm 40cm 22nd 60cm 90cm 22nd 95cm 130cm 22nd 95cm 90cm
23rd 30cm 40cm 23rd 80cm 90cm 23rd 95cm 120cm 23rd - 90cm
24th 30cm 40cm 24th 80cm 90cm 24th 100cm 120cm 24th - 90cm
25th 30cm 40cm 25th 80cm 90cm 25th 100cm 120cm 25th - -
26th 30cm 50cm 26th 70cm 90cm 26th 100cm 120cm 26th - -
27th 30cm 60cm 27th 70cm 90cm 27th 100cm 120cm 27th - -
28th 40cm 50cm 28th 70cm 90cm 28th 100cm 120cm 28th - -
29th 40cm 60cm 29th 70cm 90cm 29th 100cm - 29th - -
30th 30cm 60cm 30th 70cm 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st 30cm 70cm 31st 70cm 100cm 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

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 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Otaru Tenguyama is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime. (The Summit Family lift operates daily until 29th February 2019 and then only on weekends and holidays).

Nighta is daily from Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 16th February 2020. On those days, the Ropeway and Panorama pair lift operate from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.

Otaru Tenguyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Over 60 years
1 Day 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
5 Hours 3,200 yen 2,500 yen
2 Hours 2,400 yen 1,800 yen
Panorama Lift (1 time) 500 yen 350 yen
Summit Family Lift (1 time) 300 yen 210 yen
1 Month Ticket 26,000 yen 15,000 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 2,100 yen 1,600 yen
Nighta Season 16,000 yen 10,000 yen
Season Ticket 46,000 yen 31,000 yen 31,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

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

Lift ticket packs that include a 1,000 yen lunch voucher are available.

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 220 yen for adults and 110 yen for children.

A bus from Sapporo is 610 yen for adults and 310 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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