Yakurai (Kami Town, Miyagi)

Yakurai
やくらい (宮城県 加美町)
Planned season: Late December 2017 until early March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Yakurai is a small ski hill located to the west of Kami town centre in the north-western region of Miyagi Prefecture.

Miyagi Prefecture is part of the northern Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. It has a long Pacific coastline and is bordered with Iwate Prefecture to the north, Yamagata Prefecture to the west and Fukushima Prefecture to the south. The ski hills in Miyagi Prefecture are found in the mountainous regions stretching from the north to south of the western region of the prefecture.

The Mountain

320m
110m
210m
22"
2
600m
2
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20%
80%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Yakurai Snow Depth Statistics

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

Yakurai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Yakurai. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski, snowboard and cross-country ski equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Entry to the kids area costs 500 yen. The tubing course also costs 500 yen. Both of those are for 1 day. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Yakurai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yakurai is open from 9:30am until 4pm. There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Yakurai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day 2,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 lift 300 yen
Season Ticket 5,500 yen 3,500 yen

Getting to Yakurai

By public transport
Train
Train
24.9km from Furukawa Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
18.3km from Nishi Furukawa Station on the Rikuutou line
Transport Information
Information
Yakurai Family is about 18km from Nishi Furukawa Station.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
24.3km from the Furukawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
25.4km from the Sanbongi Smart IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 347 (3.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Yakurai is about 25km from the Furukawa IC exit and Sanbongi Smart IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

From the west side of Furukawa city head west on Route 347. The ski hill is to the left side of this main road on the other side of Kami town centre.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 700 vehicles close to the base.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Ajigafukuro Yakuraihara 1-9
Kami-machi
Kami-gun
Miyagi-ken
981-4375
Telephone
Telephone
0229-67-7272
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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