Akakura Kanko Resort (Myoko City, Niigata)

Akakura Kanko Resort
(新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2020
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Akakura Kanko Resort (often known as 'Akakan') is located on the slopes of Mt Myoko in Myoko city, Niigata Prefecture. The resort is course-connected with neighbouring Akakura Onsen and a lift ticket that is valid at both is available. Akakura Kanko features a Gondola lift and six quads. It has been operating since 1937.

Myoko is the name of a city in Niigata Prefecture, but it is also the name that many people associate with a number of ski and snowboard resorts located on and around the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south west region of the city. The region famously often receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan. Myoko is located fairly close to a number of other popular ski and snowboard resort areas in neighbouring Nagano Prefecture including Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen (regional map). It is also a popular onsen hot springs and nature resort all year round and in recent years there has been a large increase in the number of visitors from overseas.

Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. Most of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture are concentrated in the southern regions around Yuzawa town, Minamiuonuma city and Myoko city.

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

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Akakura Kanko Resort is lift-connected with:
Akakura Onsen

Akakura Kanko Resort Course Map

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Akakura Kanko Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 200cm 1st - 340cm 1st - 290cm
2nd - - 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 340cm 2nd - 290cm
3rd - - 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 330cm 3rd - 290cm
4th - - 4th - 210cm 4th - 280cm 4th - 290cm
5th - - 5th - 200cm 5th - 270cm 5th - 290cm
6th - - 6th - 200cm 6th - 270cm 6th - 290cm
7th - - 7th - 200cm 7th - 270cm 7th - 290cm
8th - - 8th - 200cm 8th - 280cm 8th - 330cm
9th - - 9th - 240cm 9th - 290cm 9th - 320cm
10th - - 10th - 220cm 10th - 340cm 10th - 310cm
11th - - 11th - 220cm 11th - 340cm 11th - 290cm
12th - - 12th - 210cm 12th - 340cm 12th - 290cm
13th - - 13th - 200cm 13th - 340cm 13th - 290cm
14th - - 14th - 200cm 14th - 360cm 14th - 320cm
15th - 130cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 350cm 15th - 300cm
16th - 130cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 350cm 16th - 300cm
17th - 130cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 350cm 17th - 300cm
18th - 120cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 350cm 18th - 310cm
19th - 120cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 340cm 19th - 300cm
20th - 130cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 300cm 20th - 290cm
21st - 130cm 21st - 250cm 21st - 290cm 21st - 280cm
22nd - 110cm 22nd - 250cm 22nd - 290cm 22nd - 270cm
23rd - 90cm 23rd - 280cm 23rd - 290cm 23rd - 280cm
24th - 90cm 24th - 300cm 24th - 290cm 24th - 290cm
25th - 90cm 25th - 280cm 25th - 290cm 25th - 290cm
26th - 90cm 26th - 280cm 26th - 290cm 26th - 280cm
27th - 90cm 27th - 320cm 27th - 290cm 27th - 270cm
28th - 140cm 28th - 320cm 28th - 290cm 28th - 270cm
29th - 160cm 29th - 340cm 29th - - 29th - 290cm
30th - 180cm 30th - 340cm 30th 30th - 280cm
31st - 200cm 31st - 330cm 31st 31st - 280cm

Previous Statistics

Akakura Kanko Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Akakura Kanko. Backcountry and telemark ski lessons are also available. For more information on companies offering lessons in English in Myoko, please check our current 'Lessons in English' page
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
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' area for young children is located by Hotel Number 1 lift and is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Akakan Snow Park' is located near the main hotel in the middle of the resort area. There are usually two areas - the Main Park and the Beginner Park. 

Akakura Kanko Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Akakura Kanko Resort is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Akakura Kanko Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 3,500 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
2 Days 8,500 yen 5,900 yen 6,600 yen 6,600 yen
3 Days 1,000 yen 8,000 yen 9,200 yen 9,200 yen
Half Day 3,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen
Sky Cable 1 time 1,400 yen 800 yen
Season Ticket 55,000 yen
Akakura Joint 1 Day 6,000 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
Akakura Joint 2 Day 11,300 yen 8,000 yen 8,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The Half Day ticket is valid from 8:30am until 1:00pm or from 12:00pm until closing time.

A number of 'Family Pack' tickets are available (from 14th December 2019 until 22nd March 2020).

1 adult + 1 child: 6,200 yen
2 adults + 1 child: 9,900 yen
Additional child: 2,500 yen

The Akakura Joint ticket shown above is valid at both Akakura Kanko Resort and the connecting Akakura Onsen resort areas. That ticket is available from 21st December 2019 until 22nd March 2020.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month until March. On those days, a 1 day ticket is free for children up to elementary school age.

Getting to Akakura Kanko Resort

By public transport
27km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
4.2km from Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Akakura Kanko Resort is just over 4km from Myoko Kogen Station which is on the Kita Shinano Line and Myoko Haneuma Line local train lines. Both of these train lines begin/end at Myoko Kogen Station.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by public transport
A local bus service is available from Myoko Kogen Station. The bus or taxi journey from the station to Akakura Kanko Resort takes about 10 minutes.

The Mt Myoko Shuttle bus operates from Akakura Onsen and stops at the Akakura Kanko(3 minutes), Ikenotaira Onsen (13 minutes) and Myoko Suginohara (24 minutes) ski resorts.

The bus leaves Akakura Onsen at the following times: 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:12pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm. (At 2:00pm, the bus leaves Myoko Bus Terminal on the way to Akakura Onsen).

This service costs 500 yen for a one-way ticket.
By Car
4.4km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
10.8km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
12.5km from the Nakajo IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (2.6km away)
The most convenient exits of the Joshinetsu Expressway for getting to Akakura Kanko Resort are the Myoko Kogen IC when approaching from the south and the Nakago IC when approaching from the north.

From the Myoko Kogen IC exit turn left at the traffic lights onto Route 18 and head north for about 1.3km. Turn left onto Prefecture Road 39 which is signposted as Akakura Spa and follow the signs to Akakura Kanko Resort which is on the left side of the road.

From the Nakago IC exit turn right onto Route 18 and head south for just over 9km until reaching the Tagiri traffic lights with a turn off to the right signposted as Akakura and Shin Akakura. At these traffic lights turn right and follow the road up to another junction. Turn left at that junction and the entrance to Akakura Kanko Resort is about 150m on the right hand side.

>> More information on getting to the Myoko region by car
There is parking by the base of Akakura Kanko Resort for 1,800 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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