Akakura Kanko Resort (Myoko City, Niigata)

Akakura Kanko Resort
(新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Wednesday 5th May 2021
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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.

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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 230cm 80cm 1st 290cm 140cm 1st 300cm 230cm
2nd - - 2nd 230cm 80cm 2nd 250cm 140cm 2nd 250cm 220cm
3rd - - 3rd 230cm 80cm 3rd 270cm 140cm 3rd 270cm 190cm
4th - - 4th 230cm 100cm 4th 260cm 140cm 4th 270cm 170cm
5th - - 5th 220cm 120cm 5th 290cm 140cm 5th 260cm 170cm
6th - - 6th 200cm 130cm 6th 290cm 170cm 6th 260cm 180cm
7th - - 7th 230cm 130cm 7th 290cm 210cm 7th 260cm 180cm
8th - - 8th 240cm 70cm 8th 320cm 210cm 8th 250cm 180cm
9th - - 9th 240cm 70cm 9th 340cm 260cm 9th 250cm 180cm
10th - - 10th 240cm 80cm 10th 340cm 260cm 10th 250cm 150cm
11th - - 11th 260cm 80cm 11th 330cm 280cm 11th 250cm 140cm
12th - - 12th 300cm 80cm 12th 330cm 280cm 12th 250cm 140cm
13th - - 13th 290cm 80cm 13th 330cm 280cm 13th 250cm 140cm
14th - - 14th 290cm 100cm 14th 320cm 250cm 14th 250cm 140cm
15th - 15cm 15th 285cm 90cm 15th 310cm 250cm 15th 250cm 150cm
16th - - 16th 275cm 100cm 16th 290cm 220cm 16th 250cm 150cm
17th - - 17th 280cm 95cm 17th 300cm 200cm 17th 250cm 180cm
18th - 15cm 18th 260cm 100cm 18th 310cm 200cm 18th 250cm 190cm
19th 180cm 15cm 19th 280cm 100cm 19th 340cm 200cm 19th 250cm 180cm
20th 200cm 15cm 20th 290cm 100cm 20th 340cm 200cm 20th 250cm 150cm
21st 200cm - 21st 290cm 130cm 21st 320cm 200cm 21st 230cm 150cm
22nd 200cm - 22nd 270cm 140cm 22nd 320cm 200cm 22nd 220cm 140cm
23rd 190cm - 23rd 270cm 130cm 23rd 300cm 200cm 23rd 220cm 140cm
24th 185cm 15cm 24th 260cm 100cm 24th 300cm 200cm 24th 220cm 160cm
25th 180cm 50cm 25th 250cm 100cm 25th 300cm 200cm 25th 210cm 190cm
26th 220cm 40cm 26th 250cm 100cm 26th 300cm 200cm 26th 200cm 170cm
27th 210cm 40cm 27th 230cm 100cm 27th 320cm 210cm 27th 200cm 150cm
28th 200cm 70cm 28th 240cm 100cm 28th 310cm 230cm 28th 190cm 130cm
29th 190cm 70cm 29th 240cm 100cm 29th - 230cm 29th 170cm 150cm
30th 190cm 60cm 30th 280cm 80cm 30th 30th 160cm 150cm
31st 210cm 50cm 31st 290cm 110cm 31st 31st 130cm 140cm

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.

There are also a few ungroomed zones. 

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 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Akakura Kanko Resort is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm every day.

There is no night skiing at this area.

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 12,000 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 2020-2021 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:

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.

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
There is a free regular shuttle bus service that goes from the Akakura Onsen town area to Akakura Kanko.

The Myoko Kogen Liner bus service operates between Joetsu Myoko Station (on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line) and various stops in Myoko. The service operates from 26th December 2020 through 14th March 2021. The charge is costs 1,100-1,300 yen for adults and children are charged at half price. There are two services from the station each day, as follows:

Joetsu Myoko Station - 8:45am
Akakura Onsen - 9:33am
Akakura Kanko - 9:35am
Ikenotaira - 9:41am
Suginohara - 9:52am

Joetsu Myoko Station - 1:35pm
Akakura Onsen - 2:23pm
Akakura Kanko - 2:25pm
Ikenotaira - 2:31pm
Suginohara - 2:42pm

A bus or taxi journey from the Myoko Kogen Station to Akakura Kanko Resort takes about 10 minutes.

Note: The Mt Myoko Shuttle service will not be operating for the 2020-2021 season.
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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