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

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 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
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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