Yamagata Akakura Onsen (Mogami Town, Yamagata)

Yamagata Akakura Onsen
やまがた赤倉温泉
(山形県 最上町)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Wednesday 31st March 2021
Official snow depth --- [updated on 12th April 2021]

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Yamagata Akakura Onsen - not to be confused with Akakura Onsen in Niigata Prefecture - is located in Mogami town in the north-eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture. There are a few 'tree run areas' as well as a 2.5km cross-country course next to the base of the ski hill.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

602m
302m
300m
32"
5
1500m
3
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
80%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
20%
0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 120cm 6cm 1st 180cm 50cm 1st 195cm -
2nd - - 2nd 150cm 20cm 2nd 170cm 50cm 2nd 180cm -
3rd - - 3rd 150cm 15cm 3rd 180cm 50cm 3rd 175cm -
4th - - 4th 160cm 15cm 4th 190cm 50cm 4th 175cm -
5th - - 5th 160cm 30cm 5th 215cm 60cm 5th 170cm -
6th - - 6th 160cm 25cm 6th 205cm 75cm 6th 165cm -
7th - - 7th 160cm 35cm 7th 190cm 80cm 7th 160cm -
8th - - 8th 170cm 35cm 8th 200cm 80cm 8th 160cm -
9th - - 9th 160cm 20cm 9th 220cm 80cm 9th 155cm -
10th - - 10th 180cm 20cm 10th 240cm 80cm 10th 150cm -
11th - - 11th 190cm 25cm 11th 240cm 80cm 11th 150cm -
12th - - 12th 190cm 25cm 12th 230cm 80cm 12th 150cm -
13th - - 13th 200cm 25cm 13th 220cm 70cm 13th 150cm -
14th - - 14th 200cm 25cm 14th 220cm 50cm 14th 145cm -
15th - - 15th 190cm 20cm 15th 195cm 45cm 15th 140cm -
16th - - 16th 175cm 25cm 16th 195cm 40cm 16th 140cm -
17th - - 17th 175cm 40cm 17th 230cm 45cm 17th 130cm -
18th - - 18th 170cm 40cm 18th 250cm 45cm 18th 130cm -
19th 100cm 3cm 19th 200cm 40cm 19th 250cm 50cm 19th 130cm -
20th 130cm 3cm 20th 200cm 50cm 20th 240cm 50cm 20th 130cm -
21st 130cm 0cm 21st 200cm 60cm 21st 230cm 45cm 21st 110cm -
22nd 130cm - 22nd 180cm 60cm 22nd 210cm 45cm 22nd 105cm -
23rd 110cm - 23rd 175cm 60cm 23rd 200cm 40cm 23rd 105cm -
24th 110cm - 24th 175cm 55cm 24th 220cm 45cm 24th 105cm -
25th 100cm - 25th 170cm 55cm 25th 220cm 40cm 25th 95cm -
26th 110cm 0cm 26th 165cm 55cm 26th 205cm 35cm 26th 85cm -
27th 110cm - 27th 155cm 55cm 27th 205cm 35cm 27th 80cm -
28th 100cm - 28th 150cm 55cm 28th 200cm - 28th 75cm -
29th 100cm 5cm 29th 155cm 50cm 29th - - 29th 60cm -
30th 100cm 5cm 30th 180cm 45cm 30th 30th 55cm -
31st 120cm 3cm 31st 190cm 45cm 31st 31st 40cm -

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yamagata Akakura Onsen. 
Rental
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 40m long 'Kids Area' is located at the base area and features sledding and tubing. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few 'tree run' areas and a 2.5km cross-country course. 

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

Planned season is from 21st December 2019 but it may open for 'pre-open' the weekend before depending on snow conditions.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen 300 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 25,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Ladies Day is every Wednesday. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 1,500 yen.

Special Kids Day is the third Sunday of the month from December until March. On those days a 1 day ticket for children is free.

On every day in March, all 1 day tickets are 500 yen off.

Getting to Yamagata Akakura Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
33.2km from Shinjo Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
4km from Akakura Onsen Station on the Rikuutou line
Transport Information
Information
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is about 4km from Akakura Onsen Station on the Rikuutou line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A local bus service to the ski hill is available from Akakura Onsen Station.
By Car
Car
45.7km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
49.1km from the Furukawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
58.1km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 47 (3.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 28
Direction
Direction
Yamagata Akakura Onsen is located to the east of Shinjo city and Obanazawa city, about 3.5km off Route 47.

It is about 45km from the Higashine IC exit of the Tohoku Chuo Expressway.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
>> More information on Yamagata Expressway

About 60 minutes from Furukawa IC.
About 90 minutes from Sendai Miyagi IC.
About 120 minutes from Ishimaki IC.
About 60 minutes from Kurihara city.
About 90 minutes from Tome city.
Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 500 vehicles close to the base of Yamagata Akakura Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Tomisawa 3480-1
Mogami-machi
Mogami-gun
Yamagata-ken
999-6105
Telephone
Telephone
0233-45-2901
2020-2021 UPDATES
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