Yamagata Akakura Onsen (Mogami Town, Yamagata)

Yamagata Akakura Onsen
(山形県 最上町)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
Official snow depth --- [updated on 31st March 2020]

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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

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Yamagata Akakura Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 6cm 90cm 1st 50cm 140cm 1st - 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 20cm 90cm 2nd 50cm 140cm 2nd - 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 15cm 90cm 3rd 50cm 140cm 3rd - 130cm
4th - - 4th 15cm 90cm 4th 50cm 140cm 4th - 130cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 90cm 5th 60cm 140cm 5th - 130cm
6th - - 6th 25cm 95cm 6th 75cm 130cm 6th - 125cm
7th - - 7th 35cm 100cm 7th 80cm 130cm 7th - 125cm
8th - - 8th 35cm 100cm 8th 80cm 130cm 8th - 125cm
9th - - 9th 20cm 110cm 9th 80cm 130cm 9th - 125cm
10th - - 10th 20cm 110cm 10th 80cm 130cm 10th - 125cm
11th - - 11th 25cm 110cm 11th 80cm 130cm 11th - 115cm
12th - - 12th 25cm 110cm 12th 80cm 130cm 12th - 115cm
13th - - 13th 25cm 110cm 13th 70cm 140cm 13th - 100cm
14th - - 14th 25cm 110cm 14th 50cm 140cm 14th - 100cm
15th - 25cm 15th 20cm 110cm 15th 45cm 140cm 15th - 100cm
16th - 25cm 16th 25cm 110cm 16th 40cm 140cm 16th - 100cm
17th - 20cm 17th 40cm 110cm 17th 45cm 150cm 17th - 100cm
18th - 55cm 18th 40cm 120cm 18th 45cm 150cm 18th - 100cm
19th 3cm 55cm 19th 40cm 135cm 19th 50cm 150cm 19th - 100cm
20th 3cm 55cm 20th 50cm 135cm 20th 50cm 140cm 20th - 100cm
21st 0cm 55cm 21st 60cm 140cm 21st 45cm 135cm 21st - 100cm
22nd - 55cm 22nd 60cm 140cm 22nd 45cm 135cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd - 50cm 23rd 60cm 140cm 23rd 40cm 135cm 23rd - 75cm
24th - 50cm 24th 55cm 140cm 24th 45cm 135cm 24th - 85cm
25th - 50cm 25th 55cm 140cm 25th 40cm 135cm 25th - 75cm
26th 0cm 50cm 26th 55cm 140cm 26th 35cm 135cm 26th - 75cm
27th - 50cm 27th 55cm 140cm 27th 35cm 130cm 27th - 75cm
28th - 65cm 28th 55cm 140cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 75cm
29th 5cm 75cm 29th 50cm 140cm 29th - - 29th - 75cm
30th 5cm 80cm 30th 45cm 140cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st 3cm 80cm 31st 45cm 140cm 31st 31st - 60cm

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Yamagata Akakura Onsen. 
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 'Kids Area' is located at the base area and features tubing. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few 'tree run' areas. 

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
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
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 nighta at this ski hill.

Yamagata Akakura Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
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 3,500 yen 25,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 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.

Getting to Yamagata Akakura Onsen

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

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
A local bus service to the ski hill is available from Akakura Onsen Station.
By 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
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.

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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.
There is plenty of parking on four car parks close to the base of Yamagata Akakura Onsen. Parking is free every day of the season.

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