Asarigawa Onsen (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Asarigawa Onsen
朝里川温泉 (北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until late March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 12th December 2018]

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Asarigawa Onsen is located in the Asarigawa Onsen area of Otaru city, less than 5km from the coastline of Ishikari Bay in the western region of Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

680m
540m
140m
36"
8
3000m
4
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 1 3 0 0

Asarigawa Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 130cm 1st - 230cm 1st - 300cm
2nd - - 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 230cm 2nd - 295cm
3rd - - 3rd - 120cm 3rd - 230cm 3rd - 300cm
4th - - 4th - 130cm 4th - 230cm 4th - 300cm
5th - - 5th - 135cm 5th - 230cm 5th - 290cm
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 290cm
7th 12cm - 7th - 145cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 290cm
8th 28cm - 8th - 145cm 8th - 230cm 8th - 280cm
9th 28cm 45cm 9th - 140cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 280cm
10th - 50cm 10th - 150cm 10th - 230cm 10th - 270cm
11th 28cm 50cm 11th - 150cm 11th - 245cm 11th - 270cm
12th - 50cm 12th - 150cm 12th - 255cm 12th - 260cm
13th - 60cm 13th - 180cm 13th - 260cm 13th - 260cm
14th - 60cm 14th - 190cm 14th - 260cm 14th - 260cm
15th - 65cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 280cm 15th - 260cm
16th - 70cm 16th - 190cm 16th - 290cm 16th - 245cm
17th - 70cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 280cm 17th - 245cm
18th - 70cm 18th - 185cm 18th - 285cm 18th - 240cm
19th - 65cm 19th - 190cm 19th - 290cm 19th - 235cm
20th - 70cm 20th - 190cm 20th - 290cm 20th - 230cm
21st - 55cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 295cm 21st - 230cm
22nd - 65cm 22nd - 195cm 22nd - 295cm 22nd - 230cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 195cm 23rd - 300cm 23rd - 225cm
24th - 55cm 24th - 205cm 24th - 300cm 24th - 225cm
25th - 45cm 25th - 195cm 25th - 300cm 25th - 225cm
26th - 60cm 26th - 205cm 26th - 300cm 26th - 205cm
27th - 120cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 300cm 27th - 195cm
28th - 130cm 28th - 215cm 28th - 300cm 28th - 185cm
29th - 130cm 29th - 220cm 29th - - 29th - 180cm
30th - 130cm 30th - 225cm 30th 30th - 180cm
31st - 130cm 31st - 230cm 31st 31st - 170cm

Previous Statistics

Asarigawa Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons are available at Asarigawa 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
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Asarigawa Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00pm until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00pm until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Nighta operations generally on Fridays and Saturdays, tickets valid from 4:00pm.

Asarigawa Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
3 Hour Ticket 2,400 yen 1,600 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen
5 Hour Ticket 2,700 yen 1,800 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 250 yen 300 yen 300 yen
Nighta 1,800 yen yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information A number of special 'ski packs' are available:

1 day ticket and lunch - 3,700 yen (adults) and 2,600 yen (children)
1 day ticket and onsen hot springs - 3,500 yen (adults)
1 day ticket and lunch and onsen hot springs - 4,200 yen (adults)

Getting to Asarigawa Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
5.2km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
6km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
This resort just over 5km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
A bus service from Sapporo Station is available.
By Car
Car
3.7km from the Asari IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (4.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1
Direction
Direction
Asarigawa Onsen is located a short distance from Prefecture Road 1 (Asahi Onsen Dori) to the south of the main city centre of Otari.

The Asari IC exit on the Sasson Expressway is less than 4km away.

From the IC exit turn right onto Road 1 and follow the road to the turn off for the ski hill.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of Asarigawa Onsen.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Asarigawa Onsen 1-394
Otaru-shi
Hokkaido
047-0154
Telephone
Telephone
0134-54-0101
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
Current resort snow depth
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Lift system 52
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