Asarigawa Onsen (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Asarigawa Onsen
(北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Saturday 7th December 2019 until late March 2020
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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

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Asarigawa Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 45cm 1st - 105cm 1st - 130cm
2nd - - 2nd - 55cm 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 130cm
3rd - - 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 110cm 3rd - 125cm
4th - - 4th - 45cm 4th - 105cm 4th - 125cm
5th - - 5th - 45cm 5th - 115cm 5th - 115cm
6th - - 6th - 55cm 6th - 120cm 6th - 115cm
7th - 12cm 7th - 55cm 7th - 195cm 7th - 105cm
8th - 28cm 8th - 60cm 8th - 200cm 8th - 105cm
9th - 28cm 9th - 60cm 9th - 200cm 9th - 100cm
10th - - 10th - 55cm 10th - 200cm 10th - 100cm
11th - 28cm 11th - 60cm 11th - 200cm 11th - 100cm
12th - - 12th - 60cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 100cm
13th - 30cm 13th - 60cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 100cm
14th - 25cm 14th - 60cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 90cm
15th - 20cm 15th - 60cm 15th - 210cm 15th - 90cm
16th - 10cm 16th - 60cm 16th - 210cm 16th - 90cm
17th - 10cm 17th - 70cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 85cm
18th - - 18th - 70cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 80cm
19th - 10cm 19th - 80cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 75cm
20th - 60cm 20th - 80cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 70cm
21st - 55cm 21st - 90cm 21st - 210cm 21st - 70cm
22nd - 55cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 210cm 22nd - 55cm
23rd - 55cm 23rd - 85cm 23rd - 135cm 23rd - 60cm
24th - 40cm 24th - 95cm 24th - 135cm 24th - 60cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 135cm 25th - 60cm
26th - 45cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 135cm 26th - 55cm
27th - 40cm 27th - 105cm 27th - 135cm 27th - 55cm
28th - 45cm 28th - 105cm 28th - 135cm 28th - 55cm
29th - 45cm 29th - 100cm 29th - - 29th - 55cm
30th - 45cm 30th - 100cm 30th 30th - 55cm
31st - 55cm 31st - 105cm 31st 31st - 55cm

Previous Statistics

Asarigawa Onsen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski lessons are available at Asarigawa 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
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00pm until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00pm until 5:00pm
'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
60 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hour Ticket 3,000 yen 1,600 yen 2,300 yen 2,200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 250 yen
Nighta 200 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen 30,000 yen 45,000 yen 45,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

A few 1 day family tickets are available:

1 adult + 1 child = 4,500 yen
2 adults + 1 child = 7,000 yen
Additional child = 1,000 yen

A number of special 'ski packs' are available:

1 day ticket and lunch - 4,000 yen (adults) and 2,500 yen (children)
1 day ticket and onsen hot springs - 3,700 yen (adults) and 2,100 yen (children)
1 day ticket and lunch and onsen hot springs - 4,500 yen (adults) and 2,700 yen (children)

Getting to Asarigawa Onsen

By public transport
5.2km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
6km from Otaru Chikko Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Asarigawa Onsen is just over 5km from Asari Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

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A bus service to Otaru is available from Sapporo Station (35 minutes) and Shin Chitose Airport (70 minutes).

Buses from Otaru Station stop about 5 minutes walk from the base of the resort.
By 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
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.

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Free parking is available at the base of Asarigawa Onsen for about 1000 vehicles.

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2019-2020 UPDATES
25th November 2019:
We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December. For more information about our updates, please read this message
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General 77
Snow conditions 75
Courses & terrain 55
Lift system 52
Apres ski 40
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