Akakura Kanko Resort (Myoko City, Niigata)

Akakura Kanko Resort
赤倉観光リゾート (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
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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. 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 Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 200cm 120cm 1st 300cm 320cm 1st 310cm 340cm
2nd - - 2nd 220cm 120cm 2nd 290cm 330cm 2nd 320cm 340cm
3rd - - 3rd 280cm 120cm 3rd 290cm 330cm 3rd 320cm 360cm
4th - - 4th 280cm 120cm 4th 290cm 330cm 4th 320cm 360cm
5th - - 5th 280cm 130cm 5th 300cm 330cm 5th 290cm 345cm
6th - - 6th 270cm 140cm 6th 320cm 320cm 6th 280cm 340cm
7th - - 7th 260cm 140cm 7th 300cm 340cm 7th 290cm 345cm
8th - - 8th 260cm 130cm 8th 330cm 340cm 8th 290cm 360cm
9th - - 9th 230cm 130cm 9th 330cm 340cm 9th 260cm 360cm
10th - - 10th 230cm 140cm 10th 310cm 340cm 10th 260cm 370cm
11th - - 11th 240cm 140cm 11th 300cm 340cm 11th 260cm 380cm
12th - - 12th 240cm 145cm 12th 300cm 360cm 12th 270cm 380cm
13th - - 13th 240cm 180cm 13th 300cm 370cm 13th 270cm 370cm
14th - - 14th 280cm 230cm 14th 310cm 370cm 14th 270cm 360cm
15th 80cm - 15th 270cm 270cm 15th 320cm 370cm 15th 260cm 360cm
16th 130cm 70cm 16th 270cm 300cm 16th 330cm 370cm 16th 250cm 360cm
17th 140cm 80cm 17th 260cm 300cm 17th 330cm 340cm 17th 250cm 370cm
18th 180cm 80cm 18th 240cm 320cm 18th 350cm 340cm 18th 250cm 370cm
19th 170cm 70cm 19th 230cm 320cm 19th 350cm 350cm 19th 250cm 370cm
20th 170cm 70cm 20th 230cm 280cm 20th 350cm 340cm 20th 250cm 360cm
21st 170cm 70cm 21st 230cm 290cm 21st 350cm 380cm 21st 250cm 350cm
22nd 150cm 60cm 22nd 240cm 320cm 22nd 350cm 380cm 22nd 240cm 360cm
23rd 150cm 50cm 23rd 240cm 340cm 23rd 350cm 350cm 23rd 240cm 360cm
24th 140cm 70cm 24th 250cm 340cm 24th 340cm 360cm 24th 240cm 370cm
25th 140cm 80cm 25th 290cm 345cm 25th 340cm 350cm 25th 240cm 380cm
26th 140cm 80cm 26th 290cm 340cm 26th 340cm 350cm 26th 240cm 380cm
27th 190cm 50cm 27th 290cm 330cm 27th 330cm 350cm 27th 230cm 380cm
28th 210cm 100cm 28th 290cm 330cm 28th 330cm 345cm 28th 230cm 375cm
29th 210cm 100cm 29th 290cm 330cm 29th - - 29th 220cm 380cm
30th 220cm 150cm 30th 300cm 300cm 30th 30th 220cm 375cm
31st 210cm 140cm 31st 300cm 320cm 31st 31st 220cm 370cm

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 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 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 4,300 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
2 Days 7,600 yen 5,200 yen 5,800 yen 5,800 yen
3 Days 10,800 yen 7,200 yen 8,100 yen 8,100 yen
Half Day 2,900 yen 2,000 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
Skycable (1 time) 1,300 yen 700 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen
Akakan-Onsen 1 Day 6,000 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
Akakan-Onsen 2 Days 11,300 yen 8,000 yen 8,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 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 (from 15th December 2017 until 21st March 2018).

1 adult + 1 child: 5,500 yen
2 adults + 1 child: 8,800 yen
Additional child: 2,200 yen

The 'Akakan-Onsen' ticket shown above is valid at both Akakura Kanko Resort and the connecting Akakura Onsen resort areas. That ticket is available from 15th December 2017 until 25th March 2018.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of the month until March. On those days, a 1 day ticket is free for children up to elementary school age.

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.
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 1800 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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