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 14th December 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019
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Latest report posted at 11:28am on Sunday 16th December 2018
Official snow depth 130cm (0cm) [updated on 16th December 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. Akakura Kanko features a Gondola lift and six quads. 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.

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

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Akakura Kanko Resort is lift-connected with:
Akakura Onsen

Akakura Kanko Resort Course Map

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Akakura Kanko Resort Snow Depth Statistics

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

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 usually 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 14th December 2018 until 24th March 2019).

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 2018 until 24th March 2019.

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.

The Mt Myoko Shuttle bus operates from Akakura Onsen and stops at the Akakura Kanko(3 minutes), Ikenotaira Onsen (13 minutes) and Myoko Suginohara (24 minutes) ski resorts.

The bus leaves Akakura Onsen at the following times: 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:12pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm. (At 2:00pm, the bus leaves Myoko Bus Terminal on the way to Akakura Onsen).

This service costs 500 yen for a one-way ticket.
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 1,800 vehicles. Parking is free every day of the season.

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