Akakura Onsen

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Overall
4.2
Akakura Onsen is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 17 runs, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!
Akakura Onsen vs
Akakura OnsenAkakura Kanko
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intermediate30 %30 %
advanced20 %30 %
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total runs17 10
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summit elevation3,937ft 4,921ft
total lifts14 7
child lift ticket¥3,500 JPY ($31 USD) ¥3,000 JPY ($26 USD)
adult lift ticket¥4,800 JPY ($42 USD) ¥4,300 JPY ($38 USD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
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Akakura Onsen Reviews

Superb 4.6 / 5
based on 10 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Advanced

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How uncrowded is the resort

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Superb!5 / 5May 29, 2018
Joshua A. Joshua A.
advanced snowboarder
Great runs, with amazing snow. Went with my family a few years ago and thouroully enjoyed the atmosphere and the way that the resort is laid out. Would recommend to a friend.... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Dec 29, 2017
JSJessi S.
intermediate snowboarder
The Akakura Onsen ski area and village has the most restaurants and bars than the other Kogen villages. They have a phenomenal English speaking staff and child care is easily accessible for parents looking to enjoy the mountain without their kids.... More
Superb!5 / 5Dec 18, 2017
TCTaylor C.
intermediate snowboarder
Akakura Onsen was the nicest Resort in Hakuba in my opinion. The resort staff were very pleasant and hospitable to all of our needs including bathroom and laundry amenities. It was located perfectly near our favourite eat out and the surrounding snow was to die for.... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Dec 16, 2017
DLDarren L.
intermediate snowboarder
This resort is one of the most beautiful I have been to. I have snowboarded in Canada, Italy and Australia and no other resort has been as accomodating or helpful as Akakura's. The onsen is lovely addition as well and adds to the atmosphere.... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Dec 08, 2017
BRBeau R.
beginner skier
Akakura is such a peaceful place with a nice vibe too it, and the amazing views of the mountains in the distance, would die to come back here. I need to clear my mind. It's a must to revisit.... More
Good!3.5 / 5Dec 08, 2017
TGTom G.
intermediate snowboarder
This is a great resort. Quiet and quaint and with some of the best powder runs on Mt Suginohara connected to the lifts at Akakura. Terrain is wide and varied and accommodates all levels. Lifts are fast and modern and place was relatively empty ver the new year which in theory should be he busiest time of the season.... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Dec 08, 2017
DCDarren C.
advanced snowboarder
Such a great quiet family friendly resort. Great for kids and mum and dad. Kanko is tight next to it and two more resorts within 15 minutes bus trip. Then there is seki Onsen half.and hour away for the ungroomed powder days and madarao 45mins away for another powder adventure. Nozawa Onsen is a little trickier but doable via bus and train...I did 7... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Dec 04, 2017
JSJacob S.
intermediate snowboarder
A beautiful resort. Definitely in a prime location and had great friendly staff. I would recommend this resort to both beginner and advance boarders and skiiers. I myself am an intermediate boarder and there was definitely challenging runs far beyond my capability.... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Dec 04, 2017
DWDuncan W.
intermediate snowboarder
Great place to stay good baths and good facilities great staff and very friendly wanted to stay longer will be back next year I hope my knees can hold out again in 2018... More

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