Established in 1937, Akakura Kanko Hotel was one of the first pioneer European-style ski resorts in Japan. From its 1,000-meter perch are views of the mountains all around, Lake Nojiri sparkling to the east, and on a clear day all the way to Sado Island across the Sea of Japan.
The natural hot springs at Kanko Resort flow directly from the source. The two different mineral hot springs provide unique properties to sooth and invigorate.
Today Kanko Resort combines the original old-world tradition with modern amenities and a unique Japanese touch, in one of the most remarkable hotel settings anywhere. The entire Hotel was extensively renovated, keeping its special style while ensuring the highest levels of quality and service. In 2009 the SPA & SUITE Building was constructed and in 2016 the Premium Building was added.
You literally ski out the door to the Akakura Onsen Ski Area; with more than 13 meters of snow annually, you’re guaranteed great skiing at this diverse ski area. Enjoy a four-kilometer run from the 1,500-meter-plus top of the hill, or whatever else fits your skills and intersts: powder skiing, bumps, terrain parks, or just fun family cruising.
Akakura Kanko is a resort for all seasons: Skiing from late December to mid/end April; golfing at the Hotel’s 18-hole course in spring, summer and fall; hiking; sightseeing in the area or in nearby Nagano city; wildlife watching; biking; mountain climbing–there’s always something to do at the Akakura Kanko Hotel.