The Classic Japanese Resort Experience

The first sight of the Akakura Kanko Hotel,
nestled high on the slopes of majestic Mt.Myoko,tells the story--
this will be a special resort experience.

Established in 1937,the Akakura Kanko Hotel was one of the first European-style ski resorts in Japan. Today it combines that old-world tradition with modern amenities and a unique Japanese touch,in one of the most remarkable hotel settings anywhere.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 Hotel has 52 comfortable,spacious guest rooms,both Western and Japanese,each with panoramic mountain views. Two different mineral hot springs provide unique properties to sooth and invigorate. Swim in our indoor pool,with spectacular views of the ski slopes.

Enjoy excellent dining at the Terrace and Ajisai restaurants,and drinks and snacks at the Lobby Lounge and the Bar.

The entire Hotel was recently extensively renovated,keeping its special style while ensuring the highest levels of quality and service.

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,of just fun family cruising.

it's 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.

Classic,but always with energy and excitment--the Akakura Kanko Hotel is the place for a Japanese mountain resort experience you'll never forget.