Activities & Tours

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Kiroro Activities

Kiroro has an extraordinary amount of alternate activities to skiing and snowboarding. Many of the Kiroro activities are very family friendly and include both indoor and outdoor ventures. Not many activities are complimentary for hotel guests, so keep your credit card handy.

Family Activities

The impressive Snow Park is located next to The Kiroro Tribute Hotel, offering lots of snow toys, sledding and tubing. A daily fee is applied for children 4 and above (and adults), which provides unlimited access.

Kids can go snow rafting on an inflatable raft towed behind a snowmobile or banana boating (kids 6 and up). Each ride only lasts for 5 minutes. Other activities include rolling around in a bubble ball or there are mini snowmobiles (kids 6 and up). The resort offers some indoor craft activities for kids such as decorating ceramics. Other indoor activities include a climbing wall, games arcade, and a mystery pirate adventure.

Kiroro also has various festivals throughout the season and special fireworks evenings.

Other Kiroro Activities

Snow shoeing tours go for a picturesque “stroll” through the forest. Or there are short beginner cross country skiing courses. Trail fees apply and equipment rentals are available.

Alternatively you can take pleasure in the serenity of the forest on a snowcat, a grooming machine that has a cabin on the back. The snowcat tours last about one hour. To really enjoy the Kiroro scenery, you can go on a combination tour that takes in the snowcat ride as well as the snow shoeing.

Other options are to ride on a snow-specific Segway or snow buggy, snow fat biking, or there are evening snowmobile rides.

Après Ski Activities

Kiroro Town has a large entertainment area. For an hourly rate you can use the billiards room or the table tennis table. There are lots of arcade games for the kids and big kids. More adult oriented games are found upstairs, with hundreds of pachinko machines, metal coin games, and other quasi gambling type machines. Or of course there’s karaoke!

Relaxation Activities

The Resort Centre has an outdoor jacuzzi which is complimentary for hotel guests and great for a soak after a hard day on the slopes. There is also a sauna.

Down at The Kiroro Hotel are public hot baths, which are for exclusive use by hotel guests. The baths are up on the 8th floor and offer lovely views.

Adjacent to The Kiroro is the Kiroro Onsen, which is slightly discounted for hotel guests. The Kiroro Onsen offers a smorgasbord of relaxation including hot spring water baths, wood sauna and stone sauna, and massage chairs. If you haven't used an onsen before, see our tips and hints on using a Japanese onsen.

The complex also has a 25 metre swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, and a dedicated area for children.

If your body is feeling really weary, there are also massage services including acupressure and reflexology at the day spa at The Kiroro Hotel.

Nearby Activities

If you have a car, there are various attractions nearby, or the hotel staff may be able to assist with organising a tour.

A popular activity is a visit to the nearby Nikka Whiskey Distillery. You can tour the distillery, but the tasting room is probably the most popular attraction!

The nearby town of Otaru is nice to wander around, or you can go to the Otaru Aquarium or take an Otaru Canal Cruise. If you’re there in February when the snow light festival is on, you can join the throngs of international tourists looking at lights on the canal. The people watching is probably much more interesting than the lights!
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