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Green Season 2019

As the snow melts and the season's change, guests can enjoy the stunning natural Hokkaido scenery with vivid floral displays, lush greenery and snow-capped mountains. Rusutsu is a lot of fun in the green season with a wide variety of exciting, fun seasonal events, activities and numerous attractions. There is never a bad time to visit Rusutsu Resort.

The stunning Cherry Blossom (SAKURA)

See the beautiful cherry blossom, here at Rusutsu Resort

See the iconic Cherry Blossom (sakura), here in Rusutsu Resort this spring as numerous cherry trees all simultaneously bloom creating a magnificent floral display, of vivid pink.
In May the Hokkaido landscape is transformed as stunning Cherry blossom blooms, combine with majestic snow-capped mountains to create incredible scenic vistas and amazing photo opportunity.

Diamond Mt. Yotel

In springtime during a selected dates a stunning natural phenomenon can be observed in Hokkaido as the setting sun aligns perfectly with the summit of the majestic Mt Yotei. As the setting sun meets the Mt Yotei summit, it appears as Mt Yotei is topped with a glistening diamond as sunlight shines brightly in all directions. Due to this spectacular display, the natural phenomenon as ben named Diamond Mt. Yotei.
This rare phenomenon only occurs a few times per year in the springtime and can be viewed from a selected number of spots located to the east of Mt. Yotei, under optimum weather conditions.

The lucky people who manage to see this natural spectacle are treated to an extraordinary display which creates an extremely rare view and a remarkable photo opportunity.
See the beautiful cherry blossom, here at Rusutsu Resort

Recommended Season
The exact date can for Diamond Mt Yotei can be difficult to exactly predict, however this phenomenon typically occurs between late-May and early-June. The stunning diamond Mt Yotei typically occurs around 18:00, just prior to the sunset.


Enjoy having a fun with the help of experienced guides and local experts! "Spring course" that you can feel powerful water stream in Shiribetsu River is mostly recommended as the best experience of rafting.
Late April - Late October


Yotei Gondola

Take a scenic gondola ride to the summit of West Mountain to see one of Hokkaido’s most stunning views. From the top of the gondola head over to our Observation deck and relax, this terraced area has seats where you can sit down and take in the extraordinary Hokkaido scenery.

Lift Operation Schedule
April 27 - September29, 2019
Opening Times
  • Weekdays (Apr 27 - Sep 29)  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Weekends & National Holidays & Golden Week holiday (April 30 - May 2)9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October (Sep 30 - Oct 14) all days 9:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Sea of Clouds (Jun 8 - Aug 18) 5:30 am - 6:30 am
  • Summer Vacation Sunset (Jul 25 - Aug 18) 5:00 pm - Sunset



2019 Opening Times
-Tower Course: May 3 - Nov 4 *Close on Wed (Except Jul 22 - Aug 16, and from Oct 15 - Nov 4)
-Izumikawa Course: April 27 - Oct 14 *Close on Tue & Fri (Except Jul 22 - Aug 16)
-River Course: May 20 - Oct 14 *Close on Mon & Thu (Except Jul 22 - Aug 16)
-Wood Course: May 11 - Oct 14 *Close on Mon & Thu (Except Jul 22 - Aug 16)

*In case that the regular close day is National Holiday, courses will be open.
*Schedule is subject to change due to the melting of the snow.


Amusement Park

April 27 - October 14, 2019
Opening Times
  • Weekdays  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Weekends & National Holidays & Golden Week holiday(Apr 27 - May 6)9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Summer Holiday season(Jul 25 - Aug 18) 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Autumn Festival season(Sep 14 & Sep 15) 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • October 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention
Open (check-in - check-out): April 26 - October 26, 2019. 

For reservation:
Rusutsu Resort booking page
The Westin Rusutsu Resort
Open (check-in - check-out): April 27 - November 3, 2019. 

For reservation:
Log Houses / Cottages
Open (check-in - check-out): April 26 - September 30, 2019.

For reservation & inquiry: 
Rusutsu Resort Reservation Center
Email: info@rusutsu.co.jp

Travel Lodge Annex
Open (check-in - check-out): April 26 - May 5, July 13 - August 31, 2019.

For reservation:
Rusutsu Resort booking page