Elm Highland Resort - Hokkaido

Elm Highland Resort (エルム高原リゾート) is a vacation village that offers individuals and families various facilities that would make them enjoy the outdoors all year round. It is located at 377-1 Horokacho, Akabira City in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Elm Highland Resort 

Elm Highland Resort details

The Elm Highland Resort is a hidden gem located in the heart of Akabira City in Hokkaido Prefecture. It is situated conveniently just 2 km from National Route 38, making it easily accessible yet full of rich natural surroundings. The resort prides itself on being a family vacation village that can be enjoyed all year round, with a range of facilities at your disposal.

Elm Highland Resort - Akabira City, Hokkaido Prefecture

One of the highlights of Elm Highland Resort is the day-trip hot spring facility Yuttari also called Elm Highland Onsen, which is a perfect spot to relax and soak in the hot spring waters. You can also stay overnight at the resort, with camping and cottage options available. Camping enthusiasts can avail of the park-type campsite, which is perfect for camping with family and friends. You can set up your tent wherever you like and enjoy the outdoors in all its glory. If you don’t own a tent, you can still enjoy camping by renting a package for just 6,000 yen per night.

Elm Highland Resort signage as seen from National Highway 38

エルム高原 家族旅行村キャンプ場 管理棟
Elm Highland Family Travel Village Campsite Management Building (エルム高原 家族旅行村キャンプ場 管理棟)

Elm Kogen Resort Kazokuryokomura Camping Ground parking area

Elm Kogen Resort Kazokuryokomura Camping Ground

Grill station

Tennis Court

Elm Highland Onsen

Cottage "Niji no Sanso"

Random photos around Elm Highland Resort

For those who prefer a more comfortable stay, Cottage "Niji no Sanso" is a great option. The multi-purpose cottage can accommodate groups such as families and friends, with various electrical appliances available indoors and barbecue facilities available outdoors. The cottage offers bedding for 6 or 8 people, with options to accommodate bigger groups by reserving rental futons for additional people.

Scuplture Park Sakiyama

In summary, the Elm Highland Resort is a fantastic spot for a family vacation or for those who enjoy camping and the great outdoors. With a range of facilities available all year round, it's an excellent way to enjoy the natural beauty of Hokkaido while still having access to all the essential amenities.

Team Nicerio camps at Elm Highland Resort

Early dinner

Time to eat the hot legs from Akabira Base

Time to wrap up the day.

Last September 10, 2022, my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Elm Highland Resort as part of our September 9-11 Road Trip. As an ALT under the JET Programme, it was my 313th day in Japan, and visiting this magnificent camping site made it unforgettable. Elm Highland Resort has easily become our favorite camping location, and the reason for that is its stunning scenic grounds. The campsite is adorned with numerous art installations that blend perfectly with the natural beauty surrounding it. Aside from that, it's just a few meters away from Elm Highland Onsen.

Elm Highland Resort Rates:

Camping – 520 yen per person
Rent a camp package – 6000 yen plus 520 per person

Cottage "Niji no Sanso"

Usage fee per night:

12,500 yen (for 6 people)
15,700 yen (for 8 people)

Elm Highland Resort Operating Hours

Campsite: Check-in 11 AM - Check-out 11 AM the next day
Cottage "Niji no Sanso": Check-in 3 PM / Check-out 10 AM the next day

The resort values cleanliness and encourages guests to dispose of all garbage properly. Garbage, including kitchen waste, will be collected for a fee of 400 yen, and it's important to sort your trash beforehand. Additionally, check-in time is at 11:00 am, and check-out is also at 11:00 am. While a reservation is not required for camping, you'll need to reserve a spot for empty-handed camping.

Why camp at Elm Highland Resort?

Overall, our experience at Elm Highland Resort exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed every moment spent there, and we can't wait to return soon. If you're looking for a serene and picturesque camping spot with breathtaking views, then Elm Highland Resort is the place to go.

Getting to Elm Highland Resort


The best way to reach Elm Highland Resort is by private vehicle but if you plan to use public transportation, this is probably the cheapest option:

From Takikawa City's Takikawa Station, make your way to the Takikawa Eki Mae bus stop. Catch the Takiashi Sen bus operated by Hokkaido Chuo Bus. Disembark at the Elm Kogen Onsen Irikuchi bus stop and follow the 2-kilometer road going to Elm Highland Resort.

Travel time: 21 minutes + 35 minutes walk to Elm Highland Resort
Fare: 450 yen




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  1. That looks like a scenic campsite. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    1. You're welcome! =) Elm Highland Resort is really a scenic campsite.


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