If you are after an authentic Japanese experience and powder Myoko Kogen could be the choice for you. One of Japan's best-hidden secret, Myoko is relatively untouched by the Western market and is the perfect place for those seeking powder. Yet another fabulous Japanese resort that receives an annual snowfall of 13m (42ft) and definitely no shortage of snow. A free-riders paradise with plenty of tree skiing.
After a day on the mountain and mandatory during your stay at Myoko Kogen is a visit to an onsen or natural hot springs. There are several in the hotels or visit one of Myoko Kogen's seven hot springs Akakura Onsen, Shin-Akakura Onsen, Ikenotaira Onsen, Myoko Onsen, Suginosawa Onsen, Tsubame Onsen, and Seki Onsen.
5252 acres Combined Stats
Situated at Akakura Ski Resort perched 1000 metres on the slopes where you can ski in ski out. Akakura is the first European-style ski resort in Japan. The hotel has 60 spacious rooms, two mineral hot springs, and panoramic views.
Two Hot Springs/ Indoor & Outdoor Pool/ Two Restaurants/ Flat Screen TV/ Yutaka Robes/ Clarins Toiletries/ Gym/ Cafe/ Bakery/ Bar/ Free Wi-Fi
A well appointed Japenese - style inn located in the centre of the main street of Akakura. There are 13 rooms with several options from Japanese to Western style rooms. Some are available with a private bath on the balcony and combination rooms with Tatami Mats and Western beds, something for everyone.
Onsen/ Restaurant with Homemade Japanese Dishes Cooked with Local Produce/ Free Wi-Fi/ Ski Storage
A ski in ski out hotel where you step right outside to the slopes. Perfectly located so you can stroll to the restaurants and nightlight all a 10-minute walk away. This European style lodge has a natural hot spring onsen and relaxing lobby area for drinks. You can also book to have breakfast and dinner included, just let us know at the time of your booking.
Free Wi-Fi/ Wester & Japanese Rooms/ Restaurant/ Games Room/ Ski Storage
The above accommodation is just some of our preferred properties. Many of the apartments and rooms are individually owned and decorated so may vary in decor and bed configurations to the images shown. We have many more options please contact us for your specific needs. Phone: 0800 SKI HOT (0800 754 468) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As Myoko Kogen is not heavily westernised there are at this stage no tour companies that offer day trips. The emphasis when choosing Myoko Kogen is the snow and immersing yourself in the Japanese culture.
If you have skied or boarded a bit and you want to get better at riding powder then a trip to Seki Onsen on a powder day is a great introduction with a guide who will show you how to ski or ride the deep stuff.
Leave it to us we can help organise a guide, transport, hot lunch and backcountry ski insurance for the day. Please us to discuss further backcountry options when booking your accommodation.
It is still possible to do a self-guided day trip to visit the Jigokudani Snow Monkeys. You will need to catch a train from Myoko Kogen to Nagano and then take a bus or taxi.
Ideas of places to visit are Zenkoji Temple, Matsumoto Castle, and Dai-o Wasabi Farm.
Location 270kms northwest of Tokyo
Closest Airport Narita Airport (Tokyo)
Train & Transfer/ Bus 3.5hrs to 4hrs
Bus or Private Transfer 5-6hrs direct from Narita Airport
Flight Direct flight to Tokyo or options to fly via Australia
Please note there are several Japan Rail Pass options but there is only one pass that allows you to not have to use your pass on consecuitve days. Allow us to put together your train, transfer or bus options for you.