Myoko Kogen Japan
Myoko Kogen Japan is only 2.5 hours from Tokyo. Come and enjoy the four seasons with skiing, onsen, hiking, great food, beautiful culture and gorgeous natural beauty!
Most of our visitors to Myoko Kogen Japan come to enjoy our winter experience and the famous Myoko powder. Are you looking for things to do in Myoko Kogen during your visit outside of winter sports? Or are you visiting in the ‘Green Season’?
Aside from the obvious winter sports like skiing and snowshoeing, there’s a huge variety of things to do in Myoko throughout the year that vary according to the seasons.
These include trekking, flower viewing, water sports, cherry blossom viewing, mountain climbing, temple visits, different Myoko events and soaking in the local onsen.
There’s even a world class illumination show that happens from May-November, a Japan Sea bike trail and a luxury train ride.
Myoko Kogen Accommodation
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Myoko Kogen itself consists of several different areas and five ski resorts: Akakura Onsen, Akakura Kanko, Ikenotaira Onsen, Myoko Suginohara and Seki Onsen plus numerous other ski resorts within easy driving or shuttle distance. Most foreign visitors choose to stay around the main village of Akakura Onsen which is about 10 minutes by taxi from Myoko Kogen Station. There are also Myoko Kogen Japan accommodation options available down the hill near Myoko Kogen station as well in nearby Lake Nojiri.
Akakura Wakui Hotel
Family owned & run hotel with various room styles overlooking Akakura Onsen Ski Resort.
Guesthouse Bunk Myoko is a pension style lodge situated close to Akakura Kanko Ski Resort.
Park Lodge Sekine
Park Lodge in Ikenotaira Onsen is an old sake brewery relocated and transformed into an inn.
Resort Project is a comfortable Ikenotaira Onsen hotel with large Japanese style rooms.
Lodge Hunter is based right in the centre of Akakura Onsen Village with all facilities close by.
Akakura hotel with shared onsen & Japanese-style rooms plus THREE great on-site restaurants.
Sora Tobu Usagi
Sora Tobu Usagi is a very popular choice in ski in, ski out Myoko Suginohara accommodation.
Silverhorn Myoko has an excellent location right across from the Akakura Kanko Resort and shuttle.
Check your Myoko hotel location, availability on the map below.
Eating Out in Myoko Kogen
There are more than fifty restaurants scattered throughout the Myoko resorts and town area serving a selection of Japanese and Western meals. Don’t miss the sasazushi (sushi on bamboo leaves), takenoko jiru (bamboo shoots and miso soup), local soba noodles or native mountain vegetables, as well as the sake (rice wine) and koshihikari rice that Niigata is famous for. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available at many establishments.
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Weather and Snow
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Onsen Hot Springs
The many Myoko onsen (natural hot springs) located in and around the base of Mt. Myoko are renowned for their charm. Discover more.
Access to the area from Tokyo and other major cities via shuttle or public transport is straightforward. Search all options here.
There are lots of great places to visit in the surrounding areas, including more than 25 ski resorts.
Nagano has relatively fewer attractions than some of the more famous Japanese tourist meccas; however, the city’s location amongst the Japan Alps helps provide a unique variety of sites with historical, cultural, and natural characteristics that is hard to match elsewhere in the country.
A visit to the Nagano area would not be complete without seeing the Japan Snow Monkeys in Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑 Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) in Yamanouchi Town, Nagano Prefecture. It is a popular day trip from Akakura Onsen and daily shuttles are available.
Mount Madarao is located deep within the Japan Alps, making it an excellent retreat during any of the four seasons. Here you can experience “ancient” Japan by visiting the many remaining temples or just by viewing its traditional landscapes that are spread across the region.
There are many things to do in Joetsu City during your stay in the region. From cycling along the Japan Sea, to vineyards, sandy beaches, a ski museum, different Joetsu events, cherry blossom viewing in Takada Park, soaking in the local onsen as well as lots of shopping therapy!
Matsumoto Castle is Japan’s oldest castle. It also known as the “Crow Castle” (烏城 Karasu-jo) because of its black exterior. Matsumoto Castle is the oldest existing castle in Japan and one of Japan’s premier historic castles. It is about 70-90 minutes drive from Myoko Kogen.
Togakushi Village is an ancient Japanese village with the famous Togakushi Shrine nestling amongst 900 year old cedars. Just 45 minutes by car from Myoko Kogen, Togakushi is famous for its natural beauty, deep history and spiritual significance, as well as the famous Togakushi Shrine.
Lake Nojiri (Nojiriko), located in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture’s Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, offers the perfect summer escape for lovers of the great outdoors. Nojiri Lake is an ancient glacial lake – Nagano’s second largest. A short ten minute drive from Myoko Kogen.
Nozawa Onsen is a charming hot spring village just one hour’s drive from Myoko Kogen. The village is said to date back to 8th century but has been renowned for it’s hot springs and traditional inns since the Edo period. Today it is also renowned for it’s powder snow experience.
Aside from public transport there are several private and group direct transfer options for Myoko Kogen. There are also inter-resort transfer options available to Madarao, Nozawa Onsen, Hakuba, Nagano and Shiga Kogen. Prices are subject to change.
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