Half an hour from the Japan Sea coast, in the mountains of Joshin’etsu Kogen National Park, Myoko has a charming combination of superb scenery, champagne powder and a diverse variety of natural hot springs.
There are over seven resorts in the area of which you can choose the most suitable for your skill level and conditions. There are over seven resorts in the area of which you can choose the most suitable for your skill level and conditions. The four main resorts in the area -Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen, Ikenotaira Onsen and Suginohara can be accessed with Myoko Big-4 One-Day Lift Pass.
They follow ridges down a cluster of peaks dominated by the 2,454 m Mt Myoko, one of Japan’s 100 famous mountains.
The slopes are set out to accommodate all levels of riders, but the resorts all have extremely family-friendly facilities, including the international ski and snowboard school by Myoko Snowsports for children 3 and up.
Get settled at one of the area’s inns like the Akakura Onsen, this historic hot spring inn is the place to be to gain some local knowledge.
Myoko is located in Niigata Prefecture, one of Japan’s best rice farming regions, and its local sake is another highlight when dining and drinking in the area. Discover it together with the local cuisine at one of Myoko’s refined hot spring inns, traditional alpine retreats of the rich and famous.
How close is Myoko to?
Tokyo: 2 hrs 30 min (train)
Osaka: 5 hrs (train)