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SKI Japan -Nagano

Myoko Kogen

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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.

 

RECOMMENDATION

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.

 
 


FACTS & STATS



 
Base Elevation

BASE ELEVATION


731 metres / 2,397 feet

Peak Elevation

PEAK ELEVATION


1,854 metres / 6,084 feet

Vertical Rise

VERTICAL RISE


1,123 metres / 3,686 feet

Annual Snowfall

ANNUAL SNOWFALL


1,298 centimetres / 511 inches

trails

TRAILS


95

Lifts

LIFTS


70

Skiable terrain

SKIABLE TERRAIN


2,125 hectares / 5,252 acres

Season

SEASON


December to March


WEATHER



MYOKO WEATHER


ACCOMMODATION


 

NAGANO

Akakura Kanko

★★★★

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.

Features: Two hot springs, indoor & outdoor pool, two restaurants, flat screen TV, Yukata robes, Clarins toiletries, gym, cafe, bakery, bar, free Wi-Fi

 
NAGANO

Oyado Furuya

★★★★

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. Rooms range from a Fairmont room to a two bedroom suite.

Features: Onsen, restaurant with homemade Japanese dishes cooked with local produce, free Wi-Fi, ski storage

NAGANO

Hotel Alp

★★★★

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.

Features: Free Wi-Fi, Western & Japanese Rooms, restaurant, games room, ski storage

 


ACTIVITIES


Backcountry Tours

Backcountry Tours

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.

Jigokudani Snow Monkeys

Jigokudani Snow Monkeys Self Guided Trip

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.



GETTING THERE


  • LOCATION
  • 270kms northwest of Tokyo

  • CLOSEST AIRPORT
  • Narita Airport (Tokyo)

  • TRANSFER
  • 5 to 6 hrs from Narita Airport (Tokyo)

  • CAR HIRE
  • Yes from Narita Airport (Tokyo)

  • 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. Contact us today at infoski@hot.co.nz



OTHER SKI RESORTS IN NAGANO

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OTHER SKI RESORTS IN HOKKAIDO

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