Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen – One of Japan’s best ski resorts!!

The Myoko area is made up of 10 different ski resorts that are largely linked together only by shuttle bus. Myoko Kogen receive some amazing snowfalls in winter and offers the most outstanding skiing in all of Asia. 
Myoko Kogen is located in the Niigata prefecture just over the border from Nagano Prefecture.

How to get there
From Narita Airport: 4-5 hours by train & bus
From Nagano: 2 hours by train & bus
From Tokyo: 3 hours by train & bus
From Osaka: 4-5 hours by train & bus

From Tokyo the best way to get there is to take the Nagano Shinkansen to Nagano, then the Shinetsu line to Myoko Kogen Station. The ski villages are approximately 15 minutes from the station via bus or taxi.

Mountain Statistics 
Ski Season: December to April
Mountain Elevation: 1855 meters
Snowfall Average: 13 meters
Longest Run: 8.5 km
Steepest Run: 43 Degrees
Numbers of Courses: 54
Number of Lifts: 36
Terrain: Beginner: 45%, Intermediate: 35%, Advanced: 20%


Myoko Akakura Area Map    Click link to PDF file  Myoko Weather  Click link to Snow


Shuttle buses
The Myoko area is made up of 10 different ski resorts that are largely linked together only by shuttle bus. The main ski area is Myoko Akakura which is made up of two resorts side by side; Akakura Kanko ski resort and Akakura Onsen. Suginohara ski resort features super long cruisy groomers, Seki Onsen is renowned for steep tree skiing, Ikenotaira Onsen has good freestyle fun, and family friendly slopes can be found at Kyukamura and Myoko Ski Park.

There are some traditional bars (Izakaya), restaurants and bars in Myoko Kogen - Izakaya are a particularly popular place to drink, eat (serving a
variety of tapas-style Japanese foods) and mingle, very little in terms of night life. Average cost between ¥1000 and ¥4000 per meal, from ¥650 per drink.

Myoko Lotte Arai Resort

Lotte Arai Resort is offering world-class hotels with spa and onsen facilities, bouldering, swimming pool, dining and retail stores, an international snow school and zip-line in the winter mountain.

Mountain Statistics 
Ski Season: December to April
Mountain Elevation: 951 meters
Snowfall Average: 14 meters
Longest Run: 5.2 km
Numbers of Courses: 11
Number of Lifts: 5
Terrain: Beginner: 25%, Intermediate: 45%, Advanced: 35%
Avalanche Controlled Area 10 total
             (Intermediate : 10%, Advanced: 90%)


Shuttle buses
Shuttle buses A free shuttle bus runs between Lotte Arai Resort and Joetsu Myoko Station (west exit). Reservations for the shuttle (required) need to be made by 17:00 of the day before your planned visit. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. *An operational hours are might change due to a road condition and so on.

From all-day dining and take-out café to Italian, Japanese and soba eateries, our restaurants have something for everyone. The variety of culinary specialties of each restaurant will further your enjoyment of your stay.

A variety of non ski activities are available for those who are looking for additional fun.  Zipline, Show Tubing, Bouldering Wall, Onsen, Spa &Swimming pool.




Cool Deals

7 Nights
Ski in / Ski out

Lotte Arai Resort

* 7 Nights Accommodation
* 6 Days Lotte Arai Lift Pass
* Daily Breakfast
* Onsen Tax
* Free Shuttle from Joetsu Myoko Station

* Offer subject to availability.
* Offer can be withdrawn at any time.
* Min. 2 night stay between 29 Dec 2022-03 Jan 2023.

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