Why pick Myoko Kogen for your next Japan Snow Trip?

Myoko Kogen is located in the Niigata Prefecture about 4 hours from Tokyo Narita International Airport.  Myoko Kogen is surrounded by many excellent mountain villages, each unique in their own way. The Village of Akakura Kanko is the area where you'll find most restaurants and accommodation.

The main attraction for skiers and snowboarders is the diversity of terrain that can be found at the numerous mountains located in this area. Myoko Kogen is fast developing a reputation for having excellent tree runs for the first timer, right up to seasoned shredders. It is not hard to see why Myoko Kogen is being noticed by the Australian public with an average snowfall of about 14 metres!

Myoko Kogen is made up of 3 main resorts:  Myoko AkakuraMyoko Suginohara and Ikenotaira Onsen.

The pure quality of the snow at Myoko Kogen, plus an efficient lift system (with one of the fastest gondolas in Japan) will ensure you get to the best runs and in the least amount of time.

Apart from the snow in Myoko Kogen there is a lively Japanese culture for all to see and be apart of. Public and private onsens are scattered throughout the village and are mostly free of charge. Having an onsen is an old past-time in Japan so make sure you try it out. It’s also a good way to help your muscles recover after a long day pushing out some big powder carves.

For accommodation, World Snowfaris recommends Red Warehouse Myoko (located in Akakura) for any family who wants the convenience of having the kids in a seperate room or in comfortable bunks.  It is also the only ski lodge in Myoko village with self catering facilities.  Morino Lodge Myoko is our other top choice.  Also located in Akakura, Morino Lodge is just 3 minutes walk to the Yodel triple lift at Akakura Onsen and the Champion 1 lift at Akakura Kanko and free shuttle buses are available to all the other major resorts in the Myoko Valley.  You can choose from Western and Japanese style rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and panoramic views.  And last but not least, both our accommodation recommendations have their own onsite onsens.

Mountain Statistics:

Ski Season

 Dec – May (Peak: Dec – Feb)

 Vertical Drop



 Made up of 3 interlinked resorts

 Longest Run


 Average Snowfall

 14 metres

 Number of lifts

 40 lifts


 Beginner: 42%, Intermediate: 41%, Advanced 17%

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