Myoko was once a well-kept secret, but with 16m + of snow in past seasons, the word is out on this terrific Japanese snow village! Many World Snowfaris travellers are now adding a week at Myoko to their week at Hakuba or Nozawa Onsen. Skiing/Boarding on the slopes of Myoko feels like you've ventured out to the backcountry. Endless powder runs lined by rusty red barked dakekamba birches.
If you are looking for a party scene of pubs and clubs then Myoko will disappoint you. Myoko is well known for its very laid back lifestyle where boarding and skiing is the priority. This isn’t to say you can’t enjoy a nice traditional meal with a couple of Asahi or Sapporo’s to wash the day down.
The main mountain in Myoko Kogen is called Akakura which features some extremely fun terrain for all levels but is especially well known for its deep powder runs through the side country! Apart from Akakura mountain, the Myoko region also features a handful of other amazing resorts you can ride for example Madarao, Tangram, Suginohara, Seki Onsen and Akakura Onsen. This not only gives you diversity in the terrain you ride but it also means you can escape crowds if you happen to come across any. The other brilliant thing about the resorts surrounding Myoko is the cheap lift tickets. It isn’t bizarre to buy a day ticket to one of the resorts nearby for as low as AUD$25 per adult.
Myoko is roughly the same distance by train from Tokyo/Narita as Hakuba and is just as easy to get there. If you are coming from another resort in the Nagano region, World Snowfaris can arrange an inter resort shuttle for you.