Morino Lodge Myoko

Trip Type: 
Hosted Lodge
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Friendly laid back atmosphere
Great location
Akakura Onsen’s and Akakura Kanko’s lifts just a few minutes walk
Shuttle bus right outside front door
Western and Japanese style rooms
Indoor & Outdoor Onsen

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Morino Lodge Myoko has all the essentials for the ultimate Japan snow holiday... Top location, friendly and laid-back atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and comfortable well-equipped accommodation.  With both Akakura Onsen’s and Akakura Kanko’s lifts close by, plus one of the main shuttle bus hubs right outside the front door, you’ve got easy access to all the resorts in the Myoko Valley!  

Superb location

Morino Lodge is situated in one of the prettiest and most convenient areas in Akakura Onsen.  It's a 3 minute walk to the Yodel triple lift at Akakura Onsen and the Champion 1 lift at Akakura Kanko.  There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and all-important onsens nearby.

Laid-back atmosphere

The concept behind the Morino Lodge lounge room was simple; they wanted to make the ideal place for relaxing and hanging out after a big day on the mountain.  A place where customers and staff alike would feel at ease, be able to kick back and make new friends from all over the world.  All the while taking in the panoramic views of the ski slopes and Myoko-san peak.

Onsite Indoor / Outdoor Onsens

Morino Lodge Myoko has its own indoor and outdoor onsens... Real iron rich hot spring water heated by the volcanic rocks beneath Myoko-san. The outdoor onsen is set in a beautiful grove of oak and maple with views of the Myoko valley. It’s the perfect place to relax and soothe the muscles after a hard day of powder riding.  

But wait there's more...

  • Free Internet (wireless and desktop)
  • Laundry services
  • Drying room
  • Waxing and repair room

Morino Mission

To help you have the best Myoko experience possible.  Ski the best snow, eat at the best restaurants, relax in the best onsens, and get the inside scoop and support to discover Myoko’s many hidden treasures… all from the comfort of Morino Lodge Myoko.  With over 15 years of experience in Japan the crew at Morino Lodge Myoko can offer you a wealth of information on anything... from where to find the sweetest lines; the best table-top or the perfect beginner’s area; or which onsen has the best views; or where to find the best sashimi!  You're in good hands!


Snow Conditions


Myoko Kogen Ski Resort

Myoko Kogen is a laid back Japanese village located in the Niigata prefecture about 1 hour train from Nagano station.  The resort has 9 resorts with the main resort being Akakura Kanko which is a traditional Japanese village where most of the accommodation, restaurants, ski hire and atmosphere is located.  

Some of the other popular ski resorts in the area which are all within a half an hour drive from Akakura Kanko include Myoko Suginohara, Mt Tangram, Madarao, Akakura Onsen, Seki Onsen and Ikenotaira Onsen.

Suginohara has the longest ski run in Japan which at 8.5km’s is a decent leg burner especially when there is a significant amount of fresh snow. Apart from Suginohara, Akakura Onsen has one of the steepest runs in Japan suitable for advanced level skiers and snowboarders. Tree skiing is also allowed in Myoko Kogen and backcountry / side country tours can also be arranged with a qualified local guide. Beginners and Intermediates will also be able to find suitable terrain for their abilities with 30% green runs and 40% Intermediate runs on average throughout the Myoko Kogen area.

The Niigata Prefecture averages 12-16 metres of snow per season with a fresh dump of snow falling every 3 days on average. Make sure you pack your powder ski’s and snowboards or simply hire one from the many rental shops located in Akakura Kanka. 

Optimum Conditions: 

Best chance of Powder from Mid December till Mid March.  Great Spring conditions with Bluebird days and no crowds and usually a 3m base right through till end of April