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Appi Kogen

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About Appi Kogen Ski Resort

Located around 3.5hrs by bullet train and bus is Tohoku’s largest resort of Appi Kogen and is considered one of the best quality ski resorts in Japan. The 282 hectare resort’s north facing slopes keep the snow in top condition throughout the season. On average, more than 8 metres of dry powder snow falls each season. The resort is renowned for its quality grooming and there are plenty of runs left ungroomed for those who love powder.

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Statistics

Season December-April
Elevation 1,328m
Average Snow 8m
Lifts 16 Lifts
Terrain 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 30% Expert
Park Available
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Lift Passes

Appi lift passes can be purchased once you arrive in resort and arranged through your accommodation hosts. One pass provides lift access to all resort areas with the choice of hourly passes, day passes or multi day passes. Night Skiing is available on the lower slopes.

From 5,600 JPY per adult
From 3,300JPY per child (7-18yrs)
Kids 0-6yrs Ski FREE

Download Appi Kogen Ski Resort Trail Map

Transfers

Appi Kogen Ski Resort is 3.5hrs from Haneda airport. The easiest way is to use a JR Rail pass to ride the JR Hayabusa bullet train from Tokyo station to Morioka (~2hrs) and then jump on a bus direct to Appi (~50min).

From 15,000 JPY Per Person

From 1,150 JPY One Way (Morioka -> Appi)

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Accommodation in Appi is in the three main and very well appointed hotels, with either Ski in/ Ski out access or within metres of the ski lifts and all with fantastic facilities, services and dining options.

Prices range from as low as 7,000 JPY per person per night for a twin room at the Appi Grand Hotel.

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Lessons & Rentals

English speaking Instructors are limited and only available for private lessons. Advanced bookings required. All group lessons are conducted in Japanese. There are a few rental shops in the Appi area and the Hotel Appi Grand carries the latest in performance equipment and a wide range of sizes that best cater for foreign guests. They have a large fleet of modern, quality equipment for all levels and style of snow riding and also have English speaking staff.

Ski / Snowboard Set From 5,500 JPY per day

Private Lesson From 18,500 JPY for 2hrs

Dining

Appi comprises of a few lodges and hotels centred at the base of the mountain, with most restaurants, services and facilities situated within hotels. Accessing the village on foot is easy as all amenities, services, accommodations, and ski lifts are a short walk away. There are a couple of bars within the hotels open till midnight, and private karaoke rooms are available for hire.

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Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Appi Kogen Ski Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Snowmobiling
Winter Kids Park
Cat Skiing
Snow Shoeing

Madarao

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About Madarao Resort

Set on the Niigata and Nagano boarder this mountain of two connected resorts has been gaining in popularity.  With the highest number of official tree runs in Japan and 60% ungroomed courses, Madarao offers an exciting alternative to the big resorts.

Statistics

Season 15 Dec – 31 Mar (approx)
Elevation 1382m
Average Snow 12m
Lifts 15 (including Tangram)
Terrain 30% Beginner/ 35% Intermediate/ 35% Expert
Park Freeride Park
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Lift Passes

Dual Mountain –

From 5,500 JPY per adult
From 3,500 JPY per child (under 12)

Madarao Only –

From 5,000 JPY per adult
From 2,000 JPY per child (under 12)

Download Madarao Resort Trail Map

Transfers

Madarao can be reached in 3h 30min from Narita. Take the Skyliner train from Narita  to Ueno and transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Iiyama.  Here a shuttle service will take you to Madarao Kogen.

From 23,800 JPY Return Per Person

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Lessons & Rentals

Ski / Snowboard Set From 3,900 JPY per day

Private Ski/Snowboard Lessons From 21,000 JPY

 

Dining

Madarao has a number of dining options from casual Japanese Izakaya, Okonomiyaki and Shabu Shabu restaurants to Pizza and Italian restaurants .  There are a number of bars and pubs in the village but Madarao is not a late night ski town.

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Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Madarao Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

  • Snow rafting
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Soba Making

Naeba

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About Naeba Ski Resort

Naeba is a high quality ski resort with impressive facilities and services located in the southern area of Yuzawa town in Niigata Prefecture, approx. 2.5 hours from Tokyo. There are fun beginner trails for children, challenging trails for advanced skiers, as well as terrain parks for all level riders. It is lift-connected with the Kagura resort via Japan’s longest gondola, the 8-person Dragondola.

Statistics

Season December-April
Elevation 1,789m
Average Snow 6m
Lifts 13 Lifts (3 gondolas & 10 chairs)
Terrain 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 30% Expert
Park Available
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Lift Passes

Naeba offers various types of lift tickets including the Mt. Naeba Joint Lift Ticket which covers both Naeba Ski Resort and Kagura Ski Resort, as well as lift tickets valid for Naeba only. Night Skiing is available.

From 5,600 JPY per adult
Kids 0-12yrs Ski FREE

 

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Transfers

Naeba Ski Resort is one of the most accessible ski resorts to Tokyo. The easiest way is to get there from Narita Airport is to take the Narita Express train to Tokyo (60 minutes), JR bullet train from Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa station (80 minutes)  then a bus direct to Naeba (30-50 minutes). The Naeba Prince Hotel offers complimentary shuttle bus transfers to/from Echigo-Yuzawa train station for hotel guests.

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From 4,750 JPY One Way (Narita Terminal 1 station -> Echigo-Yuzawa station)

From 640 JPY One Way (Echigo-Yuzawa station -> Naeba)

Free for resort shuttle from Echigo-Yuzawa station

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The Naeba Prince Hotel is a ski in/ski out hotel offering fantastic facilities, services and dining options.

Prices range from as low as 8,120 JPY per person per night for a twin room.

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Lessons & Rentals

The Naeba Snow School offers Private Lessons and Private Group Lessons in English. Reservations are highly recommended due to the limited number of English instructors.

Ski / Snowboard Set From 4,900 JPY per day

Private Lesson From 11,000 JPY for 1hr

Dining

The Naeba Prince Hotel features over 20 onsite restaurants, many of which offer delightful views of the ski slopes. Choose from fine French dining, New York steak and seafood, Chinese and Western style buffets and Japanese izakaya style fare. There are also various restaurants located within 5-10 minutes walk away in the town of Naeba (Mikuni).

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Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Naeba Ski Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:
Family Snowland
Cat Skiing
Snow Shoeing

Skiing for Days: The Longest Ski Runs In Japan – Myoko Kogen

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Long ski runs and powder? To any skier this sounds like heaven. Where does one find such a thing? You would think Canada, Europe or North America, right? While northern Japanese resorts have definitely got the powder part of the equation well-covered, it turns out heading a little further south to the main island of Honshu yields some great vertical!   

If a perfect blend of prime Japanese powder snow and massive ski runs sounds right up your alley, book your next flight to Japan’s main island Honshu, and from there, make your way to Myoko Kogen in the heart of Japan’s of Jōshin’etsu-kōgen National Park.

Myoko Kogen’s ski fields are some of the largest ski areas in Japan and were established in the 30’s as Japan’s first international mountain resort, which makes Myoko one of the oldest established ski areas in the world. It’s not surprising that Myoko Kogen is a traditional mountain retreat for Japan’s imperial family. As testimony to the history of Myoko Kogen, you can find a Skiing shrine (Ski Jinja); a dedication to the protection of skiers in Myoko.

Visit the Ski Shrine at one of the world’s oldest ski resorts. Photo: www.myokotourism.com

 

Nowadays with a fast, efficient lift and gondola system, boasting 41 lifts, Myoko Kogen is a large-scale resort with great snow, terrain, and numerous ski runs catering for beginner through to advanced level riders. Myoko Kogen is composed of a 9 inter-linked resorts – the largest four: Suginohara, Ikenotaira, Akakura Onsen, and Akakura Kanko can be accessed on the Myoko Kogen Big 4 lift ticket. Myoko Kogen is also in close proximity to many other resorts such as Nozawa Onsen, Hakuba and a number of smaller scale locations, meaning there’s plenty of terrain to explore in the region!

From left: Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort, Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort, Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, and Akakura Kanko resort area. Photo: www.myokotourism.com

 

Located 3.5 hours north west of Tokyo, getting to Myoko is very straightforward; take the scenic Japanese bullet train ‘Shinkansen‘ to Nagano. Or if you’re flying into Narita, take the Narita-to-Myoko Kogen snow shuttle, straight to your accommodation property’s door.

After a good night’s rest, tucking into breakfast and picking up some onigiri from the local convenience store, make way to Myoko’s Suginohara ski resort.

Suginohara boasts Japans longest ski run, at approximately 8.5km, from top to bottom, you also have access to the largest vertical in Japan (1,124m) just shy of Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata (1,125m)

Skiing 8.5km and the biggest vertical in fresh powder tracks? Sign us up! Photo: www.myokotourism.com

 

Not only does Myoko Kogen boast Japan’s longest ski run, Myoko also possesses Japans steepest ski run, over at Akakura Onsen Ski Resort. At around a 38 degree angle it is also known as ‘The Wall’. Now that’s what you call getting steep and deep!

Myoko Kogen boasts not only the longest, but also the steepest ski runs in Japan. Photo: www.myokotourism.com

 

You’ll literally be skiing for days when you come to Myoko Kogen!

Arai

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About Lotte Arai Resort

Lotte Arai Resort re-opened in December 2017 with five ski lifts and is set to become one of Asia’s best resorts for international travellers! Located on the northern outskirts of the Myoko ski area approx. 2 hours from Tokyo, the resort averages a massive 15m of snow each season and offers a variety of terrain set over an impressive 951 metres of vertical descent.

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Statistics

Season December 17 – May 6
Elevation 1,280m
Average Snow 15m
Lifts 5 Lifts (1 gondola & 4 chairs)
Terrain 15 Total (25% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 35% Expert)
Avalanche Controlled Areas: 8 (Intermediate 10%, Advanced 90%)
Park Not Yet Available
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Lift Passes

Lotte Arai Resort has five lifts including 1 gondola and 4 chairs.

From 6,000 JPY per adult
From 4,375 JPY per junior (13-15yo)
From 3,765 JPY per child (6-12yo)


Transfers

Lotte Arai Resort is located in northern outskirts of Myoko ski area, about 2hrs from Tokyo by bullet train. Take the Hakutaka shinkansen for 112 minutes from Tokyo to Joetsu Myoko then take a 20 minute taxi ride to the resort or the free shuttle to Arai.

From 1,000 JPY One way Myoko Shuttle fare per person from Myoko Resort

Around 4,500 JPY for public taxi from Joetsu Myoko

Free for resort shuttle from Joetsu Myoko

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START PLANNING YOUR HOLIDAY TO LOTTE ARAI RESORT

The Lotte Arai Resort‘s hotel comprises of The Arai and The Lodge. The Arai has 149 rooms while The Lodge has 108 rooms.

Prices range from as low as 11,165 JPY per person per night for a Western twin superior room.

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Lessons & Rentals

Lotte Arai Resort provides English ski and snowboard lessons conducted by the resort’s official snow school, Myoko Snowsports.

Ski / Snowboard Set From 5,000 JPY per day

Private Ski/Snowboard Lessons From 21,000 JPY for 2 hours

Dining

The Lotte Arai Resort has varied dining options from Japanese, Italian, bakeries, bars and lounges, karaoke and cafes. Food courts are also available at the base and at the gondola top station.

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Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Lotte Arai Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Wall Climbing
Onsens and Pools
Zip Lines
Snow Tubing

Tomamu

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About Tomamu Ski Resort

Picturesque Tomamu receives an average 14m annual snow fall and is located in central Hokkaido; only 90 minutes from Chitose Airport. This family friendly, self-contained resort is ideal for beginners and experts alike. In addition there are plenty of resort activities that will interest those looking for fun off the slopes, including the ice village, banana boating, ice skating and onsens.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Statistics

Season December-April
Elevation 1,239m
Average Snow 14m
Lifts 1 Gondolas | 5 Lifts
Terrain 36% Beginner / 50% Intermediate / 14% Expert
Park Available
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Lift Passes

Options of day passes, 4-hour passes or just night ski passes. There are both adult and child rates for these different passes. Night skiing is available until 7pm on the front mountain.

Included with stay package

Download Tomamu Ski Resort Trail Map

Transfers

Tomamu Ski Resort is within easy access of New Chitose Airport; only 1.5hrs away by public transport. You can choose to reserve a ticket on one of the many bus services or take a private taxi. Reservations prior to arrival are recommended to avoid missing out.

Complimentary Resort Service Available

From 39,220 JPY One Way for 2 People

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There are two main hotels at Tomamu; the Tower and Risonare Tomamu. These properties have a connecting walkway tunnel, which links to the hotels facilities and restaurants without going outside.

Prices range from as low as 9,375 JPY per person per night for a twin room at the Hoshino Resorts Tomamu The Tower.

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Lessons & Rentals

There are snow schools at the base of Tower and the Gondola station with a wide range of lessons from kids-club, adult group lessons to private lessons. The number of English/Chinese speaking instructors are limited and is highly recommended to pre-book the lessons in advance. Equipment rental is available at the Tower, Risonare and the Gondola station. The rental shop offers free overnight storage; a hassle free experience!

Ski / Snowboard Set FREE* with Resort Hotel stay

* Conditions Apply. Free rentals may depend on rooms booked and other conditions.

Dining

Tomamu caters for everyone’s dining needs, offering over 20 food and beverage outlets and a wide range of cuisines and dining options such as A La Carte, Buffet, Set Menu, Fast Food, or relaxing Bars or Coffee Shops.

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Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Tomamu Ski Resort aside from riding that deep, deep powder. Why not try your hand at:

Ice Skating
Indoor Beach
Banana Boat
Night Snow Shoeing
Reindeer Rides
Tomamu Ice Village

Shiga Kogen

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About Shiga Kogen Ski Resort

Shiga Kogen is one of Japan’s largest ski areas made up of 18 interlinked ski resorts that offer a smorgasbord of options including beginner slopes, long cruisers, challenging moguls and powder bowls. One lift ticket gives you access to more than 50 lifts, gondolas and ropeways! The area is also close to some of Japan’s cultural sites with the opportunity to experience something of Japan’s rich traditions.

 

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Statistics

Season December-April
Elevation 2,307m
Average Snow 11m
Lifts 50+ Lifts | 5 Gondolas
Terrain 45% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 15% Expert
Park Available
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Lift Passes

All the Shiga Kogen ski resorts use an electronic lift pass system meaning the one lift pass will give you access to all lifts and gondolas in the Shiga Kogen Resort area. There is limited night skiing available.

From 4,600 JPY per adult
From 2,700 JPY per child (6-12yrs)
Kids 0-5yrs Ski FREE

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Transfers

Shiga Kogen Ski Resort is 4.5hrs from Narita airport. Getting there requires a little bit of extra maneuvering though since taking a bus or the bullet train up to Nagano will need to be followed up with a taxi to your accommodation. Taking a pre-booked private or share taxi from the airport is a good option if you want to avoid the hassle.

From 13,900 JPY One way Per Person

From 18,000 JPY One Way for Per Person (Shared)

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Accommodation includes some of the best situated and most comfortable hotels and Japanese Ryokans in the area, featuring hot springs, restaurants, concierge services, ski equipment rental, ski school services and great shopping.

Prices range from as low as 7,880 JPY per person per night for a twin room at the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel South Wing.

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Lessons & Rentals

There are numerous snowsports schools across the resorts and your choice will mostly depend on your accommodation, level, language and needs. Most of the hotels and accommodation have their own rental shops carrying a good but small range of latest performance equipment and sizes suitable for beginners and intermediate, however for more advanced snow riders, the selection and availability is limited and it is advised to bring your own gear or rent in advance.

Dining

Shiga Kogen is a very traditional Japanese style resort where the majority of accommodations provide in-house restaurants and dining. There are a few public restaurants and bars and izakayas around the villages. The nightlife is very low key as most people tend to eat, drink, socialise and relax in their accommodation.

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Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Shiga Kogen Ski Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Zenko-ji Temple
Onsens
Snow Monkey Tours
Snow Mobiling
Winter Kids Park

Nozawa Onsen

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About Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Nozawa Onsen, located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, is a historical onsen town better known for its onsens with more than 13 public hot spring baths that can be used free of charge. Nozawa Onsen has real character and despite becoming a mecca for keen skiers and apres-skiers, it has retained its traditional Japanese charm.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Statistics

Season December – April
Elevation 1,650m
Average Snow 11m
Lifts 18 Lifts | 3 Gondolas
Terrain 40% Beginner / 30% Intermediate / 30% Expert
Park Available
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Lift Passes

Nozawa Onsen lift pass provides access to all lifts and gondolas in the Nozawa Onsen Resort. Night skiing available until 8.00pm (Dec-March).

From 3,800 JPY per adult
Kids 0-5yrs Ski FREE

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Transfers

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort is 4.5hrs from Narita airport. Getting there requires a little bit of extra maneuvering though since taking a bus or the bullet train up to Nagano will need to be followed up with a taxi to your accommodation. Taking a pre-booked private or share taxi from the airport is a good option if you want to avoid the hassle.

From 10,900 JPY One Way Per Person

From 18,000 JPY One Way per person (Shared Taxi)

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Nozawa offers mostly Hotels, Pensions and Japanese Ryokans. Most Nozawa accommodation is within close walking or shuttle bus distance to the lifts and other areas of the village and town.

Prices range from as low as 10,340 JPY per person per night for a twin room at the Nozawa Onsen Hotel.

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Lessons & Rentals

English speaking group and private lessons are available for beginners to intermediate/ progressing riders. Private lessons are recommended for advanced boarders/skiers. There are several rental shops in Nozawa offering a good range of equipment for beginners and intermediate. For the more advanced riders it is suggested bringing your own equipment as the equipment is standard/ limited.

Ski / Snowboard Set From 4,500 JPY per day

Private Lesson From 24,000 JPY for 2hrs

Dining

The dining in Nozawa is a real highlight with an extensive choice and style of restaurants, bars and izakayas. In the village you can find local and international dishes for all cravings. For those who do want to get out for a few drinks on the town, Nozawa has you covered with some funky bars, fun Japanese izakayas, karaoke rooms and even some dancing!

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Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Snow Mobiling
Snow Shoeing
Cross Country Skiing
Zenko-ji Temple
Onsens
Snow Monkey Tours
Fire Festival (Dosojin Matsuri) – January 15

Myoko Kogen

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About Myoko Kogen Ski Resort

Myoko Kogen is one of Japan’s oldest ski areas and made up of three separate resorts – Myoko Akakura, Myoko Suginohara and Ikenotaira Onsen – and is renowned for some of the best vertical and longest runs Japan has to offer. The linked resorts are centred about Akakura village, where most of the accommodation is situated. Myoko Kogen is also well known for its rich history, culture and traditional Japanese onsens.

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Statistics

Season December-April
Elevation 2,454m
Average Snow 13m
Lifts 40 Lifts
Terrain 42% Beginner / 41% Intermediate / 17% Expert
Park Available
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Lift Passes

Lift passes include a full day of skiing at Akakura Kanko and Akakura Onsen combined, or at Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort.

From 6,000 JPY per adult
From 5,000 JPY per child (0-12yrs)

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Transfers

Myoko Kogen Ski Resort is 4.5hrs from Narita airport. Getting there requires a little bit of extra maneuvering though since taking a bus or the bullet train up to Nagano will need to be followed up with a taxi to your accommodation. Taking a pre-booked private or share taxi from the airport is a good option if you want to avoid the hassle.

From 11,900 JPY One Way Per Person

From 19,890 JPY One Way per person (Shared Taxi)

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START PLANNING YOUR HOLIDAY TO MYOKO KOGEN

Accommodation in Myoko Kogen is in the three main and very well appointed hotels, with either Ski in/ Ski out access or within metres of the ski lifts and all with fantastic facilities, services and dining options.

Prices range from as low as 7,645 JPY per person per night for a twin room at the Akakura Hotel Annex.

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Lessons & Rentals

Excellent and reputable international snowsports school to cater for all level of skier/ boarder. Services include photography tours, guiding and multi-resort programs. Good options for rental with a large selection and sizes of modern, quality ski/ board equipment for all levels and styles of snow riding. They also have experienced English speaking staff and provide personalised service. You can even rent a snow bike!

Ski / Snowboard Set From 3,780 JPY per day

Group Lesson From 13,000 JPY for 2.5hrs

Dining

Most hotels have a range of restaurants and dining options and if you are looking for a great cultural experience and a short walk through the village you will find a variety of international or local dining bars within walking distance of accommodations.

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Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Myoko Kogen Ski Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Matsumoto Castle
Onsens
Snow Monkey Tours
Fire Festival (Dosojin Matsuri) – January 15

Hakuba

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About Hakuba Ski Resort

Hakuba Valley is at the heart of the spectacular Japanese Alps and just 3hrs from downtown Tokyo. Host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, this is one of Japan’s largest and most renowned alpine resorts. The valley consists of 10 ski resorts, giving an incredible variety of alpine terrain, accommodating everyone from novice to expert. With this many ski resorts to choose from the slopes are relatively empty during the week and fresh tracks can be found for days. You’ll never be short of new areas to explore.

Read our complete guide to Hakuba’s resorts

SkiJapan’s ground services expanded to Hakuba in 2018, bringing over 20 years of Niseko Powder holiday experience to the valley. Located in The Hakuba Gateway Hotel our Resort Services Desk can assist with local information, tour bookings, reservations, and holiday packages. Drop by and talk to one of our friendly guest services staff today.

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Statistics

Season December-April
Elevation 1,831m
Average Snow 11m
Lifts 5 Gondolas | 138 Lifts
Terrain 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 30% Expert
Park Available

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Lift Passes

The Hakuba Valley lift pass lets you ride in any of the 10 main zones in the area around Hakuba Village, Otari Village and Omachi City. These zones are Hakuba Sanosaka, Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Hakuba Happo-One, Hakuba Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Cortina, Jiigatake, and Kashimayari. Night skiing is open until 10pm in many areas but you’ll need to purchase night skiing passes from the ticket counter in resort.

Hakuba is also included in selected multi-resort passes – for more information please visit this link.

From 6,100 JPY per adult
From 3,600 JPY per child (6-12yrs)
Kids 0-5yrs Ski FREE

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Transfers

Hakuba Ski Resort is approximately 5hrs from Narita or Haneda airports by road, and as little as 3 hours when using the Shinkansen bullet train. Taking a pre-booked private or share taxi from the airport is a good option if you want to avoid the schedule of a public bus or train.

Read our complete guide on how to get to Hakuba

From 19,800 JPY Return Per Person

From 19,100 JPY One Way for Per Person (Shared)

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Most accommodations are situated at the base of Happo-One Mountain, in the Wadano Village. Alternatively, many guests enjoy staying in Echoland, which is the main restaurant and bar area of the Hakuba Valley. There is a wide variety of accommodation available, including traditional family-run lodges, self-contained cottages and hotels with Japanese and western style bedding.

Prices range from as low as 7,000 JPY per person per night for a twin room at a lodge.

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Lessons & Rentals

English speaking ski and snowboard lessons are available through Hakuba Snowsports School. They offer both group and private lessons and a kid’s program. Group lessons commence from Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort and private lessons can be provided at any mountain in Hakuba Valley. Pre-booked equipment rental is available with NBS Japan Snowsports Specialists through SkiJapan.com. Based within the Hakuba Gateway Hotel in central Happo One along with SkiJapan.com’s very own service desk, they offer a comprehensive range of demo skis and boards for all snow conditions and high-end skis for intermediate to advanced skiers.

Ski / Snowboard Set From 4,500 JPY per day

Group Lesson From 7,000 JPY for 2hrs

Dining

Hakuba provides a variety of International and traditional Japanese cuisines for guests to enjoy. The variety of restaurants includes Thai fusion, French fusion, Italian (pizza and pasta), Izakaya-style restaurants (Japanese tapas), Okonomiyaki, Soba/Udon noodle restaurants, hot pot and more. Local delicacies that can be enjoyed include Nozawana (a Japanese leaf vegetable), Oyaki (a traditional dumpling bun with savoury and sweet fillings), and Shinshu apples.

We recommend trying Harvest restaurant at the Hakuba Gateway Hotel for Italian food, offering delicious wood-fired pizzas and pasta meals, or Yuki Restaurant at Grand Phenix hotel for a more traditional Japanese dining experience, offering dishes such as hot pot, sukiyaki, sashimi and more. Both restaurants are conveniently located in Happo town centre, a short walk from Happo Bus Terminal.

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Hakuba Activities - Snow Monkeys

Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in the Hakuba region aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Snowmobiling

Backcountry Guiding

Matsumoto Castle

Heli Skiing

Onsen

Snow Monkey Tours

 

Getting around Hakuba

Hakuba has multiple transport options in order to help guests travel around town. There are 5 bus routes around Hakuba, as well as multiple taxi options.

BUSES

Happo Shuttle Bus – A free shuttle bus for those planning on skiing (not for general transport). This bus will drop guests off at convenient stops along Happo One Ski Resort including at Nakiyama slopes, Happo Gondola and Kokusai Slopes (Evergreen Ski School), and stops at various points around town. This bus runs from 08:00-11:00 and 12:30-17:00 at half hour intervals.

Hakuba Valley Shuttle Bus – This bus is ¥510 each way or free if you have a Hakuba Valley All Mountain pass. This bus departs from Happo Bus Terminal (or Hakuba Base Camp if you are staying in Echoland), and will take you to all of the different resorts in the Hakuba Valley.

Getting Around Hakuba - Bus

Goryu / Hakuba 47 Free Shuttle Bus – This bus specifically goes to Goryu and Hakuba 47 Ski Resorts, and is free for all guests. The bus departs from select hotels (Springs Hotel if staying in Happo) and has routes travelling via Happo, Echoland and Wadano.

Genki-Go Night Shuttle Bus – This shuttle bus costs ¥300 each way and runs in the evenings (starting at 17:30). It is designed to help guests travel to restaurants and back. The routes cover Happo, Echoland, Wadano, Goryu and Iwatake.

TAXIS

Taxi companies run from 6am-1am, with one company running 24hrs. The three taxi companies in Hakuba are:

  • Alpico Taxi – 0261 72 2236
  • Alps Taxi – 0261 72 2221
  • Hakuba Kanko Taxi – 0261 72 2144

Insider Tips

Some things that we recommend before coming to Hakuba:

• Bring cash with you when dining out. There are ATMs located in Lawsons (convenience store) and Happo Bus Terminal.
• Warm, waterproof footwear with good grip is recommended.
• Onsen are gender split and swimwear is not permitted. The majority of onsen in the area are tattoo-friendly.
• Tap water is safe to drink in the region.
• Many roads are one-way – be mindful of road signs.
• Parking is limited – ask your hotel if there are any public parking areas near your accommodation.

Read our guide on making the most of your Hakuba holiday here

Hakuba Tips

 

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