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.

4.5hrs from Narita Airport

2,454m above sea level

13m annual snow fall

40 lifts

Terrain: ○ 42%,
□ 41%, ◇ 17%

Park & Pipe

December – April

Top 6 reasons to choose Myoko Kogen

  • No prohibition against off-piste skiing
  • Child care and Kids ski schools services
  • Traditional Japanese town
  • Wide range of restaurant options
  • Cultural experience
  • Fewer westerners

Myoko Kogen Accommodation

Myoko is a rustic, traditional Japanese town comprising of small and large Japanese style hotels, pensions, lodges, and traditional Japanese ryokans which offer an authentic and cultural experience.

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Oyado Furuya

Beautiful and traditional ryokan in the a convenient central location

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Akakura Park Hotel

A nice comfortable hotel with a relaxed atmosphere in a central locatation

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Clean and comfortable rooms in a great location

Getting to Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen comprises three separate ski areas of Myoko Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen, Myoko Suginohara and Ikenotaira Onsen and are all linked by the village shuttle bus.

Lift Passes

Lift passes include all four ski areas with access to Akakura Kanko Resort, Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort and Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort.

Off-Piste Skiing

Myoko Kogen does allow off-piste skiing/ riding in some areas and is truly amazing.

Snowsports School

Excellent and reputable international snowsports school to cater for all level of skier/ boarder. Services include photography tours, guiding and multi-resort programs.

Equipment Rental

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!

Though the overall Myoko area is made up of several ski small resorts and villages, the main areas are situated side by side at the base of the main resort Akakura. There is a free Mt. Myoko Shuttle Bus service (with valid with lift pass) from 8.30am to 5.00pm every day between the resorts.

Dining & Nightlife

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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Myoko Kogen Activities & Tours

Historic Matsumoto Castle

Historic Matsumoto Castle

Visit one of Japan's oldest castles in nearby Nagano.



Visit natural hot springs to relax and soak away the aches and pains after a day on the slopes.

Snow Monkey Tours

Snow Monkey Tours

Visit the famous Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) and see the native Japanese monkeys soaking it up in the onsens.

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