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

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.

From 4,800 JPY per adult
From 4,300 JPY per child (0-12yrs)

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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 11,500 JPY One Way Per Person

From 16,555 JPY One Way per person (Shared Taxi)



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 4,900 JPY per day

Group Lesson From 11,600 JPY for 2hrs


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