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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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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%)
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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)


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



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


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