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Welcome to snow country! Less than an hour north of Nagano City, Myokokogen boasts more than 19 meters of snow annually—and everything from easy beginner runs to steep slopes where you can enjoy the deeps. Add cozy accommodations, great local foods, soothing hot springs, rich history (founded in the 1930s, Myokokogen is one of the oldest established ski areas in the world), the unspoiled nature of Myoko National Park and easy access to interesting cultural side trips, and you have the ideal location to enjoy a total Japan ski experience.

With three distinctive areas spread across the base of beautiful Mt. Myoko, Myokokogen has something for every skier, from the adventurous individual to couples looking for a romantic getaway, or families with children who need to satisfy many different needs (including daycare facilities). Call on a local guide for snowshoeing and light skiing that even beginners will enjoy, or day-long tours to local peaks.

Or simply stroll along snow-walled streets and enjoy snowfalls like you’re unlikely to experience anywhere else in the world. When you’re done with the outside fun, take a long, soothing dip in any of the countless hot springs—the ideal treatment for ski-weary legs! Then enjoy a selection of Japanese and Western meals—don’t forget the local soba noodles and native mountain vegetables, served in a wide array of unforgettable dishes.

No wonder it’s consistently rated as one of the most beautiful ski areas in Japan.

MYOKO SUGINOHARA

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1124m
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IKENOTAIRA

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728m
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AKAKURA KANKO RESORT

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800m
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AKAKURA ONSEN

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396m
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SEKI ONSEN

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340m
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4

Discover Myoko

There’s a long history of hospitality in Myoko.

Some of the hotels in town date back to the establishment of local onsen (hot springs) in the Edo Period (1603 to 1868)—with many of the same families still running them today.

It’s the reason that Baron Okura selected the area as the site of the Akakura Kanko Hotel and ski area in 1937, one of the oldest ski resorts in Japan (and almost anywhere), and still the centerpiece of the region.

But it’s more than just the facilities—and there are a wide range of hotels, modern and traditional, Japanese and Western, available for travelers.

There is a real Myoko style to be experienced: a small, intimate ski town with a rich history; a sense of being immersed in Japanese culture; the magic of the unbelievable snowfalls that have defined life here for centuries.

The snow here truly is amazing, as an increasing number of travelers from all around the world have discovered.

There are five major ski areas spread across the base of the majestic Mt. Myoko—one of Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains—and several others in the area where you can access the powder.

There are schools and services ideal for all kinds of skiers, including families with small children.

For the adventurous (even the inexperienced), there is the thrill of accessing the deeply forested backcountry, from snowshoe and light ski hiking to guided day tours to local peaks.

And after enjoying it all, soak in an onsen from one of the two sources high on Mt. Myoko, then a have delightful dinner in the hotel, or in local restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines.

You will be welcomed; you will get to meet and enjoy the company of the local people.

That’s the Myoko style.

RECOMMENDED IN MYOKO

Myoko Snowsports

Ski school and ski rental

Tel:0255-87-3560

Yodel Ski School

Ski school

Tel:0255-87-2232

Dancing Snow

Backcountry tours, gear rental

Tel:0255-87-3277

Spicy Rental

Ski rental

Tel:0255-70-4177