Some two to three hours’ drive away from the capital city Tokyo is Myoko Kogen, in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture. Enveloped amid the famous five peaks of northern Shinano – Myoko, Kurohime, Madarao, Togakushi, and Iizuna – the city is gifted in terms of its landscape. This formidable location makes it a hugely popular vacation destination, especially among ardent skiers. Among other highlights of the area are local onsens (traditional Japanese hot spring baths), archaeological sights and several historic areas as well. So much so that the city is also a favourite with the country’s royal family. You can explore exactly why the town enjoys such popularity, but before that zero down on where to put up. Come and take a look at the best accommodations to stay around Myoko Kogen, Niigata, Japan.
Refre Hotel is an excellent choice of stay for those in town to ski. It offers ski-to-door access and even shuttle services (upon request) to ferry you to and from the ski runs. As for the hotel itself, the guest rooms are equipped with standard amenities and there are plenty of services for you to avail on-site, including Japan’s famous onsen baths. Some guest rooms also have excellent mountain views, so request the hotel for a room with a view and enjoy brilliant scenery out front.
Address: 549-23 Akaura
Price: from 182 USD
Parking Private parking Tour or class about local culture Internet services Physical distancing rules followed Fax/photocopying Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Tennis court
Located about 10 - 15 km (6 - 10 miles) away from the amazing Myoko Sunshine Land and the Iizuna Resort Ski Area, Lime Resort Myoko is an excellent choice of stay for both families as well as an all-adults group. Depending on your preference, you can opt for one of the hotel’s standard guest rooms for two or go for a suite that can accommodate up to six guests. Irrespective of the room you choose, you can be sure that it will provide a comfy retreat to your tired body after a day packed with activities.
Lime Resort Myoko
Address: Sekigawa 2251-2
Price: from 141 USD
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Vending machine (drinks) Face masks for guests available Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Trouser press Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines First aid kit available
Forest Inn Björk enjoys a fantastic location, enveloped in the serenity of nature and just about 3 - 4 km (2 - 2.5 miles) away from Akakura Onsen and Myoko Suginohara ski areas. Plus, guests can also enjoy hiking, cycling and onsen baths close to the property. The famous Imori Pond is also less than a kilometre (0.62 miles) away from the hotel. There’s so much to do near Forest Inn Björk that you wouldn’t want to spend time cooped up inside. However, if you do want to kick back and relax, the quietude and calming Japanese mountain air make for a perfect ambience in the guest rooms.
Another popular choice of accommodation for skiers, Akakura Yours Inn offers a comfortable lodging experience and easy distance to and from the Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort. You can also purchase discounted ski lift tickets at the hotel’s front desk, so do check with them to make the process easier. Akakura Yours Inn offers bicycle rentals too, so you can hire one and go about exploring other nearby attractions too.
Boasting an on-site tennis court, spa centre, indoor-outdoor public hot spring baths (gender-separate but not tattoo-friendly) and multiple restaurants, Akakura Kanko Hotel ensures that its guests do not have a dull moment while vacationing in Myoko Kogen. At this hotel, you can even reserve one of the hotel’s upper-end rooms and enjoy private access to hot spring baths and gorgeous views of the Japanese countryside. The property is at a mere one-minute walking distance from the Myoko Kogen Sky Cable and offers a free shuttle service to nearby JR Myoko-Kogen Station.
Akakura Kanko Hotel
Address: Tagiri 216
Price: from 433 USD
Ryokans (traditional Japanese inns)
With the Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort just a kilometre (0.62 miles) away, Onsen Yado Shin is a great two-star ryokan to consider as your choice of stay in Myoko Kogen. The property offers air-conditioned rooms that can accommodate up to five guests each (on futon beds) and several modern amenities to make their stay top-class. Onsen Yado Shin also has on-site onsen baths and a hot tub to ensure a perfect end to an activity-packed day for its guests.
Onsen Yado Shin
Address: Sekikawa 2275-13
Price: from 144 USD
Kogakuro is a three-minute walk from the Akakura Onsen Ski Resort and about 12 minutes’ drive to the Imori Pond, making it another popular choice amongst travellers. The ryokan has an on-site library, lounge with a fireplace, indoor and outdoor hot springs, a common dining area and a gift shop. As for the rooms, they’re done up in a traditional Japanese style, with tatami mat flooring and large windows to provide breathtaking views of the area. While some of Kogakuro’s rooms come with an attached private bathroom, others have access to a common bathroom.
Address: Akakura 115
Price: from 141 USD
Touted to be a top choice amongst couple travellers in town for skiing, Tsubameonsen Hotel Iwatoya is about 6 km (3.7 miles) away from the Myokosuginohara Ski Area and about 2 km (1.2 miles) away from the Akakura Onsen Ski Area. Plus, its proximity to Seki Onsen and Kyukamura Myoko Resort also helps guests indulge in some Japanese-style relaxation at hot spring baths. Each of the guest rooms at Tsubameonsen Hotel Iwatoya is done up in a traditional Japanese style and equipped with standard amenities.
Designed in the LDK-style (living room, dining room and kitchen), this fully furnished vacation rental can easily accommodate up to five guests and welcomes pets too. It is spread across two floors, wherein the living and dining rooms are on the ground floor and the bedroom (with floor mattresses) is on the first floor. Once reserved, you can make use of the entire property and rent various facilities like a barbeque grill, karaoke set, etc. Those travelling in a large group can also enquire about two other nearby properties that are hosted by this vacation rental’s host. A ski resort is located at a mere five minutes’ driving distance from the property.
Cottage with BIG Land!! - 妙高高原1号棟Myōkō-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan
Top guest reviews
Host:our host was very kind and helpful as you would expect in japanRead more reviewsvery nice cabin and close to several ski resortsyou definitely need a car if you want to stay at this location
Located midway between Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort and Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort, this two-bedroom chalet is a perfect choice of stay for those in town to enjoy skiing. The chalet can easily accommodate up to six guests, who can enjoy completely private access to the chalet’s bedrooms, bathroom, living-cum-dining room, kitchen and a common fireplace area. The property is split across two floors, wherein the common areas are all on one floor, while the bedrooms are on the other. A basement is also available to store ski and snowboard equipment. Four local ski resorts are at a short driving distance from the property.
Private Home • in Myoko • Kurumi ChaletMyōkō-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is great for cooking breakfast and other meals with everything required to self-cater if desired) and it is modern and cleanwe love loved the cleanliness full kitchen and comfortable beds and forest views
Host:nanaco and leif both very helpful hostsnanaco was an amazing hostnanaco was an amazing hostmore importantly our hosts were the most amazing people that you would immediately want to befriendthe host is amazing best cottage we’ve ever stayedRead more reviewsawesome location too only 5 mins to sugi great trip and placeit very conveniently located to go to skiing and also has a nice onsen place nearby2km walk to town and have good chinese restaurantif you like it relaxed and quiet you are in the right spotso all good if you are willing to walk
Lots to do in Myoko Kogen
Myoko Kogen has a number of ski resorts and onsen baths, making it a popular winter holiday destination. Plus, some additional amazing experiences such as hiking up Mt Myoko, relishing the beauty of Naena Falls and Imori Pond and admiring the majestic Samegao Castle are also available here. Choose from one of these best accommodations to stay around Myoko Kogen, Niigata, Japan and let the town’s infinite allure possess you!
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