Akakura Onsen, Myoko Kogen Japan's Powder Mecca

Welcome to Akakura Akarien Hotel, Myoko Kogen

Akakura Akarien Hotel is the latest Myoko Kogen ski accommodation to have a light renovation appealing to western ski enthusiasts and families looking for simple Japanese accommodation in the best location in Akakura Ginza.  Akakura Akarien Hotel has been designed to operate as a bed & breakfast ski lodge with a variety of room configurations. With a focus on comfort, style, and good old-fashioned mountain hospitality - we love making sure our guests have an amazing stay, never want to leave and always want to return back to the comfort and convenience of the Akakura Akarien Hotel.

Akakura Akarien Hotel has 11 Rooms with a total of 33 Beds in varying configurations to suit twin share, couples, triple share, families, and groups. We have a mix of shared bathrooms that are clean, with the valley, and mountain views from most rooms. The lodge is equipped with a full commercial kitchen, dining room, bar, laundry area, ski drying room and is conveniently located an easy 200m walk to the ski runs. Local shops and restaurants are an easy 1-minute walk away.


Akakura Akarien Hotel perfectly caters for the discerning guests that are looking for a fantastic location close to the lifts, stunning views of the mountain and valley, style and comfort... and let's not forget our reputation for serving one of the best western breakfasts in Akakura, Myoko

For further information on how to secure a booking for the 2018/19 ski season make an enquiry through our reservation system on this website and we will respond with a quote and answer any questions, you may have. We believe in a personalised service so we are more than happy to get on the phone and discuss your requirements.

Akakura Onsen Myoko Kogen Accommodation

Myoko Kogen Accommodation Guide.

Areas that form part of Myoko Kogen accommodation options. Akakura Onsen, Akakura Kanko, Ikenotaira, Suginohara, Madarao & Seki Onsen. Akakura Akarien Hotel is located right by the Akakura Ginza strip where all the local bars and restaurants are located that serve Akakura Onsen. 

The Myoko area has a large range of accommodation spread across various villages and towns. Myoko Kogen accommodation caters to most budgets and tastes and includes pensions, lodges, and ryokans (Japanese hotels), some with their own onsens. There are also a few European style hotels. Modern is not a word you’d use to describe most of the Myoko Kogen accommodation, but it’s mostly inexpensive.

If you're looking at traditional Japanese Myoko accommodation with futons on the tatami flooring, consider the size of the room. A room may cater for up to 4 futons (so 4 guests) but with big burly westerners and/or lots of luggage, the room may suddenly become rather small.

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Akakura Kanko Ski Area

Akakura is made up of two interconnected ski areas: Akakura Onsen and Akakura Kanko ski resort aka Akakan. The combined Akakura Ski Resort is considered by many to be the resort of Myoko Kogen because it sits above the main village of Akakura Onsen where you can stay at Akakura Akarien Hotel. It is the largest of the Myoko ski areas, and it has the most well-developed ski resort facilities and services.

Myoko Akakura Ski Areas

“Myoko Akakura” refers to the two adjacent ski areas of Akakura Onsen and Akakura Kanko. There are large signs in English that make the demarcation between the two areas very obvious. You can purchase a lift ticket for one or the other resort, or for a few more yen, you can purchase the Akakura Kanko/Onsen combined pass. This is particularly handy if your Myoko accommodation is much closer to one of the areas but you want to ride the other.

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Getting to Akakura Akarien

Getting to Myoko Kogen: Where is Myoko?

Myoko Kogen is located in Niigata Prefecture on the main island of Honshu, just across the border from Nagano Prefecture.

It is closest part of the greater Myoko City region to Tokyo/Nagano. The Myoko Kogen area is easily accessed from both international airports in Tokyo (Narita & Haneda) by shinkansen (bullet train), taxi, rental car or bus. The total travel time from Tokyo to Myoko Kogen is usually between three to five hours.

Also, to avoid confusion, please be aware of the following terms:

  • ‘Myoko’ is Myoko City – the large geographic area. Its central area is around Arai which is roughly 30 minutes by car from Myoko Kogen and Akakura Onsen;
  • ‘Myoko Kogen’ is the town/village area at the base of the mountains and where the local train station is located. It is 40 minutes by train from Nagano;
  • ‘Akakura Onsen’ is the hot spring village at the base of the lifts where most foreign visitors stay. It is about 10 minutes by taxi from Myoko Kogen;
  • ‘Joetsu Myoko Station’ is not close to the ski slopes. It is about 30 minutes drive from Akakura Onsen.

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