Lodging

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Lodging

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Myoko Kogen AccommodationThe 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 European style hotels, pensions, lodges, and ryokans (Japanese inns), some with their own onsens. Modern is not a word you’d use to describe most of the Myoko Kogen accommodation, but it’s mostly inexpensive.

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Accommodation location is very important in Myoko Kogen. Some accommodations are conveniently ski-in ski-out or close to the slopes and the other action, whilst others are located a shuttle ride away from everything.

You can also look at our Myoko google map for details on the various locations and to see where each of the properties are located.

Akakura Onsen Accommodation - Upper VillageAkakura Onsen is the most popular accommodation zone for westerners considering its proximity to the slopes of Akakura Onsen ski resort (which is ideal for beginners and intermediates) and the shops, restaurants and bars. Akakura Onsen has plenty of accommodation options to choose from.

Hotel Taiko is a beautiful Japanese style hotel located in the upper village within easy walking distance of the Akakura Onsen ski resort. You can choose from Japanese or western style rooms that are reasonably large and upscale. The onsens are gorgeous and the outdoor onsens offer lovely views as you soak your weary muscles.

We can highly recommend Kogakuro (aka Kougakuro), an inexpensive lodging option that offers a great taste of Japan. Kougakura is a ryokan with its own onsen including rotenburo (open air onsen). The rooms are Japanese style (ie futons on the tatami flooring) with private toilet, and some have private showers. Most of the staff speak fluent English, and all are delightfully friendly. The slopes of Akakura Onsen ski resort are only a 3 minute walk away and many of the restaurants are only a one minute walk.

The Akutsu Pension is in a fantastic location with ski in ski out access to the Akakan Ski Resort, and a 2 minute walk to restaurants. This Akakura Myoko pension is inexpensive, offering Japanese style rooms with futons on the tatami flooring. Rooms have a private toilet, but somewhat typical for a Japanese inn, the bathing facilities are shared via an onsite onsen.

Another very inexpensive option in this area is Hotel Myosen.

Hotel Myosen | Myoko Kogen Hotel Myosen
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Japanese-style hotel only 3 mins walk to ski lifts. Rooms for 1 - 4 guests sleeping on futons on tatami floors. Hotel features segregated male/female indoor onsen, free high-speed wifi in all rooms, restaurant, laundry, drying room & more...
Kogakuro Hotel | Myoko Kogen Kogakuro Hotel
 $$-$$$
3-star Japanese style hotel about 3 mins walk to Akakura Onsen lifts. All Japanese style bedding with TV/dining area, fridge. Some rooms with private shower. Lovely indoor/outdoor hot springs.
Star Hotel Akakura | Myoko Kogen Star Hotel Akakura
 $$$
2-star Japanese style hotel about 5 mins walk to lifts. Japanese & western style bedding with TV & private bathroom. Hot springs, darts, table tennis plus ski rentals/passes available on site.
Akakura Hotel | Myoko Kogen Akakura Hotel
 $$-$$$
3-star Japanese style hotel only a couple of mins walk to ski lifts. Western beds with TV, fridge and private bathroom. Hot springs, hot tub & sauna, table tennis, karaoke room & games corner.
Hotel Korakuso ($$$) is conveniently located only 2 minutes walk to the Akakura Onsen ski area and a stone’s throw to lots of restaurants. Korakuso is a ryokan offering a traditional Japanese experience, including large Japanese rooms with tatami mat flooring. The rooms have private bathrooms and you can also bathe at the on-site onsen. Korakuso has a bar and lounge areas.

Akakura Sun Hotel
($$) offers traditional Japanese style rooms with a private toilet. Some rooms also have a private bath, although you’ll probably want to bathe at the on-site onsen (hot springs). The hotel is not particularly modern (like most of Myoko Kogen!) but it’s rather functional. It’s only a 2-3 minute walk to the slopes, and you can almost ski back to the hotel, and it’s very close to the main street.

Edelweiss Akakura ($) offers budget accommodation that’s ski-in ski-out, with Japanese rooms where you sleep on the floor. Bathrooms are shared which includes an onsite onsen. Edelweiss is a 5 minute walk to the main street of Akakura Onsen.

See all Myoko Kogen properties available for online bookings here >>

Akakura Kanko Accommodation (Akakan aka Shin-Akakura) - Lower Village The centrepiece of Akakura Kanko is the striking Akakura Kanko Hotel that sits majestically up in the middle of the ski area. This European style hotel is the ultimate in ski-in ski-out luxury where well heeled Japanese head to be pampered. Rooms are either Western or Japanese style and many have their own private outdoor onsen. Facilities include other onsens, and grand restaurants and lounge bars. This hotel is not well located for easy access to other restaurants in the village.

Villa Monrepos ($$) is ski-in ski-out next to the Akakura Kanko gondola line and about 900 metres walk to the main hub of restaurants and shops. Villa Monrepos offers simple accommodation with western rooms (up to 4 guests) and Japanese style rooms with futons on the floor (up to 4 guests). Most rooms share bathrooms and toilets, while some rooms have an en suite bathroom.
  
Akakura Kanko Hotel | Myoko Kogen Akakura Kanko Hotel & Spa
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4-star fully restored historic hotel located smack bang in the middle of the slopes. Superb facilities, restaurants, deluxe rooms, hot springs and day spa. This is by far the most luxurious accommodation in Myoko Kogen.

In a completely different league is Hotel Moc which is located across the street from Akakan ski area at the base of Akakura Onsen town. Rates are very inexpensive.

Chalet Myoko offers lodge style accommodation with twin, triple or quad rooms, shared bathrooms, a self-catering kitchen, and common areas. It’s a short walk to the slopes and a great pick if you want to cook meals.

Myoko Powder Hostel Myoko Powder Hostel
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Just 5 mins walk to the lifts & 2 mins to the central village, this budget hostel offers dorm bunk rooms for 4 - 6 people (+ female only dorm) & private 2-3 bed Japanese-style rooms. Communal kitchen, lounge with F.P. games room & more...

Suginohara Accommodation in Suginosawa OnsenThe Suginosawa Onsen village at the base of Suginohara ski resort has a range of accommodation. Typically westerners don’t stay here because there is only one bar/restaurant in Suginosawa, but this might be a great place if you really want some cultural immersion. Many of the pensions and lodges are ski-in ski-out.

Soratobu Usagi Myoko (meaning rabbit flying in the sky!) is smack bang in the middle of the ski area. This little lodge has western and Japanese rooms as well as self-contained cottage accommodation.

Suginohara Accommodation Listings

Seki Onsen Accommodation

Seki Onsen is not a typical place for westerners to stay, but keen powder hounds who want fresh tracks at Seki Onsen ski resort may choose to find accommodation here. Uguisu no Hatsune Ryokan in Seki Onsen is a delightful Japanese inn with plenty of character and an open air onsen.

Other Myoko Kogen Hotels

The base of Ikenotaira ski resort has a few hotels (and about 4 restaurants), and the town of Myoko down near Myoko Kogen station has a range of accommodation options. Myoko Kogen town has the disadvantage of not being close to the ski areas, but has the advantage of very inexpensive lodgings and an abundance of karaoke bars.

Kofukan | Myoko Kogen Kofukan
 $$-$$$
3-star Japanese hotel located near downtown Myoko Kogen, 4km from Akakura ski lifts. Japanese & western rooms (with ensuites), TV, fridge & kettle. Free wifi in lobby, 3 hot springs & massage services.

See all Myoko Kogen properties available for online bookings here >>

Other Myoko Kogen Accommodation Information

Most of the accommodations offer packages that include breakfast and dinner or just breakfast, but there are a few lodgings that only offer the former. Considering the range of interesting restaurants and izakayas in Myoko, it would seem a shame to have dinner at your hotel every night.

There are various Myoko accommodation options where some of the staff speak English, whilst there are others where only a little English is spoken.
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