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Myoko Hostel & Backpacker Accommodation

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Wanting to get out into the Myoko powder snow as cheaply and conveniently as possible? See the Myoko Backpackers website for the latest information on Myoko Hostel & Backpacker Accommodation

Myoko Hostel & Backpacker Accommodation

There are a number of cheap accommodation options in Myoko Kogen. There are conventional hostel options as well as more traditional ryokan and minshuku options that start at around 8,000 per twin room inc. breakfast. These can be found either via the Myoko Backpackers website or via the Myoko Booking Engine.


Myoko Backpacker Accommodation and Hostel options

Myoko Powder Hostel, Akakura Onsen

Myoko Powder Hostel is located in Akakura Onsen ski village about 5-7 minutes walk from the ski lifts (see reviews). The property is a former local minshuku renovated and set up as an international hostel in 2015. The hostel has it’s own kitchen, communal and dining areas plus lounge with a wood burner, big screen projector, games and speaker system. The dining area has a view over the valley and breakfast bar. Book  Powder Hostel Myoko in Akakura now!

Myoko Powder Hostel

Myoko Powder Hostel – exterior view

Red Warehouse, Akakura Onsen

Red Warehouse is a well known Myoko lodge that can provide, at certain times of the season (early season and March), some Myoko independent style self-catering accommodation. It is the closest of any economy options to the lifts – a superb ski in location in Akakura Onsen, Myoko Kogen, just off the main street. It’s a very short walk to restaurants, shuttle buses and ski schools/rentals yet only less than 3 minutes walk/ski to the ski lifts in Akakura Onsen or Akakan Resort. Red Warehouse offers a choice of shared bunk room (from 3,900 per night) or single Japanese style (from 6,500 per night).

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Best location close to the slopes!

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Petit House For You

Petit House For You is a small pension style guesthouse that is popular with long stay visitors to Myoko Kogen. It is run by a popular and friendly local couple. Check availability below or contact us for a quote.

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Check out more Myoko Hostel accommodation at the Myoko Backpackers website!

Japow House – Myoko Hostel

Myoko Hostel, Myoko Backpackers

Japow House – great hostel accommodation in Myoko Kogen

Nearest ski lift: 700m
Style of accommodation: Western-Japanese mix
Guest rooms bedding: Both Western style beds and Japanese style futons available
Bathrooms: All rooms use shared bathroom facilities
Toilets: Both Western and Japanese style
Meals available: Breakfast
Number of rooms: 7 rooms
Max capacity: 20 people

Click here to book this Myoko hostel.

Funky Monkey Lodge Myoko-Akakura

Funky Monkey Lodge Myoko, Akakura Onsen

Funky Monkey Lodge Myoko is a friendly six room guesthouse in Akakura, Myoko. The area has over 14 metres of snow every year which attracts snow and outdoor activity loving people from all over the world. This is a Japanese style of guest house where you can mingle with other travelers in the lounge area.

“Amazing! A Home Away from Home!” (Review)

Book Funky Monkey Lodge in Akakura Myoko now!

The lodge is hosted by a couple who are into mountaineering, kayaking, rafting, diving, traveling around the world and of course, snowboarding! Having certified with National Guide Interpreter (Japanese government-certified tour guide for English speaking tourists), we are also willing to help with your travel planning and arrangements in Japan.

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014: Powder and more powder!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014

Powder and more powder!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

Well this morning we woke to another huge dump! Due to the amount of shoveling and extra work needed the snow report is a little late today!
Through all this chaos of shoveling and snow clearing it’s shaping up to be an amazing day on the hill with 60 – 70cm of fresh on top of an already awesome soft base 🙂


Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014

Akakura Onsen this morning

Just a reminder to all visitors to the Myoko area that you are not allowed to ride under lift lines, tempting as it might be. There are so many areas you are allowed to ride it is unnecessary to ride these areas. Although Myoko has always been fairly relaxed about off-piste ski patrol are currently on a mission to take passes of people who don’t follow the rules. So stay safe and do the right thing!

Meanwhile down in Sekiyama…

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014

The weather forecast shows more snow on and off for the next few days. Nice cold temps will make for amazing dry snow.

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 60-70cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.6m base – varying across the resorts

Current Snow Conditions: powder!

Current temperature: -5° at 10am

Current Weather: snowing with the sun poking through from time to time

Current Visibility: low, some fog and heavy snow, get those low light lenses out.

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details! Note: We are not a fan of 5 minutes of polecam face shots. Sorry, we prefer something a little more creative.

Looking for a great gift to take home for friends, family or even yourself? Buy some Myoko kanzuri spice at the local gift shop – either as ground chilies, chili powder or a tabasco style hot sauce.

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Chilies drying in Myoko to be used for kanzuri.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 5 January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 5 January 2014

Cloudy in the morning but plenty of fresh snow around

The fog was a bit of a nuisance this morning but the skies are starting to clear.

A few pictures this morning at Akakura Kanko Pictures by Damien St Pierre

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The lone snowboarder, the trees are starting to get covered and the snow banks are getting bigger

It’s a nice clear evening at the nighta session in Akakura Onsen

Clear night at Akakura Onsen Nighta

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 20cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  1.2m of compact base

Current Snow Conditions:  Fresh snow and clouds getting higher

Current temperature: -2° at 2:30pm

Current Weather: Overcast, snowing in the morning now claring

Current Visibility:  Fog coming in and out, now seems to be clearing

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Here’s the Daily Flake Nagano Snow Report from today. Sorry about the quality. Our video software is not behaving well so we have given up and uploaded the raw video instead.

 

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 5 January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4 January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4 January 2014

More fresh snow overnight and more all day today.

It started about 3 am this morning and hasn’t let up since. Within the last hour the wind and snowfall has picked up with the snowfall predicted for the rest of today on tonight. Higher up on Suginohara this afternoon the clouds have started to clear a bit (see photo below). Tomorrow is looking very promising as an all out powder day 🙂

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4 January 2014

An amazing photo of Mt Myoko yesterday by one of the resident photographers Matt Hull. You can see more of his work here The Matt Image

The most prominent runs visible are those of Akakura Kanko and Akakura Onsen resorts


A few pictures this morning at Akakura Onsen Pictures by Damien St Pierre

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Standard transportation in Akakura Onsen & Ali from Myoko Snowsports enjoying the snow

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New visitors arriving in Akakura Onsen & some shining through at Myoko Suginohara this afternoon

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 15cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  1.2m of compact base

Current Snow Conditions:  15cm of fresh with more and more every hour

Current temperature: -4° at 11:00am

Current Weather: Snowing with a moderate Northerly wind

Current Visibility:  Reduced at base, slightly better at the top

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details!

This morning’s view at Myokokogen Station

The train arriving at Myokokogen Station

The train arriving through the snow at Myokokogen Station

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4 January 2014

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Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, Myoko Kogen, Japan

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort“This resort just blew us away. Without a doubt, Akakura Onsen became the whole teams most favourite resort in Japan.”
World Snowboard Guide

 

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Akakura Onsen Ski Resort provides a variety of runs for all levels of skiers, from beginners up to intermediate-experts. It is a huge resort with many lifts and runs so that it never seemed that crowded, even on a weekend, and lines are usually short or even non-existent. With more than 13 metres of snow annually, you’re guaranteed great skiing at this diverse ski area. There are lots of great accommodation choices right at the base of the slopes in the Akakura Ski Village.

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, Myoko Kogen

Following mergers over the years Myoko Akakura Onsen Ski Resort now covers a number of formerly independent resort areas, the best known being Akakura Onsen, Kumado, and Akakura Chuo as well as a couple of other small areas such as Yodel. These should not be confused with the neighbouring Akakan /Akakura Kanko resort area. Watch for the signs that clearly delineate the two areas.

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, Myoko Kogen

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Overview

At Akakura Onsen Ski Resort skiers can enjoy a 4 kilometre run from the top of the hill starting at 1,500 metres+. Or you can do whatever else fits your skills and interests: powder skiing, moguls, terrain parks, hit the trees or just fun family cruising. Slalom races are held in February and March, with entry available to anyone.

There is a nice selection of restaurants scattered over the mountain and in the village. At the foot of the mountain is an onsen spa town where steam and the scent of hot springs fill the air – the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Japan apres experience. Below the resort a grand panorama spreads out, offering beautiful views of Lake Nojiri and, in the distance, the Sea of Japan.

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Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Stats

Longest Run: 4,500 metres
Half Pipes: No
Terrain Parks: Yes – Two (as follows)
Kumado Panorama Course: kicker, table top, rail box, straight rail
Maeyama 4 Course: Freeride park – SBX course, kicker, table top, rail box, straight rail
Cross-country available: Unknown
Child Care / Ski School: Yes
Elevation: 1,500 metres
Vertical Drop: 760 metres

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Ski Runs

Lifts: 14
Trails: 36 (Beg:48% Int:37% Adv:15%)

Average Akakura Onsen Snow Depth

December 40 cm
January 180 cm
February 250 cm
March 200 cm
April 150 cm

Akakura Onsen lift tickets 2016/17:*

Ticket Type Adult Child (6-12) Senior (60+) Notes
One Day 4,300yen 3000yen 3000yen 8:30 – 16:30
5 hour ticket 3,300yen 2,400yen 2,300yen  5 hours from purchase.
Sunset ticket 3,500en 2,500yen 2,500yen 15:00 – 22:00
Night Ski A 2,500yen 1,500 1,500 17:00 – 22:00
Night Ski B 2,000yen 1,500 1,500 19:00 – 22:00
Single use 450yen 350yen 350yen 8:30 – 17:00
Joint Akakura Snow Area Pass – 1Day 5,000yen (Child/Senior 3,700yen)
Joint Akakura Snow Area Pass – 2Day 9,400yen (Child/Senior 6,700yen)
Akakura ski lift discount coupons here
*Further senior, family, child and/or early/late season discounts may also be available

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Course Map

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Akakura Ski Resort Course Map

Resort Course Maps Here (English) (Japanese) (.pdf)

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Contact

Phone: 0255-87-2125 | Website (Japanese)

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort: Access and directions

Nearest station: Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen Station on the Kita-Shinano line is less than ten minutes by taxi to Akakura Ski Resort. Also, free shuttle buses run between Myoko Suginohara, Ikenotaira Onsen and Akakura Kanko ski resorts.

Airport shuttles to Akakura Onsen

Book airports to Akakura ski resort here
Book inter-resort shuttles to/from Akakura Ski Resort here

Book chartered bus services and shared taxis here.

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English Ski Schools in Akakura Onsen, Myoko Kogen

English speaking ski school and rentals are available at Myoko Snowsports in the Akakura Champion area. Ski lessons (in English) and ski rentals are also available from the Yodel Snow School in Akakura, Myoko Kogen. They also offer snow shoe, junior race training and kids programs. Bookings can be made online. See here more more details.

Snowboard and ski rental/purchase in Akakura Onsen

There are numerous ski rentals shops such as Myoko Snowsports in Akakura Champion, Spicy Rentals & Aoyama Sports in Akakura (online reservations available) or Yodel Ski School, also in Akakura Onsen. Many of the hotels, such as Guest House Bunk, also have ski rentals on-site. See here more more details.

Akakura Onsen: Access Guide

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Check our extensive Akakura Onsen Google map for greater detail

Akakura Onsen: Weather Forecast

7 Day Outlook for Akakura Onsen Mountain Base, from meteoblue.

Akakura Onsen Webcam

Akakan Ski Resort webcamAkakura Onsen webcam thanks to Akakan Ski Area

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Akakura Onsen Accommodation:

Need a place to stay? Check out these recommended Akakura Onsen hotels below plus many more at our Akakura Onsen accommodation guide and hotel map

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Akakura Wakui Hotel, Myoko KogenThe Akakura Wakui Hotel offers a choice of western or Japanese-style rooms to suit all types of groups. The hotel is operated by a well-known local family and features a plethora of local history and artworks to enjoy.

It is centrally located just a very short walk from the lifts at Akakura Onsen Ski Resort. The hotel has onsen/hot springs onsite for a relaxing post-ski experience. An excellent choice of Akakura accommodation with English speaking host. Get a quote or check Akakura Wakui Hotel ratings

 

Hotel Mumonhotel mumon myoko is funky retro hotel with lovely hosts and onsite restaurant. Facilities available include onsite bar, fireplace, onsen, ski and drying rooms and internet access. English speaking staff are on hand to assist foreign guests as well as organise ski tours and cultural activities. Weekday rates start from ¥7,000 per person, per night including breakfast.

The hotel is very close to Akakura Ski Area  and a short walk to the main street and restaurants. A free pick-up service is available to and from the hotel. Get a quote or read reviews for Hotel Mumon

 

 

Red Warehouse MyokoRed Warehouse in Akakura Onsen, Myoko is a family ski lodge with communal self contained facilities right in the heart of the ski village. The lodge is friendly Australian ski club style but with a Japanese twist. Red Warehouse family ski lodge enjoys a suberb, almost ski in, location in Akakura Onsen, Myoko Kogen, just off the main street. It’s a very short walk to restaurants, shuttle buses and ski schools/rentals yet only less than 3 minutes walk/ski to the ski lifts. There is a large communal living area with a pot belly stove fire and communal kitchen. A kids play area and games room/mini-theatre is available in the basement. Free wifi throughout.

 

Akakura Sun Hotel is a ski in hotel based at the foot of Akakura Ski Resort.Akakura Sun Hotel is a ski in hotel based at the foot of Akakura Ski Resort. The Akakura Sun Hotel offers a hot spring bath and bright Japanese-style rooms with a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is available at the lobby. Sun Hotel in Akakura is only a two minute walk from the main street and restaurants of Akakura village. Get a quote or see reviews

 

Hotel Takeda, Akakura MyokoTakeda Hotel Myoko Akakura is right near the base of Akakura Ski Resort.

The Hotel Takeda Myoko offers budget single and twin Japanese-style rooms with shared bathroom/onsen. Wi-Fi is available and the property has a drying room, launderette and drinks vending machines. The owner is a sake expert who is happy to share his knowledge with you and sample tastings. Get a quote or read reviews

 

Akakura Onsen Hotel SenkeHotel Senke is located along the main street of the Akakura hot-spring district and is less than a 5-minute walk from both the Akakura Ski Resort and Akakan Ski Resort. It features hot-spring baths, 3 restaurants and 18 Japanese-style rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lobby. There are three popular restaurants in and next to the hotel.

Check our extensive Akakura Onsen accommodation guide and hotel map for more options.