Myoko Ski Holidays

Fantastic snow record, friendly and local, this is the kind of atmosphere you would expect from a Japanese ski town.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
Fantastic snow record, friendly and local, this is the kind of atmosphere you would expect from a Japanese ski town.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia


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An off-piste paradise with magical tree skiing - Myoko is the place for a serious powder fix, while the town is distinctly Japanese.

On average, Myoko receives a colossal 13-metres of snow each year - more than anywhere else in the region. Off-piste access is unrivalled and, unlike other resorts, tree skiing is allowed, so expect dreamlike runs between snow-laden birches.

The ski area covers four zones on Mount Myoko, all linked by shuttle buses. Akakura Onsen is the main area, while Ikenetaira has gentler slopes and a freestyle park. Seki Onsen is best for tree skiing, and we love the long groomers over in Suginohara - especially the 8.5km run above Lake Nojiri. For some, the ski area isn’t quite large enough for a week, so combining with Nozawa Onsen or Hakuba can be a good idea.

At the mountain’s base, Myoko village has authentic appeal. Hot springs (onsens) are everywhere and the izakayas (Japanese pubs) are full of atmosphere. For eating out, the local eateries are excellent value and serve everything from sushi and noodle soups to katsu curry.

To experience more of Japan, Nagano’s Zenkoji Temple and the Jigokudani Park snow monkeys are highlights, while catching the bullet train back to Tokyo for a night makes an exciting end to any Myoko ski holiday.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Myoko Resort Guide

Make the most of your Myoko ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

December to April
Nearest airport
Tokyo Narita / Haneda
Flight time
11 hours 30 minutes
Direct flight
Transfer time
4 hours
Rail / transfer
2,454 m
Vertical drop
1,124 m
Avg snowfall
14 m
Ski lifts
17% advanced
41% intermediates
42% beginners


Resort Map


Myoko’s accommodation options range from small ryokan (Japanese guesthouses), to luxurious ski-in ski-out hotels like the legendary Akakura Kanko. Whether you’re staying right on the slopes or a short walk from the lifts, all hotels and guesthouses are well located and include their own onsens (hot springs).

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Myoko accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The Akakura Kanko is an impressive hotel located on the slopes of the Akakura Kanko Resort, and is a leading hotel in Myoko.
Oyado Furuya
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
This traditional Japanese Ryokan is located in central Akakura, just a three minute walk from the lifts.


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14/04/2012 Mike Ashcroft

On piste skiing is rather limited for good skiers, but off piste was excellent especially as we had so much snow!


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