ABOUT Madarao Kogen
Madarao Kogen is located between Myoko and Nozawa Onsen, making it a great base to enjoy the powder of the region. Madarao is connected to the neighbouring Tangram Resort which can be accessed on the one lift pass. Madarao offers a variety of terrain for all abilities, however its major attraction is their off-piste skiing, heavy gladed tree runs and a large selection of runs left ungroomed. Madarao has a moderately sized village and with more foreigners beginning to visit the area, the amount of restaurants and bars is increasing.
Madarao Kogen AccommodationThe small village of Madarao Kogen offers a selection of hotels and lodges. Check out some of our favourite options here.
Group ToursMadarao, also known as Madapow, is a super fun little resort with its major attraction being their off-piste skiing, amazing tree runs and a large selection of runs left ungroomed. We have a a few guided tours that will visit this awesome little resort which you can check out here.
day toursIf you're staying in Madarao and want to take a rest day here are some of our top recommendations to do.
Madarao Kogen DiningThe number of bars and restaurants in Madarao keeps growing each year. Check out some of our top recommendations here.
How to get to
Madarao KogenYou have a few different options for getting to Madarao from Tokyo and other cities. Check out which option is best for you.
Madarao Kogen Trail MapsFind out which areas across both Madaraon and Tangram are best for you with our resort guides and trail maps.
Featured Madarao Kogen Articles
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s December Update
Bluebird pow day in Niseko last winter. Will we see similar days this season? Photo: Niseko United Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The past month has been an unsettled one in Japan, where an anomalous southwest flow has brought [...]
Mountainwatch Guide to Myoko – Japan’s Powder Capital and Second Stop on The Golden Snowmads Tour
Myoko is regarded as the powder capital of Japan for good reason – 15 metres average annual snowfall means there are a lot days like this. Photo: Grant Gunderson Mountainwatch | Joe Stanco After visiting Minakami and Tenjinda [...]
First Snow Has Fallen and Resorts are Open!
As the mountains across the Northern Hemisphere are starting to disappear under a blanket of snow, ski enthusiasts around the world are starting to dust off their gear, in preparation for those first powder turns! In Japan, Niseko [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s November Update
Niseko and Mt Yotei after this week’s snowfalls cleared. Photo: 360niseko Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper First North America, then Europe, and now Japan is on the map after the first proper snowstorm of the season came through [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – What We Can Expect in an El Nino Year
Drew Jolowicz finding deep powder at Appi Kogen, northern Honshu, in Feb 2020 a season that experienced a moderate to strong El Niño. Photo: Dylan Robinson Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Here we go folks, another Japanese snow [...]
Embrace the Myoko Magic: A Safe, Fun, and Enlightening Backcountry Adventure
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