ABOUT Myoko Kogen
- Myoko (Niigata) is the place to be if you’re chasing powder, often receiving the most snowfall in Japan – up to 15m a season
- With the Snow Chaser Pass you’ll have access to 10 resorts across Myoko, Madarao and Shiga Kogen
- Its small village, Akakura, has a variety of accommodation and a selection of quality bars and restaurants
Myoko Kogen AccommodationMyoko has a variety of accommodation options in Akakura Village. Check out our top recommendations here.
Ski PackagesWe offer a wide variety of packages in Myoko, including the best backpacker lodges, hotels apartments and lodges.
Group ToursIt’s all about that famous Japow and our mountain guides have spent many seasons in Japan so they know where to go to get the best snow! They'll be on hand to guide you around both on and off mountain for a truly amazing Japanese Snow Holiday. Check out what tours visit Myoko
day toursIf you're wanting to take a rest day after a few big days on the mountain there are some good day tour options from Myoko.
Myoko Kogen DiningThe small village of Akakura Onsen has a great selection of bars and restaurants to keep you fed and entertained when off the mountain.
How to get to
Myoko KogenYou have a few different options for getting to Myoko from Tokyo and other cities. Check out which option is best for you.
Myoko Kogen Trail MapsMyoko has so much terrain to ride across its five local resorts and three further resorts not far away. Read on and find out which resort is best suited to you.
Myoko Kogen School
Group ToursLooking to plan an overseas school tour to Myoko? Let us do the organisation for you with our team of experienced school travel specialists.
Featured Myoko Kogen Articles
Calico Unveils Two New Restaurant Openings in Japan.
Calico restaurant, the heartbeat of Bali’s surf scene, is set to blaze a trail of good times with the grand openings of two new locations in Japan’s snowboarder paradise – and just in time for winter. Following t [...]
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 [...]
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