Myoko Kogen is one of the best destinations to ski ‘The Heart of Japan’. With over a hundred years of skiing to its credit and with snowfalls of up to 13 metres each year, Myoko Kogen is renowned for its soft deep powder. The Myoko ski area is one of the largest in Japan, serviced by 40 lifts and made up of nine mountains over three linked resorts: Myoko Akakura, Myoko Suginohara and Ikenotaira Onsen. The region’s Suginohara ski field boasts the longest ski run in Japan at 8.5 km and Akakura Onsen has the steepest ski run in central Japan at 38 degrees known as “The Wall”. The linked resorts are centred around the main village of Akakura, where most of the accommodation is based. As Japan’s first international mountain resort, Myoko Kogen is well known for its rich history, culture and traditional onsens.
Gateway City Tokyo 286km
Why Myoko Kogen
- The birthplace of skiing in Japan gives a great sense history while hitting the slopes. The Akakura Kanko Hotel is an imposing reminder of these origins and commands a position overlooking the valley below
- The onsens here are often less frequented so allows for a truly meditative soak after a long day on the slopes. Explore the outdoor options for that memorable experience
- With a huge annual snowfall of over 13 metres the slopes are always in pristine condition and the experts will be thrilled with the easy access to the side country and renowned tree skiing
Myoko Kogen Mountain Statistics
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