30 November, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be opening this 2020-21 season. However, we are taking tentative bookings for the 2021-22 season, deposit-free. We will not request commitment at this time. As the situation evolves, we will update all of our guests on any changes and look forward to a sensational 2021-22 season!

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Central to world class powder skiing

"Powder to the People!"

(Since 1972)


Is Myoko the most reliable powder skiing region in Japan?

Averaging 88cm of fresh snow per week!

Over 17m (2018/2019 season)


"Less Groomed, More Backcountry"


Laid back, club style Akakura Onsen accommodation central to the hottest new powder ski destination on the planet!

Come and ski the best Myoko backcountry powder snow with us!


Make your booking at our Myoko Kogen accommodation now.

Myoko Ski Lodge Accommodation


Myoko Ski Lodge offers an east meets west, self contained accommodation and skiing experience in the culturally traditional, Japanese village of Akakura Onsen. The perfect ski lodge accommodation from which to explore the greater Myoko ski area with some of the most reliable, uncrowded, chair lifted powder skiing in the world.


Start each day with a self serve, complimentary, western, continental breakfast in our spacious, valley view dining area overlooking the village.


Then it's a 300 metre walk to one of two ski resorts flanking the village. Families can walk down hill to a chair lift at Akakura Onsen Ski Resort with English speaking ski school and for the more advanced skier looking for bigger lines and great backcountry, it's a 300 metre walk up hill to adjoining Akakura Kanko. Either way, you can still ski back almost to the door for lunch!


For the more adventurous with a penchant to explore, you'll find yourself conveniently located to multiple ski areas with a wide variety of terrain, from the longest groomed run in Japan and the second biggest vertical lifted ski area as well as mesmerising tree skiing, park riding and back-country shredding at any of seven ski resorts all within a 30 minute bus ride from the village, making our central Akakura Onsen village location the best place to stay in Myoko.


After each epic day, carving your name on Mount Myoko, it's time to relax with a revitalising soak in one of our own, in-house, natural onsen baths which are direct fed from a volcanic hot spring.


Then socialise with a drink by the double sided, stone fire place, before strolling to dinner at a raman bar or one of several other delicious, village restaurant options or choose to whip up something simple (or fancy) with your family and friends (old and new) in Myoko Ski Lodge's self catering communal kitchen.


After dinner, retreat to the cosy lodge lounge to compare tales of the day's memorable powder experiences and share plans with new friends from around the world for tomorrow's adventures before retiring to the comfort of your Western or Japanese, tatami style bedroom.


Laid Back, Club Style Self Catering Ski Accommodation In Myoko.

Built in 1972, Myoko Ski Lodge has recently been purchased by the Hardman family from Western Australia and each year renovations and operational improvements are made to ensure guest comfort and memorable times are had.


Guest Rooms - All rooms are of course, non-smoking and accommodate up to four guests.
All rooms now have western beds except "Secret Stash" which still has traditional futon beds.


Living Areas - Unlike many Myoko hotels, b&b's, ryokans and pensions in Akakura Onsen, our non-smoking lodge has lots of cosy, club style, communal living and lounging space with a toasty, double sided open fire place which invites guests to mingle with each other or just chill in the relaxing atmosphere.  Maybe have a strum on one of the guitars or ukelele or watch a ski movie from our selection or put a family show on for the kids. The main dining and living areas serve as the social hub of the lodge with fairy tale, snowy views over the village and is open all day in case you feel like a lazy stay-in.

FREE WIFI - We have great NTT wifi throughout most of the lodge.

Breakfast - A western continental breakfast is included every morning, consisting of tea, coffee, juice, cereal, museli, porridge, fruit salad, fruit, toast, muffins, sweet bread and condiments.  You are more than welcome to supplement your breaky by whipping up some bacon and eggs just how you like them in the communal kitchen - Aussie club ski lodge style.

Communal Kitchen - A commercial kitchen is available for your use 24/7 should you wish to take advantage of our self contained accommodation by preparing your own lunches and/or dinners. Each room comes with a cupboard for storing food and a shelf in a fridge.

Traditional Onsen Bathrooms - The bathrooms are traditional Japanese Onsen style souced directly from a mountain hot spring. You can soak with company or lock the door for privacy.  For those not needing an onsen, we have recently installed an additional two single showers.

How does a family from Western Australia, 3,000km from the nearest ski hill end up owning and running a ski lodge in Akakura Onsen, Myoko Kogen, Niigata, Japan?


A school trip to Mount Hotham in Victoria (Australia) in 1986 was possibly where Geoff's obsession with snow sports and mountain life was spawned. Since then, Geoff and Tania, along with daughters, Chelsea and Shannon have stayed at some of the best ski lodge accommodation in Japan and around the world in a quest to find the best mix of snow quality, snowfall reliability, terrain variety, atmosphere and affordability.


Culture rich Japan was always a firm favourite and it was here in the quaint village of Akakura Onsen, on the slopes of Mount Myoko that we found this funky, older style ski lodge from which to explore one of the best ski destinations in the world, Myoko, Japan.


Wow! Dump after dump of dry powder snow yet relatively mild weather and a comfortable 800 metre altitude. The longest groomed ski run in Japan, yet short lift queues. Take in a mesmerising tree run or some exhilarating back country while the kids attend the English speaking ski school.


We hope you'll make a booking at our relaxed, self contained lodge accommodation soon and take advantage of the uncrowded slopes and untracked powder lines before the rest of the western world discovers that Myoko Kogen has some of the most reliable powder skiing in the world.

Best Ski Accommodation in Myoko