Ski Resorts in Niigata:Myoko



Welcome to Niigata's snowfields, the Japow Capital of Japan, and the ideal holiday choice for friends and families. First things first: if you are looking for some of the best snow Japan has to offer, then look no further than the Myoko and Arai region, with a colossal 13-16 meters average snowfall each winter. A distinct charming highlight of the Myoko region is its traditional Japanese yet friendly cultural atmosphere. Myoko Kogen combines so many outstanding features into one package. With impressive ski resorts, magical powder snow, delicious restaurants, vibrant bars, fantastic international snowsport schools and steaming onsens, you will soon find your home away from home in Myoko Kogen.

Welcome to Myoko


The Myoko region is home to 6 beautiful resorts, each with its own unique features and attributes - Suginohara, Ikenotaira(Alpen Blick Resort), Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen, Seki Onsen and Lotte Arai Resort. Views stretch from the Sea of Japan all the way to Mount Fuji, meaning there is no shortage of beauty to be astounded at. Most resorts are nestled along the eastern face of Mount Myoko and easily accessible by shuttle bus, and the others are just a short drive away. With highly-recommended international snowsports schools in the region, language is no barrier when it comes to getting high-quality lessons. The resorts offer such varied and exciting terrain, it’s a holiday you’ll want to repeat year after year.

A Snow Experience for Everyone

Thrilling Mountain Adventures

Fun Winter Activities

Additional information

As we still navigate through a world with COVID-19, it is important to know that your next-chosen snow holiday resort is taking all the necessary precautions to prevent and reduce the spread of viruses. It is obvious that the resorts in Myoko and Lotte Arai are doing all that they can to encourage their guests to be COVID-19 conscious, as well as have strict policies and procedures in place. Personal hygiene, social distance measures, lift riding capacities, regular staff health checking, and appropriate changes to day-to-day operations are certainly all overt and regular practices followed by all resorts.


With many excellent snow resorts to explore, each with a range of wonderful accommodations, the Myoko Kogen region is certainly an attractive and desirable area for snowsports enthusiasts and snow-hunting families and friends. The area is made up of six resorts, including the increasingly popular Lotte Arai resort-style hotel located nearby. Akakura Village boasts a wide choice of lodging options, including ski-in, ski-out access. Other accommodations are nestled within the vibrant town of Akakura, including luxury hotels, family-friendly lodges, Japanese-style ryokan and budget-range hostels to cater to all requests. Overall, the Myoko Kogen region and Lotte Arai Resort will certainly have an accommodation style and budget to suit any visitor.


The Myoko region is home to some of the best snow in Japan, however, don’t miss the tastiest local food, proudly showcased within the vibrant restaurants and bars. Whether you are looking for a full course menu, a little snack, or just a place to drink a beer with friends after an epic day riding there is something to satisfy all tastes. Cuisine ranges from across the globe and local Japanese deliciousness. Each one is an experience you won’t forget. With such a wide variety of options available, the only problem you are going to have will be deciding which restaurants to try first.
Vibrant Japanese Hospitality


You’ve booked your flights and are itching to get to the snow. After arriving in Japan, the easiest way to transport yourself to the vast snowy fields beneath Mt. Myoko and surrounding areas is via the shinkansen (Japanese bullet train). Blink and you’ll have missed the whole train ride, but then the most scenic part of your journey can begin. Old-but-unshakeable local trains will power through unbelievable storms to get you to your destination. Alternatively, take the highway bus or hire a car to take the long way around and experience even more of the region’s delightful scenery.