Myoko is a city in southern Niigata Prefecture that is a nationally known for its ski resorts. Among them, Akakura Ski Resort is one of the most popular.
Accessible by train, then by taxi or by shuttle bus.
Take the Nagano Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano and change to the Shinetsu Honsen Line to Myoko Kogen Station. Akakura Onsen is a 10-minute taxi ride from the station.
Shuttle buses are available between Myoko Suginohara, Ikenotaira and Akakura Kanko ski resorts.
By car, take the Joshinetsu Expressway and get off at Myoko Kogen Interchange. Akakura Onsen is a 6-kilometers from there on route 18.
Surrounded by high mountains, Akakura Onsen Ski Resort has been in operation since 1937. The longest course in the ski resort is four kilometers and there are a total of 14 courses for all levels of skiers. At this enormous resort, you have the choice of skiing on normal runs, moguls, terrain parks or between the trees.
At the foot of Mt. Akakura is a hot spring town where you can reward your body after a day on the surrounding ski slopes.
From Akakura Resort, you can see Lake Nojiri and the Sea of Japan on a fine day.