Discover Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen is one of the pinnacles of winter resorts in Japan. Encompassed in a wonderland scenery from what almost looks like a painting. You can be assured good traditional restaurants, a good time, and memories for the rest of your life. 

Things to see and do

FAQs

Getting around Myoko Kogen

The easiest way to get around in Myoko Kogen is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Myoko Kogen

Public transportation: 

Travelers who come by train will have to get off at Myokokogen station. From there, most sights are only a short bus or taxi ride away. 

 

Car rentals:

How long to stay at Myoko Kogen

We recommend staying here for about two days.
 

Hotels in Myoko Kogen

Flights to Myoko Kogen

The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 7 hours

  • by bullet-train: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes (bullet-train available between Tokyo station and Joetsumyoko station. 

Seasonal information

Winter sports:

Ski resorts in Japan typically run from January until April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow.

  • Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort: click here to go to the official website

  • Seki Onsen Ski Area: click here to go to the official website

  • Akakura Onsen Ski Area: click here to go to the official website

  • Ikenotaira Ski Resort: click here to go to the official website

  • Akakura Kanko Resort: click here to go to the official website

 

Hiking:

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Summer until Autumn
 

Scenic rides:

  • Myoko Kogen Sky Cable: click here to go to the official website

Festivals in Myoko Kogen

There is one well-known festival in Myoko Kogen. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

 

  • Sekiyama Shrine Fire Festival

    • Date: July 13th and 14th

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