Top 10 Things to do in Myoko, Japan

December 9, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Myōkō is a city located in south-central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the city had an estimated population of 32,829 and a population density of 73.7 persons per km².
Restaurants in Myoko

1. Myoko Snowsports

585-74 Akakura | ibis Hotel, Myoko 949-2111, Niigata Prefecture +81 255-87-3580
Excellent
94%
Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 111 reviews

Myoko Snowsports

Welcome to Myoko Snowsports - the premier provider of English ski & snowboard lesson programs, equipment rentals, retail and photography services in Myoko Ski Resort, Japan.All lesson & guiding programs are tailored to each guest's individual requirements - taking into account goals and prior experience, as well as taking advantage of local snow conditions and Myoko's 13+ meter annual snowfall.Excellent quality rental and retail equipment from K2, Line, Burton, Ride, Elan and Fablice is fitted by expert staff who live and breathe snow.

Reviewed By Rachel B

Thanks to Myoko Snowsports (in particular, Michale) for getting me from a “never been on a board” on a day one, to riding down a red run on Day 4. Awesome experience, kind but persistent instructors who are patient but know when to push you to get you to where they know you can be. Thank you! And thank you Michale! Great 4 days with the one instructor made my afternoons fun and challenging.

2. Kasugayama Castle

Nakayashiki, Kasugayama, Joetsu 943-0819, Niigata Prefecture
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 92 reviews

Kasugayama Castle

Reviewed By Jason Z - Montague, Michigan

A very nice experience of the Joetsu area and Japan in general. Excellent hiking around the levels of the castle! Tons of unique scultures and shrines to see. Bring water and your hiking shoes. It's a good work out if you want it to be! I was one of the first to arrive around 7am. I especially liked that as it became very busy around 11 or so. I enjoyed the views and stops where I found myself meditating (mostly to catch my breath).

3. Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture +81 90-6507-7719
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 637 reviews

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Reviewed By daveskiss - Doreen, Australia

If you want an experience that includes something other than snow skiing this is your destination. The village dates back to the Edo Period in Japan’s past. There are lots of interesting places to eat. Being an hot Springs area there are plenty of public and private Onsens to indulge you.

4. Madarao Kogen Ski Resort

Madaraokogen, Iiyama 389-2257, Nagano Prefecture +81 269-64-3214
Excellent
33%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 144 reviews

Madarao Kogen Ski Resort

Reviewed By nzskater - Auckland Central, New Zealand

The field itself felt a bit strange, in that the lifts/runs didn't flow well into each other. On top of that there seemed to be a pack of ghost riders who tracked up everything 15 minutes before we arrived.
Am sure it is excellent on a good day, but get in early for first tracks if you like powder, and call it a day once everything is cut up.

5. Suginohara

Suginosawa, Myoko 949-2113, Niigata Prefecture +81 3-5928-1123
Excellent
44%
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 149 reviews

Suginohara

Reviewed By kismetkate - kismetkate

When there has been good snow this is a great place to ski with excellent choice of terrain. We were lucky and hit it after a 65 cm dump. People know about it though so you need to get there early before its skied out. We had a car so we could beat the bus. Some great well spaced tree runs and also more challenging terrain for those equipped with shovels transceivers and skins.

6. Takada Park

Takada, Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture
Excellent
36%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 66 reviews

Takada Park

Reviewed By HotEarth - Melbourne, Australia

By mid morning we were at the park vicinity. Noticably, sakura blossoms have passed its peak. However, the wet gound and cold morning provided a clear and crisp appearance, especially with the snow covered Mountains in the background. Its still very pretty despite being here late in the sakura season. Its well worth the trip.

7. Akakura Onsen Ski Area

Akakura Onsen, Myoko 949-2111, Niigata Prefecture +81 255-87-2125
Excellent
40%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 146 reviews

Akakura Onsen Ski Area

Reviewed By kismetkate - kismetkate

I have skied here twice and enjoyed both visits. The terrain is varied and there are good slopes for all levels of skiers and if conditions permit, good off piste for experts. The resort is friendly and well staffed and there is an excellent ski school with English speaking instructors. I love the village with its many good restaurants with Shibata being the favourite. Highlight of every day is coffee and cake at the Kanko hotel.

8. Takada Castle

6-1 Motoshirocho, Joetsu 943-0835, Niigata Prefecture +81 25-526-5915
Excellent
21%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 94 reviews

Takada Castle

Reviewed By Whangs - Manila, Philippines

You need tickets to get in (cheap). Try to get a 360 degree view of the surrounding moat and park from the top most floor of the castle. Great exterior architecture, but ho-hum interior.

9. Sado Steamship

353 Ryotsuminato, Sado 952-0014, Niigata Prefecture +81 570-200-310
Excellent
29%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 132 reviews

Sado Steamship

Reviewed By John R - Fontainebleau, France

When I arrived at the Ferry terminal in Niigate, I was met by 2 gentlemen from Sado Kison who annonced that the ferry service was cancelled. I was later looked after by a charming lady from the company Michiko Saito, who kindly telephoned my Ryokan and Rose Rentals. Her english was excellent and Michiko was very helpful.
I later took the 16.00 ferry and arrived on Sado island around 18.30. (in the rain).

10. Myoko Kogen

Myoko 949-2111, Niigata Prefecture
Excellent
61%
Good
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Satisfactory
17%
Poor
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Myoko Kogen

Myōkōkōgen is famed for it's 9 local ski resort areas. The first of these, Akakura, was founded in the 1930s, making it one of the oldest established ski areas in the world. It is also a traditional mountain retreat of Japan's imperial family. Myōkō Kōgen is also well known for its many local onsen (hot springs) emanating from the Jigoku-dani valley between Mt. Myōkō and Mt. Mae The area is dominated by 'Hokushingogaku' - a spectacular series of five Mountains (Madarao, Myōkō, Kurohime, Togakushi and Iizuna) that make up the border of Nagano and Niigata prefectures.

Reviewed By yotcrew - Lennox Head, Australia

This is a good ski area to visit whilst in Japan.
There are two Mountains to ski close to the main village area with one mountain being predominantly beginner slopes. It does get crowded during the weekends.
The village has a good choice of restaurants.

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