(Artist In Residence) A.I.R. Myoko is a contemporary boutique hotel that offers a unique experience in the ski mountain village of Myoko, Japan. The small chalet style hotel is perfectly located between two ski runs with absolute ski-in ski-out access and is just around the corner from the main village of Akakura Onsen.
There is a strong emphasis on fine cuisine, featuring locally sourced produce and collaborations with nearby farms. The restaurant is an intimate chef's table dining experience which features a plant-based Kaiseki style set menu and regional wines.
The hotel features a mix of traditional Japanese and contemporary design details including a natural onsen (hot spring) which overlooks the ski run. The two onsens provide guests with a local experience of therapeutic relaxation. Each has a continual flow of thermal spring water, hinoki timber interior/bathtub and ski run views. The two onsens are for private use via reservation. Sitting at the top of the village and overlooking the mountains, the location is absolutely picturesque.
The natural thermal spring continually flows from beneath the mountain and is perfect after a day on the slopes. This particular mineral content of the Akakura Onsen water has therapeutic properties highly valued for healing and promoting skin health. With views of the slopes, the onsens are the perfect way to recover and unwind.
Liam and Nana look forward to welcoming you... as does their lovely dog Tetsu.
The hotel A.I.R. Myoko is not like a traditional hotel but a melding of ryokan hospitality with western comforts. The property has 7 rooms in total:
3 X Twin Rooms with private ensuites
4 X Double Rooms with shared bathrooms
Breakfast is served daily to guests and includes fresh juice of the day, in house baked sourdough and local specialty coffee.
NEW Self-Contained Chalet right next door! Currently under renovation for the 2019/2020 Ski Season.
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Myoko Kogen is a laid back Japanese village located in the Niigata prefecture about 1 hour train from Nagano station. The resort has 9 resorts with the main resort being Akakura Kanko which is a traditional Japanese village where most of the accommodation, restaurants, ski hire and atmosphere is located.
Some of the other popular ski resorts in the area which are all within a half an hour drive from Akakura Kanko include Myoko Suginohara, Mt Tangram, Madarao, Akakura Onsen, Seki Onsen and Ikenotaira Onsen.
Suginohara has the longest ski run in Japan which at 8.5km’s is a decent leg burner especially when there is a significant amount of fresh snow. Apart from Suginohara, Akakura Onsen has one of the steepest runs in Japan suitable for advanced level skiers and snowboarders. Tree skiing is also allowed in Myoko Kogen and backcountry / side country tours can also be arranged with a qualified local guide. Beginners and Intermediates will also be able to find suitable terrain for their abilities with 30% green runs and 40% Intermediate runs on average throughout the Myoko Kogen area.
The Niigata Prefecture averages 12-16 metres of snow per season with a fresh dump of snow falling every 3 days on average. Make sure you pack your powder ski’s and snowboards or simply hire one from the many rental shops located in Akakura Kanka.
Best chance of Powder from Mid December till Mid March. Great Spring conditions with Bluebird days and no crowds and usually a 3m base right through till end of April