5 based on 111 reviews
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.
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.
4 based on 92 reviews
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).
4.5 based on 637 reviews
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 based on 144 reviews
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.
4 based on 149 reviews
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.
4 based on 66 reviews
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.
4 based on 146 reviews
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.
4 based on 94 reviews
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.
4 based on 132 reviews
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).
4.5 based on 91 reviews
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.
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