Where Is Myoko?

Myoko Kogen is located about 270km northwest of Tokyo Japan, a trip that takes about 3.5 hours depending on connection timing. Myoko Kogen is one hour north of Nagano City, but rather than being in the Nagano Prefecture it’s situated just over the border in the Niigata Prefecture. Myoko Kogen is situated in the heart of the Joshinetsu National Park and dominated by the 2,454 metre high Mount Myōkō.

Getting To Myoko

Train/train/train or bus combo – this includes a train from Narita to Tokyo, then a bullet train (Shinkansen) to Nagano, and then a local train or bus to Myoko Kogen. This is the fastest route. From the Tokyo international airport the total trip takes about 3.5 to 4 hours depending upon connection timing. The other advantage of taking the trains is that it’s a great insight into a part of the Japanese culture. See below for details. Direct transfer – this involves getting a shuttle bus or shared taxi transfer directly from Narita Airport to Myoko Kogen. The advantage is not having to lug your bags around the train stations. Ask us about a direct transfer.

Getting To Seki Onsen

There is a shuttle bus between Akakura Onsen and Seki Onsen, but there are only a couple of schedules per week and it only operates in the peak of the season. Check with the Myoko tourism association for the latest schedule. Otherwise if you’re not on a multi-resort tour, the easiest way to get between Akakura Onsen and Seki Onsen is self-driving. The drive takes about 30 minutes.

Around Myoko & Resorts

Catch a Mt Myoko bus from opposite the post office at the bottom of the Akakura Onsen main road. The inexpensive buses to Suginohara and Ikenotaira ski resorts only go once an hour. Your accommodation should may be able to help you with the latest timetables. The trip to Suginohara takes about 25 minutes and it’s about 15 minutes to Ikenotaira. Your place of accommodation should be able to help.

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