If you like the idea of combining skiing with hot springs and experience a traditional style Japanese inn, Akakuraso is a pretty good bet. Located in Myoko, Akakuraso has easy access to ski slopes and hot springs, with both within easy striking distance of the inn. However, the big draw of Akakuraso is its traditional model. The hotel is modelled on the classic Japanese inn, known as a ryokan. Expect authentic surroundings, yukata, and some great food. Plus, they even have their own on site hot springs, along with modern features like wi fi.
A five minute walk from Akakura Onsen Bus Stop, Akakuraso offers simple Japanese-style rooms with mountain views. Akakuraso is a type of traditional style inn, known locally as ryokan. The ryokan tradition dates back centuries, and these kinds of inns have been providing rest to travellers in Japan since the Middle Ages. Expect an authentic experience, but with modern amenities.
The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (traditional woven-straw mats) and Japanese futon bedding. Each comes with a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle with green tea bags, while Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests. Includes a private toilet.
Guests can refresh in the public hot-spring baths and free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. JR Myoko Kogen Train Station is a 15-minute drive away.
A coin-launderette is on site and luggage storage is offered at the front desk. Massages can be requested for an extra cost and ski equipment rentals are available.
Multi-course meals featuring local fresh seafood and vegetables are served for dinner. A Japanese set menu is served for breakfast and all meals are offered at the dining room.
Akakuraso Inn is a 15-minute walk from Akakura Kanko Resort Ski Area and a 15-minute drive from Myoko Ski Park. Lake Nojiri is a 20-minute drive away.
Akakuraso may be a traditional style inn, but it offers all the modern amenities you'd expect from a midrange hotel. All rooms include Japanese style futon bedding, along with other traditional touches like tatami mats. Most rooms feature:
- Air conditioning
- Tea set
- Private bathroom
- Yukata robes
The inn also has a number of shared facilities, including a common area .
Their facilities include:
- Internet and free wifi
- Public parking
- Vending machine (drinks)
- Luggage storage
- Safety deposit box
- Family rooms
- Air conditioning
- Coin operated laundrette
- Luggage storage
Other services include:
- Ski equipment hire
- Hot spring bath
- English speaking staff
Surf & Other Activities
The area around Myoko has long been home to a traditional retreat for Japan's imperial family. It's hard to get an endorsement higher than that!
Myoko is best known for its winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding in the mountains outside town. The closest ski area to Akakuraso is the Akakura Kanko Resort Ski Area. It's just 15 minutes from the inn by foot, or a short cab ride. Further afield, the Myoko Ski Park can be reached in under 20 minutes by car. There are dozens of other ski areas in the region, and Akakuraso's knowledgeable staff will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Apart from skiing, Myoko's other big draw cards are its hot springs, called onsen. The area is renowned for its piping hot onsen. Akakuraso has its own onsen on site, and others can be visited in town.
Finally, Myoko isn't just a winter retreat. In summer, the region offers some decent hiking and other outdoor sports.
|7 nights||Japanese room with ensuite shower - Single occupancy||Package||NZ$1,028||Per person||01 Dec-30 Dec, 03 Jan-01 May|
|7 nights||Japanese room with ensuite shower (Based on 3pax)||Package||NZ$742||Per person||01 Dec-30 Dec, 03 Jan-01 May|
|7 nights||Japanese room with ensuite shower (Based on 3pax)||Package||NZ$837||Per person||30 Dec-03 Jan|
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