Hotel Moc is a no nonsense hotel in Japan's skiing village of Shin-Akakura, Myoko, with great views of the nearby mountains of Myoko and Madarao. They offer rooms with a combination of western and traditional features, plus a good array of amenities for skiers. They offer on site ski storage, equipment rental, wi fi, onsen hot springs and some excellent Japanese food. It’s possible to ski from just a few meters from the front door, making it the next best thing to ski in, ski out. It’s also located extremely close to the ski lifts, so you can rest assured you’ll spend plenty of time on the slopes.
Hotel Moc is a medium range hotel that's a great base for exploring the ski slopes around the Myoko area. One of the hotel's best features is its fantastic views. Nothing gets you pumped more for a day of skiing than waking up and seeing the looming peaks first thing in the morning. Their rooms have spectacular views of Mt. Myoko to the west, and Mt. Madarao to the southeast. Even their restaurant has some pretty decent views. Better still, it's possible to ski within a few meters of the front door. It's not quite ski in, ski out, but basically the next best thing.
The hotel is well located in Shin-Akakura, Myoko. Myoko is surrounded by some of Japan's best skiing country, and boasts long seasons with some pretty epic powder. The region is one of the world's oldest established ski areas, with its first dedicated ski resort opening in the 1930s.
Hotel Moc is in the middle of the action, with the closest ski lift just a few minutes by foot from the front door. There's also plenty of bars, restaurants and a few convenience stores within easy walking distance of Hotel Moc, making it a great choice for anyone who doesn't like the idea of being isolated out in the mountains in a ski lodge.
Along with these conveniences, the Hotel Moc also has all the standard amenities you'd expect from a hotel mostly geared towards winter sportspeople. There's a fairly spacious equipment room in the basement, and an on-site hot spring for relaxing after a day in the snow.
All of Hotel Moc's rooms are described as combination Japanese/western rooms. This essentially means you can expect a room with western style beds (as opposed to traditional Japanese sleeping futons), along with a traditional style sitting area. This area features tatami (woven straw) flooring, along with a low table. It's a great little feature that allows guests to sit back and take in the mountain views, while enjoying a hot cup of tea.
The hotel also features a range of amenities well suited to winter sportspeople, including a basement equipment room and rental shop.
Their full list of facilities includes:
- Occupancy: 70 persons
- Rooms: 15
- All with western bedding and ensuite bathroom.
- Dining room (open for business during lunch)
- Hot baths
- Ski rental
- Check-in/out: Check-in 3 p.m., check-out 10 a.m.
- Location: at the foot of the sky cable (gondola)
Meals can be included with room costs. Hotel Moc provides quality traditional Japanese food with an emphasis on seafood, as they are near to the Sea of Japan. If you wish they can instead cook some western dishes, but it's recommended that you try their Japanese dinners. At lunch the restaurant is open to the public and a number of noodle, curry, miso and rice based dishes are offered, suitable for that lunch ski break. Homemade cake is also available throughout the day. Yum!
Surf & Other Activities
Hotel Moc is well situated to take advantage of Myoko's great skiing. The closest ski area is Akakura Kanko, which can be easily reached within a matter of minutes. From their front door to the Akakura Kanko gondola station it's about 40 meters, or just a very short walk. The gondola station is also where you can exchange your ski ticket vouchers for lift passes. About 30 meters further on is the triple chair lift.
Apart from Akakura Kanko, which is right above the hotel, the Akakura Onsen ski field is accessible by free ski bus, or by skiing from the Kanko ski area. Other areas which can be reached by the free bus are Ikenotaira Onsen (nine minutes on the free bus) and Myoko Suginohara (28 minutes on the free bus). The free bus departs and returns every hour from within 30 meters of the hotel. Other fields within a taxi ride include Pine Valley and Tagram.
|7 nights||Wa-Yo with ensuite shower (Based on 4pax)||Package||NZ$1,453||Per person||01 Dec-30 Dec, 03 Jan-09 Jan, 11 Jan-16 Jan, 17 Jan-23 Jan, 24 Jan-30 Jan, 31 Jan-06 Feb, 07 Feb-13 Feb, 14 Feb-20 Feb, 21 Feb-01 May|
|7 nights||Wa-Yo with ensuite shower (Based on 4pax)||Package||NZ$1,612||Per person||09 Jan-11 Jan, 16 Jan-17 Jan, 23 Jan-24 Jan, 30 Jan-31 Jan, 06 Feb-07 Feb, 13 Feb-14 Feb, 20 Feb-21 Feb|
|7 nights||Wa-Yo with ensuite shower (Based on 4pax)||Package||NZ$1,951||Per person||30 Dec-03 Jan|
|7 nights||STD Twin||Package||NZ$1,506||Per person||01 Dec-30 Dec, 03 Jan-09 Jan, 11 Jan-16 Jan, 17 Jan-23 Jan, 24 Jan-30 Jan, 31 Jan-06 Feb, 07 Feb-13 Feb, 14 Feb-20 Feb, 21 Feb-01 May|
|7 nights||STD Twin||Package||NZ$1,718||Per person||09 Jan-11 Jan, 16 Jan-17 Jan, 23 Jan-24 Jan, 30 Jan-31 Jan, 06 Feb-07 Feb, 13 Feb-14 Feb, 20 Feb-21 Feb|
|7 nights||STD Twin||Package||NZ$2,110||Per person||30 Dec-03 Jan|
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