From US$866

for 7 nights


Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

Star Rating

Price Range

US$124 - US$140 per night


January, February, March, December



Akutsu Pension is a simple yet comfortable lodge in Myoko, Japan. The hotel as a good location near a train station, with both restaurants and ski lifts within a stone's throw. The closest lift, Yodel #1, is easily accessible from the hotel, while others further afield are also reachable via public transport options. The friendly staff can point you in the right direction. The hotel itself offers both western and Japanese style rooms, plus a mix of classic Japanese and modern western meals at the on site restaurant. Plus, there’s decent WiFi, ski equipment storage, ensuites and spacious rooms.


Quick Facts
    • Japanese and western style rooms
    • Great access to public transport
    • On site hot springs
    • Wifi
    • Ski storage
    • Meals available

A 10-minute drive from JR Myoko Kogen Train Station, Akutsu Pension offers simple Japanese and Western style accommodations with free WiFi in Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, near the Yodel Lift #1.

Akutsu Pension is located in Myoko, one of Japan's premier ski regions. The area has long been a retreat for Japan's upper crust, and today draws visitors from all over the world.

Guests at Akutsu Pension can refresh in the cosy on site hot spring baths after a long day of skiing. Akutsu Pension's hot springs have a light sodium sulphur content, which locals say is good for skin conditions, stomach problems and rheumatism. Even if you just want to relax, there's no better reward after a long day on the slopes!

The air-conditioned rooms feature a TV and a private toilet. Guests can choose to sleep in rooms with Western-style beds or in rooms with tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests and bathrooms are shared.

Ski storage is available and drink vending machines are on-site. A Japanese-style set menu is served for breakfast and dinner.

Pension Akutsu is a 15-minute drive from Myoko Ski Park and Lake Nojiri. JR Nagano Train Station is a 1-hour drive away. 


Pension Akutsu is a no nonsense affair, with rooms that are comfortable, clean and well suited to travellers just looking for a decent place to crash between ski adventures. The owners can rustle up a home cooked hot meal, including Japanese and western cuisine. Some of their other facilities include:

  • Ski storage
  • Hot spring baths
  • Public Bath
  • Internet and free WiFi
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Heating
  • Meals available

The hotel welcomes group bookings, and it's worth calling ahead for special rates, particularly for weekday rates. In particular, they have some great late season discounts for groups and even individuals.

Surf & Other Activities

Myoko is known throughout Japan for its great skiing conditions, with long seasons and relatively thin crowds. While the area can get a little busy during peak holiday times, in general its less crowded than other skiing regions of equal calibre. Off the slopes, there's no better way to kick back than to take advantage of Myoko's famed hot springs, known in Japan as onsen. Along with being pure bliss to relax in, onsen also supposedly have all kinds of health benefits. These benefits largely depend on the minerals in the water, which can vary significantly.

Outside skiing season, Myoko also has some decent hiking and other outdoor activities. Whatever time of year you arrive, Pension Akutsu's friendly staff are always happy to help visitors find the best activities to do in the area.

Room type
Travel dates
7 nights Japanese Room (Based on 4pax) Package US$866 Per person 01 Dec-30 Dec, 03 Jan-01 May
7 nights Japanese Room (Based on 4pax) Package US$927 Per person 30 Dec-03 Jan
7 nights Western Room (Based on 2pax) Package US$927 Per person 01 Dec-30 Dec, 03 Jan-01 May
7 nights Western Room (Based on 2pax) Package US$981 Per person 30 Dec-03 Jan
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  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 5 days lift pass
  • Return airport transfer
  • Daily breakfast

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