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Myoko, Japan

Ski & Snowboard

Trip Myoko
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Travel to the almost untouched powder Mecca of Myoko and explore one of Japan's oldest ski areas. It will be easy to slow down and enjoy the traditional and delicious food, the unique Japanese culture, and unwind after a big day on the hill with the good company that you meet.

Ski and ride some through the heart of the Japanese Alps and explore one of Japan’s untouched gems on this Myoko adventure. From the city lights of Tokyo, we will travel to the small village of Myoko which acts as a home base for four major ski resorts. We will stay at the Morino Lodge Myoko, home to several onsen (hot spring baths) and just a three-minute walk from the lifts of Akakura Onsen and Akakura Kanko. When your heart is content from skiing or snowboarding in one of the snowiest places in the world, explore the sleepy town, soak in the onsen and enjoy some delicious and authentic food. On this Myoko, Japan ski and snowboard trip, we will also explore Nagano’s temples, visit the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and tour one of the few microbreweries in Japan. Its no wonder that the deep snow, unique beauty and authenticity of Myoko makes this trip one of our favorite Japan ski package destinations.

Please note: evoTrip is actively monitoring COVID restrictions in Japan. If evo has to cancel these trips all booked guests will receive a full refund or have the option to defer their trip to a future date.


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Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Arrive at Narita airport and meet the group at 5 pm local time. We will meet just outside of customs in Terminal 1 South Wing. Once we have located our group, we will travel by private coach to Myoko. This will be a 5-6 hour bus ride and we will stop for a quick dinner on our way. We’ll get into the Morino Lodge Myoko late, check in and get a good night’s sleep to prepare for our first day on the hill. You are responsible for dinner and snacks this night.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Meet for breakfast at 7am to outline the day and get to know the group. Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. For our first day of riding, we’ll head towards the resort that's received the most snow. Folks are welcome to stay in the group or explore on their own. We’ll identify a meeting spot for lunch and discuss the plan to return to the lodge. You’ll have time to relax in the lodge onsen and we will help the group make reservations for dinner. You will be responsible for your lunch and dinner bills on this day.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Repeat! Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. This could be a great day to explore the tree runs at Akakura Onsen, just a three minute walk from the lodge. The adventurous can hike up to the summit from the top lift and enjoy an untouched snowfield.The resort even includes lunch with their lift tickets!
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple and returning to the lodge. You are responsible for your dinner on this day.
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Following breakfast, we’ll head back to the hill. We will have a recommendation for the group and if there has been a snowstorm in the north, we might head to the tiny Seki Onsen resort. If you don't want to travel with the group you can grab a taxi and head to a different resort, your guides and our partners at Morino Lodge can help you pick the place that will best suit your needs for the day. You are responsible for your lunch and dinner on this day.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Repeat! After our last day of riding, we get back and pack - you'll have the option to ship our luggage directly to the airport form the lodge using the Black Cat service. After unwinding, we will enjoy a traditional Nabe dinner at Morino Lodge Myoko. If the group is up for it, we can even take over Myoko's tiny karaoke bar to celebrate our final night.
  • 7
    Day number 7
    Eat breakfast and check out. You will have the option to ship your ski and snowboard equipment directly to the airport for an additional fee. As a group, we will take the train to Tokyo and check into our hotel. You’ll have the day and night to explore Tokyo. We will make loose plans and have recommendations for the group (more karaoke, anyone?). You are responsible for your lunch and dinner, as well as transportation in the city on this day.
  • 8
    Day number 8
    Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
Trip Package Includes
  • Seven nights of lodging in Japan (six at Morino Lodge Myoko, one night at a Tokyo hotel), based on double occupancy
  • Seven breakfasts and one farewell dinner at the Morino Lodge
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Myoko
  • Transfer by train from Myoko Kogen to Tokyo
  • Private group daily transportation while in Myoko
  • Four days of lift tickets to Myoko area resorts
  • Tour of Zenkoji Temple and the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, including a sushi lunch and sake tasting
  • Support from two trip leaders
  • Gift from Oyuki 
  • A one-time 20% off purchase code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads
  • Lunches and six dinners
  • Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo
  • Transportation from Tokyo to Narita Intl. Airport
  • We recommend planning to spend $350-$550 on meals, drinks, entertainment, and gifts
  • Questions? Call or email us
Area Information
The Myoko Area

With its rare beauty and unique culture, there’s no wonder why Myoko, Japan continues to be one of our favorite ski trips to Japan. Myoko is a quaint village located in the heart of the Japanese Alps and is a powder seeker’s dream. It’s hard to come by a place like Myoko where the snow falls hard and fast, leaving skiers with several feet of fresh powder by morning. In fact, year after year, it continues to be one of the snowiest places on Earth.

Since this small village is still fairly undiscovered, crowds are minimal. With both Akakura Onsen’s and Akakura Kanko’s lifts a few minutes walk from the Morino Lodge, and one of the main shuttle bus hubs right outside the front door, you've got easy access to all the resorts in the Myoko valley. Unlike Hakuba, Myoko consists of only two streets and has an intimate, peaceful atmosphere. Its roads contain only a few restaurants, bars and quirky shops, giving visitors a very authentic and traditional Japanese mountain experience that is often hard to come by in larger towns. This Japan ski package offers an atmosphere that makes it easy to slow down and enjoy the traditional and delicious food, the unique Japanese culture, and unwind after a big day on the hill with the good company that you meet. Check out all of our Japan ski & snowboard trip packages to take a peek at other options.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Due to the epic snowfall in Japan, we suggest packing powder skis or boards. It can get pretty cold and windy as well, so be sure to bring layers and be prepared for heavy winter conditions. Off of the mountain, bring comfortable layers for sitting seiza-style and slippers as the lodge will not allow shoes inside. Learn more about flying with your gear here
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FAQ
FAQ
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    You are responsible for booking your own travel and you must meet your group at Narita Airport outside Customs in Terminal 1 by 5pm on Sunday.
  • Can I choose my roommate?
    Yes. If you have a roommate request, please let us know. By default, we will place two people of the same gender in a room with two beds.
  • Can I book a private room? Will there be a single supplement?
    Yes, though single rooms are first come, first served and subject to availability. Please note an additional cost (known as a single supplement) of $500 will apply. Please check in with Customer Care before booking if this will determine your participation.
  • What if I'm a solo traveler that would like a roommate but none are available?
    If you are a solo traveler that would like a roommate, we do our best to pair you with another solo traveler of the same gender. However, if no roommate option is available and you must be assigned your own room, you will be asked to pay 50% of the single supplement to cover the cost of your room. In this case, as the single supplement is $500, you would be liable for $250 extra. Please note roommates are paired on a first come, first served basis, so the earlier you book the less likely you will be "forced" into a single room!
  • I am a beginner / intermediate / advanced level of skier / snowboarder. Will there be terrain for me?
    Yes. All levels of skiers and snowboarders are welcome. You don’t need to be an advanced or expert skier or snowboarder to have a good time on this trip. However, if you are an expert you won’t be disappointed because there is terrain for everyone. Ski the resort, the parks or if the conditions are right there are plentiful backcountry options. Spend time with the group or do your own thing.
  • What is included in this trip?
    This trip includes: Transportation by private coach from the airport to Myoko and a train ride from Myoko to Tokyo. Six nights stay at Morino Lodge Myoko, one night stay at a hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo. All breakfasts and one group dinner at Morino Lodge. Four days of skiing at the surrounding resort of your choice (there are variety of resort options in both Myoko. While evo will typically suggest one for the group to visit based on the weather and terrain, you will have your own option each day). A tour through Nagano to visit the famous snow monkeys, tour Zenkoji temple, visit a sake distillery and eat a traditional Japanese lunch. Recommendations for food / drink and entertainment in Myoko and Tokyo.
  • What is NOT included in this trip?
    Airfare – please note you must arrive at Narita Airport by 5pm on Sunday of your trip start. Most lunches and dinners – we will provide recommendations and some of the ski resorts include lunch with their lift tickets, but any expenses will be out of pocket.Transportation from Tokyo to Narita (options include bus, train or taxi and cost approximately $35). Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo. We provide medical insurance for our travelers, but recommend that you purchase travel insurance as well to protect your flight and belongings. We recommend planning to spend $300-$500 on meals, drinks, entertainment and gifts.
  • What gear should I bring?
    You can find a complete gear list above. Some people bring more than one snowboard / skis (one for powder, one for all-mountain), this is not a requirement. Bringing two pairs of skis can potentially put your bag over weight and be expensive.
  • Will we be able to wash our clothes?
    Yes. Morino Lodge has free laundry facilities.
  • I am going to come early / stay longer; can I do something with my gear?
    Japan has an incredible luggage delivery service (Black Cat) that you can take advantage of for about $50. If you arrive early, you can send your snow gear to the lodge from the airport. If you are staying longer, you can have your luggage delivered to the airport ahead of your arrival. We can give you all the information to coordinate this.
  • Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?
    Yes! For meals provided by the lodge/evo (breakfasts and one dinner), there will be options available. Gluten Free: It is difficult to avoid gluten in Japan, but it is possible. We recommend that you bring your own soy sauce and some snacks, as you will eat a lot of rice dishes. Being a vegetarian in Japan is easy. We will provide you with a card that will alert restaurants/grocers to your needs and most locations will be accommodating. Halal & Kosher while there are a limited number of Halal and Kosher restaurants in Japan, there will be many meal options available by avoiding meat. For all dietary restrictions, we recommend that you bring some snacks just in case.
  • Can I (or my partner) come even if I don’t ski or snowboard?
    Yes. The primary activity on these trips is skiing/snowboarding; however, there may be options if you or your loved one does not currently participate. There are English-speaking ski schools in Myoko and you can sign up for lessons and rentals (we can help book this). For folks not interested in learning to ski / snowboard, we may be able to help coordinate other activities, such as visits to a spa, yoga or snow shoeing. The Morino Lodge has it's own private onsen, so it is a great place to relax and read if you just need to unwind.
  • I'm ready to book. What next?
    To secure your spot, you can either pay the full amount now or contact Customer Care at 1.866.386.1590 if you prefer to only pay your $1,000 per person deposit. Note that regardless of paying full payment or deposit at time of booking, we will consider $1,000 to be a non-refundable deposit in accordance with our terms and conditions. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • What precautions are you taking given the current Covid-19 pandemic?
    While we are optimistic that conditions will continue to improve by this winter, we are taking a number of precautions to promote the health and safety of our guests. We have reduced group size permitted with 10 guests maximum on this trip. We're also offering more single room options in case you would prefer your own room as well as any enhanced safety measures proposed in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC, WHO, and local authorities. If for any reason, evoTrip is forced to cancel your trip for any reason, including due to restrictions or conditions related to Covid-19, you will receive a full refund.
  • Should I purchase travel insurance?
    YES! While it is not required, we always recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, theft and/or accidental damage while traveling. We recommend World Nomads.
  • What if I need to change or cancel my trip?
    We understand the need for flexibility now more than ever. If you cannot or no longer wish to join your scheduled trip, we are offering the option to forward your deposit to a future evoTrip (at no cost) up to 65 days prior to departure date. However, if you need to cancel, the deposit for the trip is non-refundable and cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee (see policy below). For this reason, we recommend purchasing travelers insurance, which will cover the cost of your trip in extenuating circumstances. All cancellations must be submitted to evo in writing, are effective as of the date we receive them according to our internal records, and will be subject to a cancellation fee as follows (amounts are per person and only apply to amount paid after the non-refundable deposit amount): Cancellation 60 days or more prior to trip departure - Non-Refundable Deposit. Cancellation between 30 and 59 days prior to trip departure - 50% of total booking cost. Cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure - 100% of total booking cost. Cancellation policy for custom trips may differ from these terms and will be communicated prior to booking. No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. The same applies if you leave a trip or cannot fully participate in a trip due to injury or illness. Refunds will be at the discretion of the Company if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
  • More questions? We are here to help!
    Our team would love to help answer any additional questions you have! Monday-Thursday - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (PT) Friday - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (PT) Saturday-Sunday - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (PT) US and Canada: Toll Free 1.866.386.1008 // Worldwide: Dial Country Exit Code + 1.206.632.7598 Or send us an email at: evo.com/contact
Testimonials
It was fantastic! Loved the group of people, loved the trip. Loved the flexibility we had to take advantage of the good snow and ride for 4 days straight. It was a great experience and I'd definitely do it again.
Sarah
evoTrip 2016
I had the pleasure of dining and skiing with Philip during the trip. He is a very genuine guy with a penchant for problem solving. He saved 2 pairs of ski boots from being stranded in Myoko in the drying room among other things. I also had the pleasure of skiing with Bryce which was quite a treat because he pushes hard to find the best terrain. It's exactly what I was looking for in a ski trip.
Eric
evoTrip 2016
This was a fantastic trip! Everything I hoped for and wanted to do on this trip happened - skiing powder in the trees, great little Japanese restaurants, bluebird days, experiencing Tokyo....
John
evoTrip 2016

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Itinerary
Itinerary 1
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Arrive at Narita airport and meet the group at 5 pm local time. We will meet just outside of customs in Terminal 1 South Wing. Once we have located our group, we will travel by private coach to Myoko. This will be a 5-6 hour bus ride and we will stop for a quick dinner on our way. We’ll get into the Morino Lodge Myoko late, check in and get a good night’s sleep to prepare for our first day on the hill. You are responsible for dinner and snacks this night.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Meet for breakfast at 7am to outline the day and get to know the group. Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. For our first day of riding, we’ll head towards the resort that's received the most snow. Folks are welcome to stay in the group or explore on their own. We’ll identify a meeting spot for lunch and discuss the plan to return to the lodge. You’ll have time to relax in the lodge onsen and we will help the group make reservations for dinner. You will be responsible for your lunch and dinner bills on this day.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Repeat! Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. This could be a great day to explore the tree runs at Akakura Onsen, just a three minute walk from the lodge. The adventurous can hike up to the summit from the top lift and enjoy an untouched snowfield.The resort even includes lunch with their lift tickets!
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple and returning to the lodge. You are responsible for your dinner on this day.
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Following breakfast, we’ll head back to the hill. We will have a recommendation for the group and if there has been a snowstorm in the north, we might head to the tiny Seki Onsen resort. If you don't want to travel with the group you can grab a taxi and head to a different resort, your guides and our partners at Morino Lodge can help you pick the place that will best suit your needs for the day. You are responsible for your lunch and dinner on this day.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Repeat! After our last day of riding, we get back and pack - you'll have the option to ship our luggage directly to the airport form the lodge using the Black Cat service. After unwinding, we will enjoy a traditional Nabe dinner at Morino Lodge Myoko. If the group is up for it, we can even take over Myoko's tiny karaoke bar to celebrate our final night.
  • 7
    Day number 7
    Eat breakfast and check out. You will have the option to ship your ski and snowboard equipment directly to the airport for an additional fee. As a group, we will take the train to Tokyo and check into our hotel. You’ll have the day and night to explore Tokyo. We will make loose plans and have recommendations for the group (more karaoke, anyone?). You are responsible for your lunch and dinner, as well as transportation in the city on this day.
  • 8
    Day number 8
    Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
Trip Package Includes
  • Seven nights of lodging in Japan (six at Morino Lodge Myoko, one night at a Tokyo hotel), based on double occupancy
  • Seven breakfasts and one farewell dinner at the Morino Lodge
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Myoko
  • Transfer by train from Myoko Kogen to Tokyo
  • Private group daily transportation while in Myoko
  • Four days of lift tickets to Myoko area resorts
  • Tour of Zenkoji Temple and the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, including a sushi lunch and sake tasting
  • Support from two trip leaders
  • Gift from Oyuki 
  • A one-time 20% off purchase code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads
  • Lunches and six dinners
  • Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo
  • Transportation from Tokyo to Narita Intl. Airport
  • We recommend planning to spend $350-$550 on meals, drinks, entertainment, and gifts
  • Questions? Call or email us

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Select Your Trip

Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Arrive at Narita airport and meet the group at 5 pm local time. We will meet just outside of customs in Terminal 1 South Wing. Once we have located our group, we will travel by private coach to Myoko. This will be a 5-6 hour bus ride and we will stop for a quick dinner on our way. We’ll get into the Morino Lodge Myoko late, check in and get a good night’s sleep to prepare for our first day on the hill. You are responsible for dinner and snacks this night.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Meet for breakfast at 7am to outline the day and get to know the group. Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. For our first day of riding, we’ll head towards the resort that's received the most snow. Folks are welcome to stay in the group or explore on their own. We’ll identify a meeting spot for lunch and discuss the plan to return to the lodge. You’ll have time to relax in the lodge onsen and we will help the group make reservations for dinner. You will be responsible for your lunch and dinner bills on this day.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Repeat! Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. This could be a great day to explore the tree runs at Akakura Onsen, just a three minute walk from the lodge. The adventurous can hike up to the summit from the top lift and enjoy an untouched snowfield.The resort even includes lunch with their lift tickets!
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple and returning to the lodge. You are responsible for your dinner on this day.
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Following breakfast, we’ll head back to the hill. We will have a recommendation for the group and if there has been a snowstorm in the north, we might head to the tiny Seki Onsen resort. If you don't want to travel with the group you can grab a taxi and head to a different resort, your guides and our partners at Morino Lodge can help you pick the place that will best suit your needs for the day. You are responsible for your lunch and dinner on this day.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Repeat! After our last day of riding, we get back and pack - you'll have the option to ship our luggage directly to the airport form the lodge using the Black Cat service. After unwinding, we will enjoy a traditional Nabe dinner at Morino Lodge Myoko. If the group is up for it, we can even take over Myoko's tiny karaoke bar to celebrate our final night.
  • 7
    Day number 7
    Eat breakfast and check out. You will have the option to ship your ski and snowboard equipment directly to the airport for an additional fee. As a group, we will take the train to Tokyo and check into our hotel. You’ll have the day and night to explore Tokyo. We will make loose plans and have recommendations for the group (more karaoke, anyone?). You are responsible for your lunch and dinner, as well as transportation in the city on this day.
  • 8
    Day number 8
    Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
Trip Package Includes
  • Seven nights of lodging in Japan (six at Morino Lodge Myoko, one night at a Tokyo hotel), based on double occupancy
  • Seven breakfasts and one farewell dinner at the Morino Lodge
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Myoko
  • Transfer by train from Myoko Kogen to Tokyo
  • Private group daily transportation while in Myoko
  • Four days of lift tickets to Myoko area resorts
  • Tour of Zenkoji Temple and the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, including a sushi lunch and sake tasting
  • Support from two trip leaders
  • Gift from Oyuki 
  • A one-time 20% off purchase code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads
  • Lunches and six dinners
  • Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo
  • Transportation from Tokyo to Narita Intl. Airport
  • We recommend planning to spend $350-$550 on meals, drinks, entertainment, and gifts
  • Questions? Call or email us
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

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