Ikigai Lodge

Ikigai Lodge holds prime position in Myoko Kogen, right across from the Akakura Kanko lift station and an easy walk to the bars & restaurants of Akakura Onsen village.  The Myoko Kogen ski resort offers the ideal holiday for lovers of powder snow, boasting an average of 13 metres of snowfall in the season… in fact Myoko has claimed the snow crown for the over 17 metres of snowfall on multiple seasons!  The Myoko area is made up of several ski resorts, linked together by shuttle bus. Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen, Ikenotaira Onsen, Suginohara and Seki Onsen are a few of the resorts you will get to ride. It is also handy for day trips to the neighbouring ski resorts of Tangram Circus/Madarao Mountain & Lotte Arai.

Ikigai is a bed and breakfast lodge with 8 rooms.  Accommodations choices include the very beautiful Japanese style Grand Tatami Suite for up to 8 persons; plus a mix of studios and family suites that offer flexible bedding to support travellers of all kinds. Some rooms feature private balconies, additional lounge space, and ensuite bathrooms. Regardless of your choice in accommodation, your stay at Ikigai Lodge will be a memorable one.

Myoko Kogen  is located one hour north of Nagano and from Tokyo we recommend catching the Nagano Shinkansen and then the Kita-Shinano train line to Myoko Kogen Station.  The Ikigai Lodge staff will then pick you up and bring you to Ikigai, making the transition easy and convenient. Best of all, from Tokyo, the trip takes a little bit under two hours!

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy Japanese snow, culture and an excellent time away, Myoko Kogen ticks all the boxes. A great mountain, English-speaking ski schools, fantastic onsens, traditional restaurants, small bars and a flourishing nightlife means there is something for everyone at Myoko Kogen.

Accommodation Details

Grand Tatami Suite (up to 8 persons)
More than just a room. This multi-room suite is enormous and offers a more traditional Japanese hotel experience and can accommodate up to 8 people in comfort and style. Encompassing two traditional Japanese tatami rooms, a Western-style room and a private bathroom, your family and/or larger group is sure to enjoy their stay at Ikigai Lodge.

Deluxe Family Suite (up to 5 persons)
Cosy and spacious room which can be configured as 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds. You can utilise the additional space as your own private lounge area or convert your sofa lounge to a double bed. This space can sleep up to 5 people with additional bedding. A private ensuite and balcony complete this space, making it a perfect solution for families and/or larger groups.

Family Suite (up to 4 persons)
Can be configured as 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds. It can sleep up to 4 people, by converting the comfortable sofa lounges into two additional single beds. A private ensuite completes this space, making it a perfect solution for families and/or larger groups.

Twin Studio Room with ensuite (up to 3 persons)
Can be configured as 1 King bed or 2 Single beds. This space can sleep up to 3 people with additional bedding. This room has a private ensuite.

Tatami Room with ensuite (up to 3 persons)
Beautiful, traditional Japanese-style room that is large enough to comfortably accommodate 3 people. Bed configuration may be 1 king bed or 2 single beds with the option of additional bedding. This room has a private ensuite.

Tatami Room (up to 3 persons)
Beautiful, traditional Japanese-style room that is large enough to comfortably accommodate 3 people. Bed configuration may be 1 king bed or 2 single beds with the option of additional bedding. This room can utilise private use of an adjacent bathroom.

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