Discover the Charm of Myoko

Your Guide to Our Vibrant Community

Welcome to Myoko, a picturesque town nestled in the heart of Japan’s stunning Niigata Prefecture. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm, welcoming community, Myoko offers a unique blend of natural beauty and vibrant local life. Whether you’re an adventurer, a nature lover, or a cultural enthusiast, Myoko has something special for everyone.

A Natural Paradise

Myoko is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The region is renowned for its world-class skiing and snowboarding opportunities, thanks to its heavy snowfall and well-maintained slopes. Myoko Kogen, one of Japan’s oldest ski resorts, offers a variety of runs catering to all skill levels. During the warmer months, the area transforms into a playground for hikers and mountain bikers, with trails that wind through lush forests and up to scenic peaks.

Top Outdoor Activities:

  • Skiing and Snowboarding at Myoko Kogen
  • Hiking in Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park
  • Mountain Biking Adventures
  • Golfing with a View at Myoko Country Club
  • Relaxing in the Famous Onsen (Hot Springs)

Rich Cultural Heritage

Beyond its natural beauty, Myoko boasts a deep cultural history. The town is home to several historic temples and shrines, including Myokoji Temple and Sekiyama Shrine, which offer a glimpse into Japan’s spiritual traditions. Visitors can also explore local museums and participate in traditional festivals that celebrate the region’s history and customs.

Cultural Highlights:

  • Myokoji Temple
  • Sekiyama Shrine
  • Myoko History Museum
  • Local Festivals: Myoko Kogen Snow Festival, Sekiyama Shrine Autumn Festival

A Thriving Local Community

The heart of Myoko lies in its community. The locals are known for their hospitality and pride in their town. Strolling through the streets of Myoko, you’ll find charming shops selling local crafts, cozy cafes serving delicious regional cuisine, and friendly faces eager to share their stories.

Local Experiences:

  • Shopping for Handmade Crafts and Souvenirs
  • Savoring Traditional Japanese Cuisine
  • Visiting Local Markets for Fresh Produce
  • Engaging with Friendly Locals

Perfect Accommodation

For visitors, Myoko offers a variety of accommodation options to suit all preferences and budgets. From traditional Japanese inns (ryokan) and mountain huts to modern hotels and cozy guesthouses, you’ll find the perfect place to rest after a day of exploration.

Accommodation Options:

  • Escape Myoko: A Premier Ski Lodge
  • Mountain Hut Myoko: A Cozy Retreat
  • Traditional Ryokan Experiences
  • Family-Friendly Hotels and Guesthouses

Plan Your Visit

Myoko is accessible year-round, each season offering its own unique charm. Winter is perfect for snow sports enthusiasts, while spring and summer bring vibrant colors and ideal conditions for hiking and outdoor activities. Autumn is a photographer’s dream, with stunning foliage creating a tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows.

Travel Tips:

  • Best Times to Visit: Winter (December to March), Summer (June to August), Autumn (September to November)
  • How to Get Here: Convenient Access from Tokyo via Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Nagano, then a short train or bus ride to Myoko
  • Local Transportation: Easy to Navigate with Local Buses, Taxis, and Rental Cars

Join Our Community

We invite you to discover the charm and warmth of Myoko. Whether you’re here for adventure, relaxation, or cultural exploration, our community welcomes you with open arms. Start planning your visit today and experience the magic of Myoko for yourself.

For more information on accommodation and activities, or to book your stay at Escape Myoko or Mountain Hut Myoko, please contact us. We look forward to making your visit unforgettable.

Our Offerings

We’re passionate about good food, good wine, and good company. Whether you stop by for drinks with friends, a solo late lunch, or a dinner party, you can always expect a warm welcome from our team. Two Pines is also home to our snowboard rental shop, so you can bookend your days on the slopes with the best kit and the best vibes. 

Rentals

We have partnered with Never Summer Japan to offer the best quality snowboard hire with a board for all abilities. If you fall in love with your Never Summer snowboard and would like to purchase it we will take a days rental off the cost.  Explore options, and pick up from Two Pines.

Pizza

Explore our pizza menu, where we’ve blended local Japanese ingredients into every bite. We like to think of our menu as small and perfectly formed. Each pizza is a delightful fusion of traditional Italian craftsmanship and the vibrant, palate-pleasing ingredients of Japan.

Drinks

This season, enjoy a thoughtfully curated beverage menu featuring Niigata Special Sapporo beer, punchy 9% Strongs, and a selection of fine wines. And for those seeking non-alcoholic options, we have you covered too. Raise a glass to a season of delight.

Location

Located directly across from the Shrine and bus stop in Sugi Village, Two Pines is easily accessed by foot, car, or the local bus route – which stops right outside! If you’re coming directly from the slopes, you can hop off the Romance Pair lift in Suginosawa Ski Resort, and walk or hitch the last five minutes. We’ll be waiting for you with hot pizza and cold beer – name a better combination, we’ll wait. 

We look forward to welcoming you.

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