In Akakura Onsen, MSS have recently opened "Panorama" restaurant and Cafe. On the main road, just up from the PO.I hope this doesn't sound too "latte ish", but can anyone recommend a good coffee in the myoko village? I can do without most western things, but I'm having coffee withdrawals and the cans aren't doing it for me.....
Akatako. Im guessing anyway. With the wee baby on mums back?? Place is amazing!! made sure i tipped every night as they were just lovely people and such amazing food. The homemade umeshu was great too!A very big thank you to all those who contribute to this forum, we had an awesome trip to Myoko and really appreciate the tips and suggestions. I love Japan, love the snow and was really taken with Myoko as a first-timer to this region. Shhh, don't tell anyone else how awesome it is.
So sad that its over now! But, already planning the next trip.... ;-)
PS. our favourite bar was the cosy Avaya and our favourite restaurant was the izakaya on the left side corner at the top of the main street, first door on left. Duh, didn't get its name.
Akatako. Im guessing anyway. With the wee baby on mums back?? Place is amazing!! made sure i tipped every night as they were just lovely people and such amazing food. The homemade umeshu was great too!
In my opinion the Myoko resorts satisfy points 1 and 2 but very little of point 3.Planning on going back to Japan (3rd time) maybe next year. We have been to Hakuba that last two times we have been.
Im keen to try else where and Myoko could be a goer. How does the mountains here compare to Hakuba.
The things i love about Hakuba are;
1) Numerous mountains close together & easy to get to
2) Long runs (8km?) & numerous runs to choose from.
3) Steep runs.
I know Myoko is more traditional Japanese which will be fine. I just want to know how the mountains compare to Hakuba? If Myoko isnt similar, where else in Honshu are mountains similar Hakuba?
hokkaidoAfter missing out on a Japan trip the last 2 seasons, I've got a chance to get away from work mid March and what to come and have a look at what Myoko has to offer (after being to Hakuba a couple of times previously).
A couple of questions, is it going to be worthwhile that time of the season. I know nobody can forecast the conditions, but historically is the 3rd week of March still going to be ok and yes I'm not expecting ideal mid winter conditions with fresh on the ground every other day. Secondly, does anyone have any accommodation recommendations for a solo traveler (feel free to PM)?
It was raining horribly as we left Tokyo on the weekend of 20th March.
By the time we arrived in Myoko it was snowing quite nicely.
When we went out the next morning, we'd had close to 40cm overnight. It was a bit heavy, but great conditions for that time of the year, (and also for me as a beginner skier)