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Myoko & Madarao thread 2014/15

Discussion in 'Japan' started by M_G, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. 2nd_String_QB

    2nd_String_QB Hard Yards

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    It isn't in the village but the giant Akakura Kanko hotel in the middle of the resort has a great bakery and cafe. Worth a stop if you're sliding past and need to fill the tank.
     
  2. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Powder Recon shop
    Cafe at the bottom of the Akakura Sky Cable
    Possibly the new cafe at the back of Myoko Snowsports

    Next time better include a coffee enquiry when booking. ;)
     
  3. snowjunky

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    Hi folks,
    I am currently in myoko. Can any one tell me where I might be able to watch the Asian cup football final tonight?
     
  4. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stream it on your laptop or tablet.
     
  5. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    4 more sleeps till we arrive! Are the many public onsens in Myoko or mostly private ones attached to accommodations?
     
  6. AndrewD

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    We went to the onsen at The 7th Door ryokan.
    Wasn't the largest onsen ever, but it was pretty nice and only 500yen.
    Just off the main drag.
     
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  7. JA2340

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    In Akakura Onsen, MSS have recently opened "Panorama" restaurant and Cafe. On the main road, just up from the PO.
    Trained baristas, and triffic service.
    Best service on the mountain, by far!
     
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    Counting down. Just seven more sleeps.
     
  9. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had a great couple of days at Akakura! :) Heading over to Sugi today. Been told it's supposed to snow 1.5m over the next 72 hours :eek:
     
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    mannyk One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    In Togura/Nagano now, heading out to myoko in a few hours. Looks like we might be copping it when we arrive..
     
  11. BoofHead

    BoofHead One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Better rent some fatties then
     
  12. Seemore

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    or you could just immerse yourself in the pow and stick to the steeps:)
     
  13. oppositelock

    oppositelock One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great timing mate. :thumbs:
     
  14. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Steeps? In Myoko? I know not of which you speak.

    Kicked off here this afternoon. Should be nice in the morning.

     
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    Dave6 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Have fun manny.
     
  16. PMG

    PMG One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ditto.
     
  17. hotsaki

    hotsaki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The darwinites will be freaking out.Make sure you take them to the Skater bar.
     
  18. Joliver

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    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.
     
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  19. Draizuh

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    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!
     
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  20. Joliver

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    Yes that is the one! Baby Rin was too cute, we had a terrific night with Rin's grandparents, aunt & friends who were there to celebrate the opening one night. The cracked pepper edamame & grilled tofu was divine! Such a beautiful place and such a lovely family! I hope they have great success this season, they only open in winter.
     
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  21. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice sunny day and then suddenly - absolute pukage atm.
     
  22. Dave6

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    Hey manny, what's going on?
     
  23. expatgm

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    Not Manny but this should whet the appetite, from a while back. Just another boring day in Myoko
     
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  24. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can confirm Manny is alive, or was about 3 hours ago.
     
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    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?
     
  27. Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

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    In my opinion the Myoko resorts satisfy points 1 and 2 but very little of point 3.
     
  28. Froff Life

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    Pretty long runs at Akakura & Sugi, but hardly any steep inbounds terrain. More snow though & your choice of 4 resorts reachable in under 40 mins.
     
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  29. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, what they said. If you're looking for steeps you won't find them here.
     
  30. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    Myoko has the longest runs in japan at Suginohara.

    I didnt find it steep. Cant say i found hakuba resorts to be very steep either. The back country is very steep but its also very steep in hakuba.
     
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  31. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just got back from Joetsu - been to our fav all you can eat restaurant - and as is often the case when it is raining on Route 18, turn off to head up the mountain and it is snow. Temp was 0 but the snow was settling nicely. So tomorrow morning could be good.
     
  32. Addicted2Snow

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    After 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)?
    Cheers.
     
  33. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    We've had some very good snow around then and other times not. To be honest I'd be increasing my chances and looking at Hokkaido options.
     
  34. hotsaki

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    Or Shiga Kogen?
     
  35. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ask @gareth_oau about end of March at Myoko. They were very lucky last year and had fresh snow.
     
  36. gareth_oau

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    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)
     
  37. BobGnarly

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    hokkaido
     
  38. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Would have been blower powder at the top of Shiga Kogen.
     
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    actually dont book accom till a few days out when you can see the forecast and make a decision where to go.
     
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    ^^^^ this
     
  41. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agreed, if coming to Honshu. If the decision is made for Hokkaido it may be a struggle to get cheap airfares at late notice.
     
  42. M_G

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    And next stop on the bogan junction - Myoko

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  44. M_G

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    Moving onto something much more pleasant (from the moon to the sun?). Gorgeous day here.

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    More over on today's snow report.
     
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    mmm really did not need to see that.

    Good reason to be a little removed form the centre of town where that stuff happens.
     
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    Would be nice if it didn't happen in the first place.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, will have a look at Hokkaido and leave Myoko for next year a bit earlier in the season.
     
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    "Here you ought to be happy and open mind !" .........?????

    After that last nude pic M_G I'm a little worried about what goes on behind that curtain ! :eek:.........;)
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Contrary to the weather reports saying we will have rain there is a little fresh snow this morning. Had settled on the upper side of tree branches. And it is slowly getting heavier and starting to settle on rooves and the road now. This weekend may be quite nice with just a little fresh snow.