Kogakuro

Akakura Onsen Village, Myoko Kogen, Japan
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Scout loves

  • Convenient location of the hotel
  • Spacious Japanese style rooms
  • Mieko and her family who are very friendly and will go out of their way to satisfy your requests
  • Relaxing lounge area which features a fireplace and some armchairs
  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor onsen with natural hot spring water 

Scout tips

  • The rooms in the North Wing are older than those in the Main building
  • No Western style rooms
  • Only some of the rooms have showers (all have private toilet)
  • Free shuttle service from and to the bus station
  • Wi-fi in the rooms and the lobby

SCOUT REVIEW

A small budget friendly hotel right in the heart of the Akakura Onsen village, Kougakuro hotel is a fantastic choice for those who want a very homey ambiance that is within their budget. Kogakuro is a family owned and managed Myoko Kogen hotel, and Mieko (who speaks perfect English) and her family are gracious hosts who will go out of their way to make sure that all requests are met. The attention to detail adds so much to make this hotel feel relaxed and at home - such as decorations throughout the hallways, home made jam and a library nook with plenty of reading material.

All the rooms are done in Japanese style, and that means you get to sleep on futons in tatami mat rooms. There are no western mattresses. The rooms are very spacious, well-maintained and clean, some of which have full en-suite bathrooms. The rooms are equipped with basic modern amenities and Mieko makes sure that you have hot water in a thermos nightly for brewing fresh pots of tea.

Although Kogakuro doesn’t have a long list of extra facilities, there is a 100% natural onsen, including a nice outdoor onsen surrounded by stones and snow. There is also a lovely lounge area, with a fireplace, where you can have your après drink and mingle with the other guests. Dinner is available in the hotel’s restaurant or you can choose from one of the many options right outside your door.

The hotel is strategically located so you can enjoy all that Akakura Onsen village has to offer in the way of bars, restaurants and shops just a few steps outside your door.

Kogakuro hotel prides itself with its great location, but if you ask Scout, Mieko is the star of the hotel! Thanks to her and her family’s hospitality you will feel like you are in a very beautiful home with fantastic ski resort right in your own backyard. It’s no wonder people keep coming back year after year.

Who should stay here

Kogakuro hotel in Myoko Kogen is ideal for those who want Japanese Style accommodations in a very convenient location and are traveling on a budget.

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