- 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
- 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
Kogakuro is an authentic Japanese experience which may pose challenges to some travellers. Read our story about Staying in a Japanese hotel.
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 only a few rooms with 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.
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.
Very charming, well maintained, 70’s hotel with very helpful friendly staff. 2 minute walk to chair lift. And very handy to all bars and restaurants. - Claire, Scout Customer 2018
We enjoyed everything at Kogakuro. The owner was wonderful so were the onsen and the fire place. Everything there is so well thought out and the atmosphere welcoming - Hsuan, Scout Customer 2017
Kogakuro hotel is right in the heart of Myoko Kogen Ski Resort, Akakura Onsen village and just a walk away from numerous dining options, bars and shops. It is also just a two-minute walk to the Akakura Onsen ski lifts. A public shuttle can take you to the ski lifts of the Akakura Kanko or the remaining Myoko Valley ski resorts.
On this Myoko Kogen Village map Myoko Vista is located on the right.
- <5 min walk to lifts
About Myoko Kogen
Myoko Kogen combines so many excellent elements into one package; several great ski resorts, endless powder snow, relatively thin crowds, plenty of (permitted) tree skiing, a superb ski school, a friendly, traditional Japanese town, a range of accommodation options and easy access. It’s not surprising then that Myoko’s popularity has soared over the past few years.
Read more about Myoko Kogen and other hotels in the area.
- Indoor Onsen
- Outdoor Onsen
- Restaurant (Japanese Dinner)
- Japanese & Western Breakfast
- International Phone
- Laundry and clothes dryer (cost)
- Free wifi throughout the building
- Ski Storage
- Free pick-up from Train or Bus station
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Long Stay Discount (Stay 10 Pay 9!)
Book 10 nights and get One Night Free when you stay at selected hotels in Myoko Kogen. T&Cs apply.
Stay 10 and only pay 9 when you stay at selected hotels in Myoko Kogen including Kogakuro and Oyado Furuya. Limited to one free night per stay. Daily Breakfast included.
|Valid: Dec 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2021, book by Mar 31, 2021|
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- Rate includes: All associated taxes. Some hotels charge extra fees for parking, cots, rollaways etc. Such fees can be confirmed on request based on your requirements.
- Payment Schedule:
- Deposit: 25% of the full amount is due WITHIN 7 DAYS OF CONFIRMATION to secure the booking.
- Final Balance: Invoice will be issued for the remaining balance 80 days prior to departure. PAYMENT IS DUE 70 DAYS PRIOR to departure. Failure to pay by 70 days may result in the auto-cancellation of accommodation by the accommodation provider or late payment fees.
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- No refund for total amount for cancellations 45 days or less prior to arrival and no-shows. In unexpected, unfortunate circumstances (family death etc) Scout will work to negotiate with the supplier for a full or partial refund, however this is not guaranteed. We recommend taking travel insurance to make sure you are covered. Cancelling due to weather, missed travel connections or lack of snow is not considered an unexpected circumstance and is one of the risks you must wear as part of taking a ski trip. Unless the supplier has a snow guarantee or weather cancellation policy, Scout will not refund any part of the package due to these factors.
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