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  • The very traditional Japanese atmosphere
  • The kids of the owners who are so adorable and are always playing in the lobby
  • Newly renovated spacious rooms
  • Excellent Japanese traditional breakfast
  • Shintaro-san and the Okayama family who will go out of their way to accommodate all your requests

Scout tips

  • The public onsen has separate rooms for men and women
  • It has a private onsen which you can rent
  • Do take note of its location;  it is a little separate from the main ski area and the village of Myoko
  • If you plan to dine in the hotel for dinner, you must reserve 24 hours before
  • It has a large room where you can store your ski equipment


If you are looking for an authentic and traditional Japanese experience in Myoko Kogen, your dream will turn into a reality when you stay at Ryokan Okayama Hotel. It has a few western style amenities but has a very traditional Japanese atmosphere. The hotel was established 60 years ago and is managed and owned by Shintaro-san and the Okayama family – apart from the beautiful hotel, they are the reason why this hotel is one of Scout’s favorites in the area. They are so accommodating, friendly and their children who would play in the hotel’s lobby area are so adorable! They really make you feel you are part of the family.

Ryokan Okayama has 14 rooms, 7 of which were recently renovated, with the rest due for renovation soon. The rooms are very spacious by Japanese standards. Accommodations vary from Japanese single tatami style room to beautiful combination rooms which have western style mattresses on raised platforms and tatami mat areas with small living area equipped with comfortable seating.  These rooms have spacious Western style bathrooms. There are two rooms with capsule showers which are very common in Japanese hotels but you might not have any need for it as the hotel has two onsens, a private and a public one.

The hotel's private onsen is ideal for couples who want to have exclusive use of an onsen, all for no extra charge. The hotel has a public onsen which have separate rooms for men and women. The water for both onsens is sourced from a natural spring and is rich in minerals. It affords guests a very invigorating bath after a day of skiing.

You must not miss the Japanese style breakfast in Ryokan Okayama. You can request for a Western Style breakfast but if you are in for a Japanese dining experience, the breakfast exemplifies what a delicious and flavorful Japanese breakfast is. Dinner can be requested and you must reserve your dinner a day before. The dinner dishes are exceptional and have a few set menus to choose from including tempura soba, sashimi, shabu shabu, sukiyaki and the full Japanese Kaiseki dinner which is a set course menu with lots of little dishes. Definitely an experience not to be missed.

The hotel has a very beautiful lounge area where you can relax and hang out after a day of skiing. You can also buy beer in the vending machine if you are feeling a little thirsty.

It’s important to be aware of Ryokan Okayama’s out-of-the-way location. It’s down a hill from the base of the Akakura Kanko Gondola base area in a quiet street. Shintaro-san will take you to the ski area or drive you around when he is available, however it’s not always guaranteed. Having your own set of wheels here would certainly be an advantage (and would allow you to easily explore many of the area's ski resorts).

Ryokan Okayama will make you feel so at home that you will no doubt get a little sad as you say your goodbyes to Shinatro-san and the Okayama family.

Who should stay here

Ryokan Okayama in Myoko Kogen is ideal for couples who want to enjoy a traditional Japanese style ambiance. It is not recommended for families because of its location, or younger folk who want to be close to all the action - unless in either of those cases have your own car.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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