Trip

Myoko, Japan

Ski & Snowboarding

Trip Myoko
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$3,250 $2,850
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By going to the remote and almost untouched village of Myoko, this is truly the Japan ski trip of a lifetime. It will be easy to slow down and enjoy the traditional and delicious food, the unique Japanese culture, and unwind after a big day on the hill with the good company that you meet.
 

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January 28 - February 4 2018
Myoko, Japan
February 4 - 11 2018
Myoko, Japan
Itinerary
Itinerary
8 Days
  • 1
    Arrive at Narita airport by 5pm local time. Meet the group just outside of customs in Terminal 1 South Wing. Once we have located our group, we will travel by private coach to Myoko. This will be a 5-6 hour bus ride and we will stop for a quick dinner on our way. We’ll get into the Morino Lodge Myoko late, check in and get a good night’s sleep to prepare for our first day on the hill. You are responsible for dinner and snacks this night.
  • 2
    Meet for breakfast at 7am to outline the day and get to know the group. Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. For our first day of riding, we’ll head towards the resort that's received the most snow. Folks are welcome to stay in the group or explore on their own. We’ll identify a meeting spot for lunch and discuss the plan to return to the lodge. You’ll have time to relax in the lodge onsen and we will help the group make reservations for dinner. You will be responsible for your lunch and dinner bills on this day.
  • 3
    Repeat! Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. This could be a great day to explore the tree runs at Akakura Onsen, just a three minute walk from the lodge. The adventurous can hike up to the summit from the top lift and enjoy an untouched snowfield.The resort even includes lunch with their lift tickets!
  • 4
    Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple and returning to the lodge. You are responsible for your dinner on this day.
  • 5
    Following breakfast, we’ll head back to the hill. We will have a recommendation for the group, or can support you in choosing your riding location for the day. If there has been a snowstorm in the north, this could be a great day to grab taxis and head to the tiny Seki Onsen resort. You are responsible for your lunch and dinner on this day.
  • 6
    Repeat! After our last day of riding, we get back and pack - you'll have the option to ship our luggage directly to the airport form the lodge using the Black Cat service. After unwinding, we will enjoy a traditional Nabe dinner at Morino Lodge Myoko. If the group is up for it, we can even take over Myoko's tiny karaoke bar to celebrate our final night.
  • 7
    Eat breakfast and check out. You will have the option to ship your ski and snowboard equipment directly to the airport for an additional fee. As a group, we will take the train to Tokyo and check into the Hilton Shinjuku. You’ll have the day and night to explore Tokyo. We will make loose plans and have recommendations for the group (more karaoke, anyone?). You are responsible for your lunch and dinner, as well as transportation in the city on this day.
  • 8
    Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
Trip Package Includes
  • Seven nights in Japan (6 at Morino Lodge Myoko, 1 night at a Tokyo hotel) in a double room
  • Six breakfasts and one farewell dinner at the Morino Lodge
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Myoko
  • Transfer by public bus and train from Myoko Kogen to Tokyo
  • Four lift tickets to Myoko area resorts
  • On-trip support from two evo employees
  • A one-time 20% off purchase code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport. Our staff may be able to support you in selecting a flight.
  • Lunches and six dinners
  • Train fare from Tokyo to Narita Intl. Airport (Approximately $35 US)
  • Travel Insurance (we recommend World Nomads

    Questions? Call or email us
Area Information
The Myoko Area

With its rare beauty and unique culture, there’s no wonder why Myoko, Japan continues to be one of our favorite ski trips to Japan. Myoko is a quaint village located in the heart of the Japanese Alps and is a powder seeker’s dream. It’s hard to come by a place like Myoko where the snow falls hard and fast, leaving skiers with several feet of fresh powder by morning. In fact, year after year, it continues to be one of the snowiest places on Earth. Since this small village is still fairly undiscovered, crowds are minimal. With both Akakura Onsen’s and Akakura Kanko’s lifts a few minutes walk from the Morino Lodge, and one of the main shuttle bus hubs right outside the front door, you've got easy access to all the resorts in the Myoko valley. Unlike Hakuba, Myoko consists of only two streets and has an intimate, peaceful atmosphere. Its roads contain only a few restaurants, bars and quirky shops, giving visitors a very authentic and traditional Japanese mountain experience that is often hard to come by in larger towns. This Japan ski package offers an atmosphere that makes it easy to slow down and enjoy the traditional and delicious food, the unique Japanese culture, and unwind after a big day on the hill with the good company that you meet.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Due to the epic snowfall in Japan, we suggest packing powder skis or boards. It can get pretty cold and windy as well, so be sure to bring layers and be prepared for heavy winter conditions. Off of the mountain, bring comfortable layers for sitting seiza-style and slippers as the lodge will not allow shoes inside.
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FAQ
FAQ
  • Can I choose my roommate?
    Yes. If you have a roommate request, please let us know. By default, we will place two people per room, but we may have the ability to place 3 or 4 together as well.
  • Can I book a private room?
    Yes. Single occupancy rooms may be available at an additional cost of $600. Please contact us if you are interested.
  • I am a beginner / intermediate / advanced level of skier / snowboarder. Will there be terrain for me?
    Yes. All levels of skiers and snowboarders are welcome. You don’t need to be an advanced or expert skier or snowboarder to have a good time on this trip. However, if you are an expert you won’t be disappointed because there is terrain for everyone. Ski the resort, the parks or if the conditions are right there are plentiful backcountry options. Spend time with the group or do your own thing.
  • Are rentals available or do I need to bring my own equipment?
    We recommend that you bring your own gear. There are rentals available at a local snow shop and at the mountain, unfortunately there is not a list of rental equipment available and we cannot guarantee that you will have access to specific sizes or brands. Avalanche safety equipment is required for backcountry riding and rentals are available as well.
  • Can I (or my partner) come even if I don’t ski or snowboard?
    Yes. The primary activity on these trips is skiing/snowboarding; however, there may be options if you or your loved one does not currently participate. There are English-speaking ski schools in Myoko and you can sign up for lessons and rentals (we can help book this). For folks not interested in learning to ski / snowboard, we may be able to help coordinate other activities, such as visits to a spa, yoga or snow shoeing. The Morino Lodge has it's own private onsen, so it is a great place to relax and read if you just need to unwind.
  • What is included in this trip?
    This trip includes: Transportation by private coach from the airport to Myoko and a train ride from Myoko to Tokyo. Six nights stay at Morino Lodge Myoko, one night stay at a hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo. All breakfasts at Morino Lodge and one group dinner at Morino Lodge. Four days of skiing at the surrounding resort of your choice (there are variety of resort options in both Myoko. While evo will typically suggest one for the group to visit based on the weather and terrain, you will have your own option each day). A tour through Nagano to visit the famous snow monkeys, tour Zenkoji temple, visit a sake distillery and eat a traditional Japanese lunch. Recommendations for food / drink and entertainment in Myoko and Tokyo.
  • What is NOT included in this trip?
    Airfare – you will cover your own airfare for the trip, you must arrive at Narita Airport by 5pm on Sunday of your trip start. Most lunches and dinners – we will provide recommendations and some of the ski resorts include lunch with their lift tickets, but any expenses will be out of pocket.Transportation from Tokyo to Narita (options include bus, train or taxi and cost approximately $35). Taxi rides or any transportation in Tokyo. We provide medical insurance for our travelers, but recommend that you purchase travel insurance as well to protect your flight and belongings. We recommend planning to spend $300-$500 on meals, drinks, entertainment and gifts.
  • Will we be able to wash our clothes?
    Yes. Morino Lodge has free laundry facilities.
  • I am going to come early / stay longer; can I do something with my gear?
    Japan has an incredible luggage delivery service (Black Cat) that you can take advantage of for about $50. If you arrive early, you can send your snow gear to the lodge from the airport. If you are staying longer, you can have your luggage delivered to the airport ahead of your arrival. We can give you all the information to coordinate this.
  • I am gluten-free / vegetarian / halal/kosher… will there be food options available for me?
    Yes, and… For meals provided by the lodge/evo (breakfasts and one dinner), there will be options available. Gluten Free: It is difficult to avoid gluten in Japan, but it is possible. We recommend that you bring your own soy sauce and some snacks, as you will eat a lot of rice dishes. Being a vegetarian in Japan is easy. We will provide you with a card that will alert restaurants/grocers to your needs and most locations will be accommodating. Halal & Kosher while there are a limited number of Halal and Kosher restaurants in Japan, there will be many meal options available by avoiding meat. For all dietary restrictions, we recommend that you bring some snacks just in case.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    - The deposit for the trip is non-refundable and cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee (see policy below). For this reason, we recommend you consider purchasing travelers insurance, which will cover the cost of your trip in extenuating circumstances. - All cancellations must be submitted to the Company in writing, are effective as of the date we receive them according to our internal records, and will be subject to a cancellation fee as follows (amounts are per person and only apply to amount paid after the non-refundable deposit amount): - Cancellation 60 days or more prior to trip departure - Non-Refundable Deposit - Cancellation between 30 and 59 days prior to trip departure - 50% of total booking cost - Cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure - 100% of total booking cost - Cancellation policy for custom trips may differ from these terms and will be communicated prior to booking - No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. The same applies if you leave a trip or cannot fully participate in a trip due to injury or illness. Refunds will be at the discretion of the Company if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
  • Can I just pay the full amount now? // When is the full amount due?
    Yes. You can pay the full amount now, but we will consider $1,000 to be a non-refundable deposit in accordance with the contract. The full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    You are responsible for booking your own travel and you must arrive at Narita Airport 5pm on Sunday. The group will be waiting just outside of customs in Terminal 1 with an evoTrip sign.
  • More questions? We are here to help!
    Our team would love to help answer any additional questions you have! Monday-Thursday - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (PT) Friday - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (PT) Saturday-Sunday - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (PT) US and Canada: Toll Free 1.866.386.1008 // Worldwide: Dial Country Exit Code + 1.206.632.7598 Or send us an email at: evo.com/contact
Testimonials
It was fantastic! Loved the group of people, loved the trip. Loved the flexibility we had to take advantage of the good snow and ride for 4 days straight. It was a great experience and I'd definitely do it again.
Sarah
evoTrip 2016
I had the pleasure of dining and skiing with Philip during the trip. He is a very genuine guy with a penchant for problem solving. He saved 2 pairs of ski boots from being stranded in Myoko in the drying room among other things. I also had the pleasure of skiing with Bryce which was quite a treat because he pushes hard to find the best terrain. It's exactly what I was looking for in a ski trip.
Eric
evoTrip 2016
This was a fantastic trip! Everything I hoped for and wanted to do on this trip happened - skiing powder in the trees, great little Japanese restaurants, bluebird days, experiencing Tokyo....
John
evoTrip 2016

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Itinerary
Itinerary 1
8 Days: January 28 - February 4, 2018
  • 1
    January 28 Meet your group in the Narita airport just outside of Customs in Terminal 1 by 5pm. We will travel by private bus from Narita International Airport to Morino Lodge in Myoko. Along the way, we will stop for dinner at one of the many impressive Japanese B-kyū gourmet rest stops featuring regional cuisine made fast. We'll arrive in Myoko late and head straight to bed to prepare for our first day of riding.
  • 2
    January 29 Meet for breakfast at 7am to outline the day and get to know the group. Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. For our first day of riding, we’ll head towards the resort that's received the most snow. Folks are welcome to stay in the group or explore on their own. We’ll identify a meeting spot for lunch and discuss the plan to return to the lodge. You’ll have time to relax in the lodge onsen and we will help the group make reservations for dinner. You will be responsible for your lunch and dinner bills on this day.
  • 3
    January 30 Repeat! Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. This could be a great day to explore the tree runs at Akakura Onsen, just a three minute walk from the lodge. The adventurous can hike up to the summit from the top lift and enjoy an untouched snowfield.The resort even includes lunch with their lift tickets!
  • 4
    January 31 Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple and returning to the lodge. You are responsible for your dinner on this day.
  • 5
    February 1 Following breakfast, we’ll head back to the hill. We will have a recommendation for the group, or can support you in choosing your riding location for the day. If there has been a snowstorm in the north, this could be a great day to grab taxis and head to the tiny Seki Onsen resort. You are responsible for your lunch and dinner on this day.
  • 6
    February 2 Repeat! After our last day of riding, we get back and pack - you'll have the option to ship our luggage directly to the airport form the lodge using the Black Cat service. After unwinding, we will enjoy a traditional Nabe dinner at Morino Lodge Myoko. If the group is up for it, we can even take over Myoko's tiny karaoke bar to celebrate our final night.
  • 7
    February 3 Eat breakfast and check out. You will have the option to ship your ski and snowboard equipment directly to the airport for an additional fee. As a group, we will take the train to Tokyo and check into the Hilton Shinjuku. You’ll have the day and night to explore Tokyo. We will make loose plans and have recommendations for the group (more karaoke, anyone?). You are responsible for your lunch and dinner, as well as transportation in the city on this day.
  • 8
    February 4 Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
Trip Package Includes
  • Seven nights in Japan (6 at Morino Lodge Myoko, 1 night at a Tokyo hotel) in a double room
  • Six breakfasts and one farewell dinner at the Morino Lodge
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Myoko
  • Transfer by public bus and train from Myoko Kogen to Tokyo
  • Four lift tickets to Myoko area resorts
  • On-trip support from two evo employees
  • A one-time 20% off purchase code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport. Our staff may be able to support you in selecting a flight.
  • Lunches and six dinners
  • Train fare from Tokyo to Narita Intl. Airport (Approximately $35 US)
  • Travel Insurance (we recommend World Nomads

    Questions? Call or email us
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Itinerary
Itinerary
8 Days: February 4-11, 2018
  • 1
    February 4 Arrive at Narita airport by 5pm local time. Meet the group just outside of customs in Terminal 1 South Wing. Once we have located our group, we will travel by private coach to Myoko. This will be a 5-6 hour bus ride and we will stop for a quick dinner on our way. We’ll get into the Morino Lodge Myoko late, check in and get a good night’s sleep to prepare for our first day on the hill. You are responsible for dinner and snacks this night.
  • 2
    February 5 Meet for breakfast at 7am to outline the day and get to know the group. Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. For our first day of riding, we’ll head towards the resort that's received the most snow. Folks are welcome to stay in the group or explore on their own. We’ll identify a meeting spot for lunch and discuss the plan to return to the lodge. You’ll have time to relax in the lodge onsen and we will help the group make reservations for dinner. You will be responsible for your lunch and dinner bills on this day.
  • 3
    February 6 Repeat! Get ready and meet in the lobby by 8:30. This could be a great day to explore the tree runs at Akakura Onsen, just a three minute walk from the lodge. The adventurous can hike up to the summit from the top lift and enjoy an untouched snowfield.The resort even includes lunch with their lift tickets!
  • 4
    February 7 Depending on the weather and the group’s needs, we will likely take this or the following day to tour Nagano. We’ll eat breakfast and meet in the lobby at 7am and board a private bus to Jigokudani Monkey Park. After the snow monkeys, we’ll tour (and taste!) a sake distillery and one of the few microbreweries in Japan. We will then feast on sushi delivered via conveyor belt before exploring Zenkoji Temple and returning to the lodge. You are responsible for your dinner on this day.
  • 5
    February 8 Following breakfast, we’ll head back to the hill. We will have a recommendation for the group, or can support you in choosing your riding location for the day. If there has been a snowstorm in the north, this could be a great day to grab taxis and head to the tiny Seki Onsen resort. You are responsible for your lunch and dinner on this day.
  • 6
    February 9 Repeat! After our last day of riding, we get back and pack - you'll have the option to ship our luggage directly to the airport form the lodge using the Black Cat service. After unwinding, we will enjoy a traditional Nabe dinner at Morino Lodge Myoko. If the group is up for it, we can even take over Myoko's tiny karaoke bar to celebrate our final night.
  • 7
    February 10 Eat breakfast and check out. You will have the option to ship your ski and snowboard equipment directly to the airport for an additional fee. As a group, we will take the train to Tokyo and check into the Hilton Shinjuku. You’ll have the day and night to explore Tokyo. We will make loose plans and have recommendations for the group (more karaoke, anyone?). You are responsible for your lunch and dinner, as well as transportation in the city on this day.
  • 8
    February 11 Enjoy your last morning in Japan with a walk through Shibuya and Harajuku, where Japanese fashion will be on full display. Reserve your space on the airport limousine (which you can catch near the hotel) and prepare for your flight out of Narita or Haneda airport. If you shipped luggage, you'll pick it up from the Black Cat service station in your terminal. Enjoy your last bowl of soba and a chair massage before heading home.
Trip Package Includes
  • Seven nights in Japan (6 at Morino Lodge Myoko, 1 night at a Tokyo hotel) in a double room
  • Six breakfasts and one farewell dinner at the Morino Lodge
  • Airport transfer by private coach from Narita International Airport to Myoko
  • Transfer by public bus and train from Myoko Kogen to Tokyo
  • Four lift tickets to Myoko area resorts
  • On-trip support from two evo employees
  • A one-time 20% off purchase code for evo.com (some exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare to Narita International Airport. Our staff may be able to support you in selecting a flight.
  • Lunches and six dinners
  • Train fare from Tokyo to Narita Intl. Airport (Approximately $35 US)
  • Travel Insurance (we recommend World Nomads

    Questions? Call or email us
Area Information
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Trip Planning
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Testimonials

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