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A.I.R. Myoko

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A.I.R. Myoko5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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A.I.R. Myoko

A.I.R. Myoko

A.I.R. Myoko is a boutique hotel that has been lovingly restored. AIR Myoko combines some the aesthetics of a traditional Japanese ryokan and private onsen baths, along with western conveniences and comforts such as western beds (that are a little off the floor), western style dining room, communal lounge, and English speaking staff.

A.I.R. has a strong emphasis on cuisine which is fully vegan, with plant-based breakfasts and the option of a magnificent degustation dinner with wine pairing.

A.I.R (Artist in Residence) features lots of beautiful hand crafted Japanese cedar furniture, art works and pottery.

Where is A.I.R. Myoko?

AIR Myoko enjoys a great location in Myoko Kogen in a fully ski-in ski-out position to both Akakura Onsen Ski Resort and the Akakura Kanko Ski Resort (in case you don’t have a combined Akakan lift pass). A.I.R. Myoko is 260 metres walk to the main street of the Akakura Onsen village where there are numerous restaurants and bars and ski/snowboard rental shops.

The bus stop to other Myoko ski resorts is 300m walk from the lodge.

An arrival/departure transfer is provided to/from the Myoko Kogen train station if pre-arranged.

Guest Rooms

All rooms at AIR Myoko feature Japanese décor including shoji screens. By Japanese standards, the rooms are very spacious.

Superior 2 Bedroom Suite:
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults in 2 separate bedrooms on western style low beds, plus capacity for 3 children on futons
  • Adjoining ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Full tatami flooring
  • Mountain and ski run views
Deluxe Family Room:
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults on western style low beds, plus capacity for 3 children on futons
  • Full ensuite bathroom including bath
  • Full tatami flooring
  • Overlooks a ski run
Deluxe Twin/King Room:
  • Twin or king bed (western) configuration, sleeps up to 2 adults, plus potential to fit 1 child
  • Mix of carpet and tatami flooring
  • Corner room overlooking a ski run
  • Private toilet and hand basin, whilst bathing is in the onsen downstairs (can be booked for private use)
Twin/King Room:
  • Twin or king bed (western) configuration, sleeps up to 2 adults plus potential to fit 1 child
  • Mix of carpet and tatami flooring
  • Private toilet and hand basin, whilst bathing is in the onsen downstairs (can be booked for private use)

Facilities & Services

The hotel has two small onsen baths made of hinoki timber, as are the walls of the bath houses. Each onsen has a continual flow of thermal spring water, and if you want to open the windows, you can look across one of the ski runs.

Other amenities and services:
  • Guest lounge with big screen
  • Free shuttle to/from Myoko train station
  • Free wifi
  • Paid parking in nearby car park
  • English speaking staff
  • Lift ticket sales
  • Ski/snowboard storage, drying room

Dining

All food served at A.I.R. Myoko is fully plant based.

Breakfast includes western and Japanese options, along with fresh juice and coffee. The chef bakes sour dough bread daily.

Dinner is a spectacular kaiseki inspired multi-course vegan meal, with the option of wine pairing. A more casual dinner is offered once a week.

Or there are a multitude of dining options within very easy walking distance from AIR Myoko.

A.I.R. Myoko Rates & Availability

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A.I.R. Myoko Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

A.I.R. Myoko Features, Amenities & Services

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  • Communal area(s)
  • Drying room
  • Hot springs/Onsen
  • Non-smoking property
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Ski lockers
  • WiFi

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  • Bath
  • Breakfast available
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • Views
  • WiFi

Services

  • English speaking staff
  • Lift tickets vendor

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A.I.R. Myoko Reviews

Charming Boutique Inn

05/02/2020

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
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Charming Boutique Inn

05/02/2020
Ideal slope side location
Course 1/snacks of degustation dinner
Beautifully presented creations with wine pairing
Quite a spacious room
Lovely private onsen bath
Liam and Nana have done a marvellous job in renovating the former Akutsu Pension in Myoko by retaining the lovely Japanese décor of the guest rooms, installing modern ensuite bathrooms, and outfitting the onsen bath houses with lovely hinoki to add a lot of charm.

Liam is a furniture maker by background which was evident in the beautiful timber pieces in the ensuite bathrooms, the dining table and lounge furniture.

The food was awesome and you’d appreciate it even if you’re not a vegan, especially if you’d had one too many kebabs from the food truck down on the main street. Breakfast consisted of a choice of 4 items which included sour dough toast with spreads, a Japanese style breakfast with tofu and pickles, gourmet oats, or delicious roasted eggplant on toast. Plus there was great coffee and freshly squeezed juice. We only stayed a couple of nights (sadly!) and breakfast was amazing, but if you stayed for a week, a choice of only 4 breakfast items might get a little repetitive. The set up of the dining table made for a sociable gathering spot.

Then there was the phenomenal dinner one night!! The degustation meal was so lovingly and creatively prepared and described, as was the pairing of wines. It was an absolute highlight!

Our room was rather spacious, and the tatami flooring, Japanese wallpaper and shoji screens made it very attractive. The western style mattress and pillows were really comfortable and it was lovely to have big fluffy towels (not something you take for granted in Japan). As is very customary with a tatami room, there were only a handful of coat hangers in the wardrobe (and no shelves) and not one hook so there was nowhere to hang towels or dry or air clothing. And whilst the shoji screens were very aesthetically pleasant, they didn’t block out light so sleeping past dawn was not on the cards without an eye mask.

We were initially worried that having to book a half hour time slot for the onsen would be a bit restrictive, but considering it’s a boutique inn with a limited number of rooms, there was never an issue in getting access to one of the two bath houses. The onsen was very lovely, and it was nice to open the window and look out onto the ski slope.

The hosts and staff were very friendly and welcoming and we would highly recommend a stay at A.I.R. Myoko. The lodge has retained its essence of Japan whilst being modern, clean and very comfortable.
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