Welcome to your 'Reason for Being'.

Ikigai is located in the Akakura Kanko region of Myoko Kogen. The Myoko Kogen snow area is an ideal stop for lovers of powder snow, boasting an average of 13 metres of snowfall in the season. The Myoko area is made up of several ski resorts, linked together by shuttle bus. Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen, Ikenotaira Onsen, Suginohara, Seki Onsen, Madarao and Tangram are a few of the resorts you will get to ride. And if that is not enough, there are another 15 snow resorts within 1-hour of Myoko Kogen.

Ikigai is a bed and breakfast lodge with 8 rooms. We are right across from the Akakura Kanko lift station, which means it is a short 39 steps to get you to where you need to be, fast. 

Myoko Kogen is located one hour north of Nagano and from Tokyo, we recommend catching the Nagano Shinkansen and then the Kita-Shinano train line to Myoko Kogen Station. Our staff will then pick you up and bring you to Ikigai, making the transition easy and convenient. Best of all, from Tokyo, the trip takes a little bit under three hours, making sure that you get to the snow as soon as possible.

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy Japanese snow, culture and an excellent time away, Myoko Kogen ticks all the boxes. A great mountain, English-speaking ski schools, fantastic onsens, traditional restaurants, small bars and a flourishing nightlife means there is something for everyone at Myoko Kogen.

We love this area and we are sure you will too. Please look around our website and if you have any questions, please Contact Us.