We love the Myoko Kogen / Akakura Onsen area of Japan and the backpacker hostel is a way for us to share its unique charm with you. The hostel was previously a well loved ‘Minshuku’, a japanese family run inn, just below the Main Street of Akakura Onsen village. The hostel is a place where you can meet like minded travellers & backpackers, in a relaxed environment whether in the communal lounge, kitchen or dining area.

Our bilingual staff have done multiple seasons across 4 continents including Japan, Canada, Europe, NZ and Argentina, we will even help you in those awkward ‘lost in translation’ moments. We know the Akakura and surrounding mountain areas well and are happy to advise you on how to access the most exciting backcountry terrain whether you’re looking to shred some deep pow or you’re a beginner and prefer to ease into some gentle piste runs.

The village has a lot to offer whether you’re keen to try the natural Onsens (natural hot springs flowing directly from Mount Myoko) to soothe the aches and pains from a long day on the mountain. You can also eat your heart out at one of the many restaurants or Izakayas, ranging from traditional japanese food like Udon, Ramen noodles or Okonomiyaki, to Pizza or even Japanese style Burger, to name a few. Feeling thirsty the nightlife revolves around the bars which have copious amounts of sake, great Japanese beer, karaoke and even a bar with an indoor skate ramp!