Myoko Kogen, nestled in the heart of Japan’s Niigata Prefecture, is a captivating destination for ski enthusiasts and investors alike. Renowned for its heavy snowfall, the area boasts a variety of ski resorts that cater to all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The Myoko Kogen area is characterized by its breathtaking natural beauty, with towering mountains, serene forests, and hot springs, making it an idyllic winter getaway. Beyond the slopes, Myoko Kogen offers a rich cultural experience, including traditional onsens (hot springs), local cuisine, and a glimpse into Japan’s storied history and hospitality.

From an investment perspective, Myoko Kogen presents an exciting opportunity in the ski real estate market. The increasing popularity of the area with both domestic and international tourists has driven demand for accommodations, ranging from luxury resorts to quaint guesthouses. The growth in tourism has been bolstered by improvements in accessibility, including better transportation links to major cities like Tokyo, and the ongoing development of local amenities and ski facilities. This upsurge in visitor numbers and infrastructure development signifies a promising potential for high returns on investment in property and hospitality services.

“The very public announcement of a huge investment from Singaporean fund Patience Capital has definitely generated a significant uptick in eyeballs on the resort and both land and property listings on the Uchi website have seen a lot of interest and several recent transactions”, states Chris Pickering – founder of Japan’s number one resort real estate site.

You can see all the current Myoko listings by clicking here or check out these nine lucky picks from Chris below.

Myoko Alpine Apartment

Price: 10m JPY ($70k USD)

Myoko Alpine Apartment

Myoko Alpine Apartment. View more images

1 bedroom apartment just a couple of minutes from the lifts. The building has an onsen and sauna!

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Canadian House Myoko

Price: 65m JPY ($440k USD)

Canadian House - Myoko

Canadian House – Myoko. View more images

8 bedroom lodge on a large scenic plot, that can operate as is or be redeveloped into something truly special.

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Rider’s Ridge

Price: POA

Rider's Ridge

Rider’s Ridge. View more images

The only ski-in ski-out chalet in all of Myoko, Rider’s Ridge Chalet is the most sought after luxury accommodation in the area.

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Melo Haus Myoko

Price: 69m JPY ($470k USD)

Melo Haus Myoko

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Recently renovated lodge in the heart of Myoko Kogen, this is a well-appointed property catering to a wide variety of travellers.

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Myoko Wonderland

Price: 198m JPY ($1.35m USD)

Myoko Wonderland

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Wonderland Chalet is designed to deliver all the modern comforts while inspiring calm and creativity.

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Powder Peaks Myoko

Price: 45m JPY ($300k USD)

Powder Peaks Myoko

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A lovely 5 bedroom chalet located in a friendly neighbourhood just 5 minutes from the ski slopes.

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Soto Myoko

Price: 150m JPY ($1m USD)

SOTO Myoko - Lodge & House

SOTO Myoko – Lodge & House. View more images

This property features a beautifully remodelled 7 bedroom lodge and an adjoining home perfect for owner/manager.

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Upper Akakura Development Site

Price: 100m JPY ($680k USD)

Upper Akakura Development Site

Upper Akakura Development Site. View more images

A prime development site suitable for hotels or villas, just 100m from the ski slopes and with breathtaking views.

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Fukoro Ryokan

Price: 45m JPY ($300k USD)

Fukoro Ryokan

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A fantastic redevelopment opportunity, this traditional Japanese inn is located in central Akakura Onsen resort and features its own hot spring line!

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