Ski-in ski-out. Japan. No queues. Natural Onsen. 

Echo Onsen Yado is a charming traditional-styled ryokan strategically located as the only accommodation next to Akakura Onsen’s Kumado night ski lift. It is also right in front of the Akakura Onsen shuttle bus stop and just a stone’s throw off the main village.

In the morning, catch the first lift to ride knee-high virgin on-piste powder snow (there was already a day with 92cm overnight snowfall this season) in Akakura Onsen or let us arrange a trip to the various other ski resorts within Myoko Kogen and experience skiing in one of the highest snowfall regions in Japan - there was an average of 13.2m of snowfall in the last four years as recorded by snowjapan.com. By comparison, Niseko and Hakuba has an average of 10.2m and 5.0m over the last four years respectively. 

After a hard day of skiing, soak in our traditional onsen with natural flowing (no water, heat or chemicals added) sulphate and bi-carbonated salt spring water sourced direct from the Kita-Jigokudani valley near the foot of Mt Myoko, which is said to be effective for arteriosclerosis, muscle aches/stiffness and has skin beautifying effects.

For dinner, visit our Izakaya Kangen Bar for light tapas and beers or hit the Akakura onsen village for an increasingly diverse offering of restaurants.

We do not claim to be a luxurious offering at Echo Lodge, but we endeavour to offer a no-frills, authentic Japanese experience so guests can try living the way Japanese still do up to today. We do not have in-room wifi, the rooms are Japanese-styled, with tatami flooring and futons for sleeping. There is a toilet in each room (but showers are communal at the onsen). Overall, we hope to provide for guests a clean, honest accommodation option that focuses on the skiing experience above all else.

See you on the slopes! 


Communication and entertainment:

Comfort and security:


  • Free WiFi (public areas)

  • Ski-in, ski-out access

  • Ticket service

  • Tour desk

  • English speaking staff

  • Lockers

  • Concierge

  • Ticket service

  • Hot spring bath

  • Karaoke

  • Ping-pong (additional charge)

  • Karaoke (additional charge)

Contact Us



Tel: 050-3136-5165



949-2111 Niigata, Myoko,

Akakura 50-2, Japan

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