Lotte Arai Resort is located on the northern outskirts of Myoko ski area, about 2hrs from Tokyo by bullet train. It reopened in December 2017 after an extensive refurbishment, offering deluxe accommodation and world-class facilities. The Arai resort is quite small with only 5 lifts however it has Japan's biggest in-bounds off-piste ski area and receives over 15 metres of snow!
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AccommodationThe Lotte Arai Resort Hotel & Lodge is the main complex at the base of the resort and offers deluxe Western-style accommodation. The resort has lots of restaurants, onsen, gym, childcare and even a karaoke room.
Skiing & BoardingThe Arai Resort has Japan's biggest in-bounds off-piste ski area and wide open powder bowls above the tree line. For those beginner to intermediate riders there are some nice long runs below the tree line. The resort is serviced by only 5 lifts however the terrain is easily accessible.
ActivitiesThe resort offers plenty of activities for guests who don't ski or snowboard, such as zip-tour, tubing, bouldering, and more.
Getting There & AroundTo get to the resort, you'll need to fly into Narita. From here, take the Hakutaka shinkansen for 112 minutes from Tokyo to Joetsu Myoko then take a 20 minute taxi ride to the resort or the free shuttle to Arai.
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Lotte Arai Ski Resort is a luxury boutique resort in Japan that re-opened in December 2017 under the new ownership of the Korean Lotte Group. Formerly branded as “Arai Mountain Resort and Spa” it is now known after re-opening as “Lotte Arai Resort”. It offers ski to door access with nearly 250 rooms, extensive spa and onsen facilities, a variety of restaurants, retail stores, an international snow school, and alpine activities. Onsite: onsens, pool, sauna, Japanese/Italian & european restaurants, ski school.