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Lotte Arai Ski Resort is situated on Mount Okenashi in the Niigata Prefecture of Honshu, only 21 kilometres north of Myoko Kogen. It's not far away from the coast of Japan and roughly 50 kilometres from Nagano city. 



Japan’s newest and most luxurious destination resort - Lotte Ari is an integrated resort with restaurants, bars, cafes, day spa and onsen. The resort offers 4 and 5-star luxury ski in and ski out accommodation.



Lotte Arai has a large ski area with something for everyone and is suitable for all abilities, with a major drawcard being it's off piste areas. Lotte Arai features a very impressive 951 metres of vertical terrain, with the opportunity for advanced riders to hike the ridge-line of Mt Okenashi and Mt Kogenashi for over 1000 metres of vertical terrain.



The size of the skiable terrain at Lotte Arai is officially 197 hectares including the 12 off piste zones, but it feels much bigger than that! However, there are only 11 dedicated courses with 25% of them being dedicated to beginners, 45% to intermediates and 30% to advanced skiers and snowboarders.



At the base of the mountain lies the impressive Lotte Arai Resort Hotel, providing luxurious accommodation. The resort consists of adjacent buildings which overlook the ski base station, The 4 star Lotte Arai Resort and The 5 star Lodge, Club and Nest buildings which offer deluxe western style suite style accommodation.

Facilities & Attractions

Tourist attractions and the latest trendy spots.

Hoshizora Onsen & Pool

Japanese Onsen (hot spring) including outside bath is the perfect finish after a big day to relax your body and mind. This Osen spring is collected

Lotte Arai Gift shop
Lotte Arai Shopping

There are variety of selections to enjoy shopping during stay at Lotte Arai resort. Hoshizora winery has a fine selection of wines chosen monthly fr

Lotte Arai Conference Room
Lotte Arai Conference Room

In resort, there are three type of conference halls. "Haneuma" is perfect for variety of events and seminars with capacity of 110 people. “Semina

Myoko Kogen
Myoko Kogen Ski Resort

Myoko Kogen is a ski area that is rich in history, founded in the 1930's the area is famous for its inviting and warm hospitality. Located in Niigat

Myoko Sake Brewery
Myoko Sake Brewery

There are a couple of Sake brewery around Myoko region, which around 40 minutes's drive away from Lotte Arai. Niigata is one of Japan's historic and fa

Takada Park
Takada Park

View the ruins of Castle Takada, built during the Edo period for Matsudaira Tadateru, Tokugawa Ieyasu’s sixth son. It locates in the heart of Joetsu Ci

Kids room
Lotte Arai Kids Room

For parents who need to have their own time for skiing and snowboarding, Kids Room will look after children aged from 2 to 6 years old. Morning from 8a

  • How to Reach Lotte Arai
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By Air

Access for international travellers is best through Narita or Haneda in Tokyo, there is an international airport in Niigata which services some major Asian hubs as well as a smaller airport in Toyama which handles domestic flights from cities in Japan.

By Train

Access via Shinkansen to Joetsu Myoko on the Hokuriku Shinkansen embarking from Tokyo or Kanazawa in the south and passing through Nagano City, the Shinkansen takes approx. 1 hr 45 mins from Tokyo or 60 mins from Kanazawa.  There is a free shuttle bus from Joetsu Myoko Station to the resort.

By Car

Lotte Arai can be reached via car from Major Cities, however it is a long drive of over 4 hours from Tokyo or Osaka. Cars can be hired from Nagano City, Toyama or Niigata and expressway toll roads make driving convenient from these cities.

By Bus

Nagano Snow Shuttle operates to Myoko Kogen from there are taxi or private transfer can be arranged to Lotte Arai


By Private Transfer

Private or Shared VIP transfers can be arranged from Narita or Haneda Airport along with Private transfers from Nagano or other resorts in Nagano or Niigata

Below are some PDF tourist maps to help you navigate and enjoy your time at Lotte Arai.

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