Myokokogen merged with Arai City and Myoko Village in 2005 to form what is presently known as "Myoko".
Myoko is located on the Kita Shinano Line. The station name is Myoko-kogen, which was taken from the former city of Myokokogen.
From western Japan, take the Wide View Shinano limited express from Nagoya to Nagano and transfer to the Shinetsu Line (4 1/4 hours from Nagoya, ¥7760).
These trips are free with the Japan Rail Pass (up to Nagano only).
Myoko Kogen gets about 13m of snowfall annually, making it an ideal spot for the avid skier and snowboarder. There are three major ski resorts surrounding the massive Mount Myoko. Myoko Kogen is also one of the oldest ski resorts in Japan, with some hotels and onsens dating back to the 1930s.