Grand Opening: Luxury Ski Resort in Japan

Discover the hottest new ski resort in Japan, the luxurious Lotte Arai Resort in Myoko, only two hours from Tokyo. Arai is blessed with the deepest powder in Japan, with an average of around 18 metres each season; more than the much-frequented Niseko and with less of the queues. Enjoy an unforgettable ski-in, ski-out escape with two-day lift passes, access to the resort’s natural hot springs and activity centre with rock climbing and trampolining and more. Valued up to $4,108 for two!

Your 7 night ski escape includes: 

  • Stay in a twin Superior Room
  • Two-day lift pass per person
  • Daily access to the hot springs
  • Two hours access per day to the Lotte Arai Playground
  • Daily access to the Arai pool
  • Complimentary shuttle bus from Joetsumyoko Station

Experience Japan’s first true luxury ski resort, hotly tipped as the ‘next Niseko’. Make the most of plentiful pillowy Japow with skiing, snowboarding and other adventure activities by day, relax in the Hoshizora natural hot springs and indulge in gourmet dining and karaoke when night falls.
Located less than two hours from Tokyo by bullet train and a scenic two-hour drive from Niigata Airport, this English-speaking resort is perfect for the whole family – and with no blackout dates, why not treat yourself to a white Christmas?
What You’ll Love…
The Hotel – Japan’s first true luxury ski resort
Seeing the incredible potential of the slopes in this once-forgotten resort, the premier hotel brand Lotte set about creating a ski resort like no other. And with luxurious, mountain-view rooms, a gorgeous spa, natural hot springs to relax in, three restaurants offering Japanese, Italian and western fare, six bars, lounges and cafes, and exhilarating activities – all coupled with epic skiing and snowboarding on fresh Japow – it’s fair to say their vision has been fulfilled.
The Room – A cosy escape from the snow
Stay cosy and comfortable in your contemporary Superior Twin Room complete with soft goose down bedding, with some rooms gazing out over the majestic, snow-dusted Mt. Ohkenashi. All rooms come with fully-equipped modern amenities such as TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Dining – Head from the Japanese Restaurant to the karaoke bar
Everything you may need is on hand at the resort, including Japanese, Italian and western dining, a lounge with a cosy fireplace to relax next to at the end of the day, a fun karaoke bar, a take-out café, a bakery serving freshly-baked bread and the sky-high Okenashiyama Sky Restaurant nestled spectacularly atop Zendana Station. Daily breakfasts at either the all-day dining restaurant or the Japanese restaurant are included in your package, so you’ll be well set up for busy days of skiing.
The Skiing – Ride the slopes all day long on fresh Japow
Make the most of that highly sought-after Japanese powder with skiing and snowboarding, suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced skiers. On clear days, you’ll even see all the way to the ocean. Hone your skills with private lessons or kids’ group tuition at the resort’s ski school, where lessons are held by English-speaking, international instructors – something rare for Japan. Home to Myoko’s longest run, the Arai resort has Japan’s biggest in-bounds off-piste ski area and also offers some above-treeline terrain in wide open powder bowls (also rare for a Japanese resort), along with some controlled off-piste skiing and snowboarding. Fancy trying something a little different? Hit the slopes at night – a unique and atmospheric experience.

Other Adventures – Ziplining, rock-climbing, tubing and much more
One thing’s for certain: you won’t ever find yourself short of things to do at the Lotte Arai Resort. Admire the snowy scenery as you whizz down the 167-metre zip line, on a zip-tour along one of Asia’s longest lines, go tubing down the slopes and try your hand at rock climbing and trampolining at the Lotte Arai Playground, with complimentary access included in your package. Need to chill out? Enjoy daily access to the resort’s swimming pool and Hoshizora natural hot springs, whose lightly-alkaline waters from 1,750 metres underground contribute to beautiful skin.
Perfect for couples and families
This luxurious yet family-friendly, English-speaking resort is perfect for couples and families alike, especially those looking to experience Japan or skiing for the first time.

Fine Print

Valid for travel from 15 December 2018 until 27 April 2019 (bookings must be made before 14 November 2018).
Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies payable directly to Luxury Escapes at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar (click here).
25 December 2018 – 28 February 2019
Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on ‘Check Availability’ and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.
Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don’t know when you want to travel please select ‘Buy Now & Book Later’. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates – within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select ‘My Escapes’ under the ‘My Account’ tab and follow the prompts.
7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).
Packages are valid for two adults.
Superior Twin Room 
Bedding configuration is two single beds.
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults. No additional guests can be added.
Mt. Ohkenashi views are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
Night skiing period is from 22 December 2018 to 17 March 2019. Dates may be subject to change dependant on weather conditions.
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.
Weather conditions are not guaranteed.
Please note that full terms and conditions apply – refer to

  • Western restaurant
  • Japanese dining restaurant
  • Italian restaurant
  • Six bars and cafes
  • Bakery
  • Food court
  • Spa Manna
  • Hoshizora Onsen and Pool
  • Kids Room
  • Rental shop
  • Snow School

Location & Getting There

The Lotte Arai Resort can be reached by flying to Japan’s Niigata Airport (a two-hour drive) or taking a bullet train to Joetsumyoko Station from Tokyo (around one hour and 45 minutes).
Getting to Japan is easy. Regular flights are available with airlines including Qantas, Japan Airlines, ANA, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific and China Southern departing most Australian capital cities with one or more stopovers.
Complimentary return shuttle bus transfers between Joetsumyoko Station and the resort are included in your package.
Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.
Multi-Stop Trips: If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.
Lotte Arai Resort
Japan, 〒944-0062 Niigata Prefecture, Myoko, Ryozenji


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