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Hosted Homestays in the Mountains of Japan

Sierra Lodge Myoko


Not Your Typical Mountain Retreat

Sierra Lodge is much more than a place to crash after a day on the slopes.

Relax in the premium massage chair, enjoy a game of chess or X-box, and settle in for a Netflix movie night before falling into one of the lodge's extra comfortable western beds. Spend quality time with quality people (and a pretty awesome dog).


Surrounded by the Snowiest Resorts on Earth

Accommodating up to 10 guests at a time, Sierra Lodge Myoko is the perfect entire home rental for your group's mountain vacation.


Centrally located in the heart of Myoko Kogen, Sierra Lodge is just a 5 minute drive from the Akakura and Ikenotaira resorts. With Suginohara & Seki Onsen just 10 minutes away, and access to Lotte Arai, Tangram, and Madarao within 25 minutes, the best powder skiing and snowboarding in the world is at your fingertips.

Meet The Hosts

Meet The Hosts

Winter Sports

Our Home Is Your Home


Whether it's floating through bottomless powder, hiking through lush forests, or swimming in pristine waters, we love Myoko, all year long.


I'm Donald and this is Sierra, and we're thrilled to welcome you to our favorite place on earth. Originally from Southern California, I moved to Japan in 2013 and have resided full time in Myoko since 2017. Sierra, the namesake of the lodge, joined me in Myoko in 2020 when she was just 8 weeks old. Together, we love nothing more than sharing this special part of the world with old and new friends. 


As a lifelong skier and former GS Racer, I've had the privilege to ski all over the world. From Canada to Europe, Niseko to Nozawa, I can tell you that there really isn't anywhere on earth quite like Myoko.

Whether you're coming to experience Japan's snowiest ski region or are simply looking for a retreat to the tranquility of the Japanese countryside, this rare and special place has something for everyone. 

Located on a large plot of land, and directly connected to Myoko's renowned hiking trails, Sierra Lodge is the perfect pet-friendly 4 season getaway for you and your pack, both human and canine alike. 


Hey guys! I'm Sierra The Snow Dog! I'm a Black Lab - German Shepherd who loves chasing snowballs, jumping in the lake, and running up the trails. I love making new friends, so come on up & let's play!

Why Myoko?

Get To Know The Neighborhood

14 Reasons To Book Sierra Lodge right Now

  • 13 - 20+ Meters of Snow Annually– the most snow in Japan!

  • Uncrowded Slopes & Deeeeep Powder

  • 5 minutes from Akakura & Ikenotaira lifts

  • 10 Resorts within 25 minutes including Lotte Arai, Tangram, and Madarao

  • Surrounded by onsens (geothermal public baths)

  • Hiking, MTB, Wakeboarding green seasons

  • Temples, Shrines & Local Cuisine

  • 2 minutes from Joshin-Etsu Expressway Myoko Kogen Exit (No Mountain Drive!!)

  • 2 minute walk to 711 (open 24hrs)

  • 2 minute drive to grocery store

  • 7 minute drive to stunning Lake Nojiri

  • 3 minute drive to Myoko Kogen Station

  • Tokyo <==> Myoko Train Time: < 2.5hrs

  • New human & doggy friends:

    • Hosted by a local bilingual lifelong skier & the sweetest dog in Japan

Myoko Kogen is the greatest place on earth. Why go anywhere else? 

Lock in your dates today!!

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