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Lotte Arai Resort-About-Local Guide
Open Mid-April – end of November (closed during winter)

Course Overview

18 holes, par 72, single bentgrass green

Course rating Back holes – 6,980 yards/par 72.5; regular holes – 6,431 yards/par 69.8
Play style Golf carts/self play/half break
  • Reservation: Please make a reservation with us when you book the hotel rooms.
  • TEL : +81-255-75-1100

Myoko Country Club

This resort golf course in Kogen is located near the foot of Mt. Myoko (height 2,454 meters) at an altitude of 700 meters. The course is composed of rolling hills that offer a full view of the area. Its tough slopes do not allow for easy play, but each green has a level design. There are also plenty of small undulations making uniform shots difficult. The course is notable for its single bentgrass green and broad fairways.

  • ※ There is a free shuttle bus service between Lotte Arai Resort and Myoko Country Club.
  • ※ Advance reservation is required when using the free shuttle bus.
  • ※ It takes about 40 minutes from Lotte Araia Resort to Myoko Country Club.

Myoko Sunshine Golf Club

A golf course with an ingenious layout offering magnificent views of the Myoko Mountain Range from the fairway, as well as bunkers and water hazards that take full advantage of the natural environment. Its 18 holes of splendor and sophistication make up an authentic course that’s perfect for players with a passion for new challenges.

  • ※ There is no shuttle bus or other escort service between Lotte Arai Resort and Myoko Sunshine Golf Club.
  • ※ Please make your own arrangements for transportation.
Lotte Arai Resort-About-Local Guide
Open Mid-April – end of November (closed during winter)

Course Overview

18 holes, par 72, single bentgrass green

Course rating Back holes – 6,980 yards/par 72.5; regular holes – 6,431 yards/par 69.8
Play style Golf carts/self play/half break
  • Reservation: Please contact Myoko Sunshine Golf Club directly.
  • TEL: + 81-255-74-2421

Open Mid-April – end of November (closed during winter)

Course Overview

27 holes, par 108, single bentgrass green

Course rating 9165yards/par 70.9 71.3 71.2
Play style Golf carts/self play/half break
  • Reservation: Please contact Matsugamine Country Club directly.
  • TEL:+81-255-74-2459

Matsugamine Country Club

It is a highland course which opened up the foothills of Myoko, but each hole is generally flat. Fairways separated by acacias and han trees are wide and make your first shot easy.

※ There is no shuttle bus or other escort service between Lotte Arai Resort and Matsugamine Country Club.
※ Please make your own arrangements for transportation.


Akakura Golf Course

This real resort golf course is located at the foot of famed Mt. Myoko at an elevation of 750 meters. Designed in harmony with its natural setting, it will remind you of feminine beauty. White birches and other trees create a nice atmosphere, so you can enjoy the wonderful scenery while playing on this challenging course.

※ There is no shuttle bus or other escort service between Lotte Arai Resort and Akakura Golf Courseb.
※ Please make your own arrangements for transportation.

Open Mid-April – end of November (closed during winter)

Course Overview

18 holes, par 72, single bentgrass green

Course rating 6,607yards/par 75.4
Play style Golf carts/self play/half break
  • Reservation: Please contact Akakura Golf Course directly.
  • TEL:+81-255-87-2502

Lotte Arai Resort-About-Local Guide
Open Mid-April – end of November (closed during winter)

Course Overview

18 holes, par 72, single bentgrass green

Course rating 6,957yards/par 72.5
Play style Golf carts/self play/half break
  • Reservation: Please make a reservation with us when you book the hotel rooms.
  • TEL : +81-255-75-1100

Myoko Kogen Golf Club

Myoko Kogen Golf Club is built in natural harmony with it’s surroundings where you can play on the picturesque fairways in the shadow of Mount Myoko. It is a an 18 hole course (par 72) with a total length of 6,957 yards.

※ There is no shuttle bus or other escort service between Lotte Arai Resort and Myoko Kogen Golf Club.
※ Please make your own arrangements for transportation.

ARAI Resort Nearby Tourist Attractions By Theme

Cherry Blossom Viewing

Myoko Brewery Tour

Recommended Night Time Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots


Takada Park

[Famous Illuminated Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Japan]

Takada Park in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture is a 500,000 square-meter historical park surrounding Takada Castle and was built in 1614. It is one of the three most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan and among the first that comes to mind in the warm spring season.


Takada Park

[Fantastic Cherry Blossom Illumination]

The "Takada Castle Cherry Blossom Viewing for One Million People" event has been held annually in April since 1926. The 4,000 cherry blossom trees and more than 3,000 paper lanterns fill the sky, offering you a fantastic view, as if you are walking in a cherry blossom tunnel.


Traditional market in Japan

[300 Stands with Niigata Specialties to Savor]

During the cherry blossom viewing season, there are about 300 stands open in Takada Park where you can savor a variety of foods, such as takoyaki, yakisoba, yakitori, and crepes, as well as Niigata's famous soft sponge cake, popo-yaki.

Recommended 1 Day Cherry Blossom Tour Course

Recommended 1 Day Cherry Blossom Tour Course

Directions from LOTTE Arai Resort to Takada Park

① LOTTE Arai Resort → Joetsumyoko Station

- Approximately 30 minutes by shuttle bus

② Joetsumyoko Station → Takada Station

- Approximately 6 minutes by train from Myoko Haneuma Line

③ Takada Station → Joetsu Takada Park

- 15 minutes on foot

Directions from LOTTE Arai Resort to Takada Park

Shuttle bus to Takada Park from LOTTE Arai Resort

LOTTE Arai Resort Nearby Tourist Attractions By Theme

Sports

Myoko Brewery Tour

Lotte Arai Resort-About-Local Guide
  • Address : 656 Kubomatsubara, Myoko, Niigata Prefecture
  • TEL : +81-255-72-2814

Chiyo no Hikari Brewery

This winery in Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture was founded in 1860 and has been brewing sake ever since. Though its cellars are small, all bottles are of the ginjo sake variety and are brewed with the greatest care. Each sake features distinctive soft and light drinking characteristics.

Visiting season Visiting hours Number of visitors

 Year round 

(※Advance reservations required)

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Kiminoi Shuzo

Founded in year 13 of the Tenpo Era (1842), this sake winery has 175 years of history. Its motto is to “spare no time or labor in the pursuit of quality”. The brewery’s biggest feature is its simultaneous use of kimoto and yamamai brewing methods. The traditions and techniques of sake production, passed down over the generations, are alive and well in its cellars. The cellar is housed in a building constructed more than 100 years ago, using architecture that employs beam girders to withstand the weight of heavy snowfall in winter. Inside, you will see the original kettles and sieves utilized by the brewery, still in use today, at this site that has been featured in television commercials. In addition, free sake tasting is provided for exclusive varieties of sake by season and brewery.

Visiting season Visiting hours Number of visitors

Open year round 

(※Visits may not be possible at certain times (please confirm in advance))

 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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Lotte Arai Resort-About-Local Guide
  • Address : 3-11 Shimomachi, Myoko, Niigata Prefecture
  • TEL : +81-255-72-3136

Lotte Arai Resort-About-Local Guide
  • Address : 636 Saruhashi, Myoko, Niigata Prefecture
  • TEL : +81-255-75-2231

Ayu Masamune Brewery

Ayu Masamune is located in the Saruhashi neighborhood of Myoko, one of the few areas in Niigata where snow is allowed to accumulate untouched. In the coldest parts of the season, snow can pile up to over two meters in height, enveloping the scenery of the entire area. When covered in snowfall, the brewer’s cellars are kept at a natural temperature of five degrees Celsius, an environment that provides the greatest possible stability to the sake brewing process, which is sensitive to even the slightest temperature variation.
Ayu Masamune was born within this natural environment by combining the very best selection of rice from Niigata prefecture with the reliable techniques of its master brewer. The beautiful gorge where the winery is located is blessed with the most pristine snow and water, providing the perfect setting for the passionate labor of true craftsmen.

Visiting season Visiting hours Number of visitors

Year-round

(※ Advanced reservations required)

 

※ Closed on Sundays and holidays

※ Closed on occasional Saturdays

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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ARAI Resort nearby tourist attractions by theme

Sports

Cherry blossom viewing