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Hokushin 1-day course

Situated on the border with Nagano Prefecture, LOTTE Arai Resort is only an hour away from Hokushin (the northern Shinshu area), home to a plethora of fantastic sights to see.
The majestic Lake Nojiri, home to an active water sports and fishing scene.
The town of Obuse, known for chestnuts, mortar storehouses, and the artist Katsushika Hokusai.
Nagano’s Zenkoji Temple, a place everyone should visit at least once in their life.
You can enjoy this sightseeing route from your home base at LOTTE Arai Resort, or stop to see the sights before check-in and after check-out.
Delicious soba, rustic cooking, and seasonal fruits are all calling your name.
When the weather is nice, you can spend your time looking out at the Hokushin Gogaku mountain range, which includes Mt. Myoko, and the Northern Alps.


Joetsu half-day course

Conveniently located near LOTTE Arai Resort, Joetsu is full of sights to see and offers unparalleled scenery, flavors, and history.
Takada, where you can enjoy an authentic taste of the “snow country” in a townscape lined with “kangi” snowroofs.
The Kasugayama area, formerly the residence of Uesugi Kenshin.
Iwanohara Vineyard, a winery with one of the most storied histories in all of Japan.
And don’t forget Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari, a perennial favorite since its grand opening.
Whether you’re experiencing one of the three greatest views of night-time cherry blossoms at the Takada Hyakumannin Kanokai (Takada Viewing for One Million People), taking part in the largest Lotus Festival in eastern Asia, or sampling the delicious sake that Niigata has to offer at the Sake Festival, you are sure to find an event to suit your tastes.
For more information, please ask at the hotel front desk.

Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari

Myoko brewery course

The rice-producing region of Niigata is home to many sake breweries. Myoko, in particular, is renowned for its experienced craftsmen and boasts a wide array of delicious wine-tasting options.
Many of its famous breweries are located close to LOTTE Arai Resort.
There is no better time than winter to visit these breweries, experience their traditions and craftsmanship, and sample their unique flavors.
・Kiminoi Shuzou
・Chiyonohikari Shuzou
・Ayamasamune Shuzou

Joetsu-Myoko local event calendar

February

Lerch Festival・Awayuki Dochu (Snowy Stroll)・Tomoshibi no Kairo (Corridor of Lights)

Lerch Festival
Light corridor

April

Takada Hyakumannin Kanokai (Takada Viewing for One Million People)

Takada Hyakumannin Kanokai
Sogensai

May

Sogensai

People standing in front of colorful Firework
Sugawara Festival

July

Joetsu Festival・Takada Gion Festival
Images provided by the Joetsu Tourism Convention Association (public corporation)

Joetsu Festival
Takada Gion Festival

August

Joetsu Festival・Kenshin Festival
Images provided by the Joetsu Tourism Convention Association (public corporation)

Joetsu Festival
Kenshin Festival

October

Echigo Kenshin Sake Festival

Woman enjoying Sake in cafe
Echigo Kenshin Sake Festival

Year-round event

Arai・Rokutoichi
Held on the 6th, 10th, 16th, 20th, 26th, and the last day of the month from 7:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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

Course Overview

18-hole, par-72 course with single bentgrass green

Course rating Back holes – 6,456 yards/par 70.2; regular holes – 5,889 yards/par 68.1
Play style Golf carts/self play/half break
  • ※ Reservation: Please indicate the date you would like to play on the course at the time of reservation.
  • TEL : 0255-75-1100

Myoko Country Club

This resort golf course is located at an altitude of 700 meters in Kogen, an area at the foot of Mt. Myoko (height 2,454 meters).
The course has tough slopes that do not allow for easy shots. It is composed of rolling hills that offer a full view of the area, but each green has a level design. There are plenty of small undulations making difficult to handle everything without adjusting your shots. The course is notable for its single bentgrass green and broad fairways.

  • ※ A free shuttle bus will be provided to take you from LOTTE Arai Resort to the Myoko Country Club.
  • ※ Please make a reservation in advance if you wish to use the shuttle.
  • ※ It takes approximately 30 minutes one-way to reach Myoko Country Club from LOTTE Arai Resort

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

Course overview

118-hole, par-72 course with single bentgrass green

Course  Back holes – 6,980 yards/par 72.5; regular holes – 6,431 yards/par 69.8
Play style  Golf carts/self play/half break
  • ※ Reservations: Please contact Myoko Sunshine Golf Club directly.
  • TEL: 0255-74-2421

access
Period of open Mid-April – end of November (closed during winter)

Course Overview

Hilly 18-hole, par 72 course with single bentgrass green

Course rating 6,907 yards/par 75.4
Play style  Golf carts/self play/half break
  • ※ Reservations: Please contact Matsugamine Country Club directly.
  • TEL : 0255-74-2459

Matsugamine Country Club

A 27-hole course that takes advantage of its gently rolling hills.
Designed on a plateau that cuts through Mt. Myoko, most of the holes on this course finish on flat ground. The fairway is vast and enclosed by acacia and Japanese alder trees, offering a comfortable aim when teeing off. However, careful attention is still required on the shot before hitting the green, as a large bunker is located there in a way that narrows the approach.

There is no shuttle bus or other escort service between LOTTE Arai Resort and Matsugamine Country Club.

※ 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

An 18-hole course that offers a stunning panoramic view of Mt. Myoko.
This resort course atop a plateau is rich in natural beauty with an opening designed by master craftsman Seiichi Inoue in 1963.
Each hole has its own unique appeal that is sure to leave any player satisfied. With wide open fairways, sandy white hazards, and a peppering of Japanese birch and beech trees, it exemplifies the plateau resort course. At the same time, there are many difficult holes with limited places to aim for, thus demanding precise shots from its players. Because of its relatively small greens, it is also a tactical course where detailed planning is required.

There is no shuttle bus or other escort service between LOTTE Arai Resort and Akakura Golf Course.

  • ※ There is no shuttle bus or other escort service between LOTTE Arai Resort and Akakura Golf Course.
  • ※ Please make your own arrangements for transportation.
access
Period of open  Mid-April – end of November (closed during winter)

Course information

Hilly 18-hole, par 72 course with single bentgrass green

Course rating 6,907 yards/par 75.4
Play style Golf carts/self play/half break
  • ※ Reservations: Please contact Akakura Golf Course directly.
  • TEL:0255-87-2502

access
Period of open Mid-April – end of November (closed during winter)

Course information

18-hole, par-72 course with single bentgrass green

Course rating 6,957 yards/par 72.5
Play style Golf carts/self play/half break
  • ※ Reservations: Please contact Myoko Kyogen Golf Club Course directly.
  • TEL : 0255-75-1100

Myoko Kyogen Golf Club

Located just beneath the base of Mt. Myoko and hugged by conifers and thickets home to trees more than 30 years old, strategy is required to complete this level, woodlands-bound course. Distances are also designed to entertain, providing opportunities to use all 14 clubs. In addition, all hazards arel set up in clear view, providing a relatively easy experience for players to handle on their own.

There is no shuttle bus or other escort service between LOTTE Arai Resort and Myoko Kyogen Golf Club.

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