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« on: September 18, 2008, 07:58:48 PM »
We hope to be in Myoko mid to late January. A family of four but only one prepared to carry own skis and boots. Could someone please let me know what the hire situation is in Akakura - extent and quality of gear. Many thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 10:43:21 PM »
Many of the accommodation places have in-house ski hire or can arrange it for you BHB. Usually 2,000-2,500 per day for skis, boots and boards.

Here are some links. Only one in English.
http://www9.plala.or.jp/aoyamasports/aoyama/englishtop.htm (Akakura)
http://www.mmjp.or.jp/myokopro-ss/html/frame.htm (Ikenotaira)
http://www.green.dti.ne.jp/myokokogen/ (Ikenotaira)

Hawker or Pikaski might have some contacts they can add.

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 11:05:00 AM »
We hope to be in Myoko mid to late January. A family of four but only one prepared to carry own skis and boots. Could someone please let me know what the hire situation is in Akakura - extent and quality of gear. Many thanks.

Hey BHB, Where u staying?  ??? If it's a reasonable joint they prob. will have gear onsite.  ;D Otherwise plenty of gear shops around.  would go to one of the local second-hand joints in Joetsu city and pick up some good cheap s/h gear. Prob. cheaper than renting and u can take it home.  :D :D :D
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Re: Ski Hire
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 07:21:37 PM »
Many thanks for the advice.

myokoguy that was a great link to the (english) hire shop. Not only gave me an idea of prices, but a map of the village. I have spent ages looking for a map to get an idea of where the hotels are!

Which brings me to pikaski's advice. We haven't booked yet. Is that likely to be a problem? Maybe you could also advise here as I am looking for a place within walking distance of the lifts. So far have looked at Akakura Hotel Annex and the Taiko (by putting the website into the translator!), but I can see on the map that Taiko is further - do you think it is too far to walk from the Taiko?

How far is it to Joetsu and the ski shops - and how do you get there?

Thanks again for the help - I am trying to organise this trip by myself so every piece of advice is appreciated.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 12:48:52 AM »
There's a list of some nearby places here: http://myoko-nojiri.com/hotels/akakura.htm Some are right in the village and some a bit further away. Places like the Hawk and Hare will drop you off and pick you up. Taiko is not really a long walk. The village is quite small.

Secondhand and even new equipment can be picked up very cheaply at retailers like Off House (Motto: We love annoying jingles on rote tape) in Joetsu City (opposite Jusco).

To get there catch a train to Kasugayama and walk about across the bridge. Takes about 20 minutes. Alternatively get off in Takada or Naoetsu and catch a No. 6 bus. Get off when you see Jusco. It's right by the traffic lights (near the 7-11). The train ride is about 40 minutes and the bus maybe 15 minutes. You can pick up a board and boots (if they have your size) for anywhere between A$50-A$300. There was also a big ski shop nearby but not sure if it's still open.

Good luck! MG


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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 04:46:59 PM »
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