Hotel Taiko is a large, recently refurbished hotel located in Akakura village and is an approximate 5-10 walk to the ski lifts. Taiko’s rooms have been recently updated and offer the choice of Japanese or Western style. Rooms here are on average, bigger than those on offer at other hotels that we recommend, making it an ideal base for families. Taiko boasts incredible views over the valley and on a clear day, you can see majestic Lake Nojiri as well as Madarao/Tangram in the distance.
This hotel is best known in the village for its’ onsens and if you let the staff tell you, they will say that they are the very best in town! Taiko offers two onsite onsens with both indoor and outdoor options - both of which have impressive views. There are two onsite bars including a very special sake bar where you can sample a range of sake that Niigata is famous for. The hotel manager, Saito-san, enjoys a chat and a drink and is more than happy to be at your service.