Tokyo, the national capital, is located 120 miles (193 kilometers) southeast of Myoko.
Myoko isn't the only place in this popular region worth exploring; visitors can also hit the road and discover the magic of the surrounding scenery, communities and cultural attractions. You may also wish to check out Yamanouchi, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest, and Itoigawa 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east.
Nagano is around 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Myoko. This regional center offers a number of interesting visitor attractions, like Jigokudani Monkey Park, Shiga Kogen Ski Area and Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort. If you're still looking for things to do, it's worth investigating Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park and Chubu-Sangaku National Park before heading back to Myoko.
Allowing time to understand some words the local language often separates the smart travelers from the mere tourists. Knowing a range of basic words, such as "Isshoni odorimasenka?", which translates to "Would you like to dance with me?", could make your stay even more special. Or try "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" (Where's the toilet?).
As your sojourn winds to a close, you'll be sure to bid Myoko a sad "Sayōnara"