Madarao Elm Pension

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano

Madarao Elm Pension (on the right) is is a Western style pension with a total capacity for 40 guests.

Each room has a capacity for 4 people and the Japanese manager speaks great English. The bath area
is a Japanese communal style.

Special discount lift tickets and skis/boards for rental are also available.

This pension is well known for its carefully prepared meat dishes, warm Nabe dishes, along with local
wine and Japanese Sake. For breakfast, enjoy warm bread and our drink as much as you wish specially
prepared coffee, egg, bacon, ham, vegetable salad and deserts also available.

  • communal bus service available from JR Iiyama St
  • breakfast included
  • English speaking staff
  • television
  • drying room
  • laundry
  • restaurant
  • equipment rental
  • shared bathroom
  • tour bookings
  • ski & snowboard lessons
  • discounted lift passes - up to 30 %
  • check in 2:00pm / check out 10:00am

Western Room accommodating 1-4 guests

Two single beds and 2 extra beds, shared bathroom & a mountain view


Rates from 6,350 yen per person per night including breakfast. Min room occupancy is 1 and max is 4.

5th December - 29th December6,350 yen per person per night
30th December - 3rd January8,000 yen per person per night
4th January - 5th April6,350 yen per person per night        


Extra charges & discounts 
Child (6-12)Same as per person per night rate (incl break)
Child (0-5)30% disc off per person per nightn rate (incl break)
Child (0-5)60 % discount off per person per night rate (no breakfast)
Dinner2,000 yen per person per night
Single use surcharge1,500 yen per night
Saturdays & National holiday surcharge500 yen per person per night


There is a daily direct coach service available from Shinjuku, Tokyo. Free shuttle bus to the slopes. Madarao No Yu, which is one of the best ourdoor onsens in this area is only 3 minutes car ride. The main restaurant area is only 5 minutes walk away.

  • closest chairlift - Daiichi Lift - 300 m
  • bus stop -300 m
  • train station - 14 km
  • restaurants and bars - 300 m
  • supermarket - 400 m
  • child care - 300 m
  • rental shop & ski school - 300 m


Madarao Elm Pension


"The owners were very friendly people. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Elm Pension and plan to return during March to try snow shoeing as recommended by Toshi-san. 

The meals were big, filling and delicious. 

The room was perfectly heated and the beds comfortable.

Overall a great experience. 

Thank-you very much."

By Aimee


"Owner speaks great English and both he and his wife are very friendly and accommodating!

The room had a great alpine view and was spaciaous enough for our gear. 

Well heated too.

No seats in the room though, so you will prob just sleep there. 

Downstairs has a big tv and dining table to chill out. 

They served up a great French Dinner and breakfast as well."

By Peter

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Mountain Statistics

Height 1300 m   % Snowboarders 55
Max snow last year 270 cm   % Skiers 45
No. of runs 37   % Beginner runs 30
No. of chairlifts 22   % Intermediate runs 40
Snow park yes   % Advanced runs 30
Childcare yes      
Resorts close by Tangram Ski Circus, Nozawa Onsen
Closest train station Iiyama
Closest bus staion Madarao Kogen Hotel
Closest town Iiyama
Closest major city Nagano-city - one hour by car
Closest international airport Niigata Airport, Toyama Airport
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Madarao Kogen Resort is only 2 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen then 1 hour bus
ride from Nagano




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