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Madarao Elm Pension

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano

from ¥6,350 Per person per night
1 - 4
Accommodation & breakfast
Western Room

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. Daily free shuttle service to the slopes. Discounted lift passes available at the reception.


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Madarao Elm Pension

Madarao Elm Pension

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano
Prices from
¥6,350 Per person per night
1 - 4
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
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. Daily free shuttle service to the slopes. Discounted lift passes available at the reception.

Madarao Elm Pension guest reviews


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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Akakura Hotel Central

Akakura Hotel Central

Myoko, Niigata
Prices from
¥7,000 Per person per night
1 - 4
Room Types
Akakura Central Hotel is located in the heart of Akakura Onsen village, allowing our guests to enjoy our fresh, non-recycled hot springs to their hearts’ content. Situated one minute away from ski slopes on foot, our hotel is very convenient to our guests in winter.
Address Nozawa

Address Nozawa

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Prices from
¥28,000 Per night
2 - 6
Accommodation & breakfast pack
Room Types
It is a modern self-contained apartment style accommodation. 250 metres to Yu-Road (people mover) that takes you to the Hikage Gelende.

Address Nozawa guest review


Address Nozawa



Early March 2016

Nozawa Onsen was the second resort we visited with very nice accommodation at Address Nozawa.
Comfortable large rooms with a kitchen area and very friendly helpful staff.
The village was delightful with many places to eat and the feeling of a genuine Japanese village community with a large number of free public Onsen - beware the of the very hot central Onsen - it was too much for us!
Richard Palmer
Early February 2015 

We had a fantastic 5 night stay at Address Nozawa. 

The rooms are self contained with all the wonderful additions that make it like home: Nescafé coffee machine and Apple TV. We stayed in the purple room (standard) which had two amazingly comfortable beds with cozy warm donnas and comfortable pillows. Heaven.  

The hotel is located in the central part of town near souvenir shops and steamed bun vendors (a daily ritual for us!). It is an easy walk from the Chuo terminal and not too far to the post office ATM.  The front desk staff were warm and happy and English was well spoken - we had great help with restaurant bookings and recommendations! Thank you!  

Other reviewers have mentioned breakfast as being the low-light; we were supplied with adequate eggs, toast, orange juice, ham and sausages and really it was no problem.  

Of course you're coming to Nozawa for a bit more culture and if you don't want that like home feeling then I would suggest to try their sister ryokan Kawamotoya.  We will definitely be staying at Address Nozawa on our next trip!  Regards Alicia  

Dear Leacey,  Thank you very much to take your time to give us such a wonderful comment, I am glad to read that our little hotel is matched with your needs and you have enjoyed staying with us.  The number of rooms are limited in our hotel, so that we can quite stay closer with our guests, especially with long stay guests during the winter, we also enjoy to get in touch with guests.  Thank you again to choose our hotel.  We are looking forward to welcoming you for next ski trip to Nozawa.  

Warm Regards,  
Hisako Horikawa general manager



Mid Deecember 2015

Although X’mas 2015 was not an ideal time for skiing at Nozawa, our chosen accommodation of “Address Nozawa” had made  our trip much more memorable.  

The room is sizable which perfectly suited my family group with two boys. 

The private onsen at the basement, though small, had given my family a lot of privacy.  

The orange juice, milk, bread, ham and eggs provided for breakfast were plentiful and more than enough. The only setback I could remember is the slow drying machine at basement which made my laundry time a bit too long.

Simon Chean

Hong Kong

January 2014  "Nozawa has a fabulous village atmosphere with loads of restaurants, shops and onsens and has lots of charm

There are a lot more western skiers which makes it a bit more crowded & touristy but perhaps that is the price you pay if you want the apres ski activities.  

Our accommodation at Address Nozawa was great- comfortable, stylish and well equipped.  The apartment-style of the rooms, though not particularly big, were much easier for us, especially with children.  

The breakfast provisions provided by the hotel were great too.  

The staff were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay here.  

The downside was that we had a bit of a walk to get to the slopes, but this was not a big problem as we left our equipment in lockers near the gondola.  The skiing was fun though for a stronger skier it could be less rewarding if the snow on the lower slopes was not really good, as this was where a number of the advanced runs finished. When we were there, the weather had been quite warm and the snow quality was best at the top of the mountain, where the green and red runs were.

So, in my view, Shiga Kogen was best for the skiing, and Nozawa was best for the all-round experience. Thank you for your assistance in finding suitable accommodation for us. I have attached a few of photographs of my my sons at Nozawa (one on the slopes and the other outside our accommodation).

Holiday snaps below...

Julia Jago



"we stayed at address nozawa last week of dec and we enjoyed our stay very much. 

it is located in a side street just off the main road and close to all the food in the centre of town. it is a 5min walk to the moving walkway and it's a good idea to rent the skis from the base of the slopes so you don't have to carry the skis and walk with the boots all the way up hill(you can leave it there overnight as well). we were 2 pax and the rooms are very decent size for japan. there is a small living room area with a kitchenette and the bathroom is sufficient and it's always better to have an attached rather than to have to share. 

the fridge is stocked every 2-3 days with a breakfast pack with includes eggs, milk, juice, bread, ham, sausages... i'm not big on cooking on my holiday but i think it'll be good for families."

By Pham


"We recently stayed at Address Nozawa in the Red Room. 

The staff were very friendly and helpful. the room was great and we had fresh bread, eggs and juice for breakfast provided by the hotel every morning. 

There was free wi-fi and a games room. T

he location of Address Nozawa was great close to all the restaurants not far to the ski lift (its a hard up hill slog in the morning but of an afternoon it is all down hill). 

I would highly recommend staying here."

By Veronica Raffaele

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Hakkoda Hotel

Hakkoda Hotel

Hakkoda, Aomori
Prices from
¥12,400 Per person per night
1 - 3
accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
High class luxurious hotel. Complimentary lift to/from Hakkoda Ropeway station (6.5 km) every day. Complimentary use of the famous Sukayu Onsen and free shuttle between Sukayu Onsen Ryokan and the hotel. Gourmet restaurant.

Hakkoda Hotel guest reviews

Hakkoda Hotel


Mid Jan 2016

I really enjoyed staying at the Hakkoda Hotel for a couple of nights. 

It feels more like a lodge than a hotel, with a large lounge area that is perfect for reading or couch surfing (free wifi), spacious western style rooms and a friendly but professional staff.  

The Japanese breakfasts were excellent (western breakfast also available), as was dinner, although the menu was fairly limited. I was skiing with Simon's Hakkoda Powder Guides, and the staff were really helpful in getting me there on time and picking me up at the end of the day.  Another highlight was being able to walk to Sukayu onsen, an historic onsen with a lot of atmosphere and well worth a visit. Overall, if you feel like staying somewhere that feels a little more luxurious and don't mind the commute to the rope way, Hakkoda Hotel is a great option. 




Early Jan 2016

I am truly impressed with both the quality of the food, accomodation and service of the people on Hakkoda hotel. It was amazing! Also the service you provided with almost instant answering e-mails with all of my questions. We had 5 amazing days skiing. Would love to go back, and will also be using JSA again without a doubt. 

Evan Bakoey

Happy Customer!

"Just a quick note to thank you for all of your assistance with my trip to Hakkoda.

The Hakkoda Hotel was very nice, the staff extremely helpful, and the food was absolutely amazing.

Everything was as expected, including transport from and back to Shin-Aomori.

I had two really wonderful days of skiing with guides that the hotel helped me organise. And I was pleased to be able to use Sukayu Onsen. 

I really can't thank you enough for everything you did and the advice you provided. I will definitely contact you when I am organising future ski trips to Japan."

by Andrew W



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Popcorn Lodge

Popcorn Lodge

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥4,500 Per night
1 - 5
Room Types
Popcorn Lodge is located in Izumikyo, Niseko, just a 5 minute ride on the free shuttle bus to the closest lift or Hirafu area. Popcorn Lodge provides clean, comfortable budget accommodation with a variety of room types and bedding configurations to choose from. Cosy up with a fireplace that warms the huge dining/ living area.

Niseko Popcorn Lodge guest reviews




Mid January 2016

Accommodation was excellent and staff were friendly and always there to help with whatever inquiries we had! 

They gave us great info on nightlife, mountain ranges and helped us pick the best mountain each day according to their knowledge of the upcoming weather conditions!

I would highly recommend that anyone looking for a fun laid back lodge in a great location of niseko to definitely not look past popcorn lodge!

Sean Young
The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Hokkaido

The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Hokkaido

Kiroro, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥9,000 Per night
1 - 4
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Hokkaido is located 3 minutes by shuttle bus from the ski lifts & offers beautifully designed mountain view rooms and excellent facilaties such as indoor pool, onsen, kids play areas & six options for dinging from Italian to traditional Japanese.
Villa Alpen

Villa Alpen

Shiga Kogen, Nagano
Prices from
¥8,000 Per person per night
1 - 3
Accommodation, breakfast & dinner
Room Types
A small and cozy hotel that puts great emphasis on skiing. They're located in the midst of the Sun Valley ski area and the guests can put on ski boots in their own room and ski into the lifts just out of the door. The minute you're outside of our hotel, you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding.

Villa Alpen guest reviews

Villa Alpen



"It is 50 metres to the lifts and if you want snow and choice of dozens of runs this is the place to be.

The lodge rooms were basic but comfortable.

The owners and staff did everything to make our stay very enjoyable"

By Colin


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Shochikubai 3 Bedroom House

Shochikubai 3 Bedroom House

Furano, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥69,600 Per night
Room Types
An only luxury self-contained holiday house in Furano. A comfortable 10 minute walk to Kitanomine Gondola or only 50 metres to Mountain Shuttle Bus.
Hakkoda Resort Hotel

Hakkoda Resort Hotel

Hakkoda, Aomori
Prices from
¥11,150 Per person per night
1 - 3
Accommodation, breakfast & dinner
Room Types
A perfect base for back county tours. The hotel can arrange English guided tours. Only a few minute walk to the ropeway station.

Hakkoda Resort Hotel guest reviews


Hakkoda Resort Hotel


Early Feb 2016

We left Hakkoda this morning and I would like to say that we had an excellent stay there.

We lived Hakkoda for powder skiing, and we loved staying at Hakkoda Resort Hotel, warmest welcome, great rooms, great onsen, outstanding food!

We definitely look forward to coming again next year!


Isabelle & family



Mid Jan 2016

Just to thank U for everything, we are EXTREMELY HAPPY with the vacation, the amazing skiing the local guide were perfect, and we already plan to be back again!! 

We loved the skiing and the place, it was great!



Mid March 2015

We had a wonderful time at the Hakkoda Resort Hotel this past weekend.  We enjoyed the Ropeway and skiing.  The food was very good at the hotel.  The rooms were also very nice.

We had one complaint.  The hotel allows smoking in the main lobby and upstairs in the sitting area.  There is no place in the hotel to go and sit without sitting in smoke.  That was very disappointing.

Thank you again for your help in getting us this reservation.

Nina Carr 
Early February 2015

I had a fantastic trip thanks, I really enjoyed staying at the hotel, particularly being able to ski to the door, great food, great onsen, friendly staff and comfortable rooms.










Early February 2015

We had an amazing time at hakkoda, the accommodation was great, simple rooms which were clean and warm and we loved the traditional feel of the hotel with large onsens, great japanese food and good hosts. Definitely good value. Easy to get to. Got good conditions and some adventurous skiing and exploring. Hardly saw anyone else once off the telecabine. Worthwhie using a guide for a day or two to get the lay of the land. One thing that was a negative was difficult to get back to the hotel if you take one of the longer routes that dont end at the bottom. E.g. at the onsen. Couldn't figure out how to arrange pick ups. Would definitely go back.


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Early February 2015

Terrific hotel with a very calm and nice japanese touch to it. We loved the variety of food and good choice of sake.
Superb hosts and great staff.

Hakkoda as a mountain is very special. Not the steepest but with a good range of backcountry experience.

Bring a guide if you want to access the more remote areas as you will need a shuttle service back to the ropeway.

We didn't have any new snow but it's said to be one of the places where it snows heaviest in all of Japan (maybe the world?).

Would love to visit both Hakkoda and Hakkoda Resort Hotel again.


Early February 2015

we had a terrific time visiting Hakkoda and the resort hotel.

We were lucky to enjoy the mountain with clear blue skies and views were wonderful.

I can also testify to the beautiful quality food that we enjoyed at the hotel. Most enjoyable.

Thank you as well for organising the accommodation and transfers. As you know the Japanese trains work like clockwork and we were delighted to have our transfer waiting for us following our arrival.

We have plenty of photos and some movie and will send to you a little later.

Thanks again for you assistance.

Justin Robison


Early January 2015

We really enjoyed Hakkoda Resort Hotel.  

The staff were excellent.  Friendly and helpful, with excellent English skills.  I must apologise for my difficulties trying to speak Japanese.

The location works very well.  Close to the chair lift and a bit of a walk to the cable car.  The public bus stop is reasonably close but fortunately we had a maxi taxi for travelling to and from Aomori.

Evening banquets were superb.  It was a varying treat each night.

Breakfasts were substantial with western options.  Like most places the choice cereals was limited.

We had a western room, one of only 4 in the hotel.  They are quite spacious but like most accommodation we have stayed at there was limited storage and hanging availability.  One needs to live out of a suitcase.

The onsens are generous and functional.  No view or highlight but most satisfactory.

There is not much around the Hakkoda base but we were there for the skiing and the mountain and weather treated us to some superb kona yuki skiing.

Regards Murray McAlister



Late January 2015

Hakkoda was FANTASTIC. 
The mountain was epic with the amounts of snow we got, sometimes even too much causing you to get stuck.
also quite scary and disorientating when the weather comes in.

GPS, snow shoes, whistles and powder boards/ skis are a must really on this mountain when the weather is bad.. 
In saying that, when you get your bearings, there are endless tree runs in almost every direction, and fresh tracks last all day!
The accommodation was great, the staff were friendly, and the food was AMAZING! 
I have attached photos!
thanks for all your help getting us there, you made it super easy and we will be heading back for sure!



Late January 2015

I had the most wonderful time with your crew at Hakkoda Hotel Resort.  Lodging very comfortable and convenient and the food and people most amazing!  I am planning on returning next year and probably for the next several years.  

Thank you.

Steven F. Nerger
Guest/ Next year guide 



Late January 2015

That’s me having fun in Hakkoda. (in the pic below)

My husband and I had a great time and in fact will soon be booking again for next year.

The Hakkoda Resort Hotel is very nice and friendly and the food was outstanding. The staff could not be more helpful.

Best wishes

Sonja McAlister



Late January 2015

We loved our stay at Hakkoda Resort Hotel.

We stayed in a western room which was spacious & very comfortable.

The food was exceptional, the service good & the mountain awesome.

Hope to get back there.




Mid January 2015

As for your service, it was outstanding. You went out of your way to help me, even after my trip started.

I will surely do business with you guys again.

The hotel was great. The food was also amazing. But you have to be aware, this is a typically Japanese experience. Only thing though, there was some pretty heavy smoking going on in the hotel. This was problematic for me. But aside from the smoking, the hotel was super. Pretty much ski in/out. What can you ask more ?

Thanks for everything,
Me Jean-Frederick Dicaire



Early January 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Hakkoda.  It snowed alot and the skiing was good.

The lodge quiet, our room was clean and comfortable , the food was great and the small onsen a real treat after skiing.

Smoking is allowed in the common areas in the lounge and we did not expect this, so the lounge smelt smokey. 

Early January 2015

Thank you so much for all your help with organising Hakkoda Resort Hotel! You made it very easy in booking the accommodation and organising my return transfer to Aomori Airport. The hotel itself was amazing

The food was simply to die for! 

The rooms were fantastic - always clean and well attended to. 

The staff always smiled and although they spoke little English, they always made the effort and appreciated when I attempted to speak Japanese! 

The onsen was clean and of course the snow was out of this world!

Thanks again for helping me to organise this (being a solo traveller it can be a bit daunting) and I will definitely be back!

Nick P


Early March 2014 

"Love this place. I've been 5 times in the last 8 years. 

I have boarded every single major resort in Japan, and quite a few of the smaller ones, over the last 15 years, some of them multiple times, and Hakkoda is the best for untouched backcountry. 

The quieter backcountry routes within an hour's drive of Niseko (Hirafu) for example see more backcountry traffic per week, than Hakkoda sees per season in my guesstimation.  

Long untouched runs. Fabulous nature and views. The hotel is fabulous as always with extremely kind and helpful staff, and good Japanese food. 

If you are going backcountry get Simon to take you ... for his unparalled knowledge of the mountain, backcountry safety, local insight, and witty stories"

The hotel was great as always. Only complaint is that my room was overlooking the carpark and the snowploughs woke me up very early every day ... but what to do ! 



Mid January 2014 I had a very good time in Hakkoda !

It's quite a unique experience to ski there, it's good that I booked a guide otherwise I'm sure I would have gotten lost! 

The hotel was very nice and walking distance to the ropeway, and the booking process was pretty smooth.

You can find some videos on my Youtube page

Filippo Olivetti


Mid February 2014  Everything at the Hakkoda Resort Hotel was fantastic.  

The service and food were excellent, and I felt very welcomed there.  I also very much appreciated your help in not only making the reservation but also helping when I experienced travel difficulties.

Please thank the hotel for their excellent service.

Andrew Crowley


Mid February 2014  Firstly your service was excellent. Prompt, efficient and helpful.

Onto the mountain, I loved Hakkoda.

It helped that it snowed both days, so the conditions were fantastic. Being fairly quiet without too many Westerners also added to the experience. Tram / lift tickets were very reasonably priced, as was lunch at the restaurant.

As for the Resort Hotel, amazing ! The staff couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly. I liked the basement onsen, particularly the fact there was a hot & cold bath, the rooms were comfortable and the facilities in general were as expected.

Dinner was a sensation every night. I just loved what was on offer. It was both a visual and a taste sensation and on reflection some of the best meals of my 3 week trip, and I went to some nice places.

The only 2 small niggles were:
- the rooms were incredibly hot at night, even with the radiator turned down. If I opened the window, the bleeping from the guy clearing the car park early in the morning was incredibly loud.
- bus stop wasn’t that obvious. We waited outside the ropeway, only to discover we had missed the bus to Shin Aomori as it left from the peaked wooden huts 50 m away

Hardly any major issues.

Attached below are some holiday snaps


Mid February 2014  Let me start of by saying that your service at JSA was second to none.  I meet many Australians whilst traveling in Japan and I mentioned your company and the great service to many of them.

In regards to the holiday, it was fantastic.

In regards to the Hokkoda Resort Hotel I would like to make the following comments

Overall I was very happy with the hotel and would definitely book there again.  The staff were all fantastic and very helpful.  The rooms were adequate.  The one huge surprise was the quality of the dinners at the hotel.  The meals were spectacular and better than many of Melbourne's finest Japanese restaurants where you would pay well over $80 AUD for the same meal.

The only negative comment I have in regards to the hotel was the state of the Onsen.  The staff stated it was cleaned regularly but every days I could see things floating in the water.  There was mould everywhere on the rook and walls.  I visited many Onsens whilst in Japan and this one felt the least healthy. However, that did not distract from my enjoyment of the hotel. 

Trust that I will be using your services when I return to Japan next time.

Many thanks
Scott Mahony


I thoroughly enjoyed staying at your hotel, i had a traditional room and found it very comfortable. The hospitality from you and your staff was fantastic, along with your eagerness to help in anyway. The meals were a combination of traditional Japanese and western food which was a good combination. 

I cannot wait to return, 

Thank you,
Mike Bolzon


Early February 2014  "We loved our stay!"

The staff are extremely helpful and polite. 

The rooms are clean, have everything you need, and are comfortable and well presented. 

And the food is fantastic! 

The resort is at the base of the mountain, right by the lift and ropeway, this is a huge advantage for many reasons. 

The mountain is amazing. We got it on bad weather but sill had fun in deep powder and definitely want to return. 

The city of Aomori is not too far away and well worth an explore. 

Hakkoda has a lot to offer. Highly recommended. 

 Sera Price


Mid January 2014 The hotel was very well located, just a short walk from the two man chair and the ropeway(cable car). 

The hotel itself was very comfortable, the food was good and varied and the staff very helpful.  A number of the staff spoke some English and certainly enough to help answer any questions.

Our room was typical Japanese style, the heating controls were simple and the bedding very comfortable.  There was ample storage for skis, boots and ski clothes, including a drying room, although the whole basement area was warm enough to hang jackets etc.

As a skiing destination it lives up to its billing of having great powder and the snow monsters have to be seen to be believed(basically large fir trees encased in snow and ice). 
However in January the weather can be very cold with limited visibility at the top of the ropeway plus high winds.  Whilst we were there it snowed every day and we tended to ski off the chairlift as there was ample variety, given the snow conditions, with some great tree skiing.  Although the runs were relatively short.

From the top of the mountain it is advisable to take a guide in bad visibility(most of the time whilst we were there!).  The terrain can be quite tricky and it is very easy to end up in the wrong place and having to walk out, not easy in 100cm of fresh snow!

Mike & Jacqui


Early Janualy 2014  We had a fabulous time and our stay at your resort was the highlight of our Japanese holiday.

I hope we will see you again next year.



Early January 2014  Wow - powderhounds said that this was powder country and they weren't wrong.

The backcountry riding was fantastic. The weather was abysmal (apart from one day) but then that is the usual in the powder bowls of Japan. The hotel was this quaint little Japanese lodge with a full breakfast and traditional Japanese dinner. Every meal was an adventure. As is usual with the Japanese, the staff couldn't do enough for you. Nice onsen. I'm coming back next year ! Your service was excellent. Prompt and efficient.

Regards, Yusuf


Late February 2014  "We just want to say thank you for all your help. Especially before we had booked with you"

We had a fabulous time at the hakkoda resort hotel with some amazing snow and food. 

Everything has gone exactly as you planned it. Hopefully we'll be back next year and will definitely book through you again. "

Thank you 


Late January 2014 "The Hotel was very good and also the organization of the trip (traveling, cap, trains etc.) worked without a problem. Thank you for your help in this case" 

Unfortunately the weather was bad, so we couldn't really enjoy the deep powder and has also no good pictures.

Maybe it would be great, if you advice the guest that the hotel and the ropeway can payed by credit card, but the all other stuff is by cash and there is no ATM available"

Thanks again,


Mid January 2014 "The Hakkoda Resort Hotel is very well located a the base of the lift for the Hakkoda Ski Resort. 

"You can expect wonderful Japanese hospitality in a very remote location. 

The facility provides the basic hotel amenities with a fabulous Onsen. 

Do not be afraid to get a Japanese room if the western rooms are not available. The Japanese room includes a western toilet and sink in the room but the shower is downstairs at the Onsen. You sleep on a futon layed out over the delicat rice mat floor. This was not a problem.

The dinner was excellent and the breakfast was adequate.  It is mostly Japanese cuisine. Options are available for allergies other dietary needs. If you speak little or no Japanese, it s not a deterrent.  We booked thru japansnowaccomodation.com and had excellent service from our representative,Hisae. Hisae was very helpful when we needed to rearrange our shuttle
service.   By the way, the snow here is amazing.

There were a few disappointments about the hotel.  The Wifi is poor when everyone wants to get on at night.  Wifi is available in the lobby for free but there is also smoking allowed in the lobby."

Sheldon K


Mid January 2014 "The accom was fine" 

" little bit Faulty towers when it came to breakfast. Needs attention. Dinner was Ok and it would be good if they had a nice lounge area or bar to chill out in. 

One of the Aussi Guides that was there spruking in the lodge was a little annoying and spun us full of crap so as we would not find our way around the hill without using a guide. We nutted out the place and found all the exits they were using. Not a good PR person for the lodge. You guys were great thanks."



December 2012 "The hotel was very good - food was great and staff was friendly" 

"The staff has quite limited knowledge in english so it was really good to book through japansnowaccomodation who arranged out arrival and departure. On the downside, the hoteö allowed indoor smoking (probably quite common in japan) so it was quite smelly for a non-smoker."

By Anders and Linda


"During my short stay at Hakkoda Resort, the staff was friendly and accomodating" 

"We stayed in a nice tatami room with private bathroom, but no shower. The complimentary onsen was very relaxing and helped soothe the muscles after a long day of shredding the powder on the mountain. 

Dinner and breakfast were a nice combination of western and Japanese food, very tasty and quite filling for a large man. 

The only odd thing about this hotel was the lock down at 10 pm, but there is not much going on for nightlife, so we didn't miss much. 

Thank you Hisae for making the arrangements at this nice hotel."

By Tim


"I only stayed two nights at the Hakkoda Resort Hotel, but it was definitely a good experience" 

"The location was great. Staff were friendly (though knowing a little Japanese will certainly come in handy). 

And the food was fantastic. 

The rooms were comfortable and clean. 

One thing that was difficult as a single traveler was the lack of other things to do when not snowboarding (i.e. not much for night life). I saw a bar when I was looking around the hotel, but it wasn't open. So unless you rented a car and can drive back into Aomori, you might be a little bored at night. 

Barring that though, the place was great and Hisae was very helpful in making all the accommodations and answering all the questions I had about transportation, etc."

By Pony


"Hakkoda Resort Hotel provides that typical Japanese service with beautiful food and friendly staff" 

"If I have a complaint it would be the allowance of smoking in the Hotel, but I know this is a Japanese standard which hopefully will change with time. 

We would not hessitate to return to the Hakkoda Resort Hotel. 

Thanks again for your work and assistance towards another fantastic Skiing Holiday. 

I will contact you again for 2014."

By S.P


"The hotel is very good" - Jean-Francois Veilleux

"The staff is friendly. The bar was close during the stay. The food was very good but for one of my friends it was tough because he don't like fish and for the dinner the only option is fish. 

Also a Big thank you for Japan Snow Accomodation to help me to arrange the hotel and the transportation!!! I recommend this hotel."

By Jean-Francois Veilleux


"stayed at Hakkoda Resort Hotel for some days in the beginning of February 2013" 

I have no complaints what so ever. 

All in the staff was very nice and helpful, the room was nice, and the food was really great. 

Ski you later, Ola."

By Ola


"It has been 8years for me to use this hotel when winter season comes' Chul-Moon Kim

"the most beneficial thing to me is tat this hotel offers free shuttle bus privileged to passengers with Korea airline. 

as I have seen hotel staffs for many years and they have become good friends of mine. 

I also have been around many ski places around Japan however I would say this place is best one. 

only one thing I disappointed at hotel is wireless internet was not successfully provided. 

absoultely I will plan to visit this hotel this year again and next year."

By Chul-Moon Kim


"Had a great time here great snow great staff great people wil definatly stay thier again." 

"Took my family from US to Hakkoda as part of our tour through Japan...skiing and experiencing Japan.

Hakkoda is a special place...both for skiers/boarders and general travelers as well. Our stay at the resort hotel was great..

awesome location, they will pick you up when back country and you exit back on the road that circumnavigates Hakkoda mountains. 

Hotel rooms were clean, staff friendly, nice onsen, and good food. All good!"

By Brian


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Rockwood Hotel & Spa (Naqua Shirakami)

Rockwood Hotel & Spa (Naqua Shirakami)

Aomori Spring Resort, Aomori
Prices from
¥13,110 Per person per night
breakfast & dinner
Room Types
Aomori Spring Resort (used to be Naqua Shirakami) is located in Aomori backing onto Mt. Iwaki. You can see views of Hokkaido, Japan Sea and the beautiful Tsugaru plain. The ski resort is facing North of Mt.Iwaki, which will helps bring great quality powder snow!

Rockwood Hotel & Spa guest reviews



Mid January 2016

We had a great time, hotel was good,  but one chair only opens weekends and another chair was closed due to lack of snow but opened on the 25th Jan.

We are looking at next year so will get hold of you when we decide where we are going.

Thanks again.




Mid January 2016

We loved Rockwood Hotel & Spa. 

The service was fantastic, and we really appreciated the transfers from the train station and to the airport. 

We loved the layout of the resort - it was quick and easy to get around and the views were spectacular. The accommodation was great as well as the food at the hotel and the daily onsen was absolutely necessary. 

We'll be back again and hope to explore even more of the mountain then (some areas were not opened up).




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