Lodge Scole

Zao Onsen, Yamagata

Prices
from ¥5,000 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 5
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Rooms
Western Twin Room, Family Room, Bunk Room

Easy access to both ski slopes and cross-country ski trails. Lodge Scole has a variety of accommodation styles to suit all budgets 12rooms-Max 40 guests. It is warm, friendly, family-run ski lodge established over 30 years in Zao Onsen.


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Maruken Sanso

Maruken Sanso

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Prices from
¥6,325 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Only a short walk to Nagasaka Gondolra (100 metres). A family owned Japanese style lodge. The staff member is the whole family of 8. The 3 of the family members are pro skiers!! They like to have a welcome party for the guests and exchange the culture and language over some drinks.

Maruken Sanso guest review

 

 

Mid Feb 2017

What a great trip. Fantastic snow. All 3 places we stayed at are amazing. Your organizational skills are to be applauded. Maruken Sanso with Mamoru was a great location with service second to none. Bus transfers to each location was very simple. Chuo Taxis are the way to go – amazing service – on time – every time.

Cannot wait to book again for next year. Keep up the great work.

Regards
Andrew Bolte
 

 

Mid January 2017

Yes we had a wonderful stay at Maruken Sanso. The staff were friendly and as helpful and hospitable as can be. The breakfasts were delicious and the company in the lodge was excellent. The onsen was a great place to go at the end of a day's skiing, and the village had a lovely atmosphere, with so many interesting places to eat. 

Your service was faultless and friendly. 

Thanks so much. 
Ben Underwood


 

 

Mid January 2017

We had an amazing snow trip!  Thanks for organizing the accommodation.  

Marukan San was in a fabulous location, close to the gondala and the main street of Nowzawa Onsen.  The accommodation was clean and comfortable.  The host was extremely courteous and helpful, going out of his way to get ski tickets organized for us every morning.  I loved the Japanese breakfast which were plentiful and filling. One of the best part of the accommodation was the in-house hot bath – fantastic after a day on the slope!  We had public onsens all around us, all ‘free’ to use.  

It would be great if there were instructions in the onsens in English so that we could respectfully comply with local traditions.  

We will definitely be going back to Nowzawa Onsen and hope to stay at the same accommodation!

Warm Regards,
Perri Lim

 

 

 

Late january 2015
 
Our trip was so good!
 


It was very easy to check in even though we were arriving in the middle of the night, the host was lovely
and told us everything we ended to know about the accommodation. Rooms very neat and tidy and one
of our rooms had a great view of the town.
The breakfasts we had included were a great mix of Japanese and western style foods + coffee which
was great. We also had dinner in house one night, cooked by the hosts which was delicious traditional
food.
 

For most of our group this was our second visit to Nozawa Onsen and the snow was much better than
this time so we were all very pleased.


Such a cute little ski village and the accommodation is very close to the lifts (5 min walk). We also made use
of the in-house onsen and had it to ourselves most of the time which was great
Loved staying here and were
grateful for everything the hosts did to help out!

 

 
Regards Julie O'Brien

 

 

Early January 2016

Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to review on our recent holiday to Japan.

We really did book at the last minute, and we're very happy to find such great accomodation. 'Maruken Sanso' proved to be the perfect cultural introduction & our hosts could not do enough to make us feel welcome.

The meals were fantastic & the in-house onsen was most welcome after a day on the slopes !

The actual resort & village was very quant. We found the skiing & lift coverage most suitable to our level of expertise. Also, all of the mountain staff were really friendly, most speaking some English. Maruken Sanso was only a 5 minute walk to the gondola. 

I also would like to thank-you personally, @ 'japansnowaccomodation.com', for assisting us in booking our holiday. Hisae, you returned both my emails & phone calls. Great customer service 

I have already passed on your contact details to work colleagues & have no hesitation in recommending both your service & Maruken Sanso . All up, a great holiday.

THANK-YOU !
Kate

 

Late December 2015

We have been travelling mainly on and sometimes off to Japan since 2003. We travelled to Honshu, Nagano area, since we had a brilliant trip the year before skiing Nozawa Onsen and Madarao.

We have used Hisae and the team at Japan snow accommodations, which takes a lot of the hard work out of planning the trip. Also we have asked for alternatives and there was a quick answer and good information at all times.

The snow conditions weren’t as good as usual but, but this was put down to the El Nino effect in the Pacific area. We stayed at the Maruken Sanso in Nozawa Onsen; we had been there the year before. The family were just as accommodating as the year before and made everyone in the small lodge welcome. 

This is a very short walk to the main gondola and is good for an early start on a powder morning, not too much walking. They have an onsen bath for the guests and that takes care of the sore muscles. One of the ancient 14 onsen is just down the road, for the old world onsen charm. They have ski storage, hot room for the boots and a workshop for running r repairs.  Another cleaver trick is the houses, hotels and accommodations pump the onsen water on the road, the road is never to Icey to walk on.

Rober Hall
 
Furano Lodge 10 - 4 Bedroom Chalet

Furano Lodge 10 - 4 Bedroom Chalet

Furano, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥90,000 Per night
Guests
up to 10
Includes
Accommodation
Room Types
A double storey chalet style building set on the elevated foothills overlooking the township of Furano. A comfortable 10 minute walk to the Kitanomine Gondola or only 50 metres to a mountain shuttle bus.

Furano Lodge 10 guest reviews

 

 

 

 

Early Feb 2017

As on previous occasions everything was wonderful during our stay in Furano. From the very beginning when we arrived at our designated bus stop area in Furano, our lovely host Koitchi was there waiting for us to take us to our accommodation.  He was so helpful that he even picked us up later that evening and drove us to the local supermarket for some groceries. He was so patient waiting for us while we shopped for some supplies.

The house is perfectly set up with two sitting areas and kitchens which suited our group perfectly.The house is also within walking distance to the Kitanomine Gondola each day. There is a lovely coffee house which sells delicious sweets a few doors down the street.

We have stayed at Lodge 10 on previous trips and will continue to book this house anytime we visit Furano.

Booking the house through Japan Snow Accommodation was easy and everything ran smoothly.

Thank you to all parties involved for making our stay so enjoyable!

Cheers,
Rebecca


 

 

Late Jan 2016

I had to email and tell you what an amazing trip to Furano we've had. 

Your service and advice and assistance in preparing this trip was outstanding and I'm telling everyone I know about you. 

The accommodation was superb and please pass onto to the owners that their place is wonderfully equipped, beautiful and more than comfortable for a group or in our case, extended family. We couldn't believe how lucky we were to have a place where we could relax and socialise, cook and have a few drinks with happy kids and happy grandparents all together. You would never get that at a hotel. It is being well maintained by Tatsumi and he was more than helpful when we arrived with explanations, Japanese plugs and a trip into town for groceries. He was very diligent with clearing the steps and path each day of snow and daily rubbish removal. 

We rented out gear from the shop in the kitanomine gondola building. They were fantastic and the gear was great. They let us keep all the gear there overnight and keep our walking shoes there during the day which made the walk back to the lodge easy. I would recommend them. Also the ski school run from the same shop were brilliant with the kids. The free mountain host service booked thru the tourist info office in gondola building is an absolute must and our host was terrific and her guidance around the mountains on the first day gave us the knowledge and confidence to use the entire resort for all standard of skiers and boarders in or family. 

I could go on and mention how fabulously friendly and helpful and lovely the Japanese people are but you'd know that! Also the food!

Anyway, once again thanks and I will continue to recommend you to others. We will definitely be going back and look forward to dealing with you again,

Emma Moran 


 

Mid December 2014


Thanks for your arrangement, Furano Lodge 10 is really great!

The lodge is nice, big and comfortable.

Your service is also excellent!

Attached some of our photos.











Brgds.

 

“From the moment I contacted Japan Snow Accommodation about organising our trip to Japan I received nothing but 5 star quality customer service. 

Our land transfers to and from Furano were organised meticulously. 

Once arriving in Furano we were greeted by proficient and helpful staff who ushered us directly to our accommodation. 

The Furano 10 Lodge exceeded our 5 star expectations. The bedrooms are spacious and the living areas (2 of them) more than happily accommodated our group of 8 people. 

Access to the Kitanomine Gondola (main lift) took a comfortable 10 minute walk from the property.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the seamless experience that Hisae and the staff at Japan Snow Accommodation provided for us. I will definitely be asking the team at Japan Snow Accommodation to organise our next trip”.

Victoria Dimitrov 
A very happy customer

 

"The Lodge 10 accommodation was great, everything in the house worked great, was clean and super nice. 

Furano was great for snowboarding, no lift lines, great snow and good facilities on the hill. 

It was definitely the best snow I have ever ridden. 

In the house I might suggest that you have washing machine instructions in English and maybe a coffee machine? But otherwise everything was great."

Thanks  Mike

 

"Furano Lodge 10 was Fantastic. 

Such a beautiful view from the Lodge. 

The Modern well maintained House was very clean, Large, warm, with all modern fittings. 

The Lodge manager was terrific. only a short 5 min walk from the ski runs. 

And Furano had amazing snow fall. 

I will be returning to this holiday spot."

By Marcelle

 

"Furano lodge 10 is a fantastic modern western style accommodation that is perfect for a group or family. 

Close enough to the lifts but far away enough that you have your own private piece of paradise. 

The lodge manager is fantastic and is only too happy to provide assistance where needed. 

I can't wait to stay there again."

By Dave

 

Visit Furano Lodge 10

 
 
Sugarpot 5 Bedroom House

Sugarpot 5 Bedroom House

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥95,000 Per night
Guests
1 - 12
Includes
Accommodation
Room Types
The 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house is split over two levels. Sugarpot, with its large kitchen, living area and contemporary furnishings, creates an atmosphere conducive to relaxation.
Hakuba Meteor Pension

Hakuba Meteor Pension

Hakuba, Nagano
Prices from
¥3,675 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 5
Includes
Accommodation
Room Types
Well-priced pension with great hospitality. Located in the centre of Hakuba Village close to restaurants, bars, karaoke bars, onsen & convenience stores.

Hakuba Meteor Pension guest review

 

 

Hakuba Meteor Pension

 

Early January 2014  Overall, very happy with the Meteor. 

Our one suggestion is that it would be nice if they offered Dinner. Even if this was a set menu and had to be pre-booked, having the option of not going out would be nice.



Dallas

 

"I stayed in the Meteor Pension for seven days and found it to be an excellent place to base my skiing holiday..

The communal spaces are cosy, and aesthetically pleasing, the room was all I needed and the staff were great. They're extremely generous, super helpful and lots of fun.

The Pension is not that close to the action and you have to catch a shuttle bus to lifts but its free that wasn't a hassle at all. It meant the price was much lower. 

The snow was okay but not brilliant, I was hoping for some powder but wasn't to be."

by Nick F

 

"My friend and I stayed at Meteor Pension at the beginning of February 2011. We had a fantastic time, partly due to the epic snow conditions, but mostly due to the hospitality and approachability of the staff at Meteor Pension. 

They made us feel at home and gave us all the information we required about buses, lifts, best resort to ski that particular day etc. They went above and beyond what I would generally recieve at a Pension Hotel. 

They always have an English speaking staff member working- we had arrogantly gone to their country speaking very little Japanese, however they did their very best to translate our queries- even going so far as calling another hotel to act as a translator when their English speaking son, Yuigi had gone to pick up some guests from the bus terminal! 

The facilities are very good, with large rooms and welcoming communal areas. 

The location is also fantastic, just behind Echoland. It is central to all resorts, and while not being the closest to one resort, its location makes all theresorts between a 5 and 20 minutes shuttle bus ride from Meteor. 

Definitely will be returning next season!"

by Nick

 

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Meteor Pension - the family who run it are very friendly and keen to help, and any language difficulties were easily overcome. 

The location is great, in Echoland - lots of restaurants nearby, easy access to onsens, and good transport options for getting to most of the resorts. The continental breakfast was good value (the cooked breakfast didn't look that great). 

Our room wasn't huge but was well heated (apart from the bathroom, which was arctic!) and comfortable. 

We saw one of the rooms at the next-door Meteor Lodge - the beds are bigger and the room a bit bigger, but there didn't seem a huge difference. 

Overall, it was a really nice place to stay and seemed like really good value. 

We'll definitely stay there again if we return to Hakuba."

By Kate

 

"We stayed at the Hakuba Meteor Pension in February 2013. 

We travelled as a family of four to Japan to the first time, to visit our son who was working as a ski instructor in Happo One. 

The accommodation was perfect for us, close enough to the slopes and also bars and restaurants at Echoland and Happo One, whilst still retaining a peaceful character. We had a loft room, and shared Japanese style bathrooms which were interesting! 

Tetsu and his family who run the Meteor Pension were really helpful, they took us to the slopes and wherever we asked in the minibus, and the accommodation was friendly, clean and traditional. 

We loved it and would definitely stay here again."

By Julie

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Address Nozawa

Address Nozawa

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Prices from
¥28,000 Per night
Guests
2 - 6
Includes
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...

Regards
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

Please visit Address Nozawa

 
 
 
Sahoro Resort Hotel

Sahoro Resort Hotel

Sahoro, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥14,000 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
breakfast & dinner
Room Types
Sahoro Resort Hotel is a cozy hotel with only 165 rooms. It has a relaxed atomospher. It would be perfect for families & friends who would like to spend a relaxing all inclusive snow holidays at the base hotel of the resort.
Pension Ringojam

Pension Ringojam

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano
Prices from
¥6,500 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 5
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
The pension is famous for the original apple jam that the owner chef has been making over 26 years. There is a free shuttle service to / from the chairlifts. The owner is looking forward to the cultural exchange with you.

Pension Ringojam guest reviews

 
 
 
 
 
Late December 2013, Ben and I absolutely loved Pension Ringojam.

Osamu & Eiko Otaka were wonderful hosts and Pension Ringojam had a very homely feel.

We plan to go back as soon as we can and if possible we will stay at Pension Ringojam again. 

Highlights were a traditional Nabe dinner and spending time practising our Japanese with the other guests.

Madarao Ski Resort was definitely one of our favourites - probably up with Cortina (or better), but we were a little early for the best snow. Osamu recommended mid Jan-mid Feb. It was still a great mountain and the midnight skiing on New Year's Eve was pretty special. 

Really good challenging runs and great tree skiing opportunities.

Thanks 
Leith Macintosh
 
 
 
Hakuba Goryu Hotel Stelle Belle

Hakuba Goryu Hotel Stelle Belle

Hakuba, Nagano
Prices from
¥7,000 Per person per night
Guests
2 - 4
Includes
Accommodation
Room Types
Located only 3 minutes walk to Hakuba Goryu Escalplaza. Famous for its unique outdoor bath, which is actually made by an old miso barrel. All the western rooms have ensuites.

Guest review - Hakuba Goryu Stelle Belle

 

Book at Hotel Stelle Belle

 

Mid January 2014 "The accommodation: rooms warm and spacious , towel changed daily, beds every other day, clean, 24 hr Japanese bath was nice

No lobby for guests to hang out

No Wifi in the rooms

Service: lovely customer service, helpful,

wished more frequent trips to and from Hakuba Iimori .

Breakfast: Ok, was told 7:30-8:15, to my opinion too limited for a holiday hotel where guest may wish to sleep in a bit & then have breakfast

Distance: to Hakuba Guryu, walking

Beautiful area

Japan snow staff: very helpful , thank you"

Regards

Nadia

 

"We stay there a full week early march. We wish to recommand this hotel for the location as you can walk and reach the "escal plaza" in 5 Minutes (starting point of the ski activity.)

No need to worry about shuttle service schedule etc...free to ski.

But we wish also to point out that Konno San, His wife and THE ALL team are extremely kind, helpfull and attentive to all your needs.(pick you up at the bus station, bring you somewhere if you need etc...)

By the way food is excellent (either Japanese or Western)and the hotel is very calm and peacefull day and night and perfectly clean, warm.

The basement is equiped with lockers for skying equipment and the change room is of course heated)

The last but not the least and maybe THE point the quality of snow in Hakuba Goryu is there EXCEPTIONAL and very stable in quality (far different from Europe). A nice place."

By Emmanuel

Pension Locomotion

Pension Locomotion

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥5,500 Per person per night
Guests
1-4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Pension Locomotion is located in a quiet part of Hirafu but still good access to the chairlifts, restaurants, bars & a convenience store. Only 100 metres to the mountain shuttle bus stop. All the rooms have ensuites.

Pension Locomotion guest reviews

 

 

 

Mid January 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Pension Locomotion. The owner was very helpful. The rooms were not very big but the biggest problem was the mattresses on the beds. We didn't find them very comfortable. Otherwise good value for the money.

Janelle
 
Late December 2016

The owner is very nice and friendly. The overall facility is reasonably with its price. However, I got the basement room and it was extremely freezing when compared to the upstairs (breakfast area & common room). It seems that the heater in my room was not sufficient for its condition and size.

Regards,Tanaporn
 

 

Mid Dec 2016

My boyfriend and i visited Pension Locomotion on 1/15 this year.

I enjoyed the stay there. especially love the room and cozy bed.

Peiling (from Taiwan) 



 

 

Mid December 2015

The Locomotion was once again a lovely place to stay, it had avery comfortable room & the location was wonderful as it was in a quieter part of Hirafu.

With only a small walk to convenience stores and restaurants you felt like you were amongst it all but had piece and quite when you wanted.   

The Locomotion has a good board room downstairs and plenty of space in the rooms to hang up gear if you wanted.  

The owner was really friendly and cooks up a great breakfast to get you ready for the day ahead!  

The walk to the chairlifts only took 10 easy minutes and you could catch a bus 1 min away from the pension if you were felling lazy.  It definitely felt like a home away from home so we wouldn't hesitate in staying there again!  

Thank you so much for the help again with accommodation and we both look forward to using JSA again in the future:)  Shane & Mel

 

Lodge Bergland

Lodge Bergland

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano
Prices from
¥5,400 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 6
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Nine western-style rooms that can occupy 2-6 guests, each with their own toilet and basin and four of the rooms have ensuites. They offer skis/board rental, hot wax service for 500 yen per board/skis, package deals including lift passes and outer wear at reasonable prices.

Lodge Bergland guest reviews

 

Lodge Bergland

 

Late Deecember 2015

We have been travelling mainly on and sometimes off to Japan since 2003. We travelled to Honshu, Nagano area, since we had a brilliant trip the year before skiing Nozawa Onsen and Madarao.

We have used Hisae and the team at Japan snow accommodations, which takes a lot of the hard work out of planning the trip. Also we have asked for alternatives and there was a quick answer and good information at all times.

After Nozawa, We made the short bus trip to Madarao ski resort there are two bus lines that run there daily. This is a small ski area but very compact runs and very nice layout. Again the year before we were skiing abundance of powder, this year was a little slower. We stayed at the Lodge Berglund, Mr Yamada and his family. This is in a secluded area with a short walk to the lifts each morning. They lodge is very clean, breakfasts are very good, a ski drying and storage area down stairs, WIFI everything that we needed for the trip. The lodge has dinners on request, or there are a number of small restaurants within a short walking distance. I would stay there again for the location, small lodge, privacy and the Japanese family atmosphere!

Robert Hall



 

 

Early February 2015

Lodge Bergland was great.

Top location.

Hosts went above and beyond.

Would definitely stay again and definitely recommend to others.

Thank you also for setting up the accomodation.


Thanks
Damien

 

Late January & early February 2015

My vacation at Madarao was awesome, had a great time!!
Extremely friendly and nice people, made lots of friends, enjoyed skiing with them.
Love the stay at Lodge Bergland, Yamada San and his wife treated me like a family member.
Extremely thankful to Yamada San to pick me up from Tangram resort when I mistakenly ended up there and the return ski lifts had closed. He even gifted me a pair of ski poles!!!!!
Enjoyed drinks and food at Rudolf!!!
Cannot forget Morito San and Akiko san's challenges :-)
And yes!!! What a great skier GG Hitoshi San is, I wish I could train under him!!!!
Attaching few pics, not sure if they are of any good use to you!!!

Regards
Sandeep


 
Late January 2015.

I had a fantastic time at Madarao in no small part due to the accommodation provided at Lodge Berglund by Mr Yamada and his wife. The lodge is a short stroll from the ski lifts and ticket office with guests receiving a generous discount on lift tickets when they purchase a coupon at the lodge in the morning. 

Breakfasts were filling and always served up in time to allow you to make the most of the ski day, do yourself a favour and stay in at least one night for a home cooked meal at the Lodge.

I was fortunate to have Mr Yamada drive me to my accommodation in Myoko Kogen at the end of my stay in Madarao (in a blizard) which I am very greatful of.

I would highly reccommend this lodge to all travelers (singles, groups or families) and will certainly be back in the not too distant future.

Booking through Hisae at Japan snow Accommodation made for a very easy trip considering the limited english in Madarao.

Ben  
 
 

Late January 2014

Hisae from Japan Snow Accommodation arranged my reservation with Lodge Bergland and provided detailed information on Madarao Mountain (such as how to to/from Madarao and facilities available in Madarao) in addition to details about Lodge Bergland. Hisae was very prompt in responding to my various requests for quotes on accommodation and helped me greatly in finding accommodation in Madarao that ticked all the boxes at the right price for a solo traveller. My stay at Lodge Bergland was one of the highlights of my journey around Japan – it was a true cultural exchange which has left me with many happy memories. The owners of the lodge are extremely welcoming and generous – Mr Yamada even arranged a day trip to Myoko Kogen and spent the day skiing with me. The size of my room was very large with two very comfortable single western style beds and a small bathroom including toilet and shower. A gender separated bath was also available downstairs in the afternoon/evening to ease the tired muscles at the end of the day. The breakfasts were amazing with something different each day. The location of Lodge Bergland is quite good within close proximity to a convenience store and a short walk up to the ski area entrance. In summary, Lodge Bergland offers excellent hospitality at the right price with great value bonuses such as discounted lift tickets, ski hire and waxing. The ski area is amazing on a powder day. Many of the courses are ungroomed with plenty of opportunity for awesome deep powdery light snow and you can challenge your skills in the tree run areas. There is also a pretty awesome view from the top of the mountain. There are plenty of on mountain dining options at very reasonable prices. Off mountain, there are a few convenience stores and small restaurants in addition to the Madarao Kogen Hotel offering both Japanese and Western style food. Take your time to find the smaller restaurants and you will be rewarded with friendly service and delicious food. Below are some photo's from my trip Cheers Alison

 

Late December 2013 "My stay was very nice!

Concerning the mountain, the snow was very good! There was just a few lifts which weren’t operating... i don’t know why, but still it was nice.

The lodge was very nice and comfortable. The host was very kind and helpful! i would definitly recommand this place. 

I don’t have pictures of the hotel, but I attached a few pictures of the ski station. 

Thanks for your help, everything was fine" 

From Martin N

 

 

"We had stayed in NozawaOnsen for 3 days prior to arriving in Madarao. 

The feel of Madarao town is quite different from Nozawa Onsen (more european style at MK compared to traditional village style at NO). 

We found the Lodge Bergland a very enjoyable stay with the owners being very helpful. 

Rooms were clean, spacious and nicely heated. Im not sure if double beds are available but we were given singles (not that we had any issue with that). 

The lodge offers ski hire at far cheaper price than outside and of acceptable quality. 

The breakfast was typical of the lodges we stayed at and was very nice. 

It takes approx 5min to walk from the chairlift to the lodge (in ski boots). The ski field is much smaller than NO but still very enjoyable (especially the off piste skiing in the trees). 

We would definitely go back to stay at Lodge Bergland given the chance."

By James M

 

January 2013 "I had a great trip thank you for your help and recommendation. 

Lodge Bergland is a great place to stay for your time at Madarao kogen. A warm and homely place with a very friendly and accommodating owner, very attentive and ensured that my stay was a great experience willing to help with lift tickets and transport to local restaurants and even to the mountain. 

The room was extremely warm and comfortable and of good size. Great onsen downstairs. I will definitely Return on future visits."

By A.W

 

"Thank you so much Mr. And Mrs. Yamada, Our stay at your lodge was just awesome. 

The food was excellent, the hospitality was exceptional, and your kindness to our group was SUPERB! 

Thank you for the ski lessons and your lovely lodge accommodations. Much Aloha"

By Dorothy

 

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