Hotel Fusch is a cozy lodge located about 2 minutes drive to Ani Ski Resort. The hotel staff drives you to the resort and picks you up each day. They also pick you up & drop you off at JR Aniai station which is about 15 minutes drive.
The host is a lovely lady. She takes care of you and also cooks amazing meals.
Western room with en-suite bathroom accommodating 1 - 4 guests
10,800 yen per adult per night including breakfast & dinner
8,640 yen per child per night including breakfast & dinner
- closest chairlift - Ani Gondola - 2 minutes drive by lodge shuttle
- closest train station - JR Aniai station - 15 minites drive by lodge shuttle
Ani Ski Resort is a hidden gem. If you have been to Hakkoda in Aomori, it is pretty similar. The resort is surrounded by beautiful forests of Japanese Beech and hoards of Snow Monsters.
The resort consists of one gondola and two chairlifts. Because it hasn't been discovered by western skiers or boarders yet, you hardly see any travellers from overseas. Of course, there is no lift queue!
Ani Ski Resort is located in the Akita prefecture.The best public transport would be Akita Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kakunodate station (180 mins). Then there is a cute little local train from Kakunodate to Aniai station (85 mins). From Aniai station, you can be picked up by your accommodation (20 mins)
We recommend to arrange a local guide to enjoy this mountain. We met Takuma who is a super friendly local backcountry & mountain guide at Ani. He knows where to ski & how to enjoy this mountain! The guiding fee is only 30,000 yen / full day guide for up to 4 guests. We are happy to arrange it with your accommodation.
We stayed at Hotel Fusch and met Junko-san who runs this cozy lodge near Ani Ski Resort. It is only 2 minutes drive from Ani Ski Resort. The lodge staff drops you off and picks you up at the resort daily. They also offer pick up & drop off at Aniai station.