The SpaceAustralian floor plan with a Japanese twist.
Australian style communal living spaces, warmed by cosy double sided, fireplace. A large drying room with ample ski equipment storage space.
Japanese onsen baths (separate male and female), plumbed into a natural mountain hot spring and traditional tatami bedrooms and soft futon beds.
Fully equipped communal kitchen.
Large communal dining/lounge area.
Large drying room.
Large ski equipment storage room.
This is a shared dorm style room and charged per person. If you want the whole room to yourself, then you will need to book each bed (all separate listings on airbnb Bunk Bed #1 to #4), or we reserve the right to accommodate other guests with you. Guest AccessPlease make yourself at home. Interaction with GuestsAs a family run lodge, you will find us pottering around in the mornings, late afternoons and evenings, happily assisting guests with any questions, keeping the onsens clean, stoking the fire place, snow clearing and generally maintaining a comfortable environment.
If it's a powder day, all bets are off though :) We'll see you out there! The NeighborhoodOne of few western run lodges that are close to town so there is no need to travel further away for dinner, drinks or karaoke or just to grab some nibbles for back at the lodge. We are also literally a hop, skip and jump from the ski lift. Getting AroundWe are in the town of Akakura Onsen, so there is no need for transport unless you want to go further out. In that case, there is a shuttle that can take you to the other local resorts. Or alternatively, grab transport to one of the ski resorts further afield or to get to Myoko Kogen 15 mins away. Other Things to NoteYou can walk 450 meters downhill to Akakura Onsen's closest chair lift.
We are also centrally located to three other resorts all within a 25 minute, free shuttle bus ride: Akakura Kanko, Seki Onsen and Suginohara.
Or why not take a bus trip to one of several famous resorts within an hour and a half, including Nozawa Onsen, Hukuba, Shiga Kogen and Madarao.
A daily continental breakfast is included free.
You can enjoy dinner out in the village or utilise our self catering kitchen.
Small convenience stores are walking distance within Akakura Onsen village or catch a 15 minute taxi ride to the small supermarket in the nearby town of Myoko Kogen to replenish your dinner grocery supplies.