Nestled away at the edge of the Hakuba Valley, this recently remade lodge makes for a great base while exploring the Japanese Alps. Breakfast is in the package and lodge hosts are on site to make sure you have everything you need, so you can focus on catching that famous Japanese powder.
Property Type: Chalet
Total Apartments: 8
Staff On Site
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Onsen
Guest Lounge room
On Ski Shuttle Route
Guest Local Shuttle
Train Station Pick-Up
“Momiji” is a type of tree, famous for delicate leaves that turn red in the fall. This three-storey lodge is fittingly set in pristine forests on the edge of Otari town, with Norikura resort a short stroll away. Lodge staff are on site and in contact with you throughout the stay, from pick up at train or bus stops, and rides to meet the free shuttles running to local resorts, to assistance booking tours and lift passes during your stay.
The lodge itself is a Japanese style pension, remade with modern interiors. Hard wood floors, high ceilings and reclaimed timber beams from an old brewery will make you feel like you’re in a Swiss Chalet, enhanced by quirky alpine Japanese touches.
There are a total of eight guest bedrooms: two standard rooms that use a shared toilet, four superior rooms with their own ensuites and two family rooms that sleep up to five guests. Each room is spacious, with flat-screen TVs and Apple TV, individual heating units. The rooms also get cleaned daily, with linen changed every four days.
The lodge itself features a cosy restaurant and bar with a wood log fire, an English book library and seating space where you can relax, and a Japanese style tub that can be booked for private use free of charge.
COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
- Daily Light Housekeeping
- Linen Change every 3 Nights
- Underfloor Heating
- Individual Heating Control
- Forest Views
- Village Views
- Wood-Burning Fireplace
- Private Bathtub
- Phone (free local calls)
- Ski Storage
- Drying Room
- On-Site Laundry
- Iron/Ironing Board
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
- Free Wi-Fi
- Plasma/LCD TV
- Apple TV
- Free Netflix
- Books, Games in Common Area
KITCHEN / DINING
- Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar on arrival
- Electric Kettle
- Western Bedding
- Blackout Blinds
- Alarm Clock
- Japanese Style Baths
- Japanese Washlet Toilet
- Body Soap
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Hair Dryer
- Shared Bathroom
Two Standard rooms feature either one king bed or two single beds, according to your needs. Heat can be controlled individually in your room, to allow maximum comfort. Toilet and shower facilities are shared with other lodge users, but there is a washstand and vanity cabinet in the room for your use.
1 King Double or 2 Singles
9.3m² for “A”, 21.9m² for “B”
These apartments feature one king size bed that can be split into two single beds upon request. There is also a sofa bed where one extra guest can stay. En-suite is a private bathroom with shower and toilet, the room also has a washstand and vanity cabinet.
2 Guests (3 Max)
1 King Double or 2 Singles, 1 Sofa Bed
En suite with shower
The family room is the most expansive, with a sofa and coffee table creating a cosy seating nook. There is just one family room on the property, featuring two king beds that can be split into four twins. One additional guest can stay on a sofa bed, for a maximum of five guests. En-suite is a bathroom with shower and bath.
4 Guests (5 Max)
2 King Doubles or 4 Singles, 1 Sofa Bed
En suite with bath
SETTING / ATMOSPHERE
Momiji Lodge is located in the north-east of the Hakuba Valley, nearby Cortina, Norikura and Tsugaike resorts with Norikura being the closest. You can ski straight to the lodge from Cortina and Norikura, with Norikura being a short 150 metres away. All around are pristine woodlands.
LIFTS / TRANSPORT
There are free resort shuttles stopping near the lodge to take you to each of Cortina, Norikura and Tsugaike resorts. If that doesn’t work for you, the lodge staff also drive guests to the free shuttle stops each morning and afternoon. In the evening, the lodge staff will also drive you down to Hakuba for restaurants and grocery shopping – or park your own car on site for free.
RESTAURANTS / BARS
With an in-house restaurant and bar, you needn’t go far for a warm, lively lodge atmosphere. Restaurant “Peppermint” is a short stroll away, otherwise take the shuttle down to Hakuba town in the early evening to enjoy the best of what the village has to offer.
Need to Know
- Extra futon/bedding not available, rooms priced per person
- Baby Cot: ¥1,500 per cot per night, high chairs free
- Children aged 3 and under count as guests, no extra cost if bedding not required
- Children aged 4 to 6 stay at 50% of adult rate
- Children aged 7 to 12 stay at 70% of adult rate
- Children 13 and above count as adults
- Min Stay: 3 nights throughout season
- Long-Stay Discount for 5+ night stay
- Early Bird not applicable in 2018-19
- Check-in time: 4pm
- Check-out time: 10am (late check-out subject to availability & surcharges)
- We offer the best rates online
- Rates include Government tax and services (other websites add this on at the end of the booking)
- Rates quoted in JPY Japanese Yen
- 50% deposit due at time of booking
- 50% balance due 60 days before arrival
- Pay by credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
- See our full terms and conditions