Annupuri Oasis Lodge is a budget Western accommodation option in Annupuri, the western-most resort of the Niseko United ski resorts. It’s a quiet resort and there’s not many bars in town – definitely none that offer a party atmosphere. There are seven guest rooms in a range of configurations to sleep one to six people. Its a bed and breakfast style lodge, so the onsite managers will cook you a hearty breakfast each morning. The lodge is located in a quiet forest setting with only a few other old pensions in the nearby vicinity. From the front door it’s about a five-minute walk uphill to the Annupuri Gondola station and several bars and restaurants.
The downstairs communal living area has a fireplace and large couches so it’s is very cosy and a great place to chat with other guests in the mornings and evenings. There is a large commercial kitchen where the morning magic happens for your breakfast, but you can also use this for your own cooking. The lodge has a flat screen TV which is hooked up to the interenet so you can watch streaming programs or videos from all over the world. They also have plenty of movies
The managers are seasonal staff who change year to year but recently they’ve been really good. Apart from cooking meals, they can help you with your general day to day requirements and hopefully even point you in the right direction on the mountain. Annupuri is a great resort for beginners, and even better for advanced powder skiers – if someone gives you the heads up on where to go!
Annupuri is also well known for its onsens (hot spring baths) so if you don’t want to use the communal bathrooms in the lodge which are quite small, go and wash and bathe in one of the many onsen nearby. There are two or three within a short walking distance, or if you have a car or want to catch a taxi you have access to another three within a five minute drive. There’s even the mixed-sex onsen at the Grand Hotel for those that aren’t shy and want to bathe with their partners or families.
Annupuri Oasis Lodge Accommodation
Annupuri Oasis Lodge has seven guest rooms to suit a variety of travel parties. Private twin/double rooms sleep two in either a queen size double or two singles; quad rooms have two single beds and a bunk bed; and the backpacker style shared dorm rooms have three double bunks, sleeping six.
Annupuri Oasis Lodge Location
Annupuri Oasis Lodge is located in the resort of Annupuri, just a short walk to the lifts. It’s one of the smaller quieter resorts and offers a great traditional Japanese ski holiday experience.
Note – there are a dozen great places to eat in Annupuri, but in particular there are two restaurants that got special mention in Michelin Guide – one is a beautiful traditional soba noodle restaurant where the chef will make the buckwheat noodles from scratch right in front of you. And the other is, believe it or not, a pizza restaurant. Yes, it’s very good pizza!