Downtown Lodge is a budget-style accommodation located right in the heart of Hirafu. Offering a range of different room types, with a mix of private and shared facilities, Downtown is perfect for those wanting that champagne powder on a beer budget.
Located just down from the Hirafu Intersection, the lodge is arguably one of the best located lodges in the village. It also boasts stunning views of Mt Yotei (on a sunny day) – there aren’t too many places in the heart of Hirafu where you can get postcard-worthy views for under $100 a night!
Start the day off with a hearty home-cooked breakfast, prepared for you daily by lodge staff. After a hard day of powder-hunting on the mountain a spacious but cosy living area, complete with a wood-burning fireplace, awaits you, and is the perfect spot to relax and hang out with new found friends. There’s a TV with satellite so you can watch English-language channels including news, documentaries, sport, movies and more, and to keep you connected with friends and family back home the lodge has high-speed wireless internet throughout.
For those who like to cook their own meals rather than eat out every night there is a large Western-style communal kitchen, although with the number of great restaurants so close by, why would you?!
As not all rooms have their own bathroom facilities there’s a communal bathroom with its own ofuro (deep Japanese-style bathtub) so you can have a soak and ease those aching muscles. There’s also a ski and snowboard storage area with a fully equipped tuning bench, and a drying room so you don’t have to put on cold, wet gear the next day.
Downtown Lodge Accommodation
Downtown Lodge has six rooms with a mix of configurations for groups of two, three or four people. One twin and one triple room have their own ensuites with bathtub and toilet, while the other rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities.
The kitchen is communal, and is fully equipped with Western appliances. Guests are able to use the kitchen facilities, and there are fridges that can be used for food storage. Lodge staff prepare breakfast for all guests daily.
Downtown Lodge Location
Downtown Lodge is located just down from the Hirafu Intersection, right in the heart of the village. The Ace Family Pair lift is only 200m away, and experienced skiers and boarders can use this lift to easily access the lifts higher up the mountain.
Being in the centre of the village means you have some of Hirafu’s best restaurants literally on your doorstep. The lodge is also just a short walk from the Seicomart convenience store where you can buy groceries, snacks, and a selection of beer, wine and spirits.