(2 customer reviews)

US $152

West Hirafu – Lodge
Private, Shared Rooms

Jam Lodge is an awesome little traditional Japanese mountain lodge in a surprisingly unique location.

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Jam Lodge Niseko is just 500m walk from the very centre of Hirafu Village, however it’s slightly removed from the main accommodation and entertainment areas – meaning even more peace and quiet and epic natural views. It just so happens that the Ace Family Lift is also just a short walk away – this is where families can spend the day or from where intermediate and advanced skiers can lift-hop up the mountain.

Sleeps: 2 – 3 guests (3 max)
Size: 33 – 40m²
Built: 1980s

Jam Lodge

Live-in Lodge Manager
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants

Walk to Cafés/Bars
Breakfast Included
Shared Living/Dining Room

Coin Laundry
Private Ski Lift Shuttle (Mornings)
Welcome Centre, Train Transfers

Jam Lodge Niseko Indoor Dining Area | West Hirafu

The lodge itself was built in the 1980s and has been well maintained as a pension/bed and breakfast style accommodation house. If you want tradition and Japanese ski mountain character, this is the type of place where you will find it. It’s warm and welcoming and very well kept, and with the onsite manager on hand every day you will be able to enjoy a comfortable and hassle free holiday. The manager will even be able to hook you up with any activities you want to try and can access preferential rates. Onsen hot spring baths, ski tours, ski lessons, snow moiling, cat skiing and more.

There is a large communal dining and lounge area with fireplace where you can relax and read a book or a magazine (we recommend Niseko’s own Powderlife magazine ;), talk to your travel partners or make new friends; or just gaze out the window at the falling snow and while away your time off the mountain. There is free wifi internet if you have a device, and there’s also a bar so you can enjoy a quiet apres drink or three in the comfort of the lodge.

The price includes a daily Western-style breakfast, pick up and drop off on arrival, and daily shuttle to the lifts – if you want to get higher up the mountain rather than start at the family lift. There is also parking onsite if you want to rent a car to get out and about – please inquire to confirm space is available as the snow quickly makes parking availability limited once it sets in.

Jam Lodge

  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Individual Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Forest Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Traditional Tatami room
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage/Drying Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Desk/Workspace
  • One complimentary supermarket trip
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • Western Bedding
  • Japanese Bedding
  • Dorm Rooms Available
  • Shower
  • Sauna
  • Shared Toilets
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

Jam Lodge


Two single beds in either Western or Japanese style. The room features your own sink and counter, a small desk space for working and a small television, and your own heating unit. Cozy but comfortable!

2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
Shared Bathroom

Bedroom 1: 2 Singles


Sleeps up to 3 guests on futon bedding, atop traditional Japanese tatami floors. 2 Guests can share a double mattress with one 3rd guest on single bedding, or all guests can sleep on single bedding. There is a sink and small work desk in the room. Pack the bedding away in the daytime and the room doubles as a seating area with a traditional floor level tea table.

3 Guests (3 max)
1 Bedroom
Shared Bathroom

Bedroom 1: 1 Double or 2 Singles, and 1 Single

Jam Lodge

Setting / Atmosphere

Jam Lodge Niseko is located just 100m from the centre of Hirafu, although surrounded by snowy forest, actually have to walk out and around about 500m to get into the village. It’s a quiet hamlet just a short stroll from the village, with views of pristine snow-covered forests in every direction.

Lifts / Transport

If you want to get straight up to the higher lifts you have a few options: catch the family lift up the Ace Quad and go from there; warm the legs up and walk up the hill (about 1km); catch the free lodge shuttle (running every 30 minutes in the morning); or there is a bus stop just three or four minutes walk away.

Restaurants / Bars

While you’re removed from the hustle and bustle of the village here, you’re within 5 to 10 minutes walk of many of Hirafu’s best restaurants – think A-Bu-Cha, Bang Bang, Asahikawa Ramen – and bars – Wild Bill’s, Tamashii, Barunba and many more.to help guide you to all the best spots.

Need to Know

  • Extra futon/bedding not available
  • Baby Cot free (limited stock)
  • Children aged 5 and under free without bedding
  • Children aged 6+ count towards occupancy
  • Min stay: 4 nights throughout season
  • Non-smoking
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 10am
  • Late check-in OK
  • 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

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please check with us and we can confirm.


2 reviews for JAM LODGE NISEKO

  1. Avatar for Sara


    Cheap and cheerful but I agree nothing fancy. Perfect if you want a base and a place to meet other likeminded travellers after the same thing – POWDER!

  2. Avatar for Kerrod M

    Kerrod M

    The accommodation was nothing fancy but had everything you needed. The staff were really helpful and friendly and breakfast in the morning was always great. Pretty easy 10 minute walk into town or the lifts.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 26 February 2017

    Stayed in February 2017

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