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.
JAM LODGE NISEKO
West Hirafu – Lodge
Private, Shared Rooms
Jam Lodge is an awesome little traditional Japanese mountain lodge in a surprisingly unique location.
Payment is made using the villa’s preferred currency (usually USD). The amount displayed is indicative and based on today’s exchange rate.
Sleeps: 2 – 3 guests (3 max)
Size: 33 – 40m²
Live-in Lodge Manager
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafés/Bars
Shared Living/Dining Room
Private Ski Lift Shuttle (Mornings)
Welcome Centre, Train Transfers
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.
COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
- Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
- Individual Heating
- Air Conditioning
- Forest Views
- Wood-Burning Fireplace
- Traditional Tatami room
- Ski Storage/Drying Room
- Washing Machine
- One complimentary supermarket trip
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
- Free Wi-Fi
- Plasma/LCD TV
- Cable/Satellite TV
KITCHEN / DINING
- Dining Table
- Free Tea & Coffee
- Breakfast Served Daily
- Western Bedding
- Japanese Bedding
- Dorm Rooms Available
- Shared Toilets
- Body Soap
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Hair Dryer
- Shared Bathroom
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)
Bedroom 1: 1 Double or 2 Singles, and 1 Single
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
- 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