(2 customer reviews)

US $145

Middle Hirafu – Lodge
Private Rooms

Pension Full Note is a Japanese-style Bed & Breakfast inn with a warm, cosy country atmosphere.

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Built in 1982, Pension Full Note was one of the first lodge accommodations established in the Niseko Resort Area. It is a Japanese-style bed & breakfast inn with a warm and cosy country atmosphere, and all the comforts you’ll find in Western ski lodges.

Sleeps: 2 – 6 guests (6 max)
Size: 16 – 25m²
Built: 1982

Pension Full Note

Mt Yotei views
Family friendly
On-site concierge
Ski locker/drying room
Onsite bar
Walk to restaurants

Walk to cafés
Walk to bars
Walk to onsen
Walk to groceries
Breakfast included
Japanese-style shared bath

Shared lounge room
Shared laundry
On village shuttle route
Guest local shuttle
Free parking
Welcome Centre transfers

Set in Middle Hirafu, the lodge is within of walking distance of all the conveniences of the village, including the lifts. Whiteroom Tours owns and manages the lodge, and not much has changed from the time it was built: polished wood furniture and quasi-European alpine stylings, large shared men’s and women’s bathing facilities, and an expansive and homely lounge where breakfast is served daily.

The pension itself consists of two storeys. The lounge, shared baths and some rooms are on the ground floor, while upstairs are a nine guest bedrooms. The pension has one double room, 4 twin-share rooms, 2 triple-share rooms, a six-bed family room, and a traditional Japanese room with tatami (woven straw mat) floor on which you sleep on top of futon bedding. Give it a try!

As a backcountry tour company now operates the lodge, you’re in the company of serious snow professionals. Find English-speaking staff on site that can help you book a range of guiding packages, or give you a few hints on where to find your own powder stashes.

Pension Full Note

  • Mid-clean/linen every 7 nights
  • Individual room heating
  • Mt Yotei views
  • Village views
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Japanese-style bath
  • Traditional tatami room
  • Phone (local calls)
  • Slippers
  • Ski storage
  • Drying room
  • Washer/dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Guest lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV/DVD player
  • DVD library
  • Games room
  • Library
  • Record collection
  • Shared dining area
  • Breakfast included
  • Western bedding
  • Japanese bedding
  • Bunk beds
  • TV
  • In-room heater
  • Alarm clock
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Japanese-style baths
  • Towels
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Hair dryer

Pension Full Note
Room Types


Up to two guests can sleep in two single, western style beds in this room type. There is a small TV, a bedside table, individual heating and space enough to store your clothes and suitcases, although no closet. There are four twin rooms in Full Note. There are shared toilets on each floor, while the shared bathroom/shower is on the basement floor.

2 Guests
2 Singles
Shared Bathroom
Approx 16m²


There is one queen room available, sleeping up to two guests in one queen size bed. there are some bedside tables and an individual heating unit for the room. There are shared toilets on each floor, while the shared bathroom/shower is on the basement floor.

2 Guests
1 Queen Double
Shared Bathroom
Approx 16m²


Up to three guests sleep in three single beds in this triple room. There is some space in the room for storage, a small TV, and a heating unit – as well as windows that look out across the village. There are some bedside tables and an individual heating unit for the room. There are shared toilets on each floor, while the shared bathroom/shower is on the basement floor.

3 Guests
3 Singles
Shared Bathroom
Approx 18m²


The one Japanese style room in the pension has tatami straw flooring, Japanese style decoration “nooks” and rice paper sliding doors. Up to three guests sleep on single futon mattresses on the tatami floor. During the day these can be put away and the floor space used as a living room, in the traditional fashion. This room also has glimpses of Mt Yotei. There are shared toilets on each floor, while the shared bathroom/shower is on the basement floor.

3 Guests
3 Single Futons
Shared Bathroom
Approx 19m²


A larger room sleeping up to 6 guests, with all bedding as single western beds. This room features a steep, narrow ladder with loft space where additional guests sleep – a good room for a family with older children. There’s a heating unit in the room, a small sofa for seating, and windows looking out to the village.

6 Guests
6 Singles
Shared Bathroom
Approx 25m²

Pension Full Note


Pension Full Note is located right in Middle Hirafu, just below the noisiest and busiest part of restaurant-heavy Momiji-Zaka Street. It is a cosy, friendly, no-frills space with everything within easy walking distance.


You can be at the lifts within 10 minutes if you walk, but Full Note’s friendly lodge staff are always happy to drive you to the slopes when you need. There is parking space the free village shuttle has a stop nearby.


Pension Full Note is towards the lower end of Momiji-Zaka Street, between such famed eateries as The Barn, Yukitei, Ezo Seafoods, Bombay Sizzlers and more. Of course, Half Note Jazz Bar is on the ground level of the pension itself too!

Need to Know


  • No extra bedding available
  • Children aged 12+ count as adults
  • Children aged 11 and under charged 70% of adult pp rate


  • Min stay: 5 nights peak season; 3 nights regular
  • Check-in time: 3 pm
  • Check-out time: 10 am


  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include govt tax and services (other sites may add this to quoted prices)
  • Rates quoted in Yen (JPY)
  • 50% deposit due at 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 contact us before booking.


2 reviews for PENSION FULL NOTE

  1. Avatar for Els H

    Els H

    Wonderful place! We had the best four days at Full Note. The staff were unbelievably helpful – even dropping us at the station at 6am! Our room was cosy and comfortable and the food was great. It’s a real bonus being near the Yakuro Onsen too. We hope to return one day! Thank you Yu and team for looking after us so well.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 14 March 2018

    Stayed in March 2018

  2. Avatar for Jack B

    Jack B

    The owner and staff were more than accommodating
    Our family had the best time. Full note is in a great spot a very short walk from the main strip. Near by are a supermarket numerous places to eat. An international atm, gym, information centre and both ski and snowboard entries are less than a 10 minute walk.

    The accommodation was decently sized for a Japanese style place. And was very warm. we had a very comfortable sleep and had no issues with our stay at full note.

    Highly recommended.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 7 February 2016

    Stayed in February 2016

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