Geto Kogen is possible to visit for day trips from a Morioka hotel
, but considering it’s out in the middle of nowhere, you might want to stay one night at Geto Kogen.
There is no village at Geto Kogen
, but some very simple lodging that is somewhat out of keeping with the well developed facilities of the ski area, and the lovely on-site onsen.
Geto Kogen Super Dorm
The Geto Kogen lodge is at the base of the ski area in what you’d classify as a ski-in ski-out location.
The sleeping facilities are like an upscale version of dormitory accommodation and a spacious version of a capsule hotel. The big dorm room consists of 88 generously sized single beds in 2 level bunks that have 3-way walls, a curtain, a light, and power point. It’s surprisingly comfortable and quiet. And these are solid wooden bunks, not the type that wobble when the person above you rolls over!
Bathrooms are shared facilities (downstairs from the dorm room) with bathing in the onsen. The onsen is rather lovely and for each gender it includes a lovely indoor bath as well as an outdoor bath that overlooks the snowy surrounds and the valley.
Breakfast and dinner are included in the accommodation package. Meals usually consist of a small buffet or a simple set menu. You can BYO drinks or partake in a local Geto Kogen beer.
A highlight of the lodge is a great chill out room that has comfortable day beds. Decent wifi is available.