Check-in date
Open the calendar popup.
Check-out date
Open the calendar popup.
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4

Iiyama Accommodation

The town of IIyama is located 11km from Madarao Kogen Ski Resort. Iiyama (pronounced ee-ama) is a little temple town and a lovely place to stay if you have a car and want the full Japanese experience. Wandering along the streets is enjoyable, as is checking out the little Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Iiyama has some interesting shops and lots of Japanese eateries ranging from little izakayas to the sushi train restaurant.

Iiyama is also a good base to visit other nearby ski resorts such as Nozawa Onsen, Togari Onsen and Myoko Kogen.

Or another option for Madarao accommodation is to stay around Lake Nojiri on the other side of Mt Madarao from Iiyama. Nojiri Lake Resort offers an inexpensive shuttle service to Madarao, Tangram and the main Myoko ski resorts.

Madarao Accommodation

You can search for Madarao accommodation options here, and check availability and rates by entering your dates. The post popular Madarao Kogen accommodation is the Madarao Kogen Hotel, which is the hub of the resort and village and is conveniently ski-in ski-out and located right near the kids’ play area and the beginners’ zone.

Opposite the Madarao Kogen Hotel are several pensions (inns) that are pretty much ski-in ski-out. There are also various newly renovated lodges as well as pensions providing simple Japanese accommodation spread out within the Madarao village; some require a walk of up to 10 minutes or a shuttle ride. One of major pros of staying in one of the pensions is that the accommodation is very affordable. NB Many of the pensions have a curfew but considering the nightlife at Madarao is very sedate, this probably won't be a problem! Also a couple of the old-school Madarao pensions only accept cash – double check before arriving.

As is common at non-westernised Japanese ski resorts, there are mostly only hotels and pensions, and negligible self-contained accommodation options such as apartments or chalets. See the Japanese ski resort accommodation overview regarding what to expect with pensions and Japanese style accommodation. 

Short Walk To Madarao Lifts

The Madarao village is somewhat spread out, and some of the Madarao lodgings are up to 1km away from the slopes of the Madarao Ski Resort. If you don't want to walk to and from the ski area, most of the pensions offer on-demand shuttles.

Madarao Ski-In/Ski-Out Accommodation

Madarao Kogen has various ski-in ski-out accommodation options, including a few hotels and various pensions. Some of these are located around the main base area near the Madarao Kogen Hotel, whilst others will require a shuttle ride to get to the main part of the village for ski rentals, to visit the onsen, or sample different restaurants.

Tangram Accommodation

There isn't really a village at Tangram, with the base area primarily consisting of the large ski-in ski-out Hotel Tangram. There are also a few other Tangram hotels and pensions near the ski resort.

Tangram is very Japanese and don't expect lots of the hotel staff or other guests to speak much English. The Tangram Ski Resort (Tangram Ski Circus) is inter-connected with the Madarao Ski Resort.
Your search returned 44 results.
Alp Bach Madarao


Ski in ski out location
Standard: 2 stars Ski-In/Ski-Out
Lodge Alp Bach Madarao has a great communal lounge with fireplace for congregating après ski. Compact twin and triple rooms with western single beds and private bathroom. Located slopeside, about 1km from the main part of the resort. Hosts provide free shuttles to/from bus stop & ski rental shop.
Key facilities & amenities
  • Discounted lift ticket sales
  • Free wifi in the lobby
  • Living room with couches & fireplace
  • Restaurant with European/Japanese cuisine
  • Shuttles to/from main village
Altitude Madarao


English speaking hosts, concierge, shuttles
Standard: 2 stars Short Walk To Lifts
Altitude Madarao is less than 100m from the slopes. The lodge has twin, triple, queen (a rarity in Madarao) & family rooms for up to 4 guests; all with ensuite bathroom. 1km to main resort base with nightly shuttles to restaurants & onsen. Large communal lounge, games room & Netflix.
Key facilities & amenities
  • English speaking staff onsite
  • Evening meals every 2nd night, alternating with trip to Iiyama
  • Hot western breakfast included
  • Indoor hot tub, laundry, drying room
  • Nightly shuttles to restaurants/onsen, arrival/departure shuttle
Annex Aburaya


Inn with rooms with private toilet
Standard: 2 stars Ski-In/Ski-Out
Annex Aburaya enjoys a very convenient slopeside location at the Madarao Ski Resort opposite ski school, equipment rentals and lift ticket office. Choice of western, Japanese tatami rooms, or combo quad rooms with loft; all with private toilet and shared bathing facilities that include hot public baths.
Key facilities & amenities
  • Communal lounge, massage chair
  • Discounted lift passes
  • Free shuttle service to/from Iiyama train station
  • Japanese/western meals
  • Ski equipment rentals
Apartment Alp Bach


1 bedroom, up to 3 guests
Standard: 1 star Ski-In/Ski-Out
Apartment Alp Bach has 1 bedroom (2 single beds) plus sofa bed for a 3rd guest. The apartment has a kitchenette, dining table & sitting area. Located inside the Monaile Hotel with access to indoor onsen baths & buffet restaurant. It is almost ski-out & 1 min walk back to hotel. 
Key facilities & amenities
  • Buffet restaurant
  • English speaking hosts
  • Hot spring baths, sauna
  • Shuttles to Madarao Kogen Hotel (main base)
  • Ski rentals & lift ticket sales
Blueberry Pension Madarao


Hosts speak some English
Standard: 2 stars Short Walk To Lifts
Blueberry Pension Madarao has simple western rooms that utilise communal bathrooms. The pension is only a few mins walk to the ski area and it’s close to the onsen at the Madarao Kogen Hotel. Western style set menu meals are available for breakfast and dinner.
Key facilities & amenities
  • Communal lounge with fireplace
  • Discounted lift tickets
  • Free wifi in the lobby
  • Hosts speak some English
  • Simple equipment rentals
Do Sports Plaza Madarao


Free shuttles to/from slopes
Standard: 2 stars Short Walk To Lifts
Do Sports Plaza Madarao is an inn/pension that offers compact rooms with 4 western single beds and washbasin. Toilet & bathroom facilities are shared and include communal hot baths. About 900m walk to the ski fields and free shuttles are provided from 08:30-09:30 and 15:15-16:15.
Key facilities & amenities
  • Discounted lift ticket sales
  • Equipment storage
  • Parking, wifi
  • Simple equipment rentals
  • Western breakfast, dinner option
First Tracks Madarao


Guest rooms & apartment
Standard: 2 stars Short Walk To Lifts
First Tracks Madarao is a lodge with twin/double rooms with shared bathroom, family rooms with ensuite (up to 5pp) & apartment with kitchenette (up to 5pp) with 3 futons in tatami bedroom & 2 sofa beds in the living room. 600m from slopes. Guest lounge, bar & restaurant onsite.
Key facilities & amenities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Free wifi, parking
  • Guest lounge & bar, restaurant
  • Lift ticket sales
  • Ski/snowboard storage
Fujio Pension Madarao


Social communal areas
Standard: 2 stars Short Walk To Lifts
Fujio Pension Madarao has twin & quad rooms with western beds; some with private bathroom whilst others utilise the on-site public onsen for bathing. 700m walk to the ski field or the hosts will drive you to the slopes (or the bus stop or restaurants).
Key facilities & amenities
  • Bar lounge
  • Free on-demand shuttle to/from slopes
  • Host speaks reasonable English
  • Western style breakfast included
  • Western/Japanese dinner available
Total Results: 44 Total Pages: 3