Hakken by Active Life

Relaxed snow lodge with unique Japanese experience

Hakken by Active Life

Hakken is warm and cosy, 15-room, westernized lodge & located less than 2 mins walk (or ski-in/out) from the Madarao ski slopes. Newly renovated in 2017, Hakken offers a unique experience for guests in some rooms, blending modern western style comforts with traditional Japanese Tatami floors.
Hakken, meaning Discovery in Japanese, inspires us to offer our guests a unique experience filled with modern comforts, served by our friendly Australian, Kiwi staff.

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Onsen (5 mins walk to sister hotel, Xplore)
  • Restaurant
  • Equipment Hire Shop
  • Ski In/Out
  • 2 Mins Walk to Ski Lifts
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly


Enjoy a great night’s sleep in our newly renovated rooms. We offer 3 attractive room styles for our guests:

  • Family Room for 4 people;
  • Deluxe Room for 3 people; and
  • Standard Room for 2 people.

All rooms are equipped to provide every convenience you could need for your stay, including free WiFi, private bathrooms, western style beds, Netflix and Youtube enabled Smart TV, a safe, and a fridge.

Hakken also offers laundry services, an in-house Japanese bath house, amazing mountain views in some rooms and a clean, modern lodge with GREAT service!


Active Life free inter-resort shuttle to 6 nearby ski areas


Hakken by Active Life is located in Madarao Ski Resort (aka Madarao Kogen) in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture (near a town called ‘Iiyama’), between Nozawa Onsen and Myoko Kogen. The nearest train station to Madarao Ski Resort is Iiyama train station (pronounce ‘ee-ya- ma’) which is easy to get to.

Hakken by Active Life

For our exact Google Maps location, please type in ‘Hakken by Active Life’ in Google Maps.

For Ta Q Bin or other similar luggage delivery services, our official address is:

Hakken by Active Life Hotel
Madarao Kogen Ski Resort
1101-20, Tarumoto, Ohaza
Japan 〒389-2261

Email: Hakken.booking@beactive.life

Telephone: (+81) 0269-67-0616

Facebook: @hakkenmadarao

Instagram: hakken.madarao