Relaxed snow lodge with unique Japanese experience

Our Rooms

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!

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


Standard Room

Our sparkling, newly renovated rooms offer a fusion Japanese experience featuring our famous Queen mattress on top of our original Japanese Tatami Mats! Perfectly suited for couples!

  • Private Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bidet Toilet and Shower over bath
  • Size: 18 Sqm
  • Carpeted entry area
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Netflix and Youtube enabled Smart TV

Deluxe Room

Our newly renovated Deluxe rooms offer our guests very spacious surroundings, ideal for couples, small families or 3 singles.

  • Private Ensuite Bathroom
  • Toilet and Shower over bath
  • Option for 3 single twin beds
  • Option for King or Queen + 1 Single bed
  • Size: 28 Sqm
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Netflix and Youtube enabled Smart TV

family Room

Our newly renovated family rooms offers a large King bed and two single beds with a room divider, ideal for families with 2 children or couples travelling with 2 others. Overlooking the chairlifts of Madarao, this large corner room is our largest room featuring two large windows/views!

  • Private Ensuite Bathroom
  • Toilet and Shower over bath
  • Size: 34 Sqm
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Netflix and Youtube enabled Smart TV

Hakken By Active Life

Hakken is warm and cosy, 15-room, westernized lodge and our highest guest-rated lodge in Madarao.

Hakken is ski in/out for most of the season (or about a minute's walk from the Madarao Chairlifts). Newly renovated in 2017, Hakken features its own private Japanese whisky bar, vegan and vegetarian friendly food and  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 Aussie and Kiwi staff.


Free Wifi

Equipment Hire Shop


1 Min Walk to Ski Lifts

Hot Bath

SKI In / Out

Where is Madarao

Getting Here.

Hakken by Active Life is located 200 meters from the Madarao Ski Resort (Madarao Kogen) chairlifts, in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, between Nozawa Onsen and Myoko Kogen. The nearest train station to Madarao Mountain Resort is Iiyama Train Station (pronounced ee-yama), easily and directly accessible via the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station. From Iiyama, the resort is a 25 minute drive.

Hakken by Active Life 

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

〒389-2261 新潟県妙高市樽本斑尾 高原 1101-20
1101-20 Takahara, Madarao Tarumoto, Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture, Zip 389-2261

Email: activelife.booking@beactive.life

Telephone: 0269-67-0616

Facebook: @Be.ActiveLifeGroup

Instagram: @activelifejapan
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