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
  • Hot Bath
  • 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!


Getting Here

Hakken by Active Life is located in Madarao Ski Resort (a.k.a 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 (pronounced ee-yama), easily accessible via Japan’s famous ultra speed “bullet train.

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