Hakken by Active Life Madarao

Relaxed snow lodge with unique Japanese experience

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Hakken by Active Life Madarao

Situated less than 5 mins walk from the Madarao resort chairlifts, Hakken by Active Life Madarao is a small, relaxed snow lodge offering ski-in access for guests. 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, all things authentically Japanese, served by our friendly Australian, Kiwi and Japanese staff.

  • Bar
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Equipment Hire Shop
  • Onsen
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service


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, an LCD TV, a safe, and a fridge.


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Hakken by Active Life Madarao 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 Madarao also offers complimentary shuttle to and from Iiyama train station as well as to and  from Nozawa onsen for our hotel guests.

Hakken by Active Life Madarao

Address: 1101-2, Hei,Tarumoto, Myoko-shi, Niigata-ken,Japan

Email: Hakken.booking@beactive.life