Wander by Active Life Madarao

Modern capsule hotel

Design for digital ski nomads

Experience Madarao’s only capsule hotel … Wander.  If you are travelling solo or with a group of friends and want more than a typical ski dorm then Wander is for you.

If you are up for being social, relax and share ski stories in Wanders lounge area where you can watch Netflix, play pool or re-live your Go-Pro footage on one of our big screens.

When you are done playing,  drift off into a relaxing night on the pod version of our famous Active Life beds, and luxurious feather duvet.

  • Bar
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Equipment Hire Shop
  • 3 mins walk to ski lifts
  • Onsen


Our pods are fully equipped with a personal smart TV, USB charging jacks, power adapters and a mini safe for your valuables.  Plug in your own headphones and chill…

Wander has 3 simple rules,  please read before completing your booking.

  1. Be silent in the pod area at all times
  2. Clean up after yourself when you use any of the common areas (kitchen, lounge, bathrooms)
  3. Don’t be loud, aggressive or disrespectful to staff or other guests
  4. Consume alcohol in moderation and no drugs

Transgression of any of these rules will result in your booking being cancelled and your deposit forfeited at the discretion of management.


Wander 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.

Note: it’s in the same building as Xplore by Active Life Madarao

Wander by Active Life Madarao

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

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

Xplore by Active Life Madarao Hotel
Madarao Kogen Ski Resort
1101-155, Tarumoto, Ohaza
Japan 〒389-2261

Email: wander.booking@beactive.life

Telephone: (+81) 0269-67-0616

Instagram: wander.madarao

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