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A Tranquil Hideaway Nestled in the Pristine Forests of the Hakuba Valley

The Lodge

Momiji is a cosy 7 guest-room family run lodge in the North-East of the Hakuba Valley. The lodge adjoins and offers easy ski-in / ski-out access to both Cortina and Norikura resorts during the Winter season and makes an ideal base for hiking, mountain biking and exploring in the Green season.

In addition to offering accommodation to individual guests, Momiji is also available for exclusive booking by groups - ideal for yoga, company meetings, events and parties. Please enquire for group rates.

Room Facilities

With a selection of standard, superior and family style rooms suitable for groups of one to five guests, each of Momiji’s seven guest rooms have been designed to be simple and functional yet without compromising modern comforts. Our guest rooms are bright and airy and come replete with complimentary WiFi, LCD flatscreen TV with Apple TV and NetFlix, individually controllable heating and more.

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • LCD flat-screen TV
  • Apple TV with NetFlix
  • USB charger
  • Individual guest-controllable heating
  • Humidifier (upon request)
  • Double glazed windows
  • Blackout blind
  • Daily light housekeeping service. Linen changed after every 3rd night (excepting stays of 4 nights or less, or where a checkout is the following day).
  • Kettle
  • Complimentary coffee, Japanese green tea, sugar and tea
  • Washbasin, vanity and complimentary amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • All ensuite rooms additionally include complimentary brand-name body soap / shampoo / conditioner.

Lodge Facilities

  • Restaurant and bar
  • Real log fire
  • Under-floor heating in restaurant and bar
  • Complimentary Wifi throughout the property
  • English book library and relaxation space
  • Nespresso coffee, tea and green tea always available at no charge
  • Private Japanese-style tub available to book at no charge
  • Dry room and equipment storage
  • Guest laundry and drying facilities
  • Entire property non-smoking
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit at reception
  • Facilities for guests with disabilities
  • Complimentary parking (prior notice required)

Bar & Restaurant

Momiji’s bar and restaurant features high ceilings showcasing timber beams reclaimed from a 150 year old sake brewery. Pine flooring in the common areas benefit from underfloor heating and the sofas in front of the real log fire proves a popular spot for guests to relax.

A fully stocked bar offers a selection of quality new-world wines, sake, beverages and local ales and the restaurant offers Japanese meals prepared by the owner from fresh local produce. Vegetarian and gluten-free requests are welcomed.

Whether indulging in a delicious home-cooked fare, an ale or sake, enjoying a book from the extensive library, or discussing the day’s activities with new friends or old by the log fire, the lodge offers a perfect homely atmosphere where guests can relax after a day on the slopes.

Guest Services

Momiji guests enjoy a complimentary pick-up and drop-off to Hakuba Valley train and bus terminals upon arrival and departure. Additionally, an evening shuttle is available to central Hakuba for ATM, supermarket and restaurants drop-offs (we are happy to recommend and book restaurants for you either prior to your travel or after arrival).

Discounts

Guests benefit from discounted lift passes to the Cortina and Norikura resorts. Discount tickets to Wakaguri Onsen (6 minutes walk) are also available.

We can organise taxis, postal and courier services for you. We particularly recommend the inexpensive and fast airport luggage services.

Equipment Hire

Our nearest rental shop is SPICY in Tsugaike (5 minute drive from Momiji):

SPICY Rentals

You can view their equipment, pricing and book online and we will run you there upon arrival and return you to Momiji with your gear. Book online or just go and pay on the day (cash and credit cards accepted).

Tours

Hakuba is renowned for its wealth of activities off the mountain as well as on. We are pleased to recommend and book tours for our guests either prior to travel or after arrival. Some off-slope attractions we suggest include:

Advance booking recommended.

Babysitting

Guests are requested to contact and book the following service providers directly.

  • Hakuba Babysitting - offers a flexible 'in-accommodation' childcare service catering to your children's specific needs and helps you make the most of your holiday!
  • Mommysmile - provides fun and enjoyable childcare services for families visiting Hakuba.

Advance booking recommended.

Car rental

Guests are requested to contact and book the following service provider directly.

Although we offer a comprehensive transport service for our guests, there are times where you want to head out on a day tour or off for an extended shopping trip. Local rental vehicles are available from Windy Car Rental. For full details and online booking see: www.windy-kobeya.com. Most cars feature an english language GPS and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable! In Winter, all cars are 4WD, fitted with snow tires, and replete with roof racks. Pick up in Happo.

Need a day off?

How about a massage in your room or at our local massage studio to soothe the body after a few days activity. Ask us to book an appointment for you!

Location

Momiji is positioned in pristine forest, ski-in & ski-out to the Cortina and Norikura resorts, at the north-east end of the Hakuba Valley in Nagano prefecture, Japan. There are multiple ways to travel from Narita and Haneda Airports to Momiji, including:

Shinkansen

Shinkansen (the bullet train) to Nagano Station and then bus to Hakuba.

Riding the bullet train is like a holiday in itself - a must try! However…if this is your first time in Japan and you’ve just arrived after a long flight with lots of luggage, it might be a bit taxing, so consider a layover in Tokyo, or try the Nagano Snow Shuttle, or a private charter.

If you’re up for the fun of the Bullet train, you’ll need the timetable in English, our detailed guide which will walk you through a trip from Haneda or Narita to Momiji and this bus timetable to cross reference your train with.

Taxi from Nagano Station

If you prefer to take a taxi from Nagano Station, we can arrange a pickup for you with a regular taxi (maximum 4 people - limited luggage space - approx ¥10,040 JPY), or a jumbo taxi (maximum 7 people - approx ¥13,410 JPY). Contact us early to reserve.

The Nagano Snow Shuttle

Daily Airport to and from Ski-resort and inter-resort buses from December 21st through February 28th. They will drop you close to Momiji when you select the “Otari Accommodation Drop-Off” option. Check prices and reserve online.

Private Charter

By far the most stress-free option for getting from the airport or Tokyo. Cost-effective for larger groups. Contact us for details and prices. Early booking recommended.

Useful information

Generally, there is no need to reserve tickets for the bullet train or busses except around New Year and some Japanese public holidays. Unfortunately, you cannot reserve the bullet train from outside Japan, so it is only practicable to reserve once you are in Japan and have enough time to get to a Japan Railways ticket office before heading up to Hakuba.

Note there are two properties called Momiji in the valley. Kindly ensure you are heading to the right one! You can copy and paste the below Japanese text to show your taxi or transport provider:

白馬乗鞍の椛(もみじ)
小谷村千国乙12856−63(元かんてら)

There is also a cheap and very convenient luggage service including skis and snowboards (for which some weight restrictions apply) at the airports . Depending on your airport arrival time and weather permitting, you’ll get your items the next day.

Co-ordinates for GPS

Lat: 36.767545665614485
Long: 137.8798255662872

At the end of the day, don’t worry - however you get here and wherever you end up in the valley - we will always come and find you!