Active Life Madarao (Iiyama City, Nagano)

Active Life Madarao
Iiyama City, Nagano
Active Life Madarao (長野県 飯山市)

Active Life Madarao is a recently renovated Western style accommodation located close to the slopes of Madarao Kogen in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture.

Active Life Madarao
Type Hotel
General location A short walk from the slopes of Madarao Kogen
Nearest ski lift Less than 250m
Rooms & capacity 23 rooms
90 guest capacity
Bedding Western style beds
Style of toilets Western style
Bathrooms All rooms use shared bathroom facilities
Tatami mats No
Internet access Free Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the accommodation
English speaking? Native English speaking staff available
Smoking policy All rooms are non-smoking
Pets policy Pets are not allowed
Guest Rooms
There are room styles for guests:

Family Room
Ensuite Bathroom for group of 4 people
Size: 34 Sqm

Deluxe Room
Ensuite Bathroom for 2-3 people
Size: 28 Sqm

Standard Room
Private Shower for 2 people
Size: 20 Sqm

All rooms are equipped with:
• Private bathroom/ toilet
• Heater
• Free wifi
• Bath amenities
• Hairdryer
• 50” LCD TV
• in-room safe
• tea & coffee making facilities
• refrigerator
Active Life Madarao, Iiyama, Nagano
Active Life Madarao, Iiyama, Nagano
Active Life Madarao, Iiyama, Nagano
General Facilities
• Onsen
• Beer bar
• Ski/Snowboard Equipment Hire shop
• Restaurant
• Coffee Shop
• Lift pass vendor

Life is about exploring, experiencing and being free... be active... live an Active Life.

At Active Life Madarao, we take care of everything from sport, to food, to rest so you can focus on your adventure. Active Life is not a hotel, it’s an awesome curated experience.


Ski the trees through Madarao’s famous powder. Whether you prefer groomed or ungroomed runs, Madarao’s 30 ski runs have it all. Then if that’s not enough, Madarao connects directly to Tangram to add another 15 runs – just ski left at the top.


Boot up with an espresso, power up on a hearty breakfast from our buffet then hit the powder. When you return from a hard day of skiing enjoy an exquisite dinner prepared by our accomplished chef.


After a long day of skiing share your GoPro video’s over a glass of your favourite wine/ beer in the bar. Enjoy a piping hot bath to relax those weary muscles, then follow it up with a traditional massage in our spa.


Enjoy a great night’s sleep in our newly renovated rooms. Our beds can be curated just for you, let us know if you’d like your bed to be Hard, Firm or Dream.
• Complimentary continental Breakfast at hotel’s restaurant
• BBQ buffet dinner at hotel’s restaurant
• There are also a few local restaurants near the hotel (walking distance)
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Standard room starts from 10,000 yen per night.

Space Pod (Capsule) starts from 3,500 yen per night.

Please contact for more details.
Payment: Cash
Madarao is a highland area located in the northern area of Nagano Prefecture near a little temple town called Iiyama.

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. The shuttle runs on a timetable and will operate from 25 December 2017 until 31 January 2018. Please contact for more information about the shuttle and timetable.
By Train
10.6km from the Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
10.6km from the Iiyama Station on the Iiyama Line
13.8km from the Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
A station pick-up is available
From Tokyo Station to Iiyama Station:

The Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo station to Iiyama can be covered using the Japan Rail Pass or you can just purchase the tickets at the station. About 110 minutes.

From Iiyama Station to Active Life Madarao:

Option 1: Public bus (Nagaden and No-Ta-Ma buses)
Option 2: Taxi
By Car
10.1km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
15.6km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
16km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: 11.3km from Route 117
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 97
Parking is available for 2 vehicles
About 10km from Toyota Iiyama IC

Parking available for 1/2 vehicles (advanced booking required)
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- Renovated in 2016
- Ski the trees through Madarao’s famous powder
- Minimal crowds so fresh lines can be made all day
- Beer bar (with a selection of local craft beers)
- Relaxing onsen
- Best massage in Madarao
- French - Japanese cuisine options
- English-speaking staff
- Japanese hospitality with western comfort
- Free Wi-Fi
- Coin operated laundry
- Did we mention great coffee for all powderhounds to get their caffeine fix?
accommodaton Accommodation Name Active Life Madarao
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telephone Telephone (within Japan) 0269-67-0471
Telephone (from overseas) (81)-269-67-0471
Send direct email
Official website
address Postal address 11492-175 Iiyama-shi
Active Life Madarao
Contact information
From within Japan

From outside Japan
070 4394 6085
Madarao Now
Daily snow & weather reports
Latest report posted on Sunday 2nd April 2017