Kuma Lodge (Iiyama City, Nagano)

Kuma Lodge
Iiyama City, Nagano

くまロッジ (長野県 飯山市)


General Information

Name of accommodation: Kuma Lodge
Town: Iiyama
Area: Madarao Kogen (Nagano)
Nearest ski lift: 50m
Type of accommodation: Lodge
Style of accommodation: Western
Guest rooms bedding: Western style beds
Bathrooms: Some rooms have private bathroom
Toilets: Western style
Meals available: Breakfast
Number of rooms: 9 rooms
Capacity: 21 people
Smoking/Non-smoking: All non smoking
English speaking ability: Yes, fluent


Charge range classification: Budget Price
Comfort Price
Deluxe Price
Exclusive Price
Most common charge style: Room with breakfast included (per person)
Payment: Cash
Credit Card
Bank Transfer
Price Detail:
All prices are per room per night (single room charges on application).
Bed and breakfast from 20,000 yen to 27,000 yen.
Rates vary depending on room type - please ask for details.
Meals are mostly Western style with some Japanese style food at times.

Accommodation facilities & more details

Tatami style rooms: Yes
Internet access: Yes
Type of internet access: Wi-fi throughout accommodation
Internet connection charges: No
Pets Allowed: No pets allowed
Onsen hot springs on accommodation: No
Ski Dry Room: Yes
On-site parking by prior arrangement, free guest WIFI, ski storage / drying room, commercial kitchen, bar fridge in the basement entertaining room, staff on hand 7 days to help arrange day tours, ski lessons and hire, booking restaurants or arranging guest travel.

• Walking distance or short bus ride from grocery stores, restaurants nearby
• Fully-equipped kitchen
• Spacious open plan living room with TV and ping pong table
• A second separate relaxing area
• 5 full bathrooms + multiple separate toilets
• Wireless Internet
• Laundry room with washer/dryer
• Drying room
• Discount lift tickets available

Guide dogs allowed, otherwise no pets please


car By car
10km from Toyota Iiyama IC (Joshinetsu Expressway)
15km from Myoko Kogen IC (Joshinetsu Expressway)
National Route 117
Prefectural Road
Car parking:
train By train
11km from Iiyama Station (Iiyama Line)


Positioned in the heart of Madarao Mountain Resort, Kuma Lodge offers guests a ski in / out lodge over five spacious levels. Just metres from the main ski runs and children’s 'magic carpet' area allowing guests to ski almost to the lodge doors. The village shuttle bus is also close by and guests have easy access to the township of Iiyama (Shinkansen station), Myoko and Nozawa Onsen. There are many restaurants, bars and all important onsen hot springs within Madarao village.

We are happy to help guests arrange transport to and from Kuma Lodge, we suggest landing at Haneda (Tokyo) airport if you have the choice and plan to head straight to the ski area on your arrival as it’s the closest for connection times. Guests can take the Madarao Mountain Resort bus which aligns with the Shinkansen train arrival at Iiyama Station and costs approx. Y500 pp (approx. 25 mins) The bus arrives at the Madarao Kogen Hotel and a member of our team will be there to collect guests or a taxi from the station approx. Y4,500 direct to the lodge.

Special Offers

SnowJapan reader offers None currently available
Lift ticket discounts available Guests can purchase tickets via Kuma at discounted prices

Comments from accommodation

Kuma Lodge is your boutique mountain base for skiers and boarders looking for an unforgettable Japanese powder experience. With panoramic views over the resort and snow covered mountains, you’ll enjoy all levels of skiing terrain and ample apres action.

Our nine well equipped rooms are spread over two floors and are available for double or triple occupancy. Every room has been tastefully refurbished for our first season and a number of the rooms also come with en-suite bathrooms and balconies.

The lodge has been designed for your comfort. We have a number of relaxation areas, including a purpose built living room with flat screen TV, pool table, darts board and plush leather sofa’s.

Madarao has long been a popular choice for generations of Japanese, now it is starting to become a destination for western travellers due to the opening of the new Shinkansen bullet train which takes skiers direct from Tokyo central to nearby Iiyama Station in approx. 100mins.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuma Lodge.

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Scott
Telephone: 61-400119830
Send Email: scottaggett@gmail.com
Visit Website: http://www.kumalodge.co/
Address: Madarao Kogen, Iiyama-shi, Nagano-ken, 389-2253

Resorts nearby:

Nearest ski lift: 50m

Madarao Kogen (0.10km)
Tangram Ski Circus (6.10km)
Togari Onsen (18.90km)
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira (19.20km)
Iiyama Kita Hokuryu Onsen Family (20.40km)

Location Map:

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