Madarao Elm Pension (Iiyama City, Nagano)

Madarao Elm Pension
Iiyama City, Nagano

斑尾エルムペンション (長野県 飯山市)


General Information

Name of accommodation: Madarao Elm Pension
Town: Iiyama
Area: Madarao Kogen (Nagano)
Nearest ski lift: 300m
Type of accommodation: Lodge
Style of accommodation: Western
Guest rooms bedding: Western style beds
Bathrooms: All rooms use shared bathroom facilities
Toilets: Western style
Meals available: Evening meal & breakfast
Number of rooms: 10 rooms
Capacity: 40 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
Price Detail:
All days (except for 26/12 - 03/01, 07 - 08/01)

7,000 yen per head/night

26/12 through 03/01 & 07 - 08/01: 9,000 yen

Dinner can be prepared at 2,000 yen.

If a room is used by a single person, surcharge of 3,000 yen is added.

Price per person including room, breakfast/evening meal and tax:

All days (except for 26/12 - 3/01 & 07 - 08/01): 9,000 yen

26/12 through 03/01, 07 - 08/01: 9,500 yen

Accommodation facilities & more details

Tatami style rooms: No
Internet access: Yes
Type of internet access: Wi-fi available in guest rooms
Internet connection charges: No
Pets Allowed: No pets allowed
Onsen hot springs on accommodation: No
Ski Dry Room: Yes
Well known for our carefully prepared meat dishes. In winter season we also prepare popular warm nabe dishes, along with local wine and Japanese sake.
For breakfast, enjoy warm bread and our “drink as much as you wish” specially prepared coffee, egg, bacon/ham, vegetable salad and deserts also available. Enjoy a hearty meal whilst looking over the spectacular Shiga mountain scenery. Woody pension comfortably warmed up by the Swedish central heating system.

We have both male and female baths for 3-6 people, available after coming back from a day out on the slopes. 3 minutes by car away is the outside rotenburo “Madarao no yu”.
3 minutes walk away is a Picture Art Gallery.
6 minutes walk away is the Restaurant area with a selection of different restaurants and cuisines to choose from.
Wireless internet is accessible in each room via LAN.


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)


The Madarao Kogen area is located in Iiyama City in north eastern Nagano Prefecture on the border with the Myoko region of Niigata Prefecture. Prefecture Road 97 goes through Madarao Kogen and past the ski resort. Nagano Station is approx. 36km to the south west of Madarao.

1hour and 40 minutes from Tokyo Station on Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) to Iiyama Station. 25 minutes by bus to Madarao Kogen. Shuttle bus is available bound for Madarao connecting with every arriving train. The pension provides shuttle service from Madarao Kogen Hotel as the bus terminal to the pension.

Bus service between Madarao and Nozawa/Myoko is also provided every day during the season. Details are obtainable at the pension.

From the Toyota-Iiyama IC, we are about 16km away using Route 117. Follow the signs to Madarao Kogen. When you see Madarao Kogen Hotel, you will see Chikumadai Pension Village. We offer a shuttle wagon service from the Madarao Kogen Hotel bus stop if required.

Special Offers

SnowJapan reader offers Madarao Elm Pension Packages:

3 day stay: 30,000 yen (including a twin room + breakfast + upgraded 2 day lift pass for Madarao/Tangram + tax)
7 day stay: 72,600 yen (ncluding a twin room + breakfast + upgraded 6 day pass)

Packages can be customized according to your specific requests.

Ski/board set rental is available at 2,500 yen/day. You can rent ski wear as well.
Lift ticket discounts available Discount lift passes are prepared, details of which can be obtainable at the pension.

Comments from accommodation

We welcome all powderhounds from the world. We are proud of Madapow as our valuable asset. You will certainly appreciate genuine powder snow while cruising on the tree-run courses down the north-eastern slopes of Mt. Madarao.

We will wait for your arrival with local omotenashi by the female owner.

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Mr Toshi Niiyama
Telephone: 0269-64-3505
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Address: Madarao Kogen, Iiyama-shi, Nagano-ken, 389-2257

Resorts nearby:

Nearest ski lift: 300m

Madarao Kogen (0.80km)
Tangram Ski Circus (6.50km)
Togari Onsen (19.00km)
Iiyama Kita Hokuryu Onsen Family (21.00km)
Kita Shinshu Kijimadaira (21.00km)
Kita Shiga Komaruyama (27.00km)
Ryuoo Ski Park (27.00km)

Location Map:

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