Active Life Madarao (Iiyama City, Nagano)

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

Active Life Madarao is a chalet style hotel located just 200 metres from the ski lifts in the central area of Madarao village in northern Nagano Prefecture. The hotel has been renovated to meet western tastes, with the largest hotel rooms in Madarao.

Active Life Madarao
Type Hotel
Lodge / B&B / Pension / Inn
General location A short walk from the slopes of Madarao Kogen
Nearest ski lift Less than 250m
Rooms & capacity 23 rooms
63 guest capacity
Bedding Western style beds
Style of toilets Western style
Bathrooms All rooms have private bathroom
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” SmartTV
• 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
• Outdoor hot bath
• Craft Beer Bar
• Restaurant
• Coffee Shop
• Free ski storage
• Ski/Snowboard Equipment Hire Shop
• Lift Pass Vendor

Wake up in the morning to the aroma of an espresso from our Caffineed coffee shop and fuel up on a hearty breakfast before heading out for a day on the slopes.

At the end of the ski day, unwind in our craft beer bar Tap That and enjoy a selection of local craft beers. If you’re hungry, order a Ramen or a selection of Japanese snacks.

Don’t forget to relax those tired muscles in our beautiful indoor/outdoor hot bath, but bring your swimmers because it’s unisex so you can enjoy it with your friends and family without letting it all hang out.

At Fat Chef you can either toss a slab of meat on the barbie or enjoy a traditional Japanese hot pot, the choice of cuisine is yours but the chef is the Or you want wander out to one of the local restaurants across the road from the hotel.

After your meal, return to Tap That for a cleansing ale and a game of foosball or pool, while the kids entertain themselves watching movies and playing PlayStation in the lounge.

At the end of the night retire to your room to watch Netflix and drift away on our famous Active Life beds...recharge...repeat

Every year we read all of the reviews and make improvements. So far we have planned the following improvements...

- Install sound proof doors in all rooms
- Renovate the lobby and common areas
- Carpet the common areas to reduce the noise
• Complimentary continental Breakfast at hotel’s restaurant
• BBQ buffet, nabe (Japanese hot pot), ramen and Japanese snacks at hotel’s restaurant in the evening
• There are also a few local restaurants near the hotel (walking distance)
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Please visit the website or contact us by email 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.
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
Tokyo Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen) > Iiyama Station (Nagaden/No-Ta-Ma buses) > Madarao Kogen Hotel

Kanazawa Station (take JR Hokuriku Shinkansen) > Iiyama Station (Nagaden/No-Ta-Ma buses) > Madarao Kogen Hotel

Active Life Madarao offers free pickup from Madarao Kogen Hotel. (Reservation in prior is required. Please visit website or contact us by email for more details.)
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 at Madarao Kogen Hotel car park (in front of Active Life Madarao hotel)
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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 hot bath
- English, Thai, Chinese speaking staff
- Japanese hospitality with western comfort
- Free Wi-Fi
- SmartTV
- PlayStation in lounge
- Free laundry
- Did we mention great coffee for all powderhounds to get their caffeine fix?


This winter season 18/19, we are offering the below amazing benefits exclusively to our hotel guests:

• Unlimited complimentary ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults when stay minimum 4 nights with us*
• Free inter-resort shuttle pass for each guest on the booking to a surrounding resort*
• Free Madarao Kogen Hotel pick up and drop off service on check in and check out dates*

*Terms & conditions apply. Visit for details.
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
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From outside Japan
070 4394 6085
Madarao Now
Daily snow & weather reports
Latest report posted on Sunday 31st March 2019