Xplore by Active Life (Iiyama City, Nagano)

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

Xplore by Active Life is located close to the slopes of Madarao Mountain Resort in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture. This accommodation, newly renovated in 2018, offers modern Japanese simplicity with Western comforts and ski-in ski-out access.

Xplore by Active Life
Type Lodge / B&B / Pension / Inn
General location Ski-in/out access, less than 500m to ski lift
Nearest ski lift Less than 500m
Rooms & capacity 29 rooms
Bedding Western style beds
Style of toilets Western style
Bathrooms Some rooms have private bathroom
Tatami mats Yes
Internet access Free Wi-Fi available throughout the property
English speaking? Multilingual staff are available
Smoking policy No smoking throughout the property
Pets policy No pets allowed. Bathroom trained guide dogs allowed.
Guest Rooms
There are 3 room styles for guests:

Queen Room
Ensuite Bathroom for 2 people
Size: 16 Sqm

Japanese Tatami Ensuite
Ensuite Bathroom 2-4 people
Size: 25 Sqm

Japanese Tatami Room (Share Toilet & Bathroom)
For 2 people
Size: 13 Sqm

All rooms are equipped with:
• Heater
• Free Wi-Fi
• Bath amenities
• Hairdryer
• SmartTV
• In-room safe
• Tea & coffee making facilities
• Refrigerator
• USB and power charging station
Xplore by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano
Xplore by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano
Xplore by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano
General Facilities
• Hot baths
• Sports Bar
• Izakaya (Japanese beer and tapas restaurant)
• Restaurant
• Coffee Shop
• Free ski storage
• Ski/Snowboard equipment hire shop
• Lift pass vendor
• Convenience store

After grabbing a hearty breakfast from the buffet, and juicing up on your daily caffeine shot. Head down to the ski room, gear up and ski out back of the hotel to ski slopes.

At the end of the day relax in the lounge and enjoy a cleansing ale or your favourite cocktail in the Sports bar. Relax your tired muscles in our beautiful hot bath.

Relax in our Izakaya, enjoying some Japanese tapas and sake from our collection from local and regional brewers.

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

Japanese Rooms
If you want to experience a traditional Japanese tatami room, but need a comfortable bed after a hard day of skiing we have designed these rooms for you. You can enjoy one of our famous Active Life beds on the Tatami.

All Rooms
Our rooms have all the creature comforts including our famously comfortable Active Life beds. These rooms are designed for the digital traveller with SmartTV, USB and power charging station.
• Complimentary continental Breakfast
• Sports bar, restaurant and izakaya in the evening
• There are also local craft beer bar, Japanese hot pot (Nabe) and vegetarian/vegan friendly meals serving at our sister hotels nearby (Active Life Madarao & Hakken by Active Life)
• Few local restaurants near the hotel
Xplore by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano Xplore by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano
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
10.9km from the Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
10.9km from the Iiyama Station on the Iiyama Line
13.5km 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

Xplore by Active Life 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
10.4km from the Toyota Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
15.3km from the Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
15.7km from the Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: 11.6km from Route 117
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 97
Parking is available. Limited spots available, reservations are a must. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
Xplore by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano Xplore by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano
- Renovated in 2018
- Ski the trees through Madarao’s famous powder
- Minimal crowds so fresh lines can be made all day
- Relaxing hot baths
- English, Thai, Chinese speaking staff
- Japanese hospitality with western comfort
- Free Wi-Fi
- SmartTV
- Coin laundry


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

•Pay 6 Stay 7 Nights
•Rental and accessories shop - the price list for 18-19 season is available; please check the website.
•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 www.beactive.life/offers for details.



The actual postal address of Xplore by Active Life is in Myoko, Niigata Prefecture. This is due to the fact that Madarao is right on the Nagano-Niigata border.

While the ski resorts in Myoko are also within easy reach, this accommodation is located right by the base of Madarao and so is classified as Madarao.
accommodaton Accommodation Name Xplore by Active Life
Please mention SnowJapan.com if you make contact!
telephone Telephone (within Japan) 040630860
Telephone (from overseas) (81)-40630860
Send direct email xplore.booking@beactive.life
Official website http://www.beactive.life/xplore?utm_source=SnowJapan&utm_medium=Website
address Postal address Xplore by Active Life
1101-155 Tarumoto
Xplore by Active Life
Contact information
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From outside Japan
Madarao Now
Daily snow & weather reports
Latest report posted on Sunday 31st March 2019