Hakken by Active Life (Iiyama City, Nagano)

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

Hakken by Active Life is a warm and cozy, 15-room, westernized lodge renovated in 2017 & is conveniently located around 2 minutes-walk from the Madarao ski slopes. For most of the season, guests can ski in/out of the lodge. The lodge has access to a Japanese-style bath house segregated by time to allow for privacy for couples and families & there is also an outdoor hot spring located approximately 3 mins drive away (Madarao Kogen).

Hakken by Active Life
Type Lodge / B&B / Pension / Inn
General location Around 2 minutes walk from the base lifts of Madarao Kogen
Nearest ski lift Less than 250m
Rooms & capacity 15 rooms
Bedding Western style beds
Style of toilets Western style
Bathrooms All rooms have private bathroom
Tatami mats Yes
Internet access Free Wi-Fi available throughout the property
English speaking? Native English speaking staff are available
Smoking policy Non-smoking throughout the entire property
Pets policy No pets allowed. Bathroom-trained Guide dogs allowed
Guest Rooms
Hakken by Active Life offers western-style rooms with Japanese trimmings such as a woven tatami flooring area in some rooms. Hakken offers standard rooms with queen beds, deluxe rooms with a king or queen bed and a single bed. Hakken also has a family room equipped with a king and 2 single beds.

Each room has a fridge, Netflix and Youtube enabled Smart-TV’s, a kettle, a safe and secure, high speed Wi-Fi.

All rooms have a private en suite bathroom with toilet, basin & a shower over bath. All rooms have been newly carpeted and all common areas are warm, cozy and quiet.

There are room styles for guests:

Family Room
Ensuite Bathroom for group of 4 people
Size: 23 Sqm

Deluxe Room
Ensuite Bathroom for 3 people
Size: 20 Sqm

Standard Room
Ensuite Bathroom for 2 people
Size: 14 Sqm

All rooms are equipped with:

• Private bathroom/toilet
• Heater
• Free Wi-Fi
• Bath amenities
• Hairdryer
• 50” SmartTV
• In-room safe
• Tea & coffee making facilities
• Refrigerator
Hakken by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano
Hakken by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano
Hakken by Active Life, Iiyama, Nagano
General Facilities
• Free pickup from Madarao Kogen Hotel
• Free parking (on street)
• Bar
• Vending Machine (Drinks)
• Free ski storage
• Ski/Snowboard Equipment Hire Shop
• Lift Pass Vendor
• Large, secure drying room
• Restaurant & bar
• Japanese Whisky and Beer
• Common lounge/TV area
• Laundry facilities
• Free Wi-Fi
• Complimentary daily continental breakfast for all guests including juices, toasts, cereals, boiled eggs, baked beans and fresh fruit.
There is a restaurant located on the premises available for breakfast & dinner & a bar. Dinner is available for purchase nightly and incudes famous and generous dishes such as burritos, tacos, buddha bowls as well as finger food, bar snacks and nightly specials. The Hakken restaurant is vegan and vegetarian friendly.

The lodge is just a few minutes walk to the centre of the village where you will find several other restaurants and bars. In addition to the village, there is also restaurants and bars over at our sister hotels Active Life Madarao and Xplore by Active Life and Madarao Kogen Hotel.
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Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 03:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Property and Cancellation Policies

Full Charge - Full Stay - If cancelled within 3 days of arrival
Partial Charge - 80% of Full Stay - If cancelled within 7 days of arrival

Hakken by Active Life Madarao offers three types of rooms that vary in pricing throughout the season.
• Family Room with Bathroom (Breakfast included)
• Deluxe Room with Bathroom (Breakfast included)
• Standard Room with Bathroom (Breakfast included)

Detailed pricing can be obtained by contacting the team.

Long term packages are also available but vary in length for peak season and non-peak season. Please email us for detailed information.
Payment: Cash
Credit Card (Visa, American Express and MasterCard)
Madarao is a highland area located in the northern area of Nagano Prefecture near a little temple town called Iiyama.
By Train
11.2km from the Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
11.2km 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

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
10.2km 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: 11.4km from Route 117
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 97
Parking is available for 2 vehicles.
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Situated around 2 minutes walk from the Madarao resort chairlifts, Hakken by Active Life is a small, relaxed snow lodge offering ski-in access for guests.

Newly renovated in 2017, Hakken offers a unique experience for guests in some rooms, blending modern western style comforts with traditional Japanese Tatami floors.
Hakken, meaning Discovery in Japanese, inspires us to offer our guests a unique experience filled with modern comforts, all things authentically Japanese, served by our friendly Australian, Kiwi and Japanese staff.

Enjoy a great night’s sleep in our newly renovated rooms. We offer 3 attractive room styles for our guests:

Family Room for 4 people;
Deluxe Room for 3 people; and
Standard Room for 2 people.

All rooms are equipped to provide every convenience you could need for your stay, including free Wifi, private bathrooms, western style beds, an SmartTV, a safe, and a fridge.

Hakken by Active Life also offers complimentary shuttle to and from Iiyama train station as well as to and from Nozawa onsen for our hotel guests.

For more information please email us and visit our website.


The telephone number should be active from early December. If you would like to talk by telephone before December please call (+64) 21 296 7656.


Please note that while Hakken is actually located just within the borders of Myoko city in Niigata Prefecture, it is close by the base of Madarao Kogen resort rather than the ski resorts in Myoko (though they are also within easy reach). For purposes of classification, Hakken is assigned to 'Madarao Kogen' and 'Nagano' on the site.


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 www.beactive.life/offers for details.
accommodaton Accommodation Name Hakken by Active Life
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telephone Telephone (within Japan) 070-4394-6085
Telephone (from overseas) (81)-70-4394-6085
Send direct email Hakken.booking@beactive.life
Official website http://www.beactive.life/hakken?utm_source=SnowJapan&utm_medium=Website
address Postal address 1101-2 Hei
Hakken by Active Life
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Latest report posted on Sunday 31st March 2019