Overall Rating

Tenjin Lodge

Tenjin Lodge4.5/54
Tenjin Lodge4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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  • Would Revisit
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Tenjin Lodge - Reviews

Tenjin Lodge - Reviews

The Place To Get The Low Down

POWDERHOUNDS.COM09/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50

The Place To Get The Low Down

POWDERHOUNDS.COM09/08/2018
This was the second time we’ve stayed at Tenjin Lodge and this visit really emphasised that a huge pro for the place was the ability to get dialed into what’s happening at Tenjin and other nearby ski areas. We were there as part of a Tenjin Backcountry Tour that included guiding so naturally we got the low down on the best ski area to visit each day. However other guests were also able to tap into the expertise of Kieren and the staff about storm patterns, the likelihood of lifts running, and other activities to do in the area. You could stay at an upscale ryokan in Minakami, but then you’d be completely on your own with respect to figuring out the lay of the land, and have to pay many more yen. And you’d also miss out on the great social vibe of the lodge! Transport to local onsens, Tenjin and Houdaigi and are also a bonus if you don’t have a car, and if the snow wasn’t on at either of those areas, they’d probably drive you further afield for a fee.

This is THE place to stay if riding Tenjindaira.

Wish I stayed longer!

Will03/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Mixed Group
  • Guest Age
    18-35

Wish I stayed longer!

Will03/03/2018
Tenjin Lodge is everything you want for a dedicated snow trip!
In a small group, we were guided for four days by the owner, Kieran and couldn’t recommend him more highly.

The day we arrived it snowed 90cm+ and fair to say I barely slept in excitement. In a group of slightly varying abilities, Kieran consistently found clean runs that everyone loved (that feeling when you get to bottom of run and can’t wipe a grin off your face! Also it’s covered in snow from spraying yourself...). No matter what the conditions too, Kieran always has a couple of plans up his sleeve which was the best part of having him guide.

Accommodation is pretty basic, but it’s quality basic - it’s clean, tidy and warm - what more to you need.

Definitely a place I’d go back to. Happily on my own too, everyone was very friendly.

Tenjin Lodge

Paul26/02/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Solo
  • Guest Age
    36-50

Tenjin Lodge

Paul26/02/2017
One to add to your bucket list.
Nice lodge, great communal vibe.
Super friendly hosts who go out of their way to help.
Highlight? Hiking and riding with Lucky the BC.
Thanks Kieren & Bo

Amazing Hosts and Staff

POWDERHOUNDS.COM25/04/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50

Amazing Hosts and Staff

POWDERHOUNDS.COM25/04/2016
We really enjoyed staying at Tenjin Lodge. One major strength of this accommodation is that the owners and staff are incredibly friendly and are happy to share their wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area and the activities on offer. The family vibe added to us being made to feel very welcome, and it was also great to hang out with Lucky the border collie dog and Hana, the owners daughter who was a hoot.

Kieren was amazing and we’d definitely recommend getting him to guide you at Tenjindaira. If you’ve got any energy left, we’d recommend going snowshoeing with him too.

The accommodation is somewhat simple and exactly what you’d expect for the price. The rooms were nice enough and it was great to have a private toilet. The hot bath downstairs was quite lovely for a soak after a day of skiing, although it was a bit cold walking down the corridors (the rooms and common area were heated).

The location is nice next to the river and its proximity to the ski area is a big bonus. Unless you’re looking for luxurious ryokan accommodation, then Tenjin Lodge is a great pick.