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Price p/p From price based on a 7-nights twin-share in a twin/triple western room including breakfast & 6-day lift pass each (price per person).
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
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USD 672

MADARAO ELM PENSION | MADARAO
7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing/Riding | Daily Breakfast

Location: Madarao/Tangram , HONSHU , Japan
Standard: Budget ($) - 2 stars
Price p/p From price based on a 7-nights twin-share in a twin/triple western room including breakfast & 6-day lift pass each (price per person).
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 672
Madarao Elm Pension is a moderately sized pension located only 500 metres from the slopes of Madarao ski area. They offer western beds and there is an on-site restaurant & communal areas. Packages are great value & start from 3 nights inclusive of accommodation, breakfast & lift tickets.
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Madarao Elm Pension Packages

Whilst the sample package/price is based on 7 nights twin/triple-share; Madarao Elm Pension packages can be customised from 2 nights to include accommodation, daily breakfast, lift tickets & evening meals. Private room upgrades are an optional extra subject to availability.

Getting to Madarao has never been easier with direct bus transfers from Haneda and Narita Airports. You can get prices, times & book transfers online here>>

And don't forget there is also a daily shuttle service that operates between Madarao and Nozawa Onsen and also Myoko Kogen so you can potentially go and explore other resorts nearby; plus Madarao inter-connects with Tangram ski area and a very inexpensive ticket upgrade (5oo yen/day in 2017) is available to access both resorts of the one pass.

About Madarao Elm Pension

Pension Elm in Madarao has very friendly hosts and provides basic pension accommodation for those on a budget. Rooms have western style beds, bathrooms are communal, breakfast and dinner are available, and the whole pension is non-smoking.

Where is Pension Elm Madarao?

Madarao Elm Pension is located in the lower village of Madarao, about 1km from the slopes of Madarao Ski Resort and the Madarao Kogen Hotel. Shuttles to/from the ski slopes are provided by the pension hosts. A shuttle to a nearby onsen can also be provided.

Check out the Madarao travel page for information on the location of Madarao, airport buses to Madarao, and other travel information. Arrival and departure transfers to/from the Madarao Kogen Hotel bus stop are available.

The closest bar is about 600m walk away and the Jazzy Restaurant is 950m from the pension. Occasionally the hosts can provide transport in the evenings to/from restaurants, but only if they are not cooking meals.

And don't forget there is also a daily shuttle service that operates between Madarao and Nozawa Onsen and also Myoko Kogen so you can potentially go and explore other resorts nearby; plus Madarao inter-connects with Tangram ski area and a very inexpensive ticket upgrade is available to access both resorts on the one pass.

Pension Rooms

Elm Pension has 10 western-style rooms (single, twin and triple) with a maximum capacity of 35 guests. Each room has a small seating area and wifi is available in the rooms.
All rooms use shared bathroom facilities with Japanese style bath houses for each gender.

Services and Facilities

  • The owner Toshi speaks fluent English whilst Yoshiko speaks a little English
  • Free wifi throughout
  • The pension sells discounted lift passes (approx. 1000 yen discount – need to pay cash)
  • Small communal tatami area adjacent to the dining area
  • Free shuttle service to slopes/bus terminal
  • Ski rental service
  • Ski and snowboard storage
  • Laundry
  • Free car parking onsite

Dining

The pension has a small and charming European style dining room. A daily breakfast can be provided that is mostly western style such as cooked eggs, ham, salad, toast, fruit with yoghurt and tea and coffee.

Dinner can be provided in-house featuring local produce such as hot pot. The cuisine is mostly Japanese style with some western dishes.

You have the option of including just breakfast or breakfast and dinner (half-board).

2017/18 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Package Rates
Price From: 
  • Package: ¥73,000 per person

Notes:

  • invoice currency is Japanese Yen
  • based on adult twin-share room
  • private single room upgrade ¥5,000 per night
Other Examples of packages:
Package Rates are quoted per person in Japanese Yen with tax/service included.

1) Madapow short stay: 29,900 yen twin/triple share

Includes – 3 nights accommodation + 2 days Madarao lift tickets + breakfasts

2) Relaxed week: 73,000 yen twin/triple share

Includes – 7 nights accommodation + 6 days lift tickets + breakfasts

3) March week: 66,000 yen twin/triple share (on sale only for March accommodation)
Includes – 7 nights accommodation + 6 days lift tickets + breakfast

4) Enjoy snow Nagano way: 100,000 yen twin/triple share

Includes – 10 nights accommodation + 9 days lift tickets + breakfasts

If you are looking to book only accommodation with breakfast, they can offer nightly rates including breakfast. Inclusions
  • 7 nights twin/triple share western accommodation
  • 6 day Madarao lift pass
  • Daily set menu breakfast
  • Free shuttle to/from lifts
Add-ons
  • Ski/snowboard rentals
  • Daily dinner package
  • Private single room upgrade 5,000 yen/night
Not Included

Madarao Pensions Terms and Conditions

BookingWe will send you a firm quote for your booking request for your group and dates. We will hold this price for 72 hours. We will reserve any rooms subject to your confirmation. No deposit will be required however we will require a valid credit card to confirm the booking. Your payment will take place upon your arrival in Madarao.

CancellationYou are not allowed to cancel your booking.

By sending your confirmation, you have agreed to the terms and conditions as follows;

  1. Cancellation less than 60 days prior to start of the booking incurs a 50% fee of total package.
  2. Cancellation less than 30 days prior to start of booking incurs a 100% cancellation fee for total package cost.
  3. Part cancellations are handled the same way. 

All guests are recommended to have Travel Insurance cover to protect themselves against any incidents and injuries. 

Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Communal area(s)
  • Non-smoking property
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Ski lockers
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Breakfast available
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi

Services

  • English speaking staff
  • Lift tickets vendor
  • Shuttle to lifts
  • Ski rentals

Very Friendly

POWDERHOUNDS.COM30/05/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Family
  • Guest Age
    36-50

Very Friendly

POWDERHOUNDS.COM30/05/2018
It was very snowy when we were there!
The hosts Toshi and Yoshiko at Pension Elm in Madarao were incredibly friendly and very hospitable, and they were full of local wisdom and provided interesting insights into the history of Madarao. We enjoyed our stay at Pension Elm.

Pension Elm provided simple accommodation in a rather dated property and it was ideal for an economical stay. Madarao overall provides very good value but staying at Pension Elm was particularly inexpensive and probably one of the best low cost Japan ski holidays around. One thing to check is whether they require cash for payment (as it did in our case). This is somewhat common with old-school Japanese pensions, but be mindful that there are no ATMs at Madarao (only in the town of Iiyama) and the cost may be more than what you can withdraw in 1-2 ATM transactions, so come prepared. Thankfully unlike many other countries, carrying around cash in Japan is not a big risk. The discounted lift passes provided by the pension offer a significant discount, but you have to pay cash for these too. Hopefully in the future they’ll accept Paypal or the like.

We stayed in a triple room with western beds, that was OK sized for just 2 people but would have been squeezy with 3. The room was warm enough for sleeping considering the thick doonas, but it was a little difficult to dry out wet clothing and ski boots (there was a tiny heater at the entrance which was OK if your boots weren’t wet). The pension had plenty of toilets and wash basin amenities, but only two baths, one for each gender. The communal bathrooms have a lock on the door which was nice for those that want some privacy but it then meant that others were locked out and had to wait for a bath.

It was a little bit of a walk up the hill in heavy snow to go out for dinner but the Shaggy Yak bar was reasonably close, where you can get a good feed. Or other restaurants weren’t too much further. We also ate in one night and had a lovely hot pot, accompanied by our BYO sake and great conversation with Toshi.

The dining/communal area was a nice spot to gather for après ski and the wifi throughout the pension was very good.