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451-6 Aza Niseko, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun 048-1511 Hokkaido
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#7 of 40 Speciality lodging in Niseko-cho
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Moiwa Lodge is a large Japanese ski lodge, with 4 stories of facilities, including: restaurant, ski room, drying room, TV's and DVD, pool table, large comfy communal areas, wireless internet throughout, traditional Japanese bar, and games area. The lodge is slopeside in Moiwa and a free 3 minute shuttle to Annupuri - giving you access to the entire Niseko area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Ski rentals
Ski school
Skiing
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Mountain view
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese, Swedish

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Daniel R wrote a review Feb 2020
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I've stayed all over the Niseko area, and have yet to find a better place to come home to after riding all day. This year was my fourth year at Moiwa Lodge and I am consistently impressed. The staff consists of mostly native English speakers and a few really awesome Japanese locals. They are all always so incredibly cheerful and eager to help whenever they can.  Yukari, the superhero cook, makes huge breakfast every morning. Like a hotel breakfast but WAYY better! Four to five different types of homemade bread, plus eggs, bacon, sausage, cereals, juices, loads of coffee. I usually didn't even need lunch after stuffing myself.  Dinners are between 1,000-1,500yen, reasonably priced and totally worth it. Yukari, again crushes it with a variety of authentic Japanese meals.  Nao, the bartender, is a backcountry guide during the day and has fantastic advice on where to ride if you need it. Or you can just walk up about 100 steps to the Moiwa lift and realize there's powder everywhere and no lift lines. From Moiwa you can also ride over to all the other resorts too so you never actually have to take a bus.  If you're a work-traveler like myself, there's plenty of spots to work from within the lodge. Internet usually works great except sometimes around dinner when everyone is at the lodge sucking data. Also the wifi in the dorm rooms on the bottom floor can be spotty. But when the rest of the lodge is so relaxing and comfortable, you really don't spend too much time in the dorms. Although the beds are quite comfy as well. The entire lodge is very well equip as well, from shampoo and laundry soap to backcountry gear rentals. It's clear that they've though of everything you could ask for. Overall Moiwa Lodge is, in my opinion, the definition of "great bang for your buck". Depending on the room(s) you book, it can be more expensive than other places in Niseko but 100% worth every penny (or yen). These people know how to run a lodge and make you feel very welcome.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Iszak wrote a review Feb 2020
Wollongong, Australia56 contributions5 helpful votes
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Upon pickup we were immediately immersed into a false sense of royalty like status. With an above an beyond approach to guest happiness we were stoked with the service the lodge provided from the second we arrived in moiwa. They picked us up almost immediately from our drop-off point down the road at another hotel and once we arrived at the lodge we were given a tour of the facilities and explained best times to travel to other ski resorts, lifts into Niseko town, future weather conditions ect. Can’t rate it enough. The location was absolutely epic! Located a stones throw from the moiwa chairlifts it was an incredible sight to eat breakfast to! The lodge itself was homey and extremely comfortable! The rooms were also very spacious and well payed out with a setup aimed at a social space to employ a communal/ lively atmosphere but still had private enough bunks to maintain a closed space if that’s what you desired. Common areas were also a great vibe, with trivia on Thursday nights and a pretty good dinner menu to pick from. Breakfast was an absolute ripper of a time! Such a good feed to prepare you for a big day of shredding the mountain. Would highly recommend to anyone!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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wayne R wrote a review Mar 2019
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I had the best time staying in Moiwa lodge, Tom and all the staff were very nice and welcoming, really made me feel at home! the lodge its self is a beautiful place to stay, right at the bottom of the mountain with lovely views, it was has a very nice relaxed vibe. i had most of my meals in the lodge and never had one complaint, the food was amazing every night. the rooms were very comfy and not over crowded. I have already booked my accommodation to come back next year! :) Thanks for an amazing time guys
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Date of stay: February 2019
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KristineA wrote a review Feb 2019
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We booked a stay a Moiwa Lodge for Feb 2019. We were quite looking forward to it as it was a bit of a splurge for us (about $300/night and they made us stay for a minimum of 5 nights). It was to be our last 5 nights of skiing in Japan. We were extremely disappointed with th lodge. I should preface with- we came to japan to ski and not party everynight. If you are looking for a place to meet young westerners to drink with, this place is for you. Otherwise, read on: First, I was completely ignored by 3 of the staff as I walked through the door to check in. Only as I stood in front of the desk for about 3 minutes did Dirk (the owner) ask if I needed anything. He was very nice but it was clear to me that we were not going to be treated as guests here, but more like yurt companions... The lodge also contains a number of dorm rooms which are inhabited by young (mostly Australian) males who enjoy drinking and smoking into the night. This is all fine, except that the walls are thin and folks are allowed (or at least did) smoke and talkloudly in front of the lodge all night. Making it extremely difficult to sleep (loud and smelly). The staff is comprised by young westerners on gap year who could care less about your stay at moiwa and seem to be upset that they need to get breakfast ready for guests. Also, a note on the food: breakfast is cereal and toast with a big bowl of partially cooked scrambled eggs and bacon. And the dinners are most certainly made from packaged sauces. We ate there one night and vowed to never eat there again. The common areas were always messy- I noted a dirty towel and 2 empty beer pints on the 2nd floor common area on our first night. It was still there on the 3rd night until I picked everything up and tidied the area (which contained a dirty couch and a broken arm chair). Same with the 3rd floor eating area- it was Very messy. The ladies shower (note- everyone shares a shower) was gross. We had spent the week bathing in Onsens so we were completely comfortable with the shared shower aspect, but these showers were extremely cold, messy and dingy. I should note that our room had a nice view and the beds were semi comfortable. (Each earning a star). If We has not spent so much money per night on our room, I would not be complaining. But next time, I’ll spend the same amount down the road to have a little bit better accommodation. But this really actually unacceptable for people who are not looking to party every night.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monique_B_C wrote a review Apr 2018
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Alot quieter from the Niseko side of town, which was perfect! We came end of season but got lucky and the snow dumped- first tracks everywhere on Moiwa and hardly anyone on mountain! The hosts that run the lodge are such lovely people, very accommodating if you have any special requirements *need a lift with your gear from the bus stop or have dietry requirements for dinner (Im vegetarien and got an incredible vegetable curry that was out of this world!) Probably the best value for money Ive had in a while, the lodge has a beautifully warm cosy vibe like being in an old wood cabin, whilst still feeling very Japanese. Pristine and clean and the little beds you sleep in in the mixed dorms were actually really comfy and have a little curtain so is very private despite being in a shared room. Moiwa is a little far away from the town but the bus stop is just up the road and is free! If you head out one night just remember to get the last bus, or just get a cab and split the fare :) Would stay here again and again!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$141 - US$290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunNiseko-choNiseko Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moiwa Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Moiwa Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Moiwa Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Moiwa Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Moiwa Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moiwa Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sobadokoro Rakuichi, Karabina, and Kobito.
Does Moiwa Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Moiwa Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Moiwa Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Moiwa Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Moiwa Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Moiwa Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Swedish.