Madarao Elm Pension

Madarao Pension Village in fresh snow: Elm is seen on the front right.


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    Phone: 81-269-64-3505

Madarao Elm P. welcomes powderhounds world-wide


The Madarao kogen area is located in Iiyama City in northeastern Nagano on the border with the Myoko region of Niigata Prefecture.

Prefecture Road 97 goes through Madarao Kogen and past the ski resort. Iiyama Station on the bullet train (Hokuriku Shinkansen Line) and the Iiyama local train line is the closest.

Nagano Station is approx.36km to the southwest of Madarao.

From the Toyota-Iiyama IC, we are about 16km away using Route 117. Follow the signs to Madarao Kogen. When you see Madarao Kogen Hotel, you will see Chikumadai Pension Village. We will offer shuttle wagon service from the Madarao Kogen Hotel bus stop if required.

Bus service between Madarao and Nozawa/Myoko is provided every day during the season. Details are obtainable at the pension. You can enjoy Nozawa/Myoko while staying in Madarao.

Madarao has 9 exciting ungroomed slopes as the tree-run courses for powderhounds, which is well known and loved by many skiers.


 Most common charge style: Room with breakfast and
taxes included (per person)

Payment: Cash

Price details:

 All days ( except for 30/12-2/1)

 7,000 yen per head/night

 If a twin room is used by a single guest, 3,000 yen will be  surcharged.

  2,000 yen is surcharged for the year end/new year days
 (26/12 - 03/01 and 07 - 08/01.

 Dinner can be prepared at 2,000 yen

Prices per person including room, breakfast/evening meal and tax :

 9,000 yen for all days

 9,500 yen for 26/12- 3/1 and 7-8/1/2017



General Information

     Name of accommodation:   Madarao Elm Pension

     Town:      Iiyama

     Area:        Madarao Kogen, Nagano

     Nearest ski lift:      300m

     Type of accommodation:    Lodge

     Style of accommodation:    Western

     Guest room bedding:       Western style beds

     Bathroom:      All rooms use shared bathroom facilities

     Toilets:        Western style washlets

     Meals available:     Evening meal & breakfast

     Number of rooms:     10 rooms

     Capacity:      35 guests

     Smoking/non-smoking:     All non-smoking

     English speaking ability:   fluent

Dining Room

 Special Offers

Lift ticket discount is available, details of which are obtainable from the pension..

Madarao Elm Pension Packages:

・3 day stay : 30,000 yen ( including twin room + breakfast + upgraded 2 day lift pass for Madarao/Tangram + tax )

・7 day stay : 72,600 yen (including twin room + breakfast + upgraded 6 day lift pass)

Packages can be customized according to your specific requests.

 Madarao Kogen Skiing Park

 Skiing slopes

  From the board fitting area

Enjoying nabe for dinner

 The window of the guest room

 View from the guest room

Message from the pension: 

This is a pension fit for small groups and families. Dishes prepared using local vegetables, meat and fish from Japan Sea are appreciated by every guest.

Shared bathroom


By car
10km from Toyota Iiyama IC (Joshinetsu Expressway)
15km from Myoko Kogen IC (Joshinetsu Expressway)
National Route 117
Prefectural Road

By train
11km from Iiyama Station

Iiyama is a stop next to Nagano, 1 hour and 40 minutes from Tokyo via Hokuriku Shinkansen(bullet train). Shuttle bus service is available from Iiyama Station to Madarao ( 30 minutes at 500 yen ). Iiyama Station is located near the entrance to Madarao.

By bus

Bus service is available from Iiyama Station to Madarao for 25 minutes. Bus time schedule is linked to the arrival of Shinkansen.
For details, please ask the pension.

 Guest room

 Contact Information

Contact Name :  Mr. Toshi Niiyama

Telephone :  81-269-64-3505

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Address:  Madarao Kogen, Iiyama, Nagano 389-2257 Japan