//KUMA LODGE, Nagano

From US$184 per night

Kuma Lodge is your boutique mountain base for skiers and boarders looking for an unforgettable Japanese powder experience. Located in the heart of the village in a ski in position with panoramic views of Mt Madarao and the surrounding Japanese Alps, our guests are welcomed by local english speaking Japanese staff. Recently renovated in 2017, the building retains a Japanese feel with modern western comforts including custom made beds for a deep sleep after a long day on the slopes. 


Who should stay here?

  • Skiers / boarders of all abilities 

  • Guests looking to combine Nagano’s famous powder skiing with traditional Japanese culture

  • Groups of friends, families or couples 

  • Skiers / boarders who put convenience and comfort at the top of their travel requirements 

  • Those looking for a stay more accustomed to a private holiday home rather than a hotel


We custom design your ski holiday and assist with travel connections, co-ordinate your dining, lift passes, ski lessons, backcountry tours, ski hire, day tours to the famous Snow Monkeys and so much more.
— SCOTT AGGETT, Owner, Kuma Lodge


Why come to Madarao?

Skiing is a luxury sport in most parts of the world due to the extreme costs associated with lift tickets, food and accommodation. Japan offers world class skiing conditions at a fraction of the cost. Unlike most big international ski resorts, Madarao offers a great mix of modern facilities, accommodation on the ski field and traditional Japanese authenticity - including, unique food flavours, onsen hot baths and a welcoming local community. 

Our mission is to provide all the small detail solutions to ensure our guests have an amazing holiday experience to remember.
— SCOTT AGGETT, Owner, Kuma Lodge

What makes Kuma awesome?

Designed over 5 levels and offering multiple relaxation area’s, Kuma Lodge is more akin to a stay in a private holiday home rather than a hotel. Guests can enjoy their own privacy or make new friends during their stay all the time interacting with our helpful and engaging team led by lodge manager Taka-San.


Best price guaranteed!

Did you know that you will always find the best price on our site? You will save on your room rate if you book directly with us (on our web, and also by phone or by mail). Expedia, booking.com, hotels.com etc will always be an average of 10% more. Book direct and save!