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All properties in Iiyama, Nagano (prefecture), Japan
1 room, 2 adults

Active Life Madarao

3.5-star3.5 stars
11492-175 Iiyama, Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, 389-2253, Japan

3.5-star ski-in/ski-out hotel with ski storage, near Madarao Kogen Ski Resort
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
Very comfortable
Great room
Bar is awesome
Food could be better

Active Life Madarao

  • Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite, Mountain View

What’s around Active Life Madarao


  • In Madarao Mountain Resort
  • Madarao Kogen Ski Resort - 5 min walk
  • Madarao Kogen Picture Book Art Museum - 4 min walk
  • Madarao Tokyu Golf Club - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Lake Nojiri - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Myoko Kogen - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Tangram Ski Circus - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Shojuan - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km

Getting around

  • Haneda Airport (HND) - 122.6 miles/197.3 km
  • Iiyama Station - 17 min drive
  • Nagano (QNG) - 33 min drive
  • Myokokogen station - 44 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Ski storage
  • Ski passes available
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
Be entertained
  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Ski passes available
  • Ski storage
  • Ski lifts nearby
  • Ski runs nearby

Active Life Madarao’s small print

Also known as

  • Active Life Madarao Hotel Iiyama
  • Active Life Madarao Hotel
  • Active Life Madarao Iiyama
  • Active Life Madarao Japan/Iiyama
  • Active Life Madarao Hotel
  • Active Life Madarao Iiyama
  • Active Life Madarao Hotel Iiyama


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Active Life Madarao

  • Are pets allowed at Active Life Madarao?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Active Life Madarao?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Active Life Madarao?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include ネギと粉飯山本店 (6.7 mi), 赤ちょうちん (6.7 mi), and そば処源 (6.8 mi).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 21 reviews

Fair 4.0
Glorified back packers.
For the price we were very disappointed, the property is really a glorified back packers. The bedroom was a reasonable size if not on small size, the bed was very comfortable and the linen was very good. However the staff and the foyer let the property down. The staff appeared to have little hospitality training and while some were lovely to deal with others left a lot to desired. The bar, foyer and common areas need renovation.
Sue, nz7 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
A relaxing Madarao stay!
Snow condition was excellent when we arrived at Iiyama station. Although a clear direction from bus stop to the hotel entrance was informed, we took a Jumbo taxi which only cost 2-3k JPY more than the bus ride for 4 persons, a snowboard bag and 4 luggage. The room is spacious in size, with new comfy beds and towels, and has the nicest view. Very good breakfast and dinner, kids play area, relaxing bar. My girls love the brownie at coffee corner. The most valuable asset of the hotel is the staff. They are very smart, hard working, extremely helpful and friendly. Thank you all very much for taking care of our stay. Cheers!
chiu kai, hk4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
LOVED our stay at Active Life, great location, amazing comfy Western beds, Netflix for a rest day (although Wifi wasn't always working), great hot breakfasts and cool bar. Only negative was that front desk staff member could be friendlier and better service regarding bookings on shuttles , tours etc could have been given.
kara, au4 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
If English is your preference, this is the place!
Active Life has a few properties in the area so please make sure you know which one you’re going to! Don’t be like us and get mixed up! The room was a good size with private en-suite. The lamp wasn’t working but we reported it and it didn’t make that much of a difference. The staff was hit or miss. Some people were really on the ball, others not so much. We made use of the complimentary shuttle that takes you to another resort in the area so we spent time at Myoko Kogen and Nozawa Onsen. Driver was excellent. Breakfast was good but wasn’t always made correctly. Not a big deal again but to some it might. I’d recommend that the management make sure trash is emptied on a regular basis (in particular, the bin in the storage room). Also, the communal washing and drying machines could use a solid cleaning! I kind of felt like I was living in a frat house.
karen, ca2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Friendly staff, good location close to restaurants and slope, comfortable stay.
Fu Wa, as6 night trip

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