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Scout loves

  • The owners, Naoko and Ukihiro who are very accommodating and will treat you like family
  • Axel, the friendliest dog in Madarao
  • Excellent food
  • A small lodging facility with spacious rooms

Scout tips

  • Discounted ski lift tickets available in the hotel
  • The hotel has an 11 pm curfew
  • Good ski storage area with drying room
  • No onsen
  • It’s possible to walk to the ski slopes


If you are looking for your home away from home with a friendly dog to complete the picture, Alp Bach is your best option in the Madarao area. It was established 25 years ago, and currently managed by Naoko and Ukihiro who will make you feel like you are a long-lost relative returning home. The ambiance in the hotel is very friendly and because it is small, you’ll likely make friends with all the other guests. If you have a dog back home, you can “adopt” Axel, who is so adorable; you can even take walks with him!

The hotel has only nine rooms, all done in Western style with dark wood flooring, a small sitting area and each one has a capsule bathroom and shower.  One bedroom has four beds, another one has three beds, and the rest have twin beds. The rooms are quite spacious with basic amenities, and are very well-maintained. 

The hotel serves a very delicious breakfast and dinner. The dinner (additional cost) is a Western style set menu but with a Japanese Influence. Although the hotel does not have an onsen, you may use the public onsen in Madarao Kogen hotel. Alp Bach imposes an 11 pm curfew but this will not affect its guests as there is little night life to speak of in Madarao.

Alp Bach will not disappoint - everyone from the owners to other guests will make you feel like family. 

Who should stay here

The hotel is perfect for families and couples who want a Japanese homely experience in Madarao, in an intimate family friendly atmosphere, and who don’t need amenities and services found in big hotels. 

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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