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Scout loves

  • The very friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • The Japanese influence with western comforts
  • The stunning views of the valley or mountains
  • Its proximity to the ski lifts – a five minute walk up the hill
  • Retro knick-knacks displayed around the place. They were actually found in the old building next door.
  • The beautiful indoor and outdoor onsens

Scout tips

  • A delicious hot breakfast is included in the nightly rate
  • TV equipped with Apple TV
  • Free wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • The hotel has a waxing and repair room. The staff will even tune your gear for you (for a nominal sum)
  • The Lodge is always fully booked so book in advance
  • The lodge staff do arrival and departure shuttles from the train or bus stations.

SCOUT REVIEW

Morino Lodge is a Scout favorite for so many reasons, but most particularly because of its friendly ski lodge style atmosphere where you’ll meet other keen skiers and potentially make friends for life. The lodge is primarily a western style lodge, but with little touches of Japanese influence.

Like its sister property in Hakuba, one of the best assets of Morino Lodge is the staff! All your needs are met and they will do everything possible to accommodate your requests, give advice and they’ll even tune your gear (for a small fee).

Although you’ll be exhausted from a day of powder skiing on the mountain, you certainly won’t have a problem getting to sleep at Morino Lodge – the beds are some of the most comfortable we’ve slept in in Japan! The rooms are equipped with modern amenities and you can catch up on your favorite ski movie at night as all the TVs are equipped with Apple TV, and all rooms get wifi connection (unlike many other hotels in Japan). Most of the rooms have showers but Scout actually preferred the indoor and outdoor onsen. Its water is sourced from iron rich hot spring water heated by the volcanic rocks beneath Myoko. The onsens are segregated so you do not share an onsen with the opposite sex, but like all onsen follow the rules and get nude – even if it is all westerners in there.

Morino Lodge has an on-site restaurant that serves a delicious western style breakfast daily. They do serve dinner most nights but you have to request for that the day prior. If you miss out, you will never go hungry as there are numerous dining options nearby. It also has a very comfortable lobby lounge area with a great bar that serves reeeeaaaaally good cocktails. Great for before, during and after dinner.

There are extra facilities and amenities that the hotel provides such as laundry facilities, a drying room, and a waxing and repair room.

Morino Lodge is a favorite of families as they enjoy the relaxed communal atmosphere and kids hang out together. Morino is great for all people (with or without kids), but during January it is particularly busy with families.

You will never miss home when you stay at Morino Lodge. Its overall ambiance and atmosphere will make you think you are back in your own country until you go out and enjoy the ski slopes of Myoko. It is a hotel with international standards that you will definitely enjoy. 

Who should stay here

Morino Lodge is great for singles, couples or group of friends who want to enjoy the ski experience and indulge in western style comfort. It is perfect for families, particularly during January.

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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