Moiwa Lodge

451-6 Aza-Niseko, Hokkaido Niseko

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Moiwa Lodge


Overview of Hostel

Moiwa Lodge is a traditional large Japanese ski lodge, with a terrific slopeside location in Niseko. There are 4 stories of facilities, including: restaurant, ski room, drying room, TV's and DVD, pool table, large comfy communal areas, wireless internet throughout, traditional Japanese bar, and game

From Nights People


Most people will arrive to the Niseko area via a bus service from Sapporo's New Chitose airport.

IBS is a new bus company offering direct services from New Chitose to the car park in Moiwa (across the road from the lodge). They operate 3 shuttles each day to/from the airport, and if you can catch these service times it will be very convenient and speedy.

You can read further details on this service on the IBS website here:
To book with IBS, please book the Moiwa Niseko Airport Shuttle Bus on this link:

Another option will be to catch the longer ‘Resort Liner’ service. This service passes via Hirafu and other resort areas before arriving to Moiwa, so takes about an hour longer.

Regardless of the bus company you book with, we will only pick up guests arriving in the Moiwa area, so book your bus to Kanro No Mori hotel in Moiwa.

The steps to follow:
1)Book your transfer
Be sure to allow at least 1 hour between the scheduled flight arrival time and the bus departure time. Your destination should be booked as Moiwa (Lodge Moiwa 834 for IBS transfers, or Kanro No Mori for Resort Liner services) – these are the bus stops in Moiwa.
2)Once you receive confirmation, please email this to us at

1.We will NOT be able pick you up if you do not let us know your arrival time, so make sure you let us know!
2.We do NOT pick up passengers in the Moiwa area after 10.30pm, however you will still be able to make your way your room at the lodge
3.You MUST book your transfer at least 4 days prior to your arrival (9 days for Resort Liner), otherwise they will not accept your booking. If you miss this deadline, don’t stress too much - you will need to just turn up to the airport and jump on the next available transfer. The buses run regularly during the times that most flights arrive.

Once you have booked your transfer, you MUST notify us of your arrival time. Please email it to

Another popular way to travel is via a rental car from their airport. New Chitose airport is about 2-2.5 house from Niseko depending on road conditions..

Located near

Moiwa Lodge is slopeside at Niseko's Moiwa resort, but if you want to go further, it's 3 minutes via free shuttle to Annupuri ski lifts, where you can easily access the entire Niseko area. Skiers and boarders can ski home easily from Annupuri right to the front door. Moiwa is 5-7 minutes from Niseko Town, 12 min from Hirafu, and 18 min from Kutchan.,140.627101,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x5f0aa57a6a121495:0xb059550999484899

Conditions & Policy

Child Friendly

1. Breakfast is included in all dorm rates. 2. Check-in time is 2pm. Check-out is 11am. 3. Cash and card payment only upon arrival (Visa 2%, Mastercard 2% and American Express 4%). 4. Dorm and twin rooms have shared shower facilities (5 female and 5 male). Cottages and family rooms have private toilet/shower facilities. 5. Cancellations made within 60 days of check-in will be charged the full balance of the accommodation booking. We recommend cancellation insurance to cover you for any unexpected cancellations. 6. Linen and towels are provided.