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83-55 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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#2 of 71 in Kutchan-cho
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Family
Charming
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English, Japanese
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Skiing
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Street parking
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 58 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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Michael T wrote a review Mar 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
Like all good snow holidays - it's dependent on the weather: Inches of snow, temperature, cloud, rain etc. All of these can sometimes boil down to luck. Fortunately we had all of these on our side. So our trip was already off to a great start. This was only enhanced further by our choice of accommodation. Cosy rooms, great location - 1 minute walk to the shuttle bus, and clean communal areas. A special thanks to T and Steve for making our trip so easy and relaxed. Unfortunately this is their last year running the lodge so can't comment on if such a high standard will be maintained.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Michael J wrote a review Mar 2018
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The lodge is clean, comfortable and a great fun place to hang out, have a few beers and reflect on the awesome snow. Steve and Tennille were both lovely, a great help and really enthusiastic. Will definitely be coming back.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Room Tip: Go for views of Mt Yotei
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Jasper S wrote a review Mar 2018
6 contributions4 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed my 6 days at Popcorn Lodge. Steve and Tenille were both such kind and fun people, always around to help, give advice and have a chat. The lodge was very clean, cozy and had a relaxed atmosphere about it. It was about 10 minutes out of the main part of Hirafu, which is actually quite cool because it encouraged me to explore a bit more and get to know greater Hirafu. The dormitory room was a nice layout and the breakfast was absolutely delicious. This was a perfect place for me to stay and I would absolutely recommend it for those looking for a slightly cheaper, yet just as enjoyable, holiday in Niseko.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Room Tip: Dormitory room is super cool and much cheaper
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BarendB wrote a review Feb 2018
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions11 helpful votes
First of all our hosts nicked named Mum and Dad (Tennille and Stephen) by our crew was amazing. They were so helpful, friendly and fantastic at arranging events that lodge guests could attend. We had a mulled wine evening, day trip to Rusutsu, freshly baked cookies! It was just great! We had a fantastic stay, rooms or cosy, warm and have heaps of space, plugs. Our room even had a mini bar fridge and TV (not that we used the TV). Beds was comfy and duvets was nice and warm. In the mornings there was a continental breakfast with scrambled eggs and fresh coffee to top. Most evenings you'll find some friendly guests in the lounge area by the fire having a drink or two. All civilised tho ;) Some rooms have their own bathrooms, ours didn't and we used a communal shower, even with the lodge full I had no problem finding time to have a private shower. There's washer and dryer to use for a ¥100 My pro tips, I over packed. I didn't need shampoo, body wash or towels, it's all provided. Getting to ski fields there is a bus 2min walk from the lodge, we opted to walk to the Grand Hirafu lifts most mornings (10-15min) because we wanted fresh tracks. The bus comes a little to late if you want to do that. There are a few restaurants close to lodge, Curry Soup Kitchen is amazing! Thanks again, Tennille, Stephen and Tim we had a great stay!
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Room Tip: Rooms on level two is little quieter as it's away from lounge
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GeorgeTravelling wrote a review Feb 2018
Adelaide, Australia10 contributions5 helpful votes
This lodge is highly rated for a reason. Steve and Tennille are fantastic hosts and do an amazing job. Highly recommend for anyone looking to stay in Hirafu. The buses are frequent so no issue getting on or off the mountain and it's only about a 10min walk into main village.
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JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunKutchan-choNiseko Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Popcorn Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Popcorn Lodge?
Nearby attractions include ST-Gallery Niseko (0.8 km), Kiyoe Gallery Niseko (1.1 km), and Anime Bar Suzuran Niseko (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Popcorn Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Popcorn Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Popcorn Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Popcorn Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bombay Sizzlers Niseko, Kamimura Restaurant, and Ezo Seafoods Oyster Bar.
Does Popcorn Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Popcorn Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Popcorn Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.