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179-33 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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#14 of 71 in Kutchan-cho
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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BBQ facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Blackout curtains
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Minh N wrote a review Dec 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
It was our second time staying here - 12 nights during the Christmas and New Year holiday. Super cosy and clean place, walking distance to the slope. Super friendly and accommodating host. Can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Yosemite008 wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions4 helpful votes
Pros Good value for money in terms of spacious accommodation, ambience and lounge facing the open road Very friendly hosts Cons: Limited English speaking hosts. Takes 15-20 mins walk on icy snowy road to Alpine Ridge to attend NBS classes
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Minh N wrote a review Dec 2018
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here for 10 days during December and could not fault the place for anything. Cozy room, soft beds, yummy breakfast and super kind and helpful host. Walking distance to Hirafu Grand or one min to free shuttle bus point if you are lazy to walk. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Sheree F wrote a review Feb 2018
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
The rooms are clean and comfortable, with all facilities supplied for a comfortable stay. The hosts went out of there way to help in any little way, showing you where to go on a map if required, to giving you breakfast earlier than normal if you have an early departure. Very friendly and welcoming in every way..
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled
Kiwi039 wrote a review Jan 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand65 contributions13 helpful votes
We chose Pension Locomotion for our family to stay in Dec 2017/Jan 2018 because it had been recommended as friendly, warm and close to the slopes but within our budget. Much better than a hostel and great for the family. The equivalent of a Bed and Breakfast, Pension Locomotion is a privately-run house designed for skiers and snowboarders. The pension is located a 10 minute walk from the Hirafu Gondola, 10 minutes from the main street of Niseko and 3 minutes from Lawson the nearest convenience store (which is great for quick food and supplies). There is a free shuttle service stop at the end of the street for those who don't want to walk, connecting to the nearby resort at Hanazono, or in to the central street in Hirafu and direct to the Welcome Centre and Hirafu Gondola. The bus stops at Hanazono, Welcome Centre and Hirafu Gondola. The pension has a dedicated snowboard and ski storage room downstairs, with the ability to wax your board/skis if you want to. There is also a vending drink machine by the entrance at the front. As you come in the front door there is a space to leave your outside boots and slip into some slippers that are provided. The couple that run the pension are very happy to assist with anything you need - they are also agents for Black Cat the baggage forwarding company, which was very handy. Their English is quite limited but with patience and a translator app on your phone, you can figure out what you need to know. Our room had 2 single beds downstairs with bathroom and a loft with 2 futons upstairs. Very warm, clean and comfortable. There was also a flat screen TV The common area has a fridge/freezer, microwave, small grill/toaster oven, instant hot water dispenser, washing machine (100Y for 30 mins) and Dryer (100Y for 30 mins but takes about 2 hours to dry a load of clothing). We had a fantastic cooked breakfast every day as well as cereals and fresh baking. with juice/coffee/tea. Awesome view of the fresh snow out of the windows and squirrels were sighted if you were quick enough. The theme is designed around trains and there are a few in the dinning area. Pension Locomotion is a great place to stay especially for a family. The price and hospitality are fantastic.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: All rooms were quiet and well appointed.
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US$83 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunKutchan-choNiseko Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pension Locomotion
Which popular attractions are close to Pension Locomotion?
Nearby attractions include Mick's (0.5 km), Boot Solutions Niseko (0.4 km), and Anime Bar Suzuran Niseko (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pension Locomotion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pension Locomotion?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Pension Locomotion?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Pension Locomotion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pension Locomotion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bombay Sizzlers Niseko, Kamimura Restaurant, and Ezo Seafoods Oyster Bar.
Does Pension Locomotion have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pension Locomotion offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.