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Newly refurbished 14 bed Lodge in Kutchan Hokkaido. 10 Mins from Niseko United Ski area. 2 new kitchens, Cinema room, BBQ and Ping Pong. Enjoy summer activities in the Mountains of Hokkaido. Walking distance to bars, shops, tennis and Hiking trails.
Pretty decent place, if you want a "budget" trip to Niseko in the middle of the high season. Nice guys usually living and working seasonally there, so you definitely won't be alone, and will get answered all your questions regarding where to go, where to eat, what is the bus timetable etc. They were also giving me a lift sometimes, because the place is pretty much secluded. Or you can walk, I personally generally like to walk, so 1.5 kilometers from the city center and the bus was not a big deal. Also, it can be pretty cold sometimes: the house isn't equipped with a central heating, so that each room etc have its own kerosene heater. And it switches off about two times per night, so you usually wakes up freezing and turns it on again. But it's powerful so hits the room up in seconds. All amenities are like described, except the towel which I wasn't given, so I bought a new one, together with shampoo and shower gel, and slippers (floors are really cold, so you will need them). There's also a big washing machine and a tumble dryer, which is great. Overall, as I said, a nice place, and nice people. Just don't expect a hotel-like treatment, this is not a hotel, be prepared to a few downsides I described above and you'll be great! I was happy with my vacation time here :)