Welcome to Moiwa Lodge

The true home of Niseko's powder seekers

unwind at the end of a hard day
Moiwa Lodge is a traditional large Japanese ski lodge, with 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 games area. There is plenty of space to relax, hang out and unwind at the end of a hard day on the mountain.
unwind at the end of a hard day
Moiwa Lodge is a traditional large Japanese ski lodge, with 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 games area. There is plenty of space to relax, hang out and unwind at the end of a hard day on the mountain.
A great place to lay your head
Huge common areas, great food and comfortable rooms all on the slopes of Niseko
Moiwa Lodge is a true powder skiing lodge. We pride ourselves on providing quality, affordable, comfortable and friendly accommodation in the best slopeside location of the Niseko area. 

Our guests tend to be experienced skiers and boarders who travel to Japan to ride powder away from the crowds. They want their own powder, their own unique experience, and to talk with like-minded adventurous souls at the end of the day. They don't care for the hustle and bustle of the crowded base areas of Hirafu, Higashiyama and Annupuri. 

Most guests (and locals) believe Moiwa is the best location in the Niseko area. Unlike the heavily populated bases scattered across Niseko, we have powder outside our door that remains untracked for days after a snowfall. But if you want to access the long runs of all those areas, we will take you there in our free 3-minute shuttle. 

The lodge underwent extensive renovations for the 2014/15 season, with all new bathroom facilities, common areas, remodelled twin/triple and family rooms, and new cottage fitouts.  

Our staff are as excited to be there in Moiwa as you, with many returning year after year after they fall in love with Moiwa and Japan. They want you to share that great experience. We have Niseko guides who live in the lodge year round, who are happy to share their knowledge on the area with you. 

We're confident you will love Moiwa too!
Moiwa Lodge Reception
Moiwa Lodge restaurant
MEET THE TEAM
Our staff and helpers are a great fun mix of Japanese and western guys and girls who love the snow as much as you do. The are here to help your stay be as fulfilling as you want it to be!
Yukari Shirane
Yukari has lived and worked in the lodge for 6 years, and is the rock of our operations. An amazing cook, immaculately organised, and constantly smiling, she will organise all the bits and pieces that take the hassle out of your stay.
Dirk Nannes - Owner
Former World Cup mogul skier and international cricketer, Dirk bought the lodge 6 years ago and is spending more time there each year. It's more than likely that Dirk will handle your booking enquiries and book your stay.
Naoto Seto
Naoto Seto
Naoto is one of Niseko's most respected guides, and operates his own guiding company from Moiwa Lodge. A former competitive extreme skier, he knows absolutely everything about Niseko and the surrounding resorts. 
Erin Nannes
Erin Nannes
Erin has worked seasons in Europe and North America, and bought the lodge 6 years ago. With an infectious positive attitude, she was also behind the redesign of much of the lodge for 2014/15. 
Koji Kashiwaya
Koji Kashiwaya
A Sapporo local, Koji has been guiding in the Niseko area for years. Koji is a friendly young guy, speaks fluent english, and helps run the bar inside the lodge. He's a great resource to help you plan your next day! 
Thomas Johansson
Thomas Johansson

Thomas has stayed as a guest in the lodge for many years, and has made everyone feel welcome during their stay. A Swedish national, he has worked for many years in the snowfields, but returns to Moiwa for the love.  

We're taking bookings for the 2016-2017 season.
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