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    Owashi Lodge

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

With a privileged position just a couple of minutes’ walk from Hirafu’s main quad lift, Owashi Lodge offers good value, superb access to the slopes, close proximity to the vibrant après-ski of Hirafu and a contagious communal spirit. Best suited to the young at heart, the majority of the accommodation at Owashi’s is in small, private rooms with single bunk beds (sleeping two); there are also a few twin and double bunk rooms, as well as a six-share dorm. Shared bathrooms are on each floor.

At Owashi it’s all about the communal areas and the fun that lies outside, with the staff more than willing to help plan activities on the mountains. Inside, there’s a well-equipped kitchen, large lounge areas ideal for socialising, and a basement games room with pool, table tennis and darts. Ski storage, drying room and laundry facilities are all available.

  • Bunk Beds
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Drying Room
  • Front Desk
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ski Lockers
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

Right at the heart of Upper Hirafu village. It’s a short walk accross the road to the ski lifts and then down the hill to the restaurants, bars and clubs.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 50 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 75 metres

Owashi Lodge is a backpackers lodge. A bunk bed in a shared dormitory would cost from ¥4,000 (£23) during low season to ¥6,500 (£38) during peak periods. To book a double bunk room for two people would cost circa ¥8,000 (£46) in low season and ¥13,000 (£75) during high season.

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  • Bunk Beds
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Drying Room
  • Front Desk
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ski Lockers
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

Right at the heart of Upper Hirafu village. It’s a short walk accross the road to the ski lifts and then down the hill to the restaurants, bars and clubs.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 50 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 75 metres

Owashi Lodge is a backpackers lodge. A bunk bed in a shared dormitory would cost from ¥4,000 (£23) during low season to ¥6,500 (£38) during peak periods. To book a double bunk room for two people would cost circa ¥8,000 (£46) in low season and ¥13,000 (£75) during high season.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.