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    a snowy welcome to Lodge Matsuya

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.

Affordable and central, with Japanese charm and homeliness in abundance, Lodge Matsuya is a family-owned pension run by amiable couple Takashi & Mika. Accommodation is without frills but perfectly adequate – in smaller Western rooms or Japanese-style sleeping one to four people, most using shared bathrooms. There is a small onsen downstairs, with a beer vending machine conveniently placed as you exit.

Lodge Matsuya also sits opposite a lovely, quiet little public onsen, around five to ten minutes’ walk from the nearest ski lift, and just a few minutes down the hill to the bars and restaurants of the village. As well as an optional breakfast, they also serve tasty evening meals, too, if you let them know in advance; this is quite common in Japan, presumably because they like their food fresh as a daisy.

  • Front Desk
  • Onsen
  • Ski Lockers
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

Lodge Matsuya is in the centre of the village - the nearest public onsen is literally just accross the road. Turn right from the lodge and its a five minute walk up to the lifts, turn left and you are in amongst the shops, restaurants and bars. It takes five minutes to walk to the bus terminal.

Based on two people sharing, indicative prices range from ¥14,000 (£80) per night during low season for a small Western Room, rising to ¥22,000 (£125) for a larger Japanese Room during the peak periods.

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  • Front Desk
  • Onsen
  • Ski Lockers
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

Lodge Matsuya is in the centre of the village - the nearest public onsen is literally just accross the road. Turn right from the lodge and its a five minute walk up to the lifts, turn left and you are in amongst the shops, restaurants and bars. It takes five minutes to walk to the bus terminal.

Based on two people sharing, indicative prices range from ¥14,000 (£80) per night during low season for a small Western Room, rising to ¥22,000 (£125) for a larger Japanese Room during the peak periods.

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.