June 5, 2015

Owashi Lodge

Located right in the centre of the action in Hirafu Upper Village, Owashi Lodge  is a hostel for backpackers and independent travellers.

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Overview & Facilities

Owashi Lodge is recently renovated with small private rooms and large communal areas.

  • Private double and bunk rooms
  • Dormitory style rooms accommodating up to 6 guests
  • Equipment drying room
  • Common room with pool table, table-tennis, darts and TV
  • Internet terminals with free broadband
  • Coin operated laundry


Owashi Lodge is located In Upper Hirafu a short walk to the ski lifts and close to bars and restaurants.

Guest Review

Darron, Australia (Travel dates 2015-01-06 to 2015-01-20) great staff and close to lifts, rooms are comfortable.

Steve, Thailand (Travel dates 2015-02-22 to 2015-02-24) Great place – clean, very helpful, quiet, nice bar and kitchen facilities downstairs

David, Australia (Travel dates 2015-02-03 to 2015-02-11) So close to all the action and it is everything you need to tick all the boxes.

Name withheld, Australia (Travel dates 2015-01-14 to 2015-01-24) Owashi Lodge has great staff and great atmosphere within the lodge

Roger, Australia (Travel dates 2015-01-13 to 2015-01-14) Owashi lodge was clean and quiet with well appointed comfortable rooms, The bathrooms were clean and spacious with good laundry facilities. There are spacious recreation areas with pool tables and table tennis tables with a nice cosy and inviting bar downstairs. There is also excellent cooking facilities, Storm and his Staff are friendly and very helpfull and the online booking facility is excellent with prompt email replies to all booking enquiries making the whole process easy. I would recommend Owashi Lodge highly. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay there again.

Corey, Australia (Travel dates 2015-01-10 to 2015-01-19) Great stay and excellent service and great hospitality

Chelsea, Korea, South (Travel dates Jan 29, 2014 to Feb 2, 2014) The location is amazing as it is at the base of the mountain and only a 5 minute walk to the lifts. The common area is very large with a pool table, ping pong, big screen tv’s and even a bar.

Tze Vui, Malaysia (Travel dates Jan 11, 2014 to Jan 12, 2014) Friendly staff. clean room, out of expectation. The lodge also provide pick up service. Special thanks to Erina Nishi who drove us all the way to kutchan train station to catch up the train to Sapporo!

Mike, Australia (Travel dates Dec 28, 2013 to Jan 9, 2014) Great spot by lifts and heaps comfortable.

Name withheld, Korea, South (Travel dates Dec 16, 2013 to Dec 21, 2013) Great rooms, friendly staff, enjoyable bar and games room to socialize with regular evening activities (e.g. sake tasting).

Sasha, Australia (Travel dates Apr 2, 2013 to Apr 5, 2013) Ideal spot close to the hill, fantastic friendly staff and very clean and comfortable rooms. One of my best backpacking experiences!