“Better than a 5 star hotel…this is a 5 star experience!”


We couldn’t imagine anywhere we would rather be than our home in Hakuba.  But don’t just take our word for it.  Hear what our guests have to say!

“If I only had one word to describe Morino Lodge, it would be ‘ AWESOME.’  The people are amazing, the food to die for and the snow a dream. We spent 10 days in Japan and the guys and girls at Morino helped to make them the most enjoyable days we’ve ever had. All of the crew made sure that we were well looked after for everything – ski hire, lift tickets, places to visit and things to eat. They helped us with airport transfers and accommodation in Tokyo as well as where to ski to get the best powder stashes – the best powder we’ve ever skied! People hear of the almost mythical powder in Japan but I can attest it’s no fairytale – it’s up to your thighs and light as a feather. Do yourself a favour and book in now, you won’t be disappointed.”

Pete & Sarah Donahue, Australia


“If you are looking for convenient, friendly and value for money accommodation in Hakuba it would be hard to go past the Morino Lodge. The management and staff all contribute to a friendly and comfortable stay in one of Japan’s must-visit powder destinations. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for the Morino Lodge team, whether its shuttling a group to the supermarket, onsen or bus terminal, making restaurant reservations, brewing the morning espresso, translating Japanese or simply providing daily advice on ski slope and weather prospects. We certainly would have no reservations recommending Morino Lodge to fellow travellers.”

Peter & Liam O’Dwyer, Albury NSW Australia


“Craig Matt and Jen are terrific hosts that makes the stay at Morino Lodge really special. We received an extremely warm welcome back, considering our party consisted of 8 children plus adults! The rooms, lounge areas, meals and access to a kitchen make all arrangements very easy. The location in Wadano is easy to reach ski-hire, onsens, bus pick-ups, bars and restaurants but within the confines of a beautiful Japanese village.

Guy Horne, Hong Kong


“Your willingness to accommodate our every need, (and being a large group i am sure there were many) was fantastic and made the whole experience so easy and therefore that much more enjoyable. Thanks also to all your staff, especially Jen and Keigo, for their friendliness and assistance, especially with all the transport requests. I think I can say from all of us that we had a great time, great snow, great lodgings, and overall a great Japanese experience. I think you may see some of us returning in the future!”

Mark Lovell, Australia


More Comments from our guests:

“This lodge is laid-back, hospitable and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful.  I could not design a better lodge myself!  IDEAL!”
Nate Lapierre and Linda Tia

“The lodge environment and the skiing was the best that we have experienced.  An ultimate package! “
Lucas and Mark Adelade

“Thanks for a wonderful ten days of skiing, Japanese culture, delicious new food experiences and such warm, comfortable lodging.  We felt like we were part of an extended family! Great hospitality- we’ll tell our friends!”
Barb and Peter, Victoria, BC

“Ten days of fabulous hospitality , good advice, great tips.  Better than a 5 star hotel… this is a 5 star experience!  Thanks for a brilliant introduction to Japan.  Did I mention great coffee? And those shopping runs!  Thank you!
Angela and Peter

“What a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  Morino Lodge seems like our second home. “
Gary, Laurie, Erin, Kayle and Travis, Canada

“Great location, excellent service and lots of smiles made our trip complete!”
Leanne and David

“I have had more fun than I could have possibly imagined.  Love the lodge, love the company, LOVE THE SNOW!”

“Loads of snow and pow pow!  Great!”
Kjersti Oppdal, Norway

“Hakuba- seven days of snow.  What more could you ask for?”
Vince and Moeng

“Wow, this place rocks!  Warm, friendly staff and amazing hospitality.  The staff are possibly the best in the world!”
Brendan and Nicole, Australia

“The powder, the people and the lodge have again delivered!  Hope to be back soon!”
Stefan, Norway