Guest Book

Ski Lodge Guests

Sarah, France

It was perfect - the room was big enough and very clean. the beds were very comfortable. we especially liked to lounge area where we could buy a beer and sit and relax after boarding.

Linda, Australia

You were wonderful hosts and made our stay even more enjoyable. What a beautiful country Japan is, its people and the environment. Now that we know how easy it is to travel there, and how good the skiing is, it will not be long before we are back.

Mark, Australia

I also would like to say thankyou very much! My family and I had a wonderful & memorable trip to Japan, with the high light being that our accommodation was really good and nice to come home to after skiing fresh powder every day. I also found that the breakfast at the lodge was a really good starter for us.

Mac, Hong Kong

We have the room no. 308 and 310. Both have two beds, a penthouse [loft] and a sofer. Each room is good for 4 persons. They are clean and warm. Regarding Shizenkan, everything are very good. Staff are very friendly. Breakfasts are good.

Phil & Sharon, Australia

Niseko is beautiful, the surrounds, the people, we loved everything about Niseko. The whole system of shuttle busses etc was flawless and made moving around very easy. The snow was great, best I've ever skied.

Backpacker Guests

Max, Australia

Having travelled to North America, Europe, Asia, South East Asia and New Zealand to name a few, my trip to Niseko has got to be one of the most memerable holidays that I have been on. My initial thought of going to Japan was quite scary as I couldn't speak a word of Japanese before I left home, Luckily my first stop was in Niseko at the Shizenkan Backpackers. "BOSSMAN" helped us settle in quite quickly and his family and staff were extremely helpful with our questions and any issues that we might have had.

The backpackers is extremely well maintained and the kitchen and bathrooms are cleaned everyday. I loved those temperature adjusting toilet seats. Our room was 2 stories high with plenty of room to leave your gear.

Its one of those places where you want all your friends to come and visit but at the same time, you want to keep it a secret and keep the place to yourself.

Andrew, Hong Kong

Accommodation was perfect. Comfortable and clean. Price was great. I would definitely stay again.

Adam, Japan

The Shizenkan backpacker is a great place to stay. There's a kitchen so you can cook your own meals. There's also a coin laundry and coin operated internet access. Downstairs, they have a DVD with a classic selection of 40 or so videos. It is one of the cleanest backpacker/hostels that I have ever stayed in. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome in Niseko. If you are looking for a comfortable, convenient, and affordable place to stay, I'd highly recommend the Shizenkan backpacker.

Ann, Australia

I had a great stay with you and would love to come back. The hostel was so clean and our room was fantastic.

Ivan, Australia

The accomodation for the price paid was excellent. The place was clean, provided the essential facilities and the staff were pleasent and helping. The Bossman picked me up from the bus stop and help out when we asked. Having english speaking workers (Josh & Kana) is a good idea and they were very helpful.

Eric, United States

I think Shizenkan does a great job catering to many differernt types of travellers. I don`t really have many recommendations cause everything was great, totally convenient, had everything I needed.

Josh, Australia

Out of nearly 30 days riding only a few days were spent powder-less. It just doesn't stop snowing in Niseko.

I stayed in the backpacker section of Shizenkan. It not only had excellent facilities and the ability to make you feel like you were at home, but also allowed me to experience the beautiful Japanese culture first hand, and to meet people who have become lifetime friends. The backpacker is run by super friendly staff, who went out of there way to make this the most amazing trip I have ever been on.

John, Australia

5 weeks in Niseko was the greatest holiday ever, friendliest little town, great accommodation at Shizenkan, and staff that ended being one of the highlights of the trip. The amount of powder that fell in the stay was unbelievable, and there was never a problem with crowds.

Shizenkan Lodge and Backpacker
Niseko Hirafu Ski Resort, Hokkaido Japan