Lodging & Snow Packages

Snow Packages

1 Night, 2 Meals + 1 day Lift Pass

1 Night, 2 Meals + 2 day Lift Pass

2 Nights, 4 Meals + 3 day Lift Pass

1.5 Nights, 3 meals + 2 day Lift Pass

NORTHSTAR’s vision is to provide a positive environment where people can experience adventure to step out in life.

Welcome to NORTHSTAR’S Alpine Lodge

Since our kids took kids snowboard lessons at NORTHSTAR, they are totally into it and started studying English too. They say “We want go to NORTHSTAR rather than Disney Land!

Sato Family

Wonderful staff, comfortable lodge, great food. Japanese style accomadations with young enthusiastic native English speaking staff is a comfortable ammenity while enjoying the outdoor adventure!

April Bair

Guest Rooms

Our Japanese style rooms offer a spacious central room with amended sink and toilet.
Traditional Japanese futon and plush comforters are provided in each room. 


NORTHSTAR’s snowboard lessons are designed to get you up and riding in no time at all.

Rental Equipement

We offer a full lineup of rental snowboards and snowshoes.

Snowshoe Tours

Come join us in a winter wonderland adventure with snowshoeing.

Backcountry Tours

Experience the thrill of riding one of Japan’s top backcountry areas. Mt. Norikura has good snow all season long, as late as May.

Notice of business suspension for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19

We want to sincerely thank you for using NORTHSTAR.In consideration for the health and wellness of our guests and staff, we wish to inform you that we have decided to temporarily close. This closure will be effective immediately including all accommodations and...

What To Do In Norikura

A helpful guide to exploring all the seasons have to offer from NORTHSTAR, Norikura, and beyond.

Jun. 22-23 Tenku Marathon Package; from ¥8,400

We support Tenku Marathon runners with a special lodging package. Our hotel is only two minutes walk from the startline! To register for the Marathon, click here . The 14th annual Norikura Tenku Marathon runs through snow walls up to 8 meters high on the highest paved...

Fall Holiday

We will take a break after the fall season from 11/25 (Sat) – 12/5 (Tue). Thank you for your understanding. Holiday schedule  〜 11/24 (Fri):only weekday (10:00-17:00)Available to respond for phone calls and e-mails. 11/25 (Sat) 〜 12/5 (Tue):closed (will not be...

PMBI Mountain Bike Instructor/Guide Course

Want to try your hand at an international mountain bike instructor/guide certification? Now is your chance to be certified as a group leader or an instructor/guide at the level you need. NORTHSTAR and other major mountain bike guiding companies in Japan have been...

2015 Norikura Century Charity Ride

On September 13th we will be holding 7th annual Norikura Century • Charity Ride. A 100 mile road ride around Mt.Norikura.  We are running the Norikura Century Charity Event this year. Because of the rain we shortened the course last year, but we are hoping to be able...
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