FeaturedImageSlider_LivingRoomDoor.jpgTanuki Lodge is our own home-away-from-home and we love sharing it with friends, friends-of-friends and family. We ask all guests to treat Tanuki Lodge as their own home, be courteous towards other guests and help keep shared areas clean.


Basic condiments such as tea, coffee, etc. and whatever previous guests have left behind are available in the house. Everything else you need you will provide yourself and have full access to the shared kitchen to prepare your meals. Tanuki has a full kitchen and all manner of groceries and fresh food can be purchased at local stores or supermarkets. In addition to local food markets and supermarkets there are many wonderful local places to eat if you do want to eat out.

Tanuki Lodge, Niseko Photo by Carole Whitehead

Photo by Carole Whitehead


Bedrooms are a mix of Western and Tatami style and all have western beds which can be arranged as either two singles or a double. Each bed has pillows, doonas (with covers) and blankets. We provide the bed linen, towels and onsen towels.

Tanuki Lodge, Niseko Photo by Carole Whitehead

Photo by Carole Whitehead


Living areas at Tanuki Lodge are shared between all guests.  Tanuki Lodge has two living areas, one upstairs with the open plan kitchen and dining area and another, downstairs, with a TV (with Japanese TV). We have hi-speed internet throughout the house and Chromecast so you can stream your favourite movies on the tv screen. Hydronic heating panels are fitted throughout the house.


All bathrooms at Tanuki Lodge are shared. There are three bathrooms:

  • a western style bathroom with shower and toilet.
  • a Japanese style private bathroom with separate bath and hand shower
  • one Japanese style Onsen bathroom with three wash stations (hand-held showers) and a four person tub.
  • There are also 3 separate western-style toilets and one male urinal.

Shampoo, conditioner, body soap and hairdryers are provided.

Tanuki Lodge, Niseko Photo by Carole Whitehead

Photo by Carole Whitehead


In real ‘club lodge’ style, cleaning during and at the end of your stay is your responsibility. Please make sure you leave the lodge as clean or cleaner than when you arrived, clean up after yourselves, and be courteous to other guests.

Tanuki Lodge also has a washing machine, and iron which guests are welcome to use.


  • In true Japanese style, shoes are never worn inside. Bring your own slippers or select from the diverse collection of slide-ons in the entry foyer, but please leave your shoes at the door. Cycling shoes, ski and snowboard boots must never, ever, ever, be worn inside the house.
  • Please keep noise to a minimum, especially at night, and be considerate and courteous to other guests.

What to Bring

  • A car! See Getting Here for details on renting one.
  • Your International Driving Permit
  • Slippers for inside the house.
  • Powerpoint/Plug adaptors. You can never have too many of these!
  • Your bike, skis or snowboard.

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