My wife and I (and a few friends) stayed here for our elopement/honeymoon, and I could not have asked for better accommodations. Absolutely lovely and spacious lodge located in a beautiful and quiet area. The rooms were clean and very comfortable, and the friendly hosts were more than accommodating and clearly take great care of the place. I loved the bar/dining room upstairs in particular. The lodge is conveniently located close to the ski area, and to great food and drinks nearby. It also provided numerous opportunities for fun activities and site seeing across the Iiyama area. Our stay was completely wonderful, I highly recommend them.
| stayed in 3/2019
The building was recently renovated and the rooms are fantastic. There are both western style rooms with carpet, and Japanese tatami rooms. The main hosting area is very spacious, and can even accommodate live music. Winter is when this location is truly amazing. Hunter's Gate sits on the mountain right next to Togari Onsen Ski Resort. With enough snow you can literally ski to and from the location. There's even a path from the resort straight to Hunter's Gate when you're finished for the day. The caretakers are native English speakers, and very laid back and easy going. Setting up a group stay was fairly simple, and they know the Iiyama-Nozawa area well enough to have plenty of suggestions for food and activities off of the mountain.
| stayed in 1/2019
Idyllic Mountain Lodge
"We visited recently with a small group of friends. The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. The location is gorgeous and perfectly situated for mountain adventures in Togari and Nozawa Onsen. We were there in May, but the Togari ski area seems situated directly next to it. It had a very ski-in ski-out feel. The lodge itself is very spacious and contained baths that could accommodate both Western and Japanese travelers. I loved the copper bar in the dining area, as well as the adventure lodge motif. Thanks very much to the owners!"