Pension Full Note - Niseko


Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

Star Rating


January, February, March, December


This comfortable pension is located on the Shuttle bus route in the lower village. It is also a short walk to the lifts and resturants/bars. All rooms are western style with shared bathrooms. Guest facilities include: games room (in Half Note bar), laundry facilities and ski room.
Quick Facts
    • In the village centre
    • Western style accommodation
    • Long tradition (founded 1982)
    • Free shuttle to/from main ski slopes

One of the first lodge accommodation founded in Niseko Resort Area

Located Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, the Pension FULL NOTE is a Japanese-style Bed & Breakfast inn with a warm and cosy country atmosphere. Founded in 1982, they are one of the first lodge accommodations established in the Niseko Resort Area.

For the Ultimate Outdoor Adventures.

Niseko, one of the most famous ski resorts in Japan, awaits you for your ultimate winter pleasure, while you can explore many other outdoor activities in summer time as well such as tennis, golf, rafting, fishing, and balloon riding.


The Owners - Shoichi & Kazuko

Shoichi Shimatani was born in Shimane prefecture and was raised in Tokyo. Shoichi, once a "salaryman", was relocated to Sapporo by the company he used to work for, and immediately fell in love with the breathtaking nature of Hokkaido. He later on decided to explore a new life in Hokkaido and moved to Niseko in 1982, where he had once visited with his wife Kazuko for their honeymoon.

Shoichi and Kazuko are one of the first people who started the lodging business in Niseko. "Back then there was no electricity, no water, with over 10 meters of snow to accumulate in the winter, we thought we came to the most isolated place on earth." he recalls.

Humble and big hearted, the couple is adored by everyone around here including their staff, the neighbors, and even the guests. They all call this caring couple "Mom" and "Dad".


Guest Rooms

The pension has 4 twin rooms, 4 family rooms (fits 3-6 guests), 2 large family rooms (fits up to 8 guests), 1 Japanese-style tatami room and 2 log house cottages (they fit up to 10 guests each).


  • All the rooms are equipped with TV
  • Dining/Banquest Room
  • Large public bathhouses (men/women separated) 17:00 - 23:00 daily
  • Parking Spaces


  • Ski & snow boaring equipments and clothings
  • Mountain bikes
  • Tennis equipments
  • Golf clubs
  • Game boards (Go, Shogi, Mar-jong)

Additional Services

  • Early check in and late check out
  • English concierge
  • Free shuttle to/from main ski slopes
  • Ski & snow board tune ups
  • Training camp for musicians
  • Tennis lessons
Surf & Other Activities
Mountain Guiding
Discover Niseko’s legendary hidden and un-tracked powder with an experienced guide!


Take in the beautiful local scenery on a snowmobile. With courses designed for all ages and skill levels from beginner to the advanced snowmobile rider you will be sure to have a blast and you ride through trails, open fields and into untouched terrain.

Cross Country Skiing

Try something different and go on a scenic journey through Niseko’s nature trails.


A snowshoe trip is an easy and enjoyable way to spend time outdoors in the snow, and a great chance to take some iconic photos of Mount Youtei and surrounds.


Rest, relax and rejuvenate in a traditional Japanese onsen and enjoy the feeling of cleansing and soaking your body after a great powder day. Onsen is an authentic and natural way of healing your mind, body and soul. There are a number of onsens within minutes walk of Alpen Ridge.

Niseko has an abundance of restaurants, bars, shops and tours available. Onsens are a must when visiting Niseko, where you can relax with the locals and take in the serenity. Day tours to Sapporo, including the Annual Ice Festival, the seaside city of Otaru, or some cultural activities within Hirafu allows you to have a broad holiday experience.

Take a day trip to the nearby cities of Sapporo or Otaru - the former being the site of the 1972 Winter Olympics and home to the annual Yuki Matsuri (Ice Festival).

Besides skiing & snowboarding, Pension Full Note offers you other activities to indulge in:

  • 5 tennis courts (all weather)
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis board
  • Darts Game
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