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Winter season 2014


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Alpine Lodge


Welcome to Canyons Alpine Lodge in Minakami.

Cozy and comfortable backpackers style rooms, excellent facilities, and quality apres adventure entertainment, just 75 minutes from Tokyo! 

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Alpine Lodge is situated in the mountain township of Minakami, in the North of Gunma Prefecture. Minakami is Japan's premiere four season adventure resort, packed with hot springs, adventure tours and ski resorts..

The lodge is primely located in the Yubiso area (valley of the hidden hot springs), which lies in the center of Minakami's 9 ski resorts, and at the entrance to Joshinetsu National Park (Japn's second largest). It is the perfect place to base yourself for one of the many adventure tours offered in Minakami, or exploring the amazing nature and hot springs.

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Alpine Cafe & Bar

Our well appointed apres ski bar and cafe.
2 32 inch TVs for all the sports action
Club & Event Space

※300㎡ wooden deck for summer riverside BBQs


Baths (Basement)

※Spacious Japanese style shower room in winter
※No soap or shampoo provided

Shower/Toilets (2F)

※Shared individual shower rooms
※No soap or shampoo provided



・Pool table
・Wireless Internet
・Outdoor Goods Shop
・Adventure Centre for outdoor tours

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Kitchen (2F)

 Fridge, microwave, burners, crockery & cutlery provided
※Please provide your own ingredients and condiments
※Please write your name on your own foodstuffs

Rates & Services



Private Rooms

-Japanese tatami style for 6 or 4 people (8 or 6 mats respectively)

  • Towels provided

Dorm Room

- Pine bunks in a tatami mat room for 6 or 4 people (8 or 6 mats respectively)

  • Towels not provided

Shared rooms can have other occupants so please be respectful of your bed space.

Simple Lodge Stay&Adventure packages


Private room 
[Tatami room]
Dormitory Room
[Bunk bed]
Halfday Canyoning Pack 12,000 yen 10,000 yen
Double Canyoning Pack 18,000 yen 16,000 yen
Halfday Rafting Pack 12,000 yen 10,000 yen
Fullday Rafting Pack 18,000 yen 16,000 yen
Canyoning&Rafting Combo Pack 18,000 yen 16,000 yen
Family plan (August)
Canyoning or Rafting
Adult 11,000 yen
6-12yrs 9,000 yen
Family Combo Plan(August) Adult 16,000 yen
6-12yrs 14,000 yen


Amenities Bath Towel
Any other amenities your require please bring yourself.
Check In/Check Out  15:00   11:00
Payment Cash or cards accepted - all card payments are subject to a 5% charge
 Accepted cards: Visa, MasterCard, Nicos, DC, UFJCard
N.B. ・All rooms are non-smoking
・Please do not move around any of the fittings or furnishings in the rooms.
・Please feel free to eat and drink in the 2F Lounge. It closes at 2200 each night.
・The Pick Up Schedule for local stations is below. Times outside these are unavailable.
 If you are coming outside of these times, please use public transport or taxis.
・There are no banks or convenience stores with ATMs around Canyons. Please ensure that your bring an appropriate amount of cash with you.
・We cannot do drop offs to local onsen. If you are coming by train there are some within walking distance, or feel free to use public transport.




Breads, cereals, coffee, juice
500 yen
*Prebookings required



BBQ Contents Example:
・Beef 100g ・chicken 100g ・pork 50g ・tripe 100g ・2 wieners ・Yakisoba chow mein set (egg noodles, cabbage, carrot, sauce)
・3 kinds of vegetables (varies by season) e.g. leek, pepper, mushroom

1F BBQ area available
*Prebookings required

Price:From 1,980 yen

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In case of cancellations or reductions in guest numbers

15-7 days before
6-2 days before
Day before
On the day

Local train:3 hours from Ueno Stn to Minakami Stn on the Takasaki Line then Joetsu Line
Bullet train: 78 minutes from Tokyo/Ueno to Jomokogen Stn on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line
Car: 2 hours from Nerima on Kanetsu Expressway
Address: Yubiso 45, Minakami machi, Tone gun, Gunma prefecture
Tel: 0278-72-2811 Canyons Minakami office

Canyons Minakami

From Minakami IC off Kanetsu Expressway
Take R291 towards Tanigawadake
Pass the Minakami Town Hall and after 2km turn right at the Oana Traffic Lights
You'll see Canyons on the other side of the river. Take the first left after the bridge

If using car navigation please set your destination by the address rather than the 'phone number


  • On weekends/holidays the Kanetsu Expressway gets very busy. Please allow plenty of time for your journey

Booking details
Private Room
Dormitory Room (Shared room)

Visitor information
Family Name
First Name
Train Car Bullet Train
Bus Other
Other options 
Standard plan \1980
Canyons plan \2980
Deluxe plan \3980
BBQ grill set ¥2,000 (per grill set for about 8 people)

Lodge guests: If you would like an evening meal, please book the BBQ option in the section above.


Breakfast (start from June 1st) 500yen
7:00~9:00 at the lounge

  • Two kinds of cerial
  • Bread (Jam, Butter, peanuts butter)
  • Fruits
  • Coffee, Tea, Milk

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