Pension Locomotion

3.0 star property
3-star ski guesthouse with free ski shuttle, near Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu

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Pension Locomotion

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Front of property
Free WiFi
Combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, slippers

Overview of Pension Locomotion

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ski facilities
179-33 Yamada, Kutchan, Hokkaido, 044-0081
Main amenities
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free ski shuttle
  • Ski storage
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

Western Style Twin Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Group Room with Kitchen

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Single Beds and 2 Single Futons

Standard Single Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Western Style Maisonette Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • New Chitose Airport (CTS) - 117 min drive
  • Hirafu Station - 9 min drive
  • Kutchan Station - 9 min drive
  • Niseko Station - 12 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free ski shuttle


  • graubunden - 8 min walk
  • つばらつばら - 8 min walk
  • EZO Seafood - 7 min walk
  • 阿武茶 - 9 min walk
  • KAMIMURA - 7 min walk

About this property

Pension Locomotion

Pension Locomotion features a free ski shuttle and puts you within a 10-minute walk of Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu. Free perks such as WiFi and self-parking mean that guests have more money for fun in the snow. Ski storage is also available.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Free area shuttle
  • Free ski shuttle

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–8:30 AM
  • Barbecue grills

Travelling with children

  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Free ski shuttle
  • Downhill skiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ski storage


  • Free ski shuttle
  • Ski storage
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 1500 for adults and JPY 1500 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Pension Locomotion House Kutchan
Pension Locomotion House
Pension Locomotion Kutchan
Pension Locomotion
Pension Locomotion Japan/Hokkaido - Kutchan-Cho
Pension Locomotion Guesthouse Kutchan
Pension Locomotion Guesthouse
Pension Locomotion Kutchan
Pension Locomotion Guesthouse
Pension Locomotion Guesthouse Kutchan

Frequently asked questions

Does Pension Locomotion offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Pension Locomotion does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pension Locomotion?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Pension Locomotion?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Pension Locomotion?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Pension Locomotion?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Pension Locomotion and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as downhill skiing.
What's the area around Pension Locomotion like?
Pension Locomotion is located a short 6-minute walk from Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Great pension located in Hirafu
Beautiful pension located only an eight minute walk from the main street- walking distance to the Hirafu gondola and chairlifts. Room was small but clean and comfortable beds. Breakfast provided every morning between 7.30-8.30am. Would stay again!
Charlotta L, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The host is kind and helpful. Room is spacious (compare to normal Japanese room) and very clean.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, clean room and good breakfast.
Keith, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good experience
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice lodge close to lifts and restaurants
Stayed for 8 nights with my son from the 18th January. Had a room with 2 single beds and a loft. Loft came in handy to store luggage and clothes. Breakfast was fine and hit the spot every morning. Easy walking distance to restaurants and bus stop which dropped you off to gondola. 3 min trip. The only improvement would be a better drying room. Would recommend for those on a budget and looking for a quite place to relax.
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4/10 Fair

Budget priced small room
Budget priced rooms. Very small room with very limited space for your clothes and bags. There were 5 coat hangers only and no cupboards/drawers. There was a kids study desk. We ended up storing our suitcases and most of our clothes upstairs in the loft area. When we found extra coat hangers in the kitchen , we ending up hanging our clothes off the stairs & anywhere else we could attach a coat hanger. The WIFI was very slow and sometimes you could not connect at all. The shared kitchen area had a microwave, small fridge & toaster oven (but no standard toaster) - it did have a washing machine & dryer. No cutting knives, we had to ask for one each day to cut bread, there was a coffee table acting as a dining table - We weren't sure if we prepared our own meals that we could use the official dining room downstairs - or if that was for guests who paid for prepared meals. The owner's English language skills made it difficult to even ask basic questions like this. Catching the bus to the ski Gondola etc proved difficult if you wanted to get 1st lifts (8:30am) as the 1st bus only arrived around 8:30 and it did a long loop. We ended up walking each day just so we could get to the ski lifts on time (15 mins carrying skis and walking in ski boots not a lot of fun).
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8/10 Very good

Pension Locomotion is definitely value for the money in Hirafu area.
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome little B&B
Fantastic place to stay for a ski holiday, the owners are super friendly and will pick you up and drop you off at the Welcome Centre for free when you arrive and leave. The place only has a few rooms so it's very cosy and quiet. In terms of cleanliness everything was spotless including the common kitchen. For breakfast you get a set meal which mostly includes eggs and some type of meat and salad plus unlimited cereal, bread, coffee, tea and juice. It is slightly different each day. The only negative I am pointing out is that for someone who is used to a very soft bed at home the mattress was quite hard. However I would definitely stay there again if we're lucky enough to make it back to Niseko one day. It's only a 10 min walk from the lifts and there is also a shuttle bus available from about a 100m away.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Niseko Pension
Great sized room for Niseko, the owners were lovely, the common areas clean and the other guests friendly. There is a shuttle down the street to the lifts or its not to far to walk.
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8/10 Very good

Chosei, 3-night trip
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