Vending machines are literally everywhere in Japan. This is a deep-dive into Japanese Vending Machine Culture!Read More
Wondering where to get the best coffee on the mountains in Japan? Look no futher, as we have taste tested all the espressos, cappucinos, mochas and lates that Madarao and beyond has to offer!Read More
We all know that feeling,.. You’re a couple of days into your trip and you have a craving for a juicy burger. Let us assure you, Japan knows burgers and you will not be left wanting.Read More
Looking to get even further off the beaten track in Madarao?Read More
When you are heading to Madarao kogen ski resort you don’t need to worry at all – Whether you need a full set of gear, or just a piece or two, Miyuki Snowsports has got you covered.
They’re located right on the hill at the top of the beginner lift, opposite the big resort hotel. Just tell them the guys at Raicho Lodge sent you!Read More
If it is your first time using an onsen or traditional Japanese style bath, it can feel a little daunting in terms of making sure you know the right etiquette. Here’s a simple “how to use” guide so you can feel comfortable and enjoy your onsen bath.
Being a smaller resort, naturally Madarao village is a bit smaller than the more well-known resorts. That’s changing though, and new restaurants, bars and night-spots are opening every season. Here is a breakdown of some of our favourite spots.Read More
First time going to Raicho Lodge Madarao? No problem! This post will give you all the information you need to get from Narita/Haneda airports to Madarao and Raicho Lodge!Read More
Japan is a nation that is in love with nature, and there are colourful local festivals that celebrate nature every year. Let’s see what’s happening this coming winterRead More
Here we share with you some top tips and useful words/phrases to help you along and make your trip to Japan fun and exciting!Read More
Hey there! I'm Marty. Let me introduce myself and tell you a little bit about myself and my wife Chris.Read More
Welcome to Raicho Life - the official blog of Raicho Lodge Madarao.Read More