If you are looking for comfortable digs, with great Japanese hospitality, Windy is it......this is one of those places where you get to feeling so comfortable, you don't really want to leave.
Our hosts were so helpful and friendly, as were all the staff. They will happily help out with anything they can.....from a lift to town for hire gear, dinner, bookings, etc....to discount lift-tix and an icy cold beer or a warm sake, after returning home from a day on the hill.
The in-house onsen also helped cure all aches after skiing and boarding.
It is similar to staying at a lodge back here in Australia....a very relaxed atmosphere, with a really hearty breakfast provided each day.
WIndy is also very handy to the Saaka lifts, which are only a 5 minute walk away.
Their restaurant is also well worth visiting - the yakiniku (Japanese BBQ), was delicious... & the famous wagyu lived up to all expectations....we will be back. :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly affordable alpine retreat. Family owned and operated in the Wadano Forest area, WINDY in only 100 meters from the nearest ski lift on Happo-one!! Close to the shuttles to other resorts and an ideal location for families,groupes and couples. This is a small Western style lodge with a traditional Japanese style ambience,and with a maximum of 20 guests you get personal attention from owners who will go out of their way to make this a stay to remember. ... more less