Lodge Oakland is an at-home pension sitting at the base of Mt. Kurohime on the northern edge of Nagano Prefecture. In the near vicinity, you will find wonderful ski slopes for skiing and snowboarding, as well as a well organized athletics facility. For sports oriented people this area has whatever you need and some of the best snow in Japan during the winters.
There are many different facilities around the hotel, some of the nearest (within 5 minutes) are Kurohime Snow Park, Myoko Suginohara Ski Slope, Kurohime Athletics Field.
Being that the lodge is very close to the ski slopes, the facility is in an opportune location for large groups. It is also comfortable for families as well.
Gogakuan is mainly for those not wishing for meals to be included.