We have a few house rules so everyone knows what to expect when they stay with us. This gives you confidence about what is acceptable behaviour in our lodge. They are not particularly onerous and will help us all get along. If you are unsure about something or there are any issues with what someone is doing, please come and talk to us. We will do our best to sort things out. Outside footwear: No outside footwear is to be worn past the sliding doors. The custom in Japan is that you take your outside shoes off and wear slippers inside. If you do not want to wear the slippers supplied you are welcome to bring your own inside shoes with you. Late Nights: We are aiming to be a family and skiers lodge so late night partying that keeps other occupants awake is not acceptable. You are welcome to have a late night at one of the bars nearby. But when you come back you need to keep the noise down and not disturb other people. Common Areas: Except for your bedroom, all areas of the lodge are shared. This gives you an opportunity to mix with other guests and have a drink and a chat at the end of the day without going out. However you are expected to clean up after yourself in these areas. This is not onerous, just wipe up any spills, wipe the dining tables after meals if you spill something, wash and put away the cutlery and crockery you use... just like you would at home. We will be cleaning these areas regularly but we will not always be there to tidy up after people. Kitchen: We are one of the few self-cater lodges in Myoko. With this opportunity comes the responsibility of cleaning up after yourself in the kitchen and dining area. No-one wants to have to clean up someone else's mess before they can cook. We are responsible for cleaning the kitchen as in washing the floor, cleaning all the benches and the sink etc. But you are responsible for cleaning up after you cook and leaving things so the next person or group can use the work spaces. There is a dishwasher and for hygiene reasons we ask that all crockery and cutlery be put through the dishwasher. You do not need to hang around and wait for your stuff. We just ask that you put away as much as you use. Bathrooms: Our bathrooms are shared and are for the use of everyone. This does not mean you use the bathroom at the same time as other people, like in the Japanese Pensions. There is a lock on the door and you are expected to lock the door when you are using the bathroom. You can use either bathroom. There is a high wall hook for tall people in the larger bathroom. There is no time limit on when you can use the bathrooms. Drying Room: The drying room is for boots and wet outer wear. It is not to dry washing. Please remove as much snow as possible from you boots. If your boots are dripping please put them on a lower shelf so you don't make someone elses boots wet. We suggest you put your boots opening down so that if wet boots do get put above yours the inside of your boot does not get wet. Washing Machine and Dryer: We have 2 washing machines. One of them is also a dryer. The dryer is a condensing dryer and takes a long time to dry your clothes. Please be considerate to other guests and only use this for drying during the day when others are out or overnight. We have racks available for drying clothes and generally clothes will dry over night or during the day in your room.