Hutte Birke is located in the mountains. We were not there to ski, but to visit the nearby famous Onsens and Kakunodate. It is a bit complicated to find your way there but once you have cleared this out with the bus driver it is easy since the bus stop is very close. The standard of the room and the facility is ordinary. What makes the stay worth the distance to Kakunodate it is the friendliness and the service mind of Okasan and Otosan. They will do all it takes to make your stay pleasant and positive to remember. The food is excellent and will make you gain weight if you stay too long! Thank you Okasan and Otosan!