Local Recommendations

Being an ever expanding resort town we are spoilt for choice when it comes to services. In order to navigate this easier, we are glad to share our choice recommendations with you.


Accommodation – Echoland Apartments

Echoland Apartments LogoThese luxurious self contained apartments are well appointed in a sleek and contemporary style, boasting stunning views of the Northern Japan Alps. Ideally located in Echoland Village, there is a great selection of bars and restaurants as well as close proximity to Happo One ski resort – the largest in the valley. Extremely well equipped to receive larger groups as well as couples or solo travelers, Echoland Apartments is our first choice for apartments in Hakuba.


Accommodation – Hakuba Collection

Hakuba CollectionThe valleys most comprehensive collection of high end apartments and chalets, The Hakuba Collection’s properties stand out in their thoughtful design, attention to detail and stunning finish. Tried and tested over many years, these properties are extremely popular with our customers and have proved to deliver the highest level of luxurious mountain living. Click here to see their range of accommodation in Hakuba.


Accommodation – The Hakuba Collection – Mountainside

Another great offering for self-contained accommodation in the Hakuba valley, Mountainside is best suited for guests looking for ski-in/ski out accommodation, as well a those looking for something a little more ‘hands on’ than true self contained. With a 24 hour concierge onsite and ‘Luce’ – a well appointed restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the ground floor – guests can enjoy the privacy of an apartment, but with the connivence of these amenities. Situated at the foot of Happo One and in the Wadano area, Mountainside`s newly finished apartments are within walking distance to a selection of restaurants, Onsens and an excellent rental shop – Rhythm. As it`s point of difference, the Kokusai pair chairlift is a meter 20 steps away, and Happo-One`s beginner slopes of Sakka are within 500 meters.


Equipment Rental – Rhythm Hakuba

rhythm japan logoRhythm Hakuba offers the widest range of Hakuba ski hire, snowboard hire and retail gear in town, providing the latest ski and snowboard brands currently on the market. Our staff know the equipment as well as they know the mountains, so those visiting the store can be confident that they’re getting the best equipment at competitive prices. Our service is comprehensive yet fast as we aim to get customers onto the slopes as quickly as possible. Rhythm Hakuba is located at the old Wadano Visitors Centre, across the road from the Mominoki Hotel. Check out the Rhythm Japan website for more information.


Ski Resort – Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park

Hakuba 47 LogoThis diverse and progressive Hakuba ski resort has something for everyone. North facing slopes mean that while the rest of the valley are downloading early and late season, guests of Hakuba 47 are skiing right to the bottom. The base area offers a vibrant atmosphere and the slopes above range from smooth beginner terrain to advanced off piste and tree skiing. Let’s not forget the second to none terrain park, selection of places to eat and drink, children`s room, magic carpet and Schools Center.


Snow Monkey Tour – Ski Japan Holidays

ski japan holidays logoExperience the world’s famous Jigokudani wild monkeys bathing in hot-springs and cultural tour through Obuse and Nagano Zenkoji Temple. It is the most popular tour departing from Hakuba, offering a full-day snow monkey tour with English-speaking guide and lunch included. Take in the highlights of this fascinating area of Nagano by booking the tour!


The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival – Ski Japan Holidays

ski japan holidays logoNozawa’s most famous festival is the Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival, held on January 15th every year, is a must-see cultural experience. Witness the bonfire erupt in the village centre where thousands gather to celebrate and pray for the well-being and good fortune of the village, and to ensure a plentiful harvest for the coming year.


Training & Fitness – Hakuba Mountaincross

hakuba mountaincross logoGet your fitness on at this cross training gym using resistance, cardio, and HIIT training. Group training classes or personal training available. For more information, check out Hakuba Mountaincross.


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