Echoland, Hakuba is located just to the south of Happo One, a vibrant, lively area which will have you itching to put on your skis as you gaze up at the inspiring Alpine views. Echoland is Hakuba’s most up-and-coming restaurant and accommodation district, and provides the ultimate hub for experiencing the full variety of ski resorts on offer. A wide range of self-contained apartments, villas and lodges are available – which are great choices for families and groups of friends that ski and holiday together. Hakuba Echoland is growing and expanding, spilling into neighbouring Misorano, and in both locations, you will find accommodations just a few minutes walk to the bustling center of , yet surrounded by a kind of tranquility that seems impossible in a popular international ski resort
Echoland Questions Answered
WHERE IS ECHOLAND?
Nestled between the resorts of Hakuba 47 and Happo One, getting to your resort of choice for the day is a breeze with complimentary shuttle bus stops sprinkled throughout the area. Since lifts are not easily walkable, the focus is on quick and easy transport, so most accommodations are within close walking range of a shuttle stop. Echoland Hakuba has a central valley location, and travel times are short to Goryu’s Imorii for a lesson at Hakuba Snow Sports, and to Hakuba47 for a park day or powder -tree runs. Venture a little further to Sanosaka or Kashimiari to enjoy fun beginner terrain perfect for families. Or head towards the North of the valley to experience the undersung treasures of Tsugaike and Iwaatake, and the powder havens of Cortina and Norikua.
HOW IS THE APRES SKI?
You will be spoilt for choice for venues to dine at in Echoland Hakuba, often referred to as the restaurant district. During the day grab a coffee at Penguin Cafe or breakfast at the always popular Sounds-like café, then warm up with a ramen for lunch at Marutama. Once evening falls head down the beautifully lit main street for a Ken Special cocktail at Mocking Bird, or a margarita at Cantina. Then make plans for dinner at one of the many Izakayas where you can sample an array of traditional Japanese food or grab a kebab at Samurai Kebab while you play electronic darts, table tennis or watch sports on big screen TV’s.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO?
During some down time off the mountain, Hakuba’s Echoland has great stores to peruse through from Vex Boardstore, to Garage902 and Central Snowsports where you can update your ski kit. Afterwards, catch a class at Komorebi yoga studio to stretch out your legs for the following days skiing, or learn a new skill to take home and by making sushi or Gyoza with Sarasa cooking classes. Time spent in Echoland is not to be missed on your Hakuba holiday!
WHAT ACCOMMODATION IS ON OFFER?
Echoland Hakuba has exploded from a virtually ‘off the beaten track’ location to what is now one of the most buzzing ski hubs in Japan, while still offering better value for money than some areas. Echoland provides an excellent choice of accommodation, with a particular focus on large independent properties catering to groups and families. Whether you are staying in Hakuba Echoland or the neighbouring district of Misorano, you are spoilt for choice of brand new luxury chalets. So sit back and enjoy the forested surroundings and towering peaks of Happo One while anticipating the day ahead, at whichever one of the 10 Hakuba ski resorts you choose!
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