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Accommodation Hakuba Accommodation

Hakuba accommodation may offer the most variety of any ski resort in Japan given the huge range on offer, across such a vast and beautiful Japanese ski Valley. With Hakuba chalets, hotels, apartments, ryokans, lodges and luxury penthouses scattered plentifully across the valley, your perfect accommodation in Hakuba is waiting for you.

Location is obviously one of the most important factors when choosing any kind of ski accommodation. One of the best things about Hakuba Valley is its expansive size. But with 10 different resorts, it is hard to know in which area to book your Hakuba accommodation. While there are places to stay in every resort area across the valley, the majority of Hakuba chalets, hotels and apartments are located in one of 3 areas: Happo Village, Wadano no Mori, and Echoland. Check out this dedicated article if you are interested in Hakuba ski in ski out accommodation.


Main Hakuba Accommodation Bases


Happo One Accommodation

Happo-One Snow Resort is Hakuba’s most famous resort and with good reason! The largest of the 10 Hakuba Valley resorts, Happo One (One pronounced ‘oh-nay’) is home to the 1998 Winter Olympics downhill skiing race courses, an Olympic ski jumping stadium and thrilling views of the Japanese Alps mountain range. Combine that with the valley’s longest runs and most lifts, and it’s easy to see why Happo attracts so much attention and so many visitors each winter season.

Happo Village sits at the foot of the Happo gondola and features quaint winding streets lined with restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, onsen hot springs, shrines, ancient trees, Japanese style ryokan and Happo Bus Terminal – a central hub not only for arrival and departure, but for accessing shuttles to the many other ski areas the Valley has to offer. Choosing Hakuba Happo One accommodation in the central location of Happo Village is ideal for first time and seasoned visitors alike.

Wadano Forest also sits at the base of Happo One resort and is a highly sought after location. Traditional hotels and lodges together with modern Hakuba apartments and chalets are nestled in the beautiful snowy forest. With ski lifts close to the doorstep of most Wadano accommodation, it’s hard to beat! Wadano also offers great access to ski school, village amenities, shuttles and the Sakka beginner slopes, making it particularly popular with families.

Hakuba Happo accommodation comprises a huge range of apartments, chalets, hotels, ski lodges and traditional ryokan. Ski in ski out Hakuba Happo accommodation is easy to find, and many properties are separated from the slopes by no more than a road crossing. It is ideal for anyone looking to focus their time on Hakuba’s best known pistes, offering steep pitches, mogul runs, great powder in a resort with international flare. Happo also boasts some of the most established hotels in the area, such as the Hakuba Tokyu Hotel and the Hakuba Mominoki Hotel, which combine true Japanese style and hospitality with Western comfort and convenience.

Echoland Hakuba Accommodation

Year on year, we are watching the rise of Echoland. This popular Hakuba neighbourhood has so much to offer. Its central location provides an excellent base from which to explore Hakuba’s 10 ski resorts, whether by shuttle bus or rental vehicle. There’s an ever growing list of restaurants and bars to explore. With stunning new Echoland Hakuba accommodation including chalets and apartments popping up all the time, there are plenty of amazing accommodation options to choose from!

Echoland is located between Happo One and Hakuba 47. Echoland Hakuba accommodation boasts stunning mountain scenery all around and locations that vary from bustling streets, to quiet family friendly neighbourhoods. Echoland Hakuba accommodation has some great advantages owing to the quality and quantity of amenities within easy walking distance; as well as being a renowned restaurant district, it is home to a plethora of high quality shops and cafes. As the home of Hakuba Base Camp, Echoland accommodation offers easy access to the Valley’s shuttle bus system, which means you won’t ski one resort, you will ski lots of resorts. If discovering the best skiing in Hakuba by day, and the best of its Japanese and international cuisine by night sounds good to you, Echoland could be the perfect location.

Echoland Hakuba accommodation includes notable budget options such as Alpine Chalets Hakuba together with modern self contained accommodation such as Bluebird Chalets. Much of the new Hakuba accommodation currently being built is located in Echoland making it Hakuba’s most up and coming place to stay!

Off the beaten track Hakuba Accommodation

There is also great accommodation in Hakuba’s lesser known, and lesser visited areas, which are the perfect choice for anyone looking to get off the beaten track, and for beginners and families looking for quiet, gentle ski runs. Off the beaten track accommodation in Hakuba often has the advantage that it is more competitively priced than accommodation in the most popular areas.

Otari Village Accommodation

If you venture into Otari village at the northern end of the Hakuba Valley, you’ll discover some of Hakuba’s hidden gem ski resorts. These include Tsugaike Kogen Mountain ResortHakuba Norikura Onsen Ski Resort and Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, where a decidedly more rustic and authentic Japanese experience awaits. These areas are not famous for their nightlife or huge selection of restaurants, but offer a very special and unique Japanese cultural experience.

Charming Tsugaike Accommodation

Strolling through the streets of Tsugaike, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported back to the 1980s. Popular with the Japanese domestic market, Tsugaike Ski Resort offers quiet slopes, few crowds and outstanding skiing and snowboarding suitable for all levels. At the base of the mountain are some of Japan’s most expansive and best beginner slopes. The beginner area at Tsugaike is the largest in Japan, a staggering 1.2km wide. This is a heaven for beginners and families. Did we mention how quiet it is? With long well-groomed runs for intermediates, spectacular views of the Japanese Alps and vast tree riding zones for powder hounds, Tsugaike resort eally does have it all. This less discovered part of the valley is home to some fantastic hidden gem restaurants, an Evergreen ski school base, onsen hot-springs and rental shops. Sierra Resort Hakuba, nestled between Iwatake and Tsugaike provides fantastic guest services with shuttles to individual resorts, and one of the most exquisite guest experiences in the Valley.

Norikura and Cortina Accommodation

Venture a little further up the valley and the adventure becomes even more rural. The ski lift system at Hakuba Norikura & Hakuba Cortina ski resorts are linked, and being closer to the Japan Sea, these resorts receive huge snowfalls. If an off the beaten track powder paradise is what you are after, then you’ve come to the right place! Boasting what has to be the steepest and deepest tree riding in Japan, the ski lifts regularly get completely buried under snow overnight. This is a place where you can immerse yourself in raw nature and the silent world of deep Japanese powder snow, tracks filling in after each lap. The Cortina Green Plaza Hotel Hakuba is iconic Hakuba accommodation and boasts stunning resort views from its outdoor hot-spring and an experience which is unmistakably Japanese.

With a huge variety of accommodation styles in Hakuba, visitors can reasonably expect to find exactly what they are looking for, from luxury, modern apartments to backpacker-style lodges, and everything in between.


In contrast to some other very popular international resorts in Japan, Hakuba maintains its Japanese traditions when it comes to all things, but especially accommodation. The original Japan ski resort accommodation is a ryokan, or Japanese-style inn, and Hakuba has no shortage of them.

Guests who want a more Japanese experience can select to stay in this type of accommodation, which offers futon bedding on tatami floors, low seating, and will almost always have an onsen (natural hot spring bath), which is typically where guests will bathe (together, divided by sexes, and in some more traditional hotels, actually takes the place of in-room private bathing facilities). Meals are sometimes included within the ryokan stay package, and will mostly be traditional Japanese dishes.

Ryokan style Hakuba accommodations almost always feature natural onsen hot-spring facilities and it is common place to dress in your yukata when walking through the hotel, between your room and the onsen. Some of the more luxurious offerings even feature private onsens in the rooms. One such very special boutique hotel is Hakuba Hifumi, where an exclusive selection of the individually styled Deluxe and Suite rooms feature private open-air onsen baths. If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury Japanese accommodation, Hakuba Hifumi certainly ticks all the boxes! You can expect heart warming hospitality and top class service from this family run Hakuba ryokan. For a centrally located true Japanese experience, we would highly recommend Hotel Taigakukan. This long standing family owned and operated hotel is located in the heart of Happo village.

Not forgetting that hotels in Hakuba also offer the chance to discover traditional Japanese cuisine. From breakfast through to dinner, you can expect to savour delicate and exquisite Japanese dishes, prepared with art form like precision.

Most ryokans are found in the Happo Village area, with a few dotted around other Hakuba resort areas.

Western Style Accommodation

For those used to their western comforts such as private bathrooms, western-style bedding, and other modern facilities, Hakuba offers some excellent Western style hotels. Our top picks include – Hakuba Tokyu HotelSierra Resort Hotel and Mominoki Hotel. You can expect generous sized rooms, large comfortable beds, excellent breakfasts (with Western and Japanese options), onsen and spa facilities, concierge services, shuttle buses, hotel restaurants and bars.

Self-Catered Accommodation

For larger groups or those who prefer their own space, booking a luxury home away from home is an ideal option. With the growing popularity of Hakuba and people’s love of their home comforts, there are an ever growing number of self-contained Hakuba accommodation options. Some properties offer a full concierge service, with resort and supermarket shuttles, while others come equipped with a 4WD vehicle allowing you to explore the Hakuba Valley and it’s 10 ski resorts fully and with ease. We have picked out a few of our favourites.

Mountain Side Hakuba: Offering one of the most exclusive and sought after locations, right next to Happo One’s Kokusai lift, these luxurious 3 bedroom ski-in ski-out condominiums offer superior levels of comfort, convenience and style. Alpinarc Chalet: Located in the popular Echoland area of Hakuba, Alpinarc Chalet can accommodate up to 16 guests comfortably, with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. With sleek luxury interiors, stunning panoramic views of the Japanese Alps and it’s own Japanese style onsen bath, this Hakuba chalet is truly something special. Koharu Resort Hotel & Suites: With a choice of Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, there are fantastic options for all group sizes at Koharu Resort. Ideally located just across the street from Sakka beginner slopes, this popular Hakuba Happo accommodation is well located for families. With a Central Snowsports rental store and restaurant on-site, Koharu Resort offers unbeatable stylish convenience.

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New Accommodation in Hakuba

Japan Ski Experience works alongside the best Hakuba accommodation providers. Every Japan ski season, as more spectacular Hakuba apartment complexes, hotels and chalets are built and renovated across the valley, we add them to our portfolio. Here are the additions from recent years, and since international guests have not been allowed to visit since the 2019-20 ski season, most of these are yet to be discovered!

  • Grand Phenix Hakuba

    Hakuba Happo One Accommodation 2022-23

    Grand Phenix is an exciting new Hakuba accommodation complex in Happo One. Offering light, spacious, luxurious apartments across 3 and 4 bedroom units, with oversized rooms, large baths and supreme comfort, Grand Phenix provides larger groups and families an exclusive opportunity that is a rarity in the traditional Japanese Happo Village.

  • Hakuba Amber Resort

    Hakuba Misorano Accommodation 2022-23

    A beautiful new resort complex located in the quiet, scenic area of Misorano, and a stones throw from the bustling district of Echoland with all the restaurants, retail and après ski opportunities that it has to offer. Amber Resort’s 2 and 3 bedroom Hakuba chalets provide all the contemporary luxury comforts you could be looking for on your ski holiday in Japan.

  • Roka Apartments

    Hakuba Happo Accommodation 2022-23

    Luxurious new Hakuba accommodation located at the foot of the Happo slopes with ski in ski out access, this exciting new addition to our portfolio features a stunning 5 bedroom penthouse together with 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. With ski hill views and all the modern conveniences you could be looking for, spoil yourself at Roka apartments this winter!

  • The Castle

    Echoland Hakuba Accommodation 2022-23

    Aptly named, The Castle is an impressive 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom private Hakuba chalet where up to 16 guests can stay in supreme comfort. Featuring a games room with a pool table, large groups of friends and extended families will feel right at home in this landmark Echoland Hakuba accommodation.

  • The Happo

    Hakuba Happo Accommodation 2022-23

    A long standing favourite, Hakuba Springs, is now offered refurbished and rebranded as The Happo! Located right in the middle of Happo Village, this favourite among Hakuba hotels ticks all the boxes for guests looking for a central base at the foot of Hakuba’s largest ski resort with onsite onsen. The Happo retains the Japanese character of Hakuba Springs with fresh modern interiors.

  • Akamatsu House

    Echoland Hakuba Accommodation 2022-23

    Akamatsu is a 4 bedroom house which combines a high level of functionality with elegant interiors. Conveniently located in Echoland, and with its own parking and ample storage space, Akamatsu is the perfect Hakuba accommodation for large groups and families with a sense of adventure to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes!

  • Wadano Hill Chalet

    Hakuba Happo Accommodation 2022-23

    Wadano Hill Chalet, created by local company Fusion Homes, achieves the perfect balance of Japanese design and Western comfort. Located just 500 meters from the Sakka chairlifts of Happo One, this luxurious chalet exemplifies modern Happo One Hakuba accommodation in the scenic surroundings of Wadano Forest.

    living area of wadano hill happo one chalet hakuba accommodation 2022
  • Firefly Apartments

    Echoland Hakuba Accommodation 2022-23

    Firefly apartments are 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom modern self-contained Hakuba accommodation  situated in the popular Echoland district, renowned for its excellent dining experiences. As each bedroom can be configured as a king or two twins, and each have their own ensuite, the apartments are ideally suited for 2 couples travelling together, or a family with children.

  • Haus Yuki

    Misorano Hakuba Accommodation 2022-23

    Offering extraordinary warmth and character, this 3 bedroom chalet is the perfect Hakuba accommodation for groups and families seeking a cosy place to retreat after a day on the slopes. Conveniently located in Misorano, Haus Yuki is close to Echoland and Happo 47 ski resort.

  • Blue River Chalets

    Echoland Hakuba Accommodation 2022-23

    Blue River Hakuba Chalets are modern 2 bedroom chalets conveniently located in a quiet nook of Echoland, but close enough to enjoy the action! Floor to ceiling windows let in an abundance of natural light and allow up to 6 guests to enjoy huge dumps of snow from inside their Hakuba accommodation as well as on the mountain. There is no sight quite like it, after all!

  • Echo Rocks

    Echoland Hakuba Accommodation 2021-2022

    Echo Rocks is one of the most exciting Hakuba chalets to have been built in the past couple of years, featuring 5 bedrooms (4 + a maid’s room), extraordinary space, clean cutting edge design and expansive views of Happo One and the surrounding Hakuba scenery. Echo Rocks also comes with a private vehicle for ease of access to all of Hakuba’s 10 resorts.

  • Hakuba Mahoroba

    Echoland Hakuba Accommodation 2021-2022

    Spacious and luxurious brand new 3 bedroom apartments each set over 2 stories at the foot of Echoland, Hakuba’s renowned restaurant district, Mahoraba is an exciting new addition to our Hakuba accommodation portfolio. Guests are also spoilt by the convenience of an onsite restaurant, Menya Marutama which serves soba and ramen noodle dishes.

  • Hokujo

    Misorano Hakuba Accommodation 2021-2022

    Supremely comfortable, this Hakuba Misorano 3 bedroom chalet is a great retreat for groups and large families to relax after a day on the slopes. With a sophisticated design and natural wooden features throughout, Hokujo is a supremely comfortable choice of Hakuba accommodation.

  • Gravity

    Echoland Hakuba Accommodation 2020-2021

    A brand new luxury 3 bedroom chalet located in a quiet area of Echoland, Gravity is for guests looking to be spoiled at their Hakuba accommodation! Built over 135sqm and set across 2 storeys, Gravity epitomises spacious, contemporary design. High ceilings and large windows allow guests to take in the full beauty of the surrounding scenery.

  • Kairos by the Mountain

    Echoland Hakuba Accommodation 2019-2020

    Set over 135 sqm and 2 storeys, Kairo by the Mountains is another impressive 3 bedroom Hakuba chalet. Guests will love the abundant use of wood on floors, ceilings and walls which compliment the surrounding natural beauty revealed by oversized floor to ceiling windows. The traditional Japanese wooden bath will provide the perfect relaxation for tired muscles after a day on the slopes!

  • Shizuku Villas

    Hakuba Happo Accommodation 2019-2020

    Shizuku Villas provide luxury 3 bedroom Hakuba Happo One accommodation in a quiet, forested area. A 10 minute walk to the lifts and a 15 minute walk to the centre of Happo Village, guests can enjoy the benefits of both seclusion and convenience. This tranquil Hakuba accommodation makes the most of the surrounding natural beauty with picture perfect windows and ofuro baths overlooking scenic forest in each villa.

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