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January 20, 2022

Hakuba’s 10 Best Hotels

Planning a visit to the Hakuba Valley but unsure where to stay? Look no further; this article is for you. The following is a brief introduction to 10 of Hakuba’s best hotels. Every hotel included in this article is situated in the three villages surrounding the Olympic Happo One Resort:

  • Wadano
  • Happo
  • Echoland

These villages are the most convenient areas to stay as they provide the perfect combination of resort accessibility and nightlife and restaurant offerings.

The Happo by Hakuba Hotel Group

THE HAPPO by Hakuba Hotel Group is the newest entrant to the Hakuba hotel scene. Formerly known as The Hakuba Springs Hotel, THE HAPPO opened in December 2021 after a $3 million renovation. THE HAPPO is located in the heart of Happo Village only a few hundred meters from the Happo One slopes and is the most modern and elevated hotel in The Hakuba Valley.

THE HAPPO at a Glance:

  • 500m from the slopes
  • Onsen and Finnish Sauna
  • Coffee shop & bar
  • Western Breakfast (Avo Toast, English Breakfast etc)
  • Custom made ski lockers with integrated boot heaters
  • Rhythm Retail
  • Spicy Rentals
  • Pick up & drop off in Jeep vehicles
  • Electric self-check in


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The Wadano Gateway Hotel

The Wadano Gateway Hotel combines the comfort of self-contained apartments with the service of a modern hotel. The hotel has 13 rooms in addition to one of Hakuba’s most impressive lounge areas with two restaurants to choose from. Wadano Gateway Hotel is located between Happo and Wadano Villages and the driving team can help transport you to the Happo Gondola or inter-resort shuttle station.

Wadano Gateway at a Glance:

  • Large lounge area with billiards and fooseball
  • Two Restaurants
  • Pick up & drop off service
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • 1k from Happo Gondola


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Courtyard by Mariot

The Courtyard by Mariot located in upper Echoland was renovated in 2018 and features plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and ergonomic workspaces. Guests can expect the Mariot level of service and offerings at this beautiful Hakuba hotel.

Courtyard Hakuba at a Glance:

  • Onsen
  • 24 hour fitness room
  • Walking distance to Echoland Village
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Venue space for a meeting or social gathering here in Japan.


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Marillen Hotel by Hakuba Hotel Group

The Marillen Hotel is Hakuba’s Premiere ski-in, ski-out hotel, located on Happo One’s Nakiyama Slope. Run by German/Japanese couple, Bernd & Naoko, The Marillen is the closest you can get to the Austrian Alps in Japan. Each of the Marillen Hotel’s 14 rooms are uniquely decorated with furniture from Germany and Austria, and the restaurant menu features German Alpine classics like schnitzels, cheese fondue, currywurst, and Weihenstephaner beer.

The Marillen Hotel at a Glance:

  • Ski-in, Ski-out
  • German Restaurant and Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Fireside Dining
  • Recently Renovated Rooms
  • Dry Room
  • Pick up & Drop Off
  • Restaurant Shuttle Service


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Mominoki Hotel

Mominoki Hotel is a 72 room hotel at the base of Wadano Village only a few hundred meters from the Happo One ski lifts. The hotel features several great restaurants, an in-house onsen, and a Rhythm Rental Shop.

Mominoki Hotel at a Glance:

  • 75 rooms
  • 3 restaurants & bars
  • Large lounge with fireplace and wine bar
  • Rhythm Rental Shop
  • Evergreen Ski School office
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Heliport
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Tokyu Hotel

Anchored at the base of Lower Wadano, The Tokyu Hotel is one of Hakuba’s largest and most popular hotel options. The Tokyu Hotel is open year round with 3 restaurants, an onsen, spa and large lounge area.

Tokyu Hotel at a Glance:

  • Located in Lower Wadano
  • 3 restaurants
  • 5 tennis courts
  • Spa & Onsen
  • Rental shop
  • 500m from Happo One
  • Shuttle service


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Hotel La Neige Higashi-kan

Opened in 1983, Le Neige Higashikan is the largest hotel in Upper Wadano and is surrounded by beauty of the Wadano Forest. The hotel concept focuses on the fusion of architecture and nature and

Hotel La Neige Higashi-kan at a Glance:

  • 500m from the slopes
  • Restautant & Bar
  • Lounge area
  • Spa
  • Summer terrace with forest views
  • Electric car charging station
  • Weddings


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Panorama Hotel

Centrally located in Happo Village with sweeping views of the mountains, rooms that sleep up to 5 comfortably and a restaurant with 16 craft beers on tap, Hakuba Panorama Hotel is ideal for friends and families. Panorama Hotel is open year round and has an in-house onsen style bath for guests.

The Panorama Hotel at a Glance

  • Onsen style bath
  • Taproom bar & Restaurant
  • 500m from the slopes
  • Stunning views of Happo One
  • Complimentary breakfast


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The Goryukan

Only 5 minutes on foot to Happo One Resort, Goryukan Hotel is an excellent choice for your Hakuba holiday. The hotel combines the convenience of in-house restaurant & bar and an onsen & spa, with the close proximity to the Happo One Slopes and the Hakuba nightlife offerings in Happo Village and Echoland.

The Goryukan Hotel at a Glance

  • 500m to Happo One
  • Onsen
  • Sauna
  • Restautant & Bar
  • Parking
  • Stunning views of Happo One


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Hotel Villa Hakuba

Just steps away from Happo One’s Sakka Chairlift, Hotel Villa Hakuba features 13 boutique rooms ranging from four bedroom apartments to studios and loft cabins. Hotel Villa Hakuba is also home to The Rabbit Hole which is one of Hakuba’s best options for brunch and most lively venues for dinner and drinks.

Hotel Villa Hakuba at a Glance:

  • 50 meters from Happo One
  • 13 Rooms
  • Home to The Rabbit Hole
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off service
  • Dry Room