7 Luxury Hotels with Great Reviews in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture
If you're coming to Hakuba Village, you're probably hoping to hit the ski slopes! There are so many things to consider when booking accommodation for your ski holiday, like how far away your hotel is from the slopes. This article will introduce seven luxury hotels that offer great access to the Hakuba ski resorts, plus all the creature comforts you need for a great holiday. All of these hotels are very highly rated on booking sites, so you can rest assured that your fellow travelers had a great stay!
Apr 04 2019 (Apr 15 2020)
1. Hotel La Neige Honkan
Hotel La Neige is a ski resort hotel designed in the English Tudor architectural style. From the lush forested setting to its classical European styling, this hotel is sure to become a luxurious home away from home during your stay in Hakuba Village.
The hotel's restaurant offers Italian cuisine prepared using local produce. In the mornings, wake up to handmade bread accompanied by jams and juices made from fruits sourced in the local Shinshu region. Taking in the forest outlook through the large stained glass windows is a perfect way to center yourself before your busy day ahead.
The guest rooms are styled with classical accents so that you can wind down in a warm and relaxing environment at the end of the day. If you're looking for a truly luxurious experience, consider the Deluxe Room that comes complete with a spa bath.
A shuttle service is available to take you from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal in front of JR Hakuba Station to this forest hideaway.
2. Hotel Sierra Resort Hakuba
With great access to the ski slopes via Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, a ski rental shop, and even discounted lift tickets, this resort gives you all you need for a perfect ski vacation. In the summer, enjoy the outdoor pool, or simply wander the 60,000 square meter gardens.
The guest rooms are elegantly furnished and come with a range of amenities that are sure to make your stay in Japan feel a little more like home. They're also fitted with private jet baths!
Mizubasho Onsen is located on-site, and is the largest hot spring in the area. The water is rich in minerals, perfect for any aching muscles after a day of outdoor activities. If you’re not used to public baths, don’t worry! Private hot spring baths are available to reserve as well.
3. Hakuba Tokyu Hotel
Hakuba Tokyu Hotel is an elegant hotel with a classic ski lodge atmosphere. This hotel offers a range of facilities, including bike rental and tennis courts for the summer, and ski equipment rental in the winter. Of course, this hotel offers great access to the slopes - a free shuttle bus will take you to the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal in around 3 minutes!
Guest rooms are generous and spacious, with balconies that offer a view of its peaceful, forested surroundings. There are three restaurants offering seasonal and local dishes on site: Chamonix, which serves French cuisine; a Japanese restaurant called "Manyo", and The Lodge - a lounge and bar which serves hearty steaks and other comforting options in an elegant, comfortable atmosphere.
Hakuba Tokyu Hotel’s on-site spa uses water drawn from the Happo Onsen, which is famous for being the most alkaline in Japan. Alkaline water is known for leaving bathers with beautiful, smooth skin, so you’ll be surprised at how good you feel after. There are separate indoor and open-air baths available for men and women, as well as a full menu of aromatherapy massage treatments to choose from.
4. Hakuba Mominoki Hotel
Hakuba Mominoki Hotel is a luxurious lodge-style hotel with a huge range of facilities on offer. There are six restaurants on site, plus natural hot springs, guided forest walks, glamping in the warmer months, and even a heliport for those looking to take their Japan trip to another level!
In the winter, enjoy great access to the slopes, as Happo-one Winter Resort is only around a 3-minute walk from the hotel, and shuttle buses are available for access to other ski lifts.
Guests can choose from Western-style rooms furnished with Simmons beds or traditional Japanese-style rooms with tatami mats and a veranda. Larger groups can choose from the Mountain Suite that features a beautiful view of the forest from the top floor or the renovated standalone Log Cabin.
Guests can enjoy the famous Happo Onsen water in their recently renovated Shobei no Yu baths. This elegant bath is decorated with natural rocks for a relaxing, uniquely Japanese experience. A full range of massage and facial treatments are also available at their spa.
5. Courtyard by Marriott Hakuba
This hotel has been recently refurbished with generously sized rooms equipped with modern furnishings. Ski lockers and onsen baths are available for guests. Reviewers can’t speak more highly of the friendly and professional staff who work here!
You’ll look forward to winding down in the elegant atmosphere of these spacious rooms, some of which feature private onsen baths. Rooms featuring Japanese tatami flooring are available, as are barrier-free rooms, and rooms that can accommodate pets. A 24-hour fitness room is also available for guest use.
A buffet breakfast is available, and the stylish Dining & Bar LAVAROCK restaurant offers a range of grilled dishes for lunch and dinner. Reviewers loved the great number of restaurant choices nearby, as well as the convenient shuttle bus to Happo-one Winter Resort located just outside the hotel.
6. Hotel Abest Hakuba Resort
Located just a 1 minute walk from Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort, this hotel features comfortable Western-style rooms and Japanese-style rooms with traditional tatami flooring and futon beds. Escal Plaza - a building that offers ski equipment rental, restaurants, and shopping - is also located just a 2-minute walk away.
If you’re traveling with family, don’t look past this resort! Its deluxe Japanese-style rooms can sleep up to 15 guests.
Healthy Japanese breakfasts and dinners are available in the first-floor dining area. This area becomes a communal space after the evening meal where guests can enjoy board games and conversation.
Of course, hot springs are also available! The water here is drawn from the water source Himekawa, which contains mineral content that aids skin health and fatigue. You'll find a large indoor bath, open-air bath, and sauna.
7. Ryokan Mokuzin
This is an independently-run hotel that has been designed to feel as relaxing and welcoming as each guest’s own holiday house. The comfortable rooms come in four categories, including a luxurious suite room with tatami mat sitting areas, and a dormitory room with bunk beds that can sleep 10. Room prices include two meals.
Ryokan Mokuzin features a wealth of warm communal spaces to share, including a bright and airy lounge, a theatre with a 120-inch projector, and a large counter seating area that can be used to work, read, or enjoy a coffee break.
Guests speak very highly of the delicious, home-style meals served here. Every meal is prepared with care from ingredients either grown and made in-house, or otherwise purchased directly from the farmers, hunters, and fishermen the hotel has developed relationships with. Lunch and dinner are served to both guests and outside customers, so why not drop by when you're in Hakuba?
Hakuba Village in Nagano is a beautiful place to visit year round. Whether you're looking to ski, hike, or simply relax in some of Japan's best hot springs, you can't go wrong if you stay at one of these seven hotels in the area!
*The prices listed in this article are by all means estimates and may change at the time of your booking.
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.