Hakuba offers a wide range of accommodation ranging from high end to budget and catering to guests looking for western and non-western style accommodation.
Ranging from apartment style with kitchenettes to hostels and hotels. The Echoland and Happo areas of Hakuba are known to cater more to non-japanese guests and are more likely to offer the comforts of home. Both areas have lots of restaurants, nightlife and lots of busing options.
Known as Ryokans, Japanense hotels can be found throughout the valley. For those looking for a more traditional Japanese experience these hotels will have primarily tatami rooms with futons. They often provide only a shared common bath, as is Japanese tradition, and will serve traditional Japanese dinners. When booking ryokans consider eating at the hotel to get the full guest experience. Shinden and Happo have a number of traditional ryokans available.
Where To Stay In Hakuba?
The map below highlights some of the areas in Hakuba you could stay.
- If your looking for nightlife Happo and Echoland offer the most bars and restaurants.
- If your looking for a more Japanese experience Happo, Shinden and Iwatake have many Ryokans that offer japanese traditional hotels.
- The best busing is in Happo and Echoland, but there are still routes that service all the major areas and most hotels offer free transportation as part of their service.
- Happo and echoland are usually the busiest areas for non-japanese guests and often get very busy during the winter.
- If your looking for a less hectic vacation with some peace and quiet be sure to check out the outlying areas.