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Hakuba Family-Friendly Accommodation – Chalets, Villas, Hotels

Which Chalets, Villas, And Hotels To Stay In Hakuba With Kids And Groups Of Friends

Where to stay in Hakuba - hotels, villas, chalets

Hakuba is a pretty resort in Japan’s 3,000-metre-high Nothern Alps of Nagana Prefecture. It was once home to the Winter Olympics and the various alpine and Nordic events, and it’s since become one of Japan’s top winter destinations to ski and snowboard with family and friends. Annually, the average snowfall is well over 11 meters. It is a popular hub with 10 ski resorts in Hakuba Valley and over 200 runs of varying levels. The original Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium remains in use throughout the winter months.

Hakuba can be accessed from Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kansai. Although it’s possible to make day trips, the resort is best experienced for at least a night or two. Various onsen ‘hot springs’ are dotted around the town to rejuvenate slope-tired limbs.

The major resorts offer the Hakuba Valley Ticket, which you can use at the participating resorts. Other combination tickets are available throughout your stay. The season tends to run from late November to early May.

Little Steps has compiled the definitive list of accommodation suitable for families with children who love snow.

Let’s hit the slopes!

 

  • Ministry Of Villas

    Luxury Chalets For All Size Families And Groups

    Ministry Of Villas

    The world-renowned Ministry of Villas has a seamless collection of luxury chalets ideal for families and groups of friends. Explore their comprehensive website and choose from various filters to help narrow your ideal chalet within your budget. If you need help selecting suitable accommodation with the best location in mind, their helpful customer services team is always on hand with their insider knowledge.

    Ministry Of Villas, Hakubahttps://www.ministryofvillas.com/villa/hakuba

    These are some of the Little Steps' favorites;

    Large Family-Friendly Chalets In Hakuba

    Slopeside

    Slopeside is an expansive seven-bedroom chalet that can accommodate up to 16 people with ski-in and ski-out access to the slopes. There is a range of perks to keep the kids entertained with PlayStation 3 and foosball. The chalet also includes an eight-seater mini-van so you can easily get around.

    https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/hakuba-slopeside-chalet/

    One Happo

    This uber-luxury villa is 100 meters from the chairlifts and is one of the most luxurious villas in the area. The lux bedrooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows, offering views of the winter wonderland. It has a private gym, sauna, onsen, and state-of-the-art technology controlled by iPads dotted around the chalet.

    https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/one-happo-chalet

    Pheonix One

    A gorgeous holiday chalet with four bedrooms accommodating up to 10-people. The villa boasts a full entertainment system, a personal infrared sauna, and an eco-smart fireplace in a wall of windows with spectacular views. The kids will love their bunk beds! Pheonix One comes with a 4x4 vehicle to get you around Hakuba.

    https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/phoenix-one/

    Small Family-Friendly Chalets In Hakuba

    Phoenix Chalets

    A favorite for smaller families! The Pheonix two and three-bedroom chalets are well located. They have all of the necessary amenities for you and the kids.

    https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/phoenix-chalets/

    Wadano Woods

    Where Japanese architecture meets the slopes, these contemporary villas have everything you'll need from a two or three-bedroom villa. The cozy chalets are just a stroll from the slopes.

    https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/wadano-woods/

  • Hakuba Hotel Group

    Chalets And Hotel Stays

    The Hukaba Hotel Group is one of the largest companies offering chalet and hotel stays. Their extensive concierge team can assist you and your family with ski and snowboard rentals and lessons, lift passes, day tours, restaurant reservations, shuttle services, and massage bookings.

    https://hakubahotelgroup.com/

    Hotels

    Hotel Marillen

    Ski-in and ski-out services at your Austrian alpine home in Japan. The hotel has all of the offerings expected in a ski resort, with blazing fires to keep you warm and deliciously hearty home-cooked Austrian food.

    https://hakubahotelgroup.com/winter/hotels/marillen-hotel/

    The Happo

    The Happo is Hakuba's newest and most modern hotel–designed with active and modern travelers in mind. Conveniently located and only 200 meters from the Happo-One Resort and its myriad of adventures.

    https://the-happo.com/

    Pheonix Hotel

    The Pheonix hotel is considered one of the best hotels in Japan. It offers an ideal location for jumping on the powder-perfect slopes.

    https://hakubahotelgroup.com/winter/hotels/phoenix-hotel/

    Hotel Villa Hakuba

    Known for its Alpine industrial chic, Hotel Villa Hakuba is steps away from Happo-One’s Sakka Chairlift and access to the breathtaking Hakuba Valley. Choose from studio apartments and loft cabins to four-bedroom apartments for your perfect stay.

    https://hakubahotelgroup.com/winter/hotels/hotel-villa-hakuba/

    The Phoenix Hotel and Chalets

    The handpicked portfolio of luxury ski chalets and the hotel reside within a few hundred meters of the Olympic Happo-One Resort. The accommodation is close to some of the area’s finest shopping, dining and nightlife offerings.

    https://hakubahotelgroup.com/winter/chalets/phoenix-hotel-and-chalets/

    Hakuba Chalets

    Family-friendly chalet rentals throughout Hakuba that can accommodate between six and 16 guests.

    https://hakubahotelgroup.com/winter/chalets/hakuba-chalet-selection/

  • The Ridge family friendly accommodation in Hakuba

    THE RIDGE HOTEL AND APARTMENTS: Great Location Close To Happo-One

    The Ridge offers hotel rooms and apartments with studio, two, three, four, and penthouse alternatives. The Ridge's hotel rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive Happo-One mountain views. Families enjoy the unique blend of Western interiors, tatami mats, and shoji screens. Your kids will love the games room with movies on the large LCD television, Wii and DVDs, board games, comfy beanbags, settees, and ottomans. The hotel and apartments are only 200 meters from the Happo-One chairlift and are ideally placed for hotels and bars.

    The Ridge, 4608 Oaza Hokujou Hakuba Village, Nagano Perfecture, +81 (0) 261 85 4301,  reservations@theridgehakuba.com, https://www.theridgehakuba.com/

  • Marukin Ryokan

    Japanese Style Rooms Close To Happo-One

    Marukin Ryokan has a range of Western and Japanese-style accommodation that will suit all kinds of families. The hotel is a cross between a traditional ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, and a Western hotel offering a few more luxurious touches. There is one large family room with three large beds so you can stay together as a family. The food offerings are fresh, locally produced, sourced, and typically Japanese. The hotel is only a five-minute walk to the Nakayama lift and a 10-minute walk to the Gondola.

    Marukin Ryokan, Hakuba-mura, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture 399-9301 Hakko Kitagi 5039, +851 261-72-2114 www.hakuba-marukin.com.

  • Courtyard Mrriott family friendly accommodation in Hakubu

    Courtyard® By Marriott® Hakuba

    Minimalistic Luxury

    The Courtyard® By Marriott® Hakuba has an enviable location in Hakuba. The hotel boasts a neutral color palette, minimalistic design elements, hand-crafted wooden furniture, and first-class amenities. Dine in Lavarock, the on-site Japanese surf and turf restaurant or one of the many cafés and restaurants surrounding the hotel. There is also an fitness center for hotel residents.

    Courtyard® By Marriott® Hakuba, 2937 Hokujo, Hakuba-Mura, Nagano, Nagano, +81 261-723511, https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/mmjch-courtyard-hakuba/overview/

  • Shakespeare Hotel

    Shuttle Service To Slopes

    You'd be forgiven if you thought this family-run hotel should be in Tudor England. The rooms come in various sizes to accommodate you, your family, and your friends. There is a yoga studio to stretch your limbs after a day on the slopes. Shakespeare Hotel is close to the main town and has a great collection of restaurants and bars; the restaurant at the hotel only serves Japanese cuisine. The hotel is located away from slopes, but the bus to all slopes stops in front of the hotel.

    Shakespeare Hotel, Hokujo, Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture 3020-682, Japan, +81 261 72 6666, ml-ml-contact@hakuba-shakespeare-hotel.com, http://hakuba-shakespeare-hotel.com/en/

  • Hotel Sierra Resort Hakuba

    A Huge Resort With Loads Of Family Perks

    Sierra Resort Hotel is Hakuba's largest accommodation facility and is a fantastic resort for families. The hotel offers all sorts of activities in addition to your daily skiing activities, including private hot spring baths, a snow dome, and a sledding hill (sleds included)! The junior suites offer the best option for families as they can sleep up to five people. The main dining room offers Japanese and Western food to satisfy hungry little tummies. This resort is conveniently connected by bus from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal with Tsugaike Highland Ski Area 10 minutes, Hakuba Iwatake Ski Area 5 minutes, and Hakuba Happo-One 15 minutes away. Ski passes are available at the hotel.

    Hotel Sierra Resort Hakuba, 399-9301 Nagano Prefecture, Kitaazumi District, Hakuba, +81-261-72-3250, hakuba@sierra.ne.jp, http://sierrahakuba.com

  • Hakuba Highland Hotel

    Top Views And 20-Minute Shuttle To The Slopes

    Although the Hakuba Highland Hotel is slightly older, it boasts incredible views and has everything that you could possibly need. The ski slopes are a mere 20-minutes away from the hotel, which means it's perfectly peaceful. Each room comes with hot green tea, cozy robes, and WiFi, perfect after a day of skiing. There's a games room for the kids, or you can relax by the fire with a good book in the cozy lounge. The hotel offers a shuttle service, and the drive is approximately 20 minutes to the closest slope.

    Hakuba Highland Hotel, 399-9301 Nagano Prefecture, Kitaazumi District, Hakuba, Hokujo, Warabidaira, 21582, +81 261-72-3450, info@hakuba-highland.net, https://www.hakuba-highland.net/

  • Hotel Hakuba

    Complimentary 12-Minute Shuttle To Happo-One

    Located on a peaceful river, the Hotel Hakuba offers Japanese or Western-inspired hotel or condo-style rooms to suit your family. The restaurant offers buffet dining, which is ideal for hungry children. Enjoy a session on the Hotel Hakuba onsen after a day on the slopes to relax your tired limbs. Ski rentals are available close by.

    Hotel Hakuba, Himekawa Onsen, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture, +81 261-72-3450, www.hotel-hakuba.com/english/

  • Hotel Stelle Belle

    Close To Hakuba Goryu Cable Car

    The Hotel Stelle Belle is in the perfect locale for skiing and the Hakuba Goryu cable car. The restaurant serves home-style Japanese dishes and has a special kids menu for little ones aged three and 10 - including homemade ice cream! Choose from Western or Japanese-style rooms depending on your family's needs. Have a bath in the open-air miso barrel bath and relax after a day of exploring and breathing in the freshest mountain air.

    Hotel Stelle Belle, 399-9211 Nagano Prefecture, Kitaazumi District, Hakuba, Kamishiro, +81-261-75-2244, info@stelle.co.jphttps://hakuba.stelle.co.jp/

  • Hakuba Yamano Hotel

    Close To Happo-One

    The Hakuba Yamano Hotel is right in front of the ski jumping stadium and is only five minutes walk or shuttle from the slopes. This hotel has a very multicultural feel. Rooms are cozy; many have spectacular mountain views and can accommodate up to five people. The on-site restaurant offers French and Japanese cuisine affording you delicious options made from the freshest local ingredients after a fun-filled day. They also have an onsen on-site.

    Hakuba Yamano Hotel, Hokujo, Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture 399-9301, +81 261-72-8311 www.hakuba-yamanohotel.com/english.html.

  • Resort Hotel Rosenheim Hakuba

    An Onsen Resort Hotel Close To Happo-One

    The Resort Hotel Rosenheim Hakuba resort is a three-minute walk from the Nakayama lifts of Happo-One. The Rosenheim Hakuba standard guest rooms can accommodate up to four people. The rooms are basic but have everything you need; the hotel even has a 'force' room that can accommodate up to eight guests in four dorm-style double beds. There's plenty to keep you entertained, including afternoon tea in the lounge and delicious fayre from Shinshu, including beef, salmon, pork, or the traditional shabu-shabu hot pot. There's a beautiful hot spring where you can relax post-ski.

    Resort Hotel Rosenheim Hakuba, 3750 Hokujo Happo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano, +81 261-72-2073, https://www.rosen-h.com/

Additional Info:​

Hotels

Hotel La Neige Higashi-kanhttp://laneige-honkan.com/en/

Hakuba Mominoki Hotelhttp://www.mominokihotel.com/en/snow/

Hakuba Househttp://hakubahouse.com/

Condominiums And Chalets

One Chaletshttp://www.onechalets.com/

Big Bear Hakubahttp://www.bigbearhakuba.com/

Airbnb Hakubahttps://www.airbnb.com/s/Hakuba--Kitaazumi-District--Japan/homes

Luxe Nomadhttps://theluxenomad.com/hakuba/villas

Ryokans

Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-sohttp://www.shiroumaso.com/english/

Happokanhttp://www.happokan.com/

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