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Hakuba Tokyu Hotel

Basic Information

Hakuba Tokyu Hotel

Shinshu Hakuba is a beautiful resort set within the great Northern Alps. Towering mountains, at heights over 3,000 meters, offer breathtaking views year-round. Hakuba Tokyu, amid this grandiose atmosphere, boasts a charming look - much like a European mountain lodge - and is very much an international resort hotel with such year-round recreation fun as skiing in winter plus trekking and tennis in the warm months.

Check-in/out

15:00/11:00

Rooms

102 rooms

Internet

High-speed Wi-Fi LAN

Usable Creditcards

VISA,MasterCard,American Express,Diners Club,DC,UnionPay(銀聯),DISCOVER

Guest Rooms

Twin

Twin

Twin room is designed under the image of colorful nature of Hakuba. Please have relaxing time at a spacious room.

Suite

Suite

Suite room offers you luxurious resort stay with wide bed room, living room and bath room.

Amenities

Amenities

Tea set (Japanese green tea), coffee set, slippers, bath towels, liquid soap, body wash, combined facial&hand soap, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush set, razor, shower cap, hair brush, cotton swabs, hair clips, scrunchy, nightwear (yukata robe)

Restaurants and Bars

Chamonix, French cuisine

French

Chamonix, French cuisine

This restaurant serves authentic French course dishes using seasonal ingredients. Please enjoy luxurious time with well-prepared dishes.

Manyo, Japanese cuisine

Japanese Cuisine

Manyo, Japanese cuisine

This restaurant offers you Japanese dishes using seasonal ingredients. Please enjoy a variety of dishes in a relaxing atmosphere.

The Lodge Lounge

Lounge

The Lodge Lounge

This lounge serves some coffe or tea with light meals and sweets. And also, you can enjoy your favorite cocktail or whisky after dinner.

For enjoy you to the full in Hakuba

breakfast

For breakfast, the restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes. Please start a good morining with good breakfast at our hotel.

Buffet breakfast (J/W)
JPY2,700
Junior meal JPY1,306
4 to 6 years old JPY653
Up to 3 years old complimentary

Area information

Hakuba Ski Village in Nagano Come for the winter sports, stay for the view

Hakuba Ski Village in Nagano
Come for the winter sports, stay for the view

"Buy the ticket, take the ride." Famous words that weren't meant to be about the ski lift at Hakuba, one of Japan’s most popular locations for skiing and snowboarding in Nagano Prefecture.

But, if you're in the area, buy the ski lift ticket and go all the way to the top of the tallest mountain in the Hakuba Goryu 47 Ski Area. Even if you can't make it to the tallest mountain in Hakuba, Shirouma (2932m), the view from one of the others is still completely worth it.

Hakuba is a well-known ski resort town in the northern Japan Alps. Don't believe me? The village was the main event venue for 1998 Winter Olympics.

This Japanese winter wonderland is a must-see, especially for those who enjoy winter sports. Most of the snowfall is from February to March, but January is a good time to hit the slopes, too.

Last year, I stayed at a bed and breakfast called Lady Diana and St. Georges Hotel, Hakuba Goryu Resort, which is about a 5-minute walk from the ski area. It's just one of the many inns in the ski village, which includes Japanese Style Inns or "ryokans" and other often larger resorts. If you're coming from the Tokyo or Kansai areas, you're going to want to book a room near the mountain.

The ski rental area I went to was the Esclar Plaza and Iimori Rest House. Ski rental prices range from about ¥4,000 to ¥7,000, depending on the type and shop. Of course, after you're done with all that, stop by one of the many "onsen" or hot spring bath places in the area to warm up. Though you may need to take a taxi or car to get there.

While Hakuba area has some of Japan's best skiing (other JapanTravel members give it a top-notch review), don't worry, there's also bunny hills for beginners, as well as ski or snowboard lessons.

Access
By Car

From Tokyo Tokyo - The Kanetsu Expressway - The Joshinetsu Expressway - Nagano Interchange - Route 19 - The Hakuba Nagano Olympic Road - Hakuba Goryu
From Osaka Osaka - The Tomei Expressway - The Chuo Expressway - The Nagano Expressway - Toyoshina Interchange - Route 148 - Hakuba Goryu
By Train (JR)

From Tokyo Shinjuku Station - Chuo Line - Matsumoto Station - Oito Line - Kamishiro Station or Tokyo Station - Nagano Shinkansen(Bullet Train) - Nagano Station - direct bus service to Hakuba Station
From Osaka Shin-osaka Station - Tokaido Shinkansen(Bullet Train) - Nagoya Station - Chuohonsen Line - Matsumoto Station - Oito Line - Kamishiro Station
Source: Hakuba Goryu tourist association

about 3 minutes by car from Hakuba Tokyu Hotel

Meet the Real Wasabi in Nagano Daio Wasabi Farm, the biggest wasabi farm in Japan

Meet the Real Wasabi in Nagano
Daio Wasabi Farm, the biggest wasabi farm in Japan

Many people might think the wasabi we eat at Japanese restaurants or the green wasabi powder that has to be mixed with water is ‘wasabi’. They might be called wasabi but they are not the real thing. They are made from horseradish, mustard powder, food coloring and a sprinkle of real wasabi. I wanted to meet face to face with the authentic wasabi, so off I go to the wasabi farm of Azumino town, Nagano, ‘The Daio Wasabi Farm’.

Daio Wasabi Farm is quite a large farm. There are several paths going throughout the fields which got me up close & personal to the star ‘wasabi’. Daio Wasabi Farm is using the Sawa method which is to plant wasabi semi-aquatically in running water and the water temperature has to be at about 13℃. Wasabi that is planted this way has the taste that is closest to the plants that grow in the wild. During the months of May to October the wasabi field has black mesh stretched across for sun protection.

The paths went through a set of very picturesque traditional water wheels. They were built for filming the movie "Dreams", and it sure looks like a dream. Many artists had their tools spread out, painting the scene. In the summer, there will be rubber raft tour that costs from 900-1800 yen.

There are many beautiful and attractive corners set up nicely within the farm. People who love photography will enjoy it here. In addition to the star ‘wasabi’, there are small shrines, caves, hills, wildflowers and bridges over the wasabi meadows. I spent a lot of time taking photos and relaxing that made me miss other places I had planned to visit. I think it was worth it to have come to visit here.

The farm also offers some wasabi cooking classes, restaurants serving wasabi-related dishes and shops selling goods made with wasabi. I tried the wasabi soft ice cream and wasabi crackers. They both were delicious. The soft ice cream does not have any of the spicy flavor of wasabi, it has a nutty taste instead. On the other hand the crackers come in all the flavors. They are ‘sweet - salty - savory and delicious’.

about 1 hour by car from Hakuba Tokyu Hotel

Map & Directions

4688 Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano 399-9301

  • 8 minutes by car from JR Hakuba Station

  • 3 hours and 30 minutes on the Express Super Azusa from JR Shinjuku Station

  • 3 hours and 25 minutes on the Express Shinano from JR Nagoya Station

  • 2 hours from Nagoya to Matsumoto ; 1.5 hours from Matsumoto to Hakuba via Oito Line

  • 1.5 hours from Tokyo on the Nagano Shinkansen

  • 1 hour by Express bus from Nagano to Hakuba Get off at Hakuba Happo bus stop

  • Hotel shuttle bus from Hakuba Station and Hakuba Happo bus stop (reservation required)

  • 4 hours by car from Tokyo via Chuo and Nagano Expressway (Get off at Azumino Interchange) or via

  • Kanetsu and Jhoshinetsu Expressway (Get off at Nagano Interchange)

  • 3.5 hours by car from Nagoya (Get off at Azumino Interchange)

  • Nearest interchange: 60 minutes from Azumino Exit on the Nagano Expressway 60 minutes from Nagano Exit on the Joshinetsu Expressway

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