The Guest House Japan Hakuba,
managed by bilingual Japanese staff
welcomes you
with various unique services
to make your stay unforgettable.
The authentic wooden lodge has
6 private guest rooms,
a ladies dormitory room and is located
in the quiet Wadano forest.
It is just a short walk to Happo-One,
the nearest shuttle bus stop,
convenience store and restaurants.
Stay with us and experience
the world renowned powder snow in Hakuba.

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  • 2021.01.21 The Guest House Japan Hakuba awarded Traveller Review Awards 2021 with 9.6 by
  • 2020.06.01 The Guest House Japan Kita-Karuizawa cottage is open!
  • 2019.08.07 The Guest House Japan website has been renewed.
  • 2019.08.07 The Guest House Japan Hakuba awarded
    Guest Review Award 2018 by
  • 2019.08.01 Early bird booking campaign has been launched.
    Send enquiries to The Guest House Japan
    for more details.



Hot meal plate (eggs and bacon)
Enjoy the bread as much as you want!
Serials, yogurts, milk, orange juice, tea
and coffee available.
Please ask special meals
for vegetarian and vegan in advance.
We frequently organize a day trip
to a ski resort outside of Hakuba
and dinner tip to far restaurant.
Enjoy our traditional Chiken Pot
at the Japanese fireplace
(¥2,500 per person.
Ask at least a day before).
We use the chiken
from our contracted farm,
and the local vegetable.


You can use our wide kitchen
to prepare BBQ and breakfast.
There are basic kitchenwares
and seasonings.

BBQ equipments, outdoor chairs, tables
and tablewares are available.
¥5,000 for one day use.
* Please prepare foods and drinks by yourself.


  • Winter
  • Summer

There are different type of 7 major snow mountains in Hakuba such as Happo-One (5 minutes drive from the lodge), Iwatake (5 min drive), Goryu (10 min drive), Hakuba 47 (10 min drive), Tsugaike (15 min drive), Norikura (20 min drive) and Cortina (25 min drive).

Getting Here

Located in the quiet Wadano forest
where is close to Happo-One Snow Park.
Only 6 minutes walk to the nearest shuttle bus stop.
Walking distance to hot springs, restaurants, bars, slopes
and a convenience store.

By highway bus from Haneda/Narita Airport

Haneda (4.5 hours)
Airport → Hakuba
Narita (5 hours)
Airport → Hakuba

By car

Tokyo (4 hours)
Kanetsu Expressway → Nagano IC → R19 – Nagano Omachi Line
→ Hakuba
Tokyo (4 hours)
Chuo Expressway → Okaya JC → Azumino IC
→ North Alps Panorama Road – R148 → Hakuba
Nagoya (3.5 hours)
Chuo Expressway → Okaya JC → Azumino IC
→ North Alps Panorama Road – R148 → Hakuba
Osaka (5.5 hours)
Meishin/Chuo Expressway → Okaya JC → Azumino IC
→ North Alps Panorama Road – R148 → Hakuba
Kanazawa (2.5 hours)
Hokuriku Expressway → Itoigawa IC → R148 → Hakuba

By train

Tokyo (2.5 hours)
Hokuriku Shinkansen → Nagano
→ Express bus Nagano Hakuba Line → Hakuba
Shinjuku (3.5 hours)
JR Chuo Line Azusa Express → Matsumoto → JR Oito Line
→ Hakuba
Nagoya (3.5 hours)
JR Chuo Line Shinano Express → Matsumoto → JR Oito Line
→ Hakuba
Osaka (4.5 hours)
Shinkansen / JR Chuo Line Shinano Express → Matsumoto
→ JR Oito Line → Hakuba

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Guest Reviews

  • I can’t wait to come back. The hosts are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Delightful. The breakfast included a delicious cold cereal plus eggs, bacon, toast with jelly, orange juice, coffee and tea.


  • Wonderful accommodation.
    The Guest House Japan Hakuba was a highlight of my visit to the area.
    This accommodation was exactly what I was looking for. The location is owned by a pair of Japanese business partners and has an authentic feel. The building is beautiful from the outside, and on the interior you can see the exposed wood and joinery that hold the beams together. The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful during my stay. Breakfast was consistently good in the mornings, and when I needed a lift to the bus stop or gondola, they were happy to oblige. The experience was memorable, and unlike staying at a traditional hotel, The Guest House Japan Hakuba added an extra dimension to my trip. The next time I will be staying there again.


  • My favourite place in Hakuba! I had the best week ever staying with Chikako and Koji, who are incredibly kind, generous and welcoming and my stay couldn’t have been better ! The guesthouse is beautiful and comfortable, breakfast is delicious and the location is a walkable bus distance into town as well to bus stops to other mountains. However I didn’t need to catch the bus as I would get dropped to each mountain by Chikako or Koji which was amazing, and they were also happy for my friend who was staying in another lodge get a lift as well ! I stayed in the dorm room which was spacious and comfortable and the hot tub was also perfect for all my first time snow boarding aches. The Guesthouse is something truly special - I miss you guys already and I definitely will be coming back here for more Hakuba, snow and sushi trains 😆


  • Home away from home. I can not recommend The Guest House Japan enough. The lodge had everything from well cooked breakfasts, private shuttles to the slopes, all the way to adorable reindeer slippers and a tea scented bath drawn for us as we came home. The staff were so warm, caring and friendly that we truly felt like we were at home.


  • 最高 This is one of the few truly Japanese places in Hakuba. The owners are very friendly and the service is wonderful (I cannot emphasise this enough)! The guest house has a tatami where you can enjoy some tea, relax or read a book. The atmosphere is so welcoming and both the owners are constantly making sure that you make the most out of your stay. All the recommendations they made were fantastic! They drove us to the slopes and also to one of the Onsens in the area. The guest house is a great choice whether you are travelling alone, in a group or if you are family! This is definitely one of the best places I’ve been to in Japan!


  • Amazing hospitality and great location!
    The Staff go over and above to make your stay truly special.
    1) The rooms are spacious and clean
    2) Within walking distance from the ski slopes
    3) The staff are amazing
    4) Great facilities / very clean
    5) Food is delicious
    6) Local pick up / drop off service upon request


These are some of the comments
from our guests.
Thank you for staying with us,
and we look forward to seeing you again.

About Company

The Guest House Japan Co., Ltd was established by staff who used to be marketing professionals in an airline in Japan. The Guest House Japan Hakuba opened in December 2018, and the unique and authentic services were awarded High Guest Review Award by soon (obtained 9.5 out of 10). By the way, this company was not only making accommodation business, but also welfare for developmental disabilities.

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