Winter - One Chalets Hakuba
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In Hakuba

Home to the Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998, the Hakuba Valley comprises of ten ski resorts scattered throughout the valley and provides a variety of terrains, vertical rise and advanced ski and snowboard slopes than anywhere in Japan. Abundant snowfall each year coupled with excellent powder conditions, Hakuba is a perennial top choice of skiers and snowboarders from all around the globe.




Hakuba boasts some of the highest snowfall levels in Japan, with an annual base of snow exceeding ten meters providing the opportunity to enjoy an incredible array of winter sports against the backdrop of the spectacularly beautiful Northern Japan Alps. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, winter enthusiasts can enjoy telemark skiing, Nordic skiing, snow rafting, snow mobile, heli-skiing and snowshoeing. Thanks to its dry climate and exceptional powder snow, Hakuba provides an unparalleled winter holiday experience in Japan.

What better way to wind-down after a full day on the slopes than spoiling yourself with an invigorating deep tissue massage or soothing aromatherapy in the comfort of your room. We can arrange the best in town for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation.

All those visiting Nagano has heard of the famed Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani National Park which are a must-see whilst here in Hakuba. We can assist with organizing day tours such as these and other cultural tours and activities whilst you stay with us for the ultimate Japanese snow holiday experience.

For some, one of the best parts about hiking, skiing or boarding in Japan actually comes at the end of the day. A long soak in a hot spring is certainly one of Japan’s most cherished rituals and with good reason. The effects of the waters are a relief to your body and your mind, and the concept of communal bathing, while strange to some of us from western countries, is actually a perfect place to talk over the day’s adventures.


Hot springs, or Onsen in Japanese, come in many varieties, each with a different characteristic amount of mineral content. The colourless and odourless waters of our Happo Onsen have an alkali content of 11.28, which help leave the skin feeling really smooth and are said to drop years off your visible age. So much so in fact, that the appellation “Hot Spring of Beauty”, or “Bijin no yu” is given to the area’s waters.