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Hakuba Springs Hotel

5090 Hokujo, Hakuba, Hakuba, Japan
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Scout loves

  • The location – it’s right in the heart of the action in downtown Happo Village.
  • The hotel’s onsen features a bubbling Jacuzzi – a rarity in Japan.
  • Staff are friendly and helpful.
  • There is a DVD and book library for guests to use.

Scout tips

  • The Springs Bistro was recently revamped. It serves a cooked and continental breakfast buffet.
  • When booking, ask for a mountain view.
  • Wi-Fi is reportedly patchy in the rooms.

SCOUT REVIEW

Simple, friendly and centrally located, Hakuba Springs Hotel is the perfect good-value option for those travelling on a budget.

The hotel has a quirky style that harks back to the 1980s. This means there are a few drawbacks, however the hotel’s current Australian owners have modernized the place and added some extra comforts. The rooms are actually a decent size by Japanese standards, but the capsule bathrooms are pretty small (and have a big step up). Plus there isn’t a lot of room to store your gear. But most of the rooms have (reportedly) comfy Western-style mattresses, and the new furnishings give the place a fresh feel. 

Given that this is a moderately priced hotel right in the heart of Happo, it can sometimes get noisy. If this is a concern, request a room on the top floor at the back of the hotel.

One of the great benefits to staying at Hakuba Springs is the onsen. It’s not one of the most beautiful we’ve seen; in fact it’s more like a bath in a pink bathroom. But it’s big and best of all there’s a Jacuzzi tub next to it – with bubbles and all – which is quite uncommon in Japan. There’s also an onsite massage room that offers facials and massage services – which means heaven for skiers.

The rooms are simply furnished and while most are decorated in a Western style, some rooms have tatami mats with futon mattresses.

 

Who should stay here

Hakuba Springs is great for younger couples or friends who don’t want luxuries but want to be located right in the heart of Happo Village’s thriving restaurant and bar scene.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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