We’ve been lusting over chest-deep Japanese powder snow for a while. We wanted to find chalets that are hidden in the majestic white birch tree forests, and we think we’ve just done that in finding these Hakuba chalets.
Situated in the foot-hills of the Northern Japanese Alps, the Kita Alps, Hakuba’s peaks rise to over three thousand metres. This fashionably-cultured resort and the Happo-One ski area received international acclaim during the Nagano Winter Olympics, playing host to both the cross-country and ski jumping events. But that’s not what caught our attention about this mystical place.
Introducing two of our latest additions Chalet One Hakuba & Chalet One Wadano. These chalets retain authentic Japanese atmospheres combined with state-of-the-art technology and a charismatic location that sees over ten metres of annual snowfall (that’s a lot of snow.) One Wadano even has a mini Japanese Onsen that looks out onto a private forest. We also recommend checking out Hakuba Highland Hotel Onsen for the most stunning scenery in the Japanese Alps.
Chalet One Hakuba sleeps eight in contemporary comfort. There’s a double bedroom, a twin and a bunk room making it ideal for families. One Hakuba is the perfect entertainment pad too as it’s got a rather swish outdoor veranda with Aussie BBQ and twelve seater table. You can also walk to Lower Wadano’s many bars and restaurants in around a minute which is always handy.
And the chalets are just as magical in the summer time. Described by locals as a ‘picture-postcard Eden,’ during the summer-time Hakuba becomes the ultimate mountain relaxation retreat.