The first contemporary Western development of its kind in the prestigious Wadano No Mori district of Hakuba, Gakuto Villas is a community of 12 uniquely crafted houses set to provide a distinctly comfortable and modern level of accommodation and service in one of the most popular ski destinations in Japan.
Minutes from ski lifts and a leisurely stroll from neighbourhood restaurants, bars and onsens, Gakuto Villas is a fusion of Western design and Japanese detailing, blending in perfectly with its natural and traditional surroundings.
Hakuba was home to many of the downhill ski events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and remains one of the most popular ski resorts on the main island of Honshu, Japan. Retaining its local flavor, Hakuba has in recent years been discovered by tourists and overseas ski enthusiasts alike for its abundant greenery in the summer months as well as its impressive snowfall in the winter. A 3-hour journey by car or train from Tokyo and 4.5 hours from Osaka, a visit to Hakuba is a definite tranquil escape, with vibrant city life still within easy reach.
The small Hakuba village is nestled in a valley between high mountain ranges known as the Japanese North Alps with an annual snowfall of over 1100cm. Once part of the old trade route from the coast to inland Japan, Hakuba today has seven ski centers with more than 130 ski lifts and more than 200 runs, and the village has become a popular tourism destination catering to roughly 3.7 million visitors each year. Visitors to Hakuba can choose from downhill skiing and snowboarding to trekking, mountain biking, fishing and rafting, as well as impressive mountain scenery and a variety of small museums and temples.
Fantastic snow and terrain: Hakuba resorts have been providing recreational skiing for more than 70 years with the world’s best snow
Growing popularity: The region has been gaining popularity in recent years as foreign vacationers increasingly look to explore other parts of Japan’s legendary snow-covered peaks outside of the more Western and commercialized Niseko area in Hokkaido
- 12 Terrace Villas, each with 2 bedrooms / 2 full baths
- 9 square meters, two storeys
- Garden area & deck at the rear of each villa
- Parking space per villa
- Living room with dining area and full kitchen
- Ski/equipment area
- Fully furnished: all fixtures and furniture, curtains, lighting, and interior decorations
- TV, DVD-player, stove, refrigerator, microwave
- Shuttle bus service
- Nearby to restaurants, bars, onsens, and minutes from convenience stores