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Enjoy holiday homes to rent in Hakuba

Located just a few hours from Tokyo, Hakuba is one of Japan’s most well-known ski towns, with a main resort known as Happo-One and several others nearby including Hakuba Cortina. If you are looking for holiday homes to rent in Hakuba, you’ll likely meet locals of all skiing abilities as well as travellers looking to soak in a quieter, slower-paced side of Japanese culture. This quirky town ensures you’ll get an experience unlike anywhere else in Japan.


Historical sites near Hakuba pet-friendly accommodation

Besides skiing, travellers staying in pet-friendly accommodation in Hakuba can enjoy visiting historical sites. Many can be found in the wider area of the Nagano Prefecture. If you like castles, Matsumoto Castle, a reconstructed feudal tower, contains 6 stories and a full museum of military history. For something more active, Naraijuku offers a historic walking area located along the Nakasendo Trail that’s full of heritage homes and shops. The Kozenji Temple offers a historic cemetery, a pagoda and cherry blossoms in season.

Day trips

Day trips from Hakuba holiday homes

While staying at a holiday home in Hakuba, you might want to take some day trips around the Kitaazumi District and Nagano. You can meet wild macaques at Jigokudani Monkey Park, where they often soak in hot springs. Those interested in Japanese religious culture might visit Togakushi Shrine, which features a rock door to the Cave of Heaven. You might visit Daio Wasabi Farm and learn how to make pickled wasabi.

How to get around

Navigate to and around Hakuba holiday rentals

You can take a direct flight from Australia’s east coast to Tokyo Narita Airport and then take a 6.5-hour coach ride to Hakuba. If you prefer, you can take a bullet train from Tokyo to Nagano and then a bus to Hakuba that takes about an hour. Once in Hakuba, you can get a Japan Rail Pass that’s exclusive to visitors and lets you travel on any rail line throughout Japan including bullet trains.

Food & drink

Enjoy regional food and drink in Hakuba

When visiting Hakuba, you’ll want to try the sushi and sashimi. These dishes are iconic to Japan and have made their way far beyond, much to travellers’ delight. Sushi is a vinegared rice mixed with ingredients that often include raw fish, while sashimi is thinly sliced raw fish without rice. You might try Japanese curry, or karē raisu, which is usually made with different meat types plus onions, potatoes and carrots. Finally, you might sample desserts made with green tea matcha or adzuki bean ice cream.

Essential info

Key info for your Hakuba holiday accommodation

When staying in Hakuba holiday accommodation, there are a few key facts to keep in mind to help you navigate Hakuba and the surrounding Kitaazumi District more easily. The population of Hakuba is about 9,000, while the Kitaazumi District’s population is about 36,500. The Japanese language includes many regional dialects, with the Tokyo dialect considered standard. You may hear English, but it’s a good idea to learn some basic Japanese before you go. Japan has several emergency service numbers. You can dial 110 to report a crime or 118 to report a fire or request an ambulance or medical assistance. You can also dial 119 from any phone for immediate connection to emergency services whatever your location. The local currency is the yen. You can exchange money at the Easy Exchange Hakuba. Peak travel season runs from December to late February, which is also ski season.

Where to stay near Hakuba?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 76 holiday rentals near Hakuba. From 53 Houses to 11 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hakuba for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hakuba? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Hakuba. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park: 76 holiday rentals
  • Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort: 76 holiday rentals
  • Hakuba Iwatake Ski Resort: 82 holiday rentals
  • Happo-one Adam Gondola: 76 holiday rentals
  • Wadanonomori Church: 76 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hakuba listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hakuba?

Yes, of course. offers 53 Houses in Hakuba. Our other popular types of Hakuba holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 11 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 12 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 12 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Hakuba?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 76 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Hakuba. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.