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Hakuba

Dining

Restaurants

  • Maeda
    Maeda is another of our favourites in Hakuba, located just down from our office, it's frequently visited for lunch. They have a huge menu of traditional soba noodles, udon dishes and favourites like karaage chicken, tempura and katsudon. Located a short walk from the slopes of Happo, you can visit for lunch or they're usually open for dinner too during the winter season.
    Cuisine: Japanese
  • Yamagami
    Yamagami Neo is a favourite in Happo village. This Japanese restaurant serves up a huge variety of dishes including ramen, gyozas, yakiniku (BBQ grill), curry, sides and salads. Tables are available with built in grills so you can cook your own meats and vegetables. They're also famous for their Gyoza Party Plates (30 dumplings), which is incredible value if you're with a group.
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Phone: +81261728228
    Location: Happo Village
  • The Pub
    The Pub is located just next to the Mominoki Hotel in Wadano. The Pub has a lot to offer across its 3 floors, including a pool table, darts, live bands and DJ events. They also serve up a variety of western and Japanese meals and drinks. The Pub hosts some huge parties throughout the season too!
    Cuisine: Bar
    Phone: 0261-72-4453
  • Unjaune
    If you're looking for a big feed, look no further than Unjaune. The burgers here are massive, and also delicious! Located right across from the Happo Gondola, Unjaune is in an ideal location for lunch or after your shred. The bar here also serves up a wide variety of great value drinks and they host weekly parties which are always a hit.
    Cuisine: Burgers
  • Cherry Pub
    Everybody loves a bit of pub grub and Cherry Pub in Echoland is the best place to fill up after a long day on the slopes. Get stuck into a big schnitty, try the sumptuous BBQ pork ribs, or get those hands dirty on some delicious buffalo wings. With an indoor fireplace and a large selection of drinks, Cherry Pub ticks the boxes
    Cuisine: Pub Food
    Location: Echoland
  • B.O.S
    Bos is cosy and quaint, Japanese restaurant at the base of Echoland. They specialise in Okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancake) which is cooked on a hotplate in front of you. Aside from delicious food, the hospitality is second to none and really adds to an inclusive atmosphere. On a whole Bos is very good value for money. Don’t miss out!
    Cuisine: Okonomiyaki
    Phone: +81261850362
  • Ramen, Gyoza, Beer
    Takahashi-ke also known as Ramen, Gyoza, Beer, serves just that. This cozy little restaurant is one of the most popular spots in Echoland. They serve amazing homemade ramen and gyozas which can be washed down with a selection of drinks. With only a few tables there's always a queue but it's always worth the wait!
    Cuisine: Japanese
  • SHARAKU
    Smack bang in the centre of Happo, Sharaku is located inside the Hakuba Springs Hotel. Set in a lovely open space, Sharaku offers delicious modern Japanese food with a focus on fresh seafood and sushi. The wagyu steak is not to be missed, while the Nigiri will send your taste buds into a spin. Sharaku is great for couples or groups alike and serves a wide-range of local Sake to accompany your meal.
    Cuisine: Japanese
  • Bernd's Keller
    You might be forgiven for thinking you are in the European Alps at Bernd's Keller within the ski-in ski-out Marillen Hotel. They serve favourites such as cheesy fondue, steaks and grills, house-made sausages and schnitzels. It's also one of the best Apres spots in Happo as you can ski down to the base of Nakiyama Slopes and enjoy german beers, mulled wine and more.
    Cuisine: European
  • Blizzard
    Blizzard is one of the most popular venues in Hakuba at all times of the day and is right across from the Happo Gondola. They serve delicious breakfasts and coffee from 7am, followed by wood-fired pizza and pasta throughout the day and into the night. Blizzard is also one of the best nightlife spots in town with DJs, live music and events throughout the week.
    Cuisine: Breakfast, Italian, Bar
    Phone: +81261850017
  • The Rabbit Hole
    The Rabbit Hole is a hot spot at all times of the day! The Rabbit Hole also serves amazing breakfast in the mornings and brews (probably) the best espresso coffee in the valley. For lunch and dinner, the burgers here are a must try! It's also a great spot for a drink into the night with live music each week. Located steps away from the Sakka Lifts at Happo, it's a great spot to visit during your day skiing.
    Cuisine: Western
    Phone: +818034958954
  • Mimi's
    Mimi’s Restaurant, located inside the popular Phoenix Hotel in Wadano, is a true fine dining experience. Run by husband and wife team Kazu & Yuki Shinamoto, they bring a passion and focus to serving the highest quality food made from nothing but the best produce. The locally procured black pork is out-of-this-world while Yuki’s desserts will leave your taste buds in a spin.
    Cuisine: Fine Dining
    Phone: +81261724060
  • Kikoya
    Arguably the best sushi and sashimi in Hakuba, Kikyoya has long been a favourite with tourists and locals alike. Walls adorned in glowing reviews, a traditional tatami setting and a more than amiable host make Kikyoya a restaurant not to miss for any sushi and sashimi enthusiast. Grab a bench seat and watch the master prepare your sushi fresh, or grab a table and order a ‘party box’ for your group; Kikyoya won’t disappoint.
    Cuisine: Japanese
  • HIE
    A quaint little Izakaya located on the main street of Echoland, Hie serves up a range of Japanese fare to suit almost every taste bud. Nestle into one of the cosy booths and order up a fried potato salad (this will surprise you) or a range of skewered meats. Wash your meal down with a beer or two and rest assured you’ll leave Hie satisfied.
    Cuisine: Japanese

Bars

  • The Beach Bar
    The Beach Bar, which as you can guess from the name has a southern tropical vibe going on. Designed in the style of an ocean-side hut, the bar often holds beach-themed parties and has a Thai inspired menu. Beach Bar opens from 8pm and kicks on until late. Sit at the bar, meet locals and travellers and enjoy the night!
    Cuisine: Bar
    Phone: +81261725400
    Location: Wadano
  • The Pub
    The Pub is located just next to the Mominoki Hotel in Wadano. The Pub has a lot to offer across its 3 floors, including a pool table, darts, live bands and DJ events. They also serve up a variety of western and Japanese meals and drinks. The Pub hosts some huge parties throughout the season too!
    Cuisine: Bar
    Phone: 0261-72-4453
  • Holy Smokes
    The newly opened Holy Smokes is one of the hidden secrets of Hakuba. Hidden behind a certain vending machine door, head down into the bustling bar of Holy Smokes. With murals on the walls, neon lights and a cozy vibe, this small bar is always a good time. We definitely recommend checking out Holy Smokes, if you can find it...
    Cuisine: Bar
    Location: Secret Echoland Location
  • Unjaune
    If you're looking for a big feed, look no further than Unjaune. The burgers here are massive, and also delicious! Located right across from the Happo Gondola, Unjaune is in an ideal location for lunch or after your shred. The bar here also serves up a wide variety of great value drinks and they host weekly parties which are always a hit.
    Cuisine: Burgers
  • HAKUBAR
    HAKUBAR is a cozy Japanese bar in the heart of Happo Village. Head down the stairs (watch your head) and open up the door to a vibrant atmosphere. Hakubar has an extensive well priced drinks menu and is open til late. You'll also find an electronic dart board here which is always fun to challenge your mates.
    Cuisine: Japanese Bar
  • Cherry Pub
    Everybody loves a bit of pub grub and Cherry Pub in Echoland is the best place to fill up after a long day on the slopes. Get stuck into a big schnitty, try the sumptuous BBQ pork ribs, or get those hands dirty on some delicious buffalo wings. With an indoor fireplace and a large selection of drinks, Cherry Pub ticks the boxes
    Cuisine: Pub Food
    Location: Echoland
  • The Lab
    The Lab's bar on the ground floor of the lodge is one of the best spots in town for a drink and meeting other travellers. The Lab has a great happy hour and serves up homely cooked dinners each night but must be ordered in advance. The Lab also hosts some killer parties, when The Lab puts on a party that's the place to be!
    Cuisine: Bar
    Phone: +81390171142
  • Jack's Sports Bar
    At Jack's Sport Bar there's always something going on!Jacks Bar is open from 7am daily, offering coffee, great western style lunches, dinners and any (just about) sporting event on the planet with over 200 sports channels. Nightly live music, special events and DJ’s plus their karaoke and trivia night each week is not to be missed.
    Cuisine: Bar
    Phone: +81261755022
  • Bernd's Keller
    You might be forgiven for thinking you are in the European Alps at Bernd's Keller within the ski-in ski-out Marillen Hotel. They serve favourites such as cheesy fondue, steaks and grills, house-made sausages and schnitzels. It's also one of the best Apres spots in Happo as you can ski down to the base of Nakiyama Slopes and enjoy german beers, mulled wine and more.
    Cuisine: European
  • Bar Refuel
    Bar Refuel is one of the best spots in town for a feed and a drink late into the night. It's a small bar with a great local vibe, plays good music and serves up mouth watering burgers and bar snacks until late. Bar Refuel also have an electronic dartboard which is always good fun to challenge your mates.
    Cuisine: Bar and Burgers
  • Blizzard
    Blizzard is one of the most popular venues in Hakuba at all times of the day and is right across from the Happo Gondola. They serve delicious breakfasts and coffee from 7am, followed by wood-fired pizza and pasta throughout the day and into the night. Blizzard is also one of the best nightlife spots in town with DJs, live music and events throughout the week.
    Cuisine: Breakfast, Italian, Bar
    Phone: +81261850017
  • Mockingbird
    Mocking Bird, a pub which will be buzzing on just about any night of the week, often with a mixture of locals and Westerners. The bar is creatively decorated with woodwork - there’s a large tree made of drift wood centered in the middle of the bar – and has a great selection of beer, wines and traditional Japanese cocktails plus their famous Ken Special!
    Cuisine: Japanese Pub
    Phone: +81261852450
  • The Rabbit Hole
    The Rabbit Hole is a hot spot at all times of the day! The Rabbit Hole also serves amazing breakfast in the mornings and brews (probably) the best espresso coffee in the valley. For lunch and dinner, the burgers here are a must try! It's also a great spot for a drink into the night with live music each week. Located steps away from the Sakka Lifts at Happo, it's a great spot to visit during your day skiing.
    Cuisine: Western
    Phone: +818034958954

Cafes

  • Jack's Sports Bar
    At Jack's Sport Bar there's always something going on!Jacks Bar is open from 7am daily, offering coffee, great western style lunches, dinners and any (just about) sporting event on the planet with over 200 sports channels. Nightly live music, special events and DJ’s plus their karaoke and trivia night each week is not to be missed.
    Cuisine: Bar
    Phone: +81261755022
  • Blizzard
    Blizzard is one of the most popular venues in Hakuba at all times of the day and is right across from the Happo Gondola. They serve delicious breakfasts and coffee from 7am, followed by wood-fired pizza and pasta throughout the day and into the night. Blizzard is also one of the best nightlife spots in town with DJs, live music and events throughout the week.
    Cuisine: Breakfast, Italian, Bar
    Phone: +81261850017
  • The Rabbit Hole
    The Rabbit Hole is a hot spot at all times of the day! The Rabbit Hole also serves amazing breakfast in the mornings and brews (probably) the best espresso coffee in the valley. For lunch and dinner, the burgers here are a must try! It's also a great spot for a drink into the night with live music each week. Located steps away from the Sakka Lifts at Happo, it's a great spot to visit during your day skiing.
    Cuisine: Western
    Phone: +818034958954
  • Lion Cafe & Bar
    Located in a convenient spot, next to Happo Info Centre and Lawsons, Lion Cafe is the perfect place to have a relaxing coffee and a bite to eat. They offer free WiFi for anyone needing to check in on work or family. Lion offers a varied menu from wraps and sandwiches to burgers and burritos, as well as a fully stocked bar for an afternoon (or morning) tipple.
    Cuisine: Cafe
    Phone: 0261-72-5061
  • Sounds Like Cafe
    A funky Japanese run cafe on the main street of Echoland. Serving delicious burgers, breakies, sweets, smoothies and coffees in a relaxed setting. Check what days they are open before you go and don't go if in a hurry to hit the mountain, it's the perfect spot for your rest day. Can highly recommend the chicken burger.
    Cuisine: Cafe
    Phone: 0261-72-2040

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