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Wadano Forest Hotel


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Wadano Forest Hotel Review

Perfectly set in the charming Wadano Forest area of Happo One, the largest and most popular ski resort in Hakuba. Priding itself on offering great service at a budget price, reception will help you with all your needs, including getting around town and booking restaurants and taxis. Offering the convenience of western sized hotel rooms, including large bathrooms, combined with Japanese hospitality and service.  Their onsens also provide a unique Japanese experience.



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Wadano Forest Hotel Features


Wadano Forest Hotel is set in a peaceful and tranquil location, surrounded by forest, with great ski field and valley views. It is close to the Sakka ski slope at the northern end of Happo One. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders can access the ski slope by crossing the road and skiing down to the Sakka Quad Lift.  It is also possible to ski back to the hotel by exiting the northern end of the Sakka ski field and skiing through the trees. Alternatively, if available, reception may be able to give you a lift to the ski field (simply enquire) or walk down the road (approximately 400m). Wadano Forest Hotel is also only 100m from the Hakuba resort shuttle bus. Staff offer free pick up and drop off to the bus terminal and train station.

Hotel rooms

All rooms include stunning views of either the snow-covered surrounding forest (at the back of the hotel) or the ski slopes (at the front of the hotel). They each feature an LCD TV, bar fridge and WiFi. Unlike most Japanese properties, the bathrooms are Wadano Forest Hotel are huge by Japanese standards with a separate shower and bath, also a separate toilet room with a fully equipped Japanese toilet.


All bedding are western beds. The twin and triple rooms features a king and a single or three single beds. The larger quad rooms fit one additional single bed.


The hotel features many facilities include a male and female onsen that overlooks the picturesque valley at the northern end of Wadano Forest, it is a wonderful way to unwind and relax after hitting the slopes. Complimentary breakfast is served every morning in the pension next to the hotel with a choice of a la carte and continental buffet. The bar, with its old-world charm, is very inviting after a day on the mountain. Staying in touch with home is easy with free and fast internet available in all rooms. Shared laundry facilities are available as is a ski storage and drying room. The hotels multilingual front desk staff will help you with booking restaurants, transport, and making your holiday enjoyable and stress-free