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Located just meters from ski lifts, Hakuba Braze Club is a great choice for families or small groups looking for comfortable, affordable accommodation in Hakuba, Japan. Unlike many of Hakuba’s so-called ski lodges, Braze actually offers a ski in, ski out experience. The closest ski lift, Sakka, goes straight up to the legendary Happo-One. It’s just 30 meters from Braze’s front door, which is doable even after a long day on the slopes. You’ll still need to resort to public buses for other slopes, though. Nonetheless, Braze also offers visitors a nice array of facilities, including ski storage, wifi and a pretty nice lounge. It’s not bad, and genuinely offers a serious ski lodge experience.


Quick Facts
    • Close to ski lifts
    • Great package deals
    • Spacious common room
    • Ski in, ski out
    • Ski storage
    • Wifi

Hakuba Braze is a popular and comfortable hotel in the perfect location only 30 meters from the Sakka ski lifts of Happo-One. The hotel has a nice restaurant with adjoining lounge area. It's a great space for socializing with other guests, or just relaxing after a long day on the slopes. The rooms are compact and comfortable with twin and triple room options available. Packages are available with western breakfasts and cater well to families, groups and budget minded travelers.

The hotel isn't quite in the center of Hakuba. It's a short bus ride downtown, but the area around the hotel is actually pretty well set up for tourists. There's a number of good restaurants and bars within walking distance – easily enough to keep visitors occupied in the evenings.

Overall, this is a great lodge with fantastic hosts. Given how close it is to the ski lifts, its just a real gem, and well suited to anyone planning on spending a lot of time on the slopes. Very nicely looked after and kept well. The hosts have a wealth of information about the local area, and will go out of their way to make your stay as relaxing as possible.


Hakuba Braze Club offers a choice of twin and triple rooms, including standard amenities. There's also an on site restaurant, and a comfortable common room. Packages including rooms and meals are possible.

The hotel's facilities and services include:

  • Wireless internet access
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Games room
  • Public bath
  • Cable TV
  • Ski and luggage storage
Surf & Other Activities

Hakuba is known throughout Japan for its great skiing opportunities, with long seasons and great powder. The area draws flocks of winter sportspeople from all over the world each season. Just meters from the lifts, Hakuba Braze Club is perfectly positioned for anyone hoping to spend plenty of time on the slopes.

Outside skiing season, the countryside around Hakuba becomes a hiker's paradise, with enough trails to keep outdoor sportspeople occupied for months. Other possible activities include canoeing, cycling and visiting the area's famed hot springs.

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