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Just five minutes by foot from the Happo-One Ski Resort, Hotel Goryukan Annex Square is  well located for anyone wanting to spend plenty of time on the ski slopes around Hakuba, Japan. The hotel is right in the middle of the action, with everything from ski rentals to restaurants within easy walking distance. Being in the middle of town though, it’s not really ski in, ski out. However, there’s plenty of transport options available to all the main ski areas around Hakuba, plus the nearby Happo-One. As you’d expect in Hakuba, they have ski storage, but strangely no hot springs. They make up for it by offering some less common facilities, such as kitchenettes suitable for basic cooking.

Quick Facts
    • Great location
    • Rooms with kitchenettes
    • Free spa facilities
    • Free wifi
    • Ski storage available

Hotel Goryukan Annex Square is a mid-range property offering comfortable levels of accommodation and a great location right in the heart of Happo village., in Hakuba, Japan. Its central location makes it very easy to walk to restaurants and bars, cafes and ski and snowboard shops and just minutes stroll to the slopes of Happo.

Rooms offer twin or double beds options and come with basic kitchenettes to allow guests to prepare breakfast and simple meals. The rooms have lovely views of Happo mountain, and provide everything you need to stay here comfortably at a very reasonable price.

Hotel Goryukan Annex Square has communal-use washing machines and dryers, lockers and a dry room for mountain equipment and WiFi throughout the property. A complimentary breakfast is provided on your first day and packed in the room fridge. On following days guests will need to arrange their own supplies. Hotel Square also offers its guests free unlimited usage of the nearby Goryukan Hotel spa facilities, that offer saunas and beautiful indoor and out natural hot-spring baths.

Within the same building of Hotel Goryukan Annex Square is a mountain gear shop, pizza & pasta restaurant and a souvenir shop and located in surrounding buildings there are several other restaurants and bars, as well as the Hakuba Spicy Rentals. Overall, a decent spot to stay for short or long term visits.


Hotel Goryukan Annex Square offers both single and twin rooms, all of which have great mountain views. Rooms are fitted with a TV and a fridge, along with a basic kitchenette suitable for preparing basic meals like breakfasts. The private bathroom comes with a bath tub and a hairdryer.

Other services and facilities include:

  • Ski Locker and Storage Room
  • Free Access to Hotel Goryukan Indoor and Outdoor Natural Hot Spring Baths and Saunas
  • WIFI Throughout
  • Basic Kitchenette (mini bar fridge, gas hot plate and cooking utensils)
  • Ski Shop & Tuning Services
  • Pizza and Pasta Restaurant
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Free Parking
Surf & Other Activities

The countryside around Hakuba offers some of Japan's best skiing. The closest slopes to Hotel Goryukan Annex Square are at the Happo-One Ski Resort. This is one of the region's most best known ski resorts, with slopes suitable for everyone from beginners to veteran winter sportspeople.

While the ski season here is long and extremely popular, outside of season there's still plenty to do. As the mountains thaw in summer, the countryside becomes well suited to hiking and other outdoor activities. With countless trails, this region has enough hiking to keep the most avid explorers occupied for a lifetime.

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