Maki Cottage is a stunning wood cabin that has everything a ski group needs for a winter escape in Hakuba, Japan. The three story cabin can house up to eight people, and has all the amenities you'd expect, including a fully functional kitchen. A great choice for families or groups.
Maki Cottage is a traditional log house located next to The Phoenix Hotel in the Wadano area of Hakuba. This traditional cottage that can sleep eight people over the stories. Perfect for families or groups, Maki cottage has everything you need for a wonderful holiday in the snow, including two living areas and two bathrooms plus a modern kitchen and dining area. The “warmth of wood” is the signature of the cottage, referring to its clean, crisp timber construction.
The cottage also has a great location., and wonderful views. Expect to awake to picturesque views of the snow capped mountains that define Hakuba, and some of the finest ski slopes in Japan. Wadano is one of the most sought after areas of Hakuba, with a pleasant atmosphere and great restaurants and bars. From Wadano, it's also easy to take advantage of Hakuba's easy access to the ski slopes. Hakuba has been providing skiers, boarders and outdoor enthusiasts the ideal conditions for enjoying a unique winter sports experience or more than 70 years. Over 200 different trails, exceptional powder and some of the longest vertical skiing in Japan are just a few of the reasons why Hakuba has earned its reputation as a prime destination for skiers and boarders of all levels.
Maki Cottage is well placed to accommodate families and skiing groups of up to eight people. Visitors have full access to the Phoenix Hotel amenities and services. Some of these services include advice on local attractions and tours to ski hire and free set time transfers to any of the local ski areas via the hotel's new 10 seater vans.
A full list of the cottage's facilities includes: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 shower, 1 bath, 2 toilets), space heaters, large flat screen LCD TV, DVD player, wireless internet, bose sound dock, full kitchen (dishwasher, electric induction cooktop, upright refrigerator, microwave, oven toaster), washing machine and dryer, iron/board and ski storage room, daily rubbish removal, fresh linen and change over every 7 days, complimentary tea and coffee, 1 complimentary supermarket shuttle each stay, access to the phoenix hotel amenities and services.
The cottage itself is located right next door to the Phoenix Hotel in Wadano, Hakuba. The Hakuba Valley is situated in the heart of the Japanese Alps and incorporates 10 Resorts accessing over 200 runs, with an incredible variety of terrain. From the southern end of the valley Sun Alpina incorporates 3 ski areas to the linked resorts of Hakuba 47, Goryu-Toomi and Happo-One situated in the heart of Hakuba, to the northern end of the valley, Iwatake, Tsugaike, Norikura and Cortina.
Japan’s all season resort destination, Hakuba, played host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and continually hosts FIS hotel-outsideworld cup ski races and other alpine events. Due to its world-class ski conditions and some of the highest snow falls in Japan, Hakuba will impress and fulfil even the most experienced alpine enthusiasts desires.
Surf & Other Activities
Hakuba Valley, the host of the 1998 Winter Olympics and FIS World Cup Events, is fast becoming a mecca for skiers and alpinists searching for amazing powder, spectacular scenery and ancient and exotic culture. Comprising 12 resorts spanning the valley, multiple snow parks, long groomed pistes and amazing backcountry, Hakuba has something for every snow enthusiast. With this multitude of ski resorts from which to choose, you will find that during the week the slopes are relatively empty and that lift lines are unheard of. There are endless fresh tracks and you will never be short of new areas to explore. There are more than 200 runs, 139 lifts, vertical drops of over 1,000 m and a top elevation of 1,831 meters providing the most variety and excitement of any ski resort in Japan. Due to its abundant snowfalls and pristine conditions, Hakuba Japan offers fantastic dry powder and more blue sky days than any other Japanese ski resort.
Easy to get to with direct flights from most overseas destinations to Tokyo then either coach transfer or experience the comfort and speed of a Shinkansen (Bullet) train ride to deliver you to the Hakuba Valley in under 3 hours so you can begin your winter wonderland adventure.
Off the Slopes
When you’re not enjoying the wonderful winter wonderland on board, ski, snow mobile, or snowshoes, you can explore the historical and culturally significant village. Ancient Shinto shrines are scattered throughout the village or an easy day trip will allow you to experience a 240-year-old sake distillery, ancient Buddhist temple or catch snow monkeys frolicking in hot springs. Within Hakuba itself you can try your hand at soba noodle making, dress up in kimono and participate in a Japanese tea ceremony.
While the Hakuba Valley when clothed in crystalline white is truly magical, in all the glory of summer green, pops of color and sapphire lakes, the valley is nothing short of spectacular!
Spring heralds the ephemeral prettiness of cherry blossom season, where your day can consist of snow sports in the morning then a quick trip to the Sea of Japan to indulge your senses in Sakura – cherry blossoms. Take a picnic and contemplate the beauty of nature surrounded by a canopy of pink and white.
Summer and Autumn are the times to blow out the cobwebs with mountain biking, hiking, canyoning, kayaking or fishing. If that sounds a little hectic take a lazy hot-air balloon ride to view the emerald covered fields against the soaring peaks of the Hakuba Valley.