24th January 2023
Late Jan 2019
We are back and we had a great time.
Gerhard and Gerhild
Mid Jan 2019
Easy to get to with your directions, thank you
Ski Resort – The ski resort is very different than others. There is only one gondola that accesses two ski courses/runs. However, most people access backcountry from the top of the gondola. We did two backcountry tours with a guide and had a great time seeing the different parts of the mountain. The top of the gondola normally has white out conditions, but marks the two courses/runs with poles and signs. The snow is amazing in Hakkoda and the lack of crowds make it a great powder destination. I will be back to Hakkoda again, it is truly a special place!!!
Japan Snow Accommodation –Hisae was great and very helpful when booking a 6 night, 2 resort ski tour in Japan. She helped book accommodations, guided tours and taxis. I would definitely recommend booking with Japan Snow Accommodations and especially Hisae!!
- Excellent dinners
- Great, friendly service
- Convenient to Aomori
- Our room was at ground level facing directly into the car park so we had no privacy unless the blinds were shut
- Every morning they clear the car park for HOURS starting around 3-4am. The snow clearing tractor beeps loudly and constantly meaning we were woken and kept awake by this every single night through until breakfast
- They have a beautiful communal bar area but it was kept closed every night, this meant guests would socialize in their rooms. Walls offer very little sound deadening so we were kept awake most nights
- Being a tram which was originally designed for summer sight seeing rather than snow it is not ideally placed on the mountain, so fall line runs are quite short and each run requires quite a bit of traversing. In the past I understand the mountain was very quiet but that's no longer the case. Lines for the tram were long and the easily accessible runs tracked out quickly.
Early January 2018
Your service was great. You arranged the hotel, guide, and transportation and everything was high quality and on time. The food at the hotel was fresh and very tasty. The staff was helpful. The facility was clean. My room was warm and comfortable. Hakkoda is a rustic ski area that requires a either a guide or local knowledge of the area. The guide you provided was knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. And as you can see from the photos we had very good powder skiing!
Thank you again for arranging this.
Seattle, WA USA
Late January 2018
The trip was pretty awesome, we really enjoyed Hakkoda. You really could be closer to the action. We will be back in touch when we want to go again.
Late January 2017
The hotel was great and the lovely staff gave me a nice thank you letter (I suspect with the help on Google Translate) on departure. My wife, son-in-law and daughter also had a very good time. Food was excellent as usual. I will certainly be going back next year. Thanks Mark
Early Feb 2016 We left Hakkoda this morning and I would like to say that we had an excellent stay there. We lived Hakkoda for powder skiing, and we loved staying at Hakkoda Resort Hotel, warmest welcome, great rooms, great onsen, outstanding food! We definitely look forward to coming again next year! Thanks, Isabelle & famiil
We had a wonderful time at the Hakkoda Resort Hotel this past weekend. We enjoyed the Ropeway and skiing. The food was very good at the hotel. The rooms were also very nice. We had one complaint. The hotel allows smoking in the main lobby and upstairs in the sitting area. There is no place in the hotel to go and sit without sitting in smoke. That was very disappointing. Thank you again for your help in getting us this reservation. Nina Carr
Steven F. Nerger Guest/ Next year guide
Me Jean-Frederick Dicaire