Early Feb 2018
Hakkoda Hotel was great. Impressive quality for such a distant location. Meals cost were a bit of a surprise, but you are across that. Great meals, just a bit expensive. Skiing was good, guiding was good, the length of the lift lines was a major problem - skier numbers were okay, but the number of big bus tourist groups that took up limited spaces on the tramway was a serious frustration. On balance, happy we went, but not something we’d repeat. Did appreciate your help on all counts though - thanks
Late Jan 2018
Thank you for organising our very enjoyable holiday.
The Hotel Hakkado was great and in particular the staff were caring and attentive. The food was delicious and the onsen a beautiful experience and a great place to recover after all the powder skiing.
The guide you organised for us was very caring although his English is limited. The ropeway is getting very crowded with day (walking and sightseeing) tourists which detracts from the experience as sometimes you had a 45 minute to an hour wait (standing on the stairs in ski boots) which was quite exhausting.
Thank you for organising our stay.
Mid Jan 2016
I really enjoyed staying at the Hakkoda Hotel for a couple of nights. It feels more like a lodge than a hotel, with a large lounge area that is perfect for reading or couch surfing (free wifi), spacious western style rooms and a friendly but professional staff.
The Japanese breakfasts were excellent (western breakfast also available), as was dinner, although the menu was fairly limited. I was skiing with Simon's Hakkoda Powder
Guides, and the staff were really helpful in getting me there on time and picking me up at the end of the day.
Another highlight was being able to walk to Sukayu onsen, an historic onsen with a lot of atmosphere and well worth a visit. Overall, if you feel like staying somewhere that feels a little more luxurious and don't mind the commute to the rope way,
Hakkoda Hotel is a great option.
Early Jan 2016
I am truly impressed with both the quality of the food, accomodation and service of the people on Hakkoda hotel. It was amazing! Also the service you provided with almost instant answering e-mails with all of my questions. We had 5 amazing days skiing. Would love to go back, and will also be using JSA again without a doubt.
Early Jan 2016
Just a quick note to thank you for all of your assistance with my trip to Hakkoda. The Hakkoda Hotel was very nice, the staff extremely helpful, and the food was absolutely amazing. Everything was as expected, including transport from and back to Shin-Aomori. I had two really wonderful days of skiing with guides that the hotel helped me organise. And I was pleased to be able to use Sukayu Onsen. I really can't thank you enough for everything you did and the advice you provided. I will definitely contact you when I am organising future ski trips to Japan.