(3 customer reviews)

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Upper Wadano – Hotel
1, 2 Bedrooms

Luna Hotel is a cosy, family-run hotel delivering top Japanese hospitality right near the slopes.

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For a cosy home away from home offering the best of Japanese hospitality, Luna Hotel has it all – on top of being positioned in a great location just moments away from the ski lift. This family-run hotel has some fantastic reviews, and really does deliver that personal, welcoming service that Japan is so internationally famed for.

Sleeps: 2 – 4 guests (5 max)
15 – 30m²
Built: 1990s

Luna Hotel

Ski-Slope Views
Family/Kid Friendly
English & Japanese Reception
Ski Locker / Drying Room
On-site Restaurant

On-site Bar
Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Bars
Breakfast Included
Dinner Available

Common Lounge Area
Shared Laundry
On Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking
Pick-up on Arrival, Departure

Luna Hotel Lounge Area | Upper Wadano

Authenticity is one thing, but convenience is another. If skiing or snowboarding is your absolute priority during a trip to the Hakuba Valley, then you’ll know that positioning is everything in terms of maximising precious time on the mountain. First lifts don’t necessarily imply incredibly early starts at Luna Hotel – since the (very popular) Sakka Quad lift is a mere 50m away from the building. It’s a luxury and a privilege, and also equates to some excellent value for money with this accommodation option.

Guests at Luna Hotel are welcomed in English by the delightfully obliging husband and wife management team, who can also answer any questions and help with different kinds of booking during any visit. Free wifi runs the length of the hotel, and for those travelling in Japan by car, there is also free parking available. The on-site, retro-styled restaurant and bar offers delicious local meals for dinner as well as a variety of choices for breakfast before a long day in the snow, and the hotel also provides complimentary pick up from Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal (a short walk away).

Luna Hotel offers a variety of Western-style rooms to suite any kind of group. The Superior King / Twin with Ensuite is a favourite, as is the Standard Twin / King with shared bathroom facilities. A Family Quad with Ensuite is perfect for families, as is the Family Suite which can accommodate up to 5 people. Lune Hotel also offers a Superior Tripple with Ensuite, featuring bunk beds and a single.

All rooms are fitted with shoji sliding paper screens, individual heating and a flat-screen TV. Cosy bedding and a kettle for making hot drinks completes the insurance of a comfortable stay.

Luna Hotel

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 4 Nights
  • Individual Heating Units
  • Ski Hill Views
  • Forest Views
  • Village Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Library
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Pinball Machine
  • Kettle
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar on arrival
  • Western Bedding
  • Bunk Beds
  • All Ensuite
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

Luna Hotel


There are ten of these rooms across the hotel. Up to two guests share the room, with bedding arranged as either one king double or two single beds, according to your needs. The room has a flat-screen TV and multi-region DVD player, and a space to sit. En-suite a private bathroom has a shower and bath.

2 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles
En suite with bath


The family suite sleeps up to five guests, separated by a set of sliding doors for added privacy. There is a king double bed in the master bedroom, a pair of single beds in the second room, and a sofa bed that can be arranged for a fifth guest, also in the master room. En-suite, the bedroom has a shower and bath.

4 Guests (5 Max)
1 King Double and 2 Singles
En suite with bath

Additional guest in sofa bed.


Up to four guests can sleep in the Family QUad room. Two guests sleep in either one king bed or two twin beds, arranged to taste. Two more guests sleep on a bunk bed. There is a TV and DVD player in the room, and en-suite the bathroom has a shower and bath.

4 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles, and 1 Bunk Bed (sleeps 2)
En suite with bath

Luna Hotel


The Wadano area of Hakuba is perhaps the most popular / premier location for those visiting the area. With fantastic transport links to the rest of the 11 resort bases within the Hakuba Valley, guests at Luna Hotel can look forward to enjoying the Happo-One resort and the fantastic terrain that it offers.


Happo ski resort is a 2-minute walk away, making Luna Hotel almost ski-in/ski-out in its convenience. If you get tired of Happo, shuttles leave the Sakka lift base for other resorts in the area on a regular basis.


The lodge is very close to a range of interesting cultural landmarks (churches and shrines) as well as all of the restaurants, bars, shops and rentals that any visiting group might need during a ski-trip. Walk a little down the road away from the slopes and you’ll find a host of bars, restaurants and even hot springs in the vicinity.

Need to Know

  • Extra futon/bedding not available
  • Baby Cot: ¥3,000 per night
  • Children aged 3-6 stay at 50% of adult rate, children aged 7-12 stay at 70% of adult rate
  • Children under 3 free of charge if cot is not required
  • Minimum Stay: 5 nights in peak season
  • Stays of 1-4 Nights subject to additional 10% charge
  • Check-in time: 4pm
  • Check-out time: 10am
  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include Government tax and services (other websites add this on at the end of the booking)
  • Rates quoted in JPY Japanese Yen
  • 50% deposit due at time of booking
  • 50% balance due 60 days before arrival
  • Pay by credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
  • See our full terms and conditions

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please contact us before booking.


3 reviews for LUNA HOTEL

  1. Avatar for Glenn-in-Sydney


    We were told Hakuba Luna had a make-over in 2016 and now includes en suite bathrooms in all rooms.

    The hotel is located in the Wadano forest area, about 100 metres from the Sakka ski lifts at Happo One mountain. The free shuttle to other mountains also picks up and drops off skiers during the day. Ski hire is close by, though a number of other ski hire places will pick you up and fit you out if you give them a call. Some ski rentals will also pick up their hire gear after you’ve finished your stay at Hakuba Luna.

    There’s a reasonable menu selection at Hakuba Luna and are also a number of good restaurants within easy walking distance of Hakuba Luna – ask your hosts or check out Hakuba’s website. One of the most popular is Humming Bird cafe down the road, but you will need to book a few days in advance, during the busy part of the season.

    Hakuba Luna has amenities to suite most skiers; there’s a drying room downstairs for skis and clothing and a games room there as well. There’s also a large spacious dining room in the front of the hotel with some sofas to the sides.

    Our host David and his wife Yumi helped make the experience special and nothing seemed to much trouble for them including pick-ups and drop-offs from the central bus station – just confirm your eta before your arrive. H.L.’s staff were always very helpful and courteous and if we go back to Hakuba I’d certainly be looking to book there again.

    Tripadvisor Review on 8 March 2017

    Stayed in February 2017

  2. Avatar for t0msydney


    We arrived at. Luna with our young adult offspring at 3am to find a warm welcome with warm rooms warm,lights on and instructions regarding breakfast clearly explaind. Breakfast was excellent btw! This service was continued throughout our stay and David was brilliant with his advice and taxi duties. Fantastic food in evening thoughsome evenings we went elsewhere for a change.We loved the fact that we were welcomed back to roaring fires and a warm welcome with tea or wine on our return from busy day on the slopes with added use of a drying room for our equipment and a complimentary
    laundry room.
    Brilliant location a minutes walk from ski lift.On our return to Hakuba we will return to Luna.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 11 February 2017

    Stayed in January 2017

  3. Avatar for GordeB1


    This is a small, boutique property without the hefty price tag. We skied in late Feb 2017, excellent snow still at Hakuba. Luna Hotel is so close to the Happo One lifts, a five minute walk in ski boots and you are home! Great position and definitely one of the closest properties to the lifts.

    Our room was great with a huge bed, fantastic for collapsing in after a hard day’s skiing. The small ensuite is adequate with a little bath, enough to soak for 10 minutes. Our room was on the lower level, very warm with heater in the room as well and window looking out through the Wadono Forest. The Luna is very close to a variety of different restaurants, small bars and places to eat so you do not have to eat at the hotel restaurant if you choose not to. The breakfast included in the package at the Luna was basic but adequate. The lounge / bar area at the Luna Hotel is lovely, very warm and great to relax by the fire with a good red and meet new friends.

    Overall, a great property although the evening meals at the Luna restaurant were lacking. Very westernised, schnitzel, goulash with the same menu nightly, not much variety which was disappointing as sometimes you just don’t want to go outside into the cold again. Would like to have had some more traditional Japanese food or even some good hearty soups, pea and ham with crusty bread….. spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne or more meals with vegetables. Basic meals like this would have been more sustainable after skiing all day.

    Apart from that, I could recommend the property, David was the manager when we stayed earlier this year and he couldn’t do enough to help. David was excellent from meeting us to assisting with any organisation that we needed and the team he led were also very good and helped out always when requested.

    Thanks David for a truly enjoyable holiday. We loved Hakuba :)

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 28 May 2017

    Stayed in February 2017

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