(3 customer reviews)

US $162

Upper Wadano – Hotel
1 Bedroom

This is an older, European-style hotel set in a beautiful forest location.

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Spacious, tastefully furnished Western rooms with full ensuite, ample storage space and window views of the beautiful snow-covered forest, this hotel is an excellent choice for families, couples, and groups of friends alike.

Sleeps: 2 – 4 guests (4 max)
Size: 24 – 32m²
Total Rooms: 1980s

Wadano Forest Hotel

Mountain Views
Forest Views
Family/Kid Friendly
Front Desk/Reception
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Onsite Restaurant
Onsite Bar

Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Bars
Walk to Cafe
Walk to Onsens
Breakfast Included
Public Onsen

Japanese-style bath
On-Site Laundry
On Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking
Arrival/Departure Shuttle

Wadano Forest Hotel Bedroom with Seating Area | Upper Wadano

The Wadano Forest Hotel is a delightful, western-style hotel with spacious rooms. Originally built by Japanese owners in the 1980s, the building retains its quaint Japanese alpine styling: polished hardwood wall panels and floors, carved wooden furniture and exposed wood beams adding to the charm. The place has taken on new life with western management but you can still find unique decorations throughout.

There are 20 rooms altogether across five floors. Most are twin rooms whose bed can be conbined into one king double bed, with several triple and quad rooms also available. Each room has western bedding, plenty of storage, an LCD TV for entertainment, and a private en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower unit, and separate toilet.

On the ground floor there’s also a public onsen bath, with mens and womens baths separate – give your body a break from the slopes and soak in a giant hot tub, Japanese style. A large ski storage and drying room keeps your gear safe, dry and ready for every day.

Breakfast is served daily in the dining hall of the pension next door, with a la carte and continental buffet options.

If you want help finding your way around, the front desk has all the local knowledge and can even help you arrange lessons, taxis, and restaurants. Or if you prefer to stay in, free high-speed wifi will keep you busy!

Wadano Forest Hotel

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Linen Change Every 4 Nights
  • Centralised Heating
  • Forest Views
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Western Bedding
  • Seating Area
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Separate Toilet
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer

Wadano Forest Hotel


There are twelve twin/double rooms in the hotel, that can be set up to either have two twin beds or one king double bed each. Besides the bed, there is a small seating area with carved wooden chairs, an LCD TV and dresser, as well as a closet with storage space. En-suite is a Japanese style unit bath/shower, with a toilet behind a separate door.

2 Guests (2 max)
1 King Double or 2 Singles
En Suite Bath, Shower

(Extra guests not permitted, extra bedding +¥7000/night)


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3 Guests (3 max)
1 King Double and 1 Single, or 3 Singles
En Suite Bath, Shower

(Extra guests not permitted, extra bedding +¥7000/night)


A little larger than the other room types, the quadruple room lets you have either four single beds, or two singles plus one king double bed. There is a small seating nook, and a flat-screen TV for entertainment as well as high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the building. En-Suite, the bathroom has a unit bath & shower as well as a separate toilet.

4 Guests (4 max)
1 King Double and 2 Singles, or 4 Singles
En Suite Bath, Shower

(Extra guests not permitted, extra bedding +¥7000/night)

Wadano Forest Hotel


Situated in a private, peaceful area in upper Wadano, the hotel is conveniently located and provides great access to various resorts throughout the valley. Enjoy views of snow-covered forests from every room in the hotel.

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As with anywhere in the Hakuba Valley, you have a huge selection of ski resorts to choose from if the shuttle stop is nearby – here three different cycling village shuttles are 2, 3 and 5 minutes’ walk away. Wadano Forest Hotel is near the Happo One Mountain, with the Sakka Slope only 500 metres away and bigger lifts and slopes a short drive.


Nestled around the hotel and surrounds are a bunch of local restaurants, cafes and bars – part of the fun in Hakuba is exploring secret spots dotted around the neighbourhood. Check out Azekura Sanso for an “onsen” hot spring experience, with private baths available for the crowd-shy.

Need to Know

  • Extra futon/bedding: ¥7000 pp/night
  • Baby Cot + High Chair: ¥3000/night
  • Children aged 2+ count as adults
  • Children under 2 years old charged at Baby Cot rate
  • Min stay: Low/Shoulder Season: 3 nights, Powder/Peak Season: 5 Nights
  • 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
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  1. Avatar for 32leonie


    An amazing experience
    Our family of 4 visited a Wadano Forest Hotel in February. We had the most wonderful stay! The room was spacious and with one huge and two single beds that were super comfy. The rooms are heated, and we really enjoyed a picturesque view of the forest filled with snow from our window.

    We can’t say enough about the service we received from Becky and Tom, who offered pick-up drop-off services from our arrival until departure including running us to the snow slopes each day. They were always available for advice on where to eat, what to see and what ever else we needed. The onsen was fantastic, as not too many people seemed to be using it, my daughter and I had it to ourselves and after a long day skiing in -6 degrees it was bliss!

    Breakfast was wonderful with a variety of western style foods which varied a little every day, the fussy kids really enjoyed it too. Restaurants and shops were a 5 minute walk away, with all types on offer.

    We loved staying at Wadano Forest hotel and are already looking forward to returning one day, thank you so much to Becky and Tom, you made our stay memorable and extra special, hopefully we will see you again soon!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 1 March 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

  2. Avatar for Tia_Cola88


    Beyond all Expectations!

    We stayed for 6 nights at Wadano Forest Hotel and couldn’t have picked a better place to stay.

    First off the location seems not central, but you can pretty much go to everywhere you need to get to from this area. If you catch a snow shuttle into town when you arrive and are waiting at either bus terminal in Happo or Echoland, give the AMAZING staff a call & they’ll most likely arrange a pick up for you & all your luggage.

    The Sakka slope is a very quick walk down the road (or you can ride there from across the road). From there, you can get to most places in the Happo area by the local loop buses. There are also a bunch of restaurants within walking distance (5mins).

    Our room was quite large and very clean. Everything about the bed was so comfortable. The shower was clean & spacious, with great water pressure. The toilet was clean and in a separate room from the shower. Basic tea, coffee, a fridge & a kettle were provided.

    The free breakfast is pretty good. Always some hot dishes which varied daily, with other basics, such as toast, cereal, tea, coffee, etc. The breakfast dining is in a separate building, so you have to rug up and switch from your slippers (they provide them) for shoes to get there, but its worth it.

    I did not check out the Onsen, but I was told that it was really, really nice.

    Finally, Becky and Tom, went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. They are so helpful to everyone. They can help out with dinner bookings, restaurant suggestions, local recommendations, etc. If you need anything, they do their best to help.

    I highly recommended this hotel and can’t wait to come back!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 20 February 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

  3. Avatar for SimonandZoe


    Family of 3 stayed at Wadano Forest Hotel for 4 nights for our first ski trip in Japan and had a great time. Tom and Becky really made us feel welcome and had lots of recommendations to help make our stay perfect. Although the location is great for the slopes, Tom’s bus service around Hakuba was invaluable travelling with a toddler and ski equipment to the ski school. Room was a good size and very clean and warm.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 19 February 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

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