Wadano, Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Gakuto Villas is the first contemporary western style development of its kind in the prestigious Wadano Mori district of Hakuba.

It is a community of 12 uniquely crafted houses built to provide a distinctly modern and comfortable level of accommodation and service in one of the most popular ski destinations in Japan.

Surrounded by the majestic Japanese Alps, Gakuto Villas is located in a quiet neighborhood, yet it is minutes from the Happo One ski lifts and a leisurely stroll to a choice of restaurants, bars and onsens.

Each of Gakuto Villas exquisite 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom chalets comfortably hosts 4 to 6 guests and come well-equipped with modern appliances, comfortable furnishing and all of the modern entertainment perks including Wi-Fi, LCD flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod sound dock, and ethanol fireplace for that premium touch.

At Gakuto Villas, you’ll enjoy comfortable bedrooms with large windows looking out to a snowy forest setting, modern bathroom facilities and easy-to-use kitchen, all nestled in the popular neighborhood of Wadano no mori.

The bright, open layout of the living, dining and kitchen boasts tall, vaulted ceilings allowing for plenty of natural lighting through its expansive windows and creating the perfect, tranquil space for your family to unwind and relax after a day on the Hakuba slopes.

Wadano, Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
A community of 12 villas
Each villa features 2 ensuite bedrooms with king or twin beds upon request
Additional sofa bed
Sleeps up to 6 guests
2 bathrooms
Living room and dining area with a well equipped kitchen
Ski equipment storage area
Dedicated parking space per villa
Large flat screen LCD TV
DVD player
Complimentary pick up and drop off service at Hakuba Train Station or Hakuba Happo Bus Station
100 sqm per villa

Bedroom 1
1 Double Bed or 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 2
1 Double Bed or 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding
Sofa Bed for 2
Gakuto Villas are ideally located in central Wadano, Hakuba’s most popular accommodation district, with immediate access to public ski shuttle stops, located just outside it’s doorsteps.
Gakuto Villas is situated right at the base of Happo One, the largest of Hakuba Valley’s 10 ski areas.
Central Wadano has it all, with world-class skiing and a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars, shops, cafes, rental stores and onsen hot-springs are all on the doorstep.
Sitting almost exactly in the center of the Japanese archipelago, Nagano is full of interesting sightseeing areas. Renowned resorts such as Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen and Karuizawa are all within Nagano’s prefectural borders. Popular among skiers, mountaineers and onsen aficionados, Nagano is a wonderful place to visit for its regal mountains, rich cultural history, fine architecture and cuisine.
Nozawa Onsen is a charming winter ski resort and year-round onsen town, tucked into a picturesque corner of the eastern Japan Alps. Featuring beautiful old streets filled with historical onsen ryokan and bustling local shops, the village has a quintessential Japanese atmosphere and unique sense of tradition.
Nozawa Onsen ranks amongst the best ski resorts in Japan with an excellent course layout and a plethora of runs, offering satisfying skiing and snowboarding experiences for beginners and experts alike.
Hakuba is a village in the Japanese Alps, just outside the city of Nagano, host of the 1998 Winter Olympics. A winter sports hub, Hakuba encompasses mountain resorts with terrain for skiing, snowboarding and hiking.
The Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium, built for the 1998 games, is at the base of the Happo-one resort. Hakuba village offers a lively après-ski scene and hot springs.
For more than 70 years, Hakuba has been providing skiers, boarders and outdoor enthusiasts the ideal conditions for enjoying a superlative winter sports experience. 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.
Different rates for using
  • 2 bedrooms


$355 $337/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Driving in Japan
It is not possible to drive in Japan with just your driving licence issued in your home country. Japan only recognises International Driving Permits based on the 1949 Geneva Convention. Before arriving in Japan you must obtain your International Driving Permit from the national Automobile Association in the country which issued your licence. If you are unsure if you hold the correct license, please contact your authority for further information.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the chalet of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
You should definitely book your rentals in advance to ensure your ideal rental equipment is available. Peak season is extremely busy and rentals can sell out quickly.
We recommend ski and snowboard packages from GoSnow, Rhythme Snow Sports and Niseko Base Snowsports, both with rental outlet located conveniently approximate to lifts.
We highly recommend booking your lessons before the trip – Lessons book out months in advance for peak season, and even during the quieter periods you should pre-book so that the lesson can fit in smoothly to your holiday schedule.
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