Our Friends

We have a Few Local Friends We Recommend During Your Stay Here in Hakuba. They Are Friendly As Pie and We Give Them the Thumbs Up!

Hakuba Assist is helping locals and tourists with their bilingual services and local knowledge. Whether you are a foreigner wanting to start a business in Hakuba or Japanese wishing to do business with the foreign market, they can help you no matter how big or small your needs are.In the past they have helped people and businesses with things such as: licensing needs to operate and run accommodation, finding tradesmen and communicating your needs to them, getting a Japanese drivers license, gaijin cards (alien registration), visas, online shopping in Japanese, buying a car, etc.

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We are a premium lodge without the expensive price tag, centrally located and bursting with value. We pride ourselves on providing personalised service & local knowledge. The lodge facilities are extensive and inclusive for all guests. Complementary continental breakfasts and our warm, spacious rooms are exactly what you need. Owned and operated by local Japanese/Australian couple Sarasa & Stephen.

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We are a small, quality supplier rental service.”We make your holiday easier” via quality equipment and superior service, topped off with 20 years of local knowledge of the Hakuba valley.   We have got you covered for Rentals and Retail. Check our links below and come see us when you’re next in town.

Ski and Snowboarding Rentals: Hakuba Rental

Retail Therapy: The Boarding Co.

The store offers the widest range of ski hire, snowboard hire and retail gear in town, providing the latest ski and snowboard brands currently on the market. Our team of expert boot fitters also provide custom boot fitting services. Rhythm Hakuba is only a short 2 min walk from the lifts and is easily accessed by bus. We offer a FREE pickup service from your accommodation, and you can also store your equipment at our shop overnight free of charge, easy!

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Ever had a dream? After chasing winters around the world this is ours: a tricked out lodge in the powder capital of the world. The seemingly endless powder was what brought us here and ultimately kept us here. We are called ‘The Phat House’ for a reason. With wicked views front and back, comfortable rooms, a bar and restaurant, a backyard jib park, and an unparalleled focus on service we simply are the Phattest accommodation in Hakuba, Japan. We strive to impart our passion for the pow on you and will do our utmost to make sure you leave having had a killer of a time!

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  • Villa Z was cozy and well appointed with everything we needed for our 6 day stay (including Netflix for the kids!) The car is a huge bonus and gave us the opportunity to explore a number of resorts within and beyond the Hakuba Valley and made dining out, shopping and our visit to the Onsen easy. Tony is the perfect host - wonderfully accommodating and focused on ensuring you have a great stay. We were grateful for the orientation tour and bus drop off. Highly recommended!

    Simone and Glen, Australia

  • 'Awesome accommodation, service, local knowledge/recommendations on skiing/snowboarding, restaurants, travel options, and everything Hakuba. We will be staying at BDI again!!!'

    Pam and Darren, Australia

  • We spent just over a week in Hakuba and would highly recommend this villa. We stayed in a large one bed villa with a bright spacious bedroom upstairs, well equipped kitchen downstairs with a comfortable living space. The wifi was excellent and we used their apple tv to stream movies.We also had the use of bikes and a car while we were there. The bikes were great for exploring locally and the car for shopping and getting to nearby trailheads. Paul and Kanako were excellent hosts. They picked us up from the train station when we arrived and gave us lots of tips on the local area...

    Dave O'Grady, 2017

  • From the moment we booked to our sensational stay in Hukuba, Paul and Kanako were fantastic hosts offering amazing advice, helping us around town and to the ski resorts. The cabins were lovely and great to return to after a day out on the slopes. It was great to be able to relax, watch Netflix and cook a meal in the self contained villas...

    Stu, 2017