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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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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  • 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

  • Tony was absolutely the perfect host, this accommodation totally exceeded our expectation and nothing was ever too much. Tony went over and above to accommodate our family and we could not have asked for a better host. I was a little unsure about the the villa accommodating us and our 2 teenage sons but it was absolutely fine - we have already booked our trip for 2020!! Having the car was a complete game changer and allowed us to ski all of the slopes with ease.

    Natalie and Dave 2019

  • Tony is an awesome host! He showed us around, gave us awesome tips on what to do and where to eat. Having the van made everything so easily accessible and the Villa was epic!

    Jennie 2019