Fodor's Expert Review Pension Noichigo

4869 Wadano-no-mori, Hakuba, Nagano-ken, 399-9103, Japan

A five-minute walk (or ski) from the Happo-one lift, the family-run Noichigo feels more like a European guesthouse than a Japanese inn. The rooms are simple but comfortable, and the walls of the cozy dining area are adorned with paintings and sketches by owner and "Hakuba Art Meister" Takayuki Tsuno. You can take color-pencil drawing classes for a small fee. The owners are friendly and have a wealth of knowledge about the area. It's worth booking a room with meals; the hearty breakfasts and four-course dinners are well worth the cost.

PROS

  • excellent location for hiking and skiing
  • friendly and knowledgeable owners
  • artsy vibe
  • drawing classes on-site
  • friendly, knowledgeable owners

CONS

  • fewer luxury amenities than larger hotels
  • fewer amenities than larger hotels
  • not much to do in the neighborhood after dark
  • no in-room Wi-Fi

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0261-72–4707

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals; Free breakfast; Some meals

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