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FAQ

Find the Answer to Commonly Asked Questions

I would like to send my luggage or Amazon order in advance. Where should I send it to?

When sending your luggage or Amazon order, please enter the name of the primary guest booked with us. It is essential to identify your luggage and pre-arrange to deliver it to your accommodation, and it may delay the delivery if the names differ.

Send your luggage to the following address:

Lead Guest & Accommodation Name
The Hakuba Collection
3020-835 Hokujo, Hakuba
Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano 399-9301
Phone Number: +81(0) 90 2173 1870

  • If you would like to send your luggage or package to the accommodation directly, please ensure that the delivery time is set for when you will be present, as our staff are not onsite to collect it. You can find the address on the website page of each accommodation.
  • Please clearly state the required information for smooth and accurate delivery.
  • Please note that we do not hold the luggage any longer than two weeks before arrival.
  • We'll deliver your luggage or package; you cannot pick them up.
  • We do not accept Cash on Delivery deliveries.
I would like to send my luggage to the airport or to my next hotel. How do I do this?

To forward your luggage from Hakuba to the airport or your next hotel, go to "Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. Hakuba Center" (please use Google Maps to find it). Please be aware that Yamato only accepts cash. Please see Yamato's website for more information.

What amenities are provided in the accommodation? Do I need to bring anything?

Our accommodations are supplied with amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, and towels. To reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly, we do not provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower caps, cotton swabs, or nightwear. Hairdryers are provided in each bathroom. Laundry pods are included with the laundry facilities.

What condiments are supplied are in the accommodation?

Complimentary coffee, tea, sugar cubes, and salt & pepper are supplied, but please remember that they are not replenished during your stay. Please also note that we do not provide cooking oil.

There are also kitchen cleaning supplies such as sponges, dishwashing liquid, and dishwasher soap.

Is the kitchen fully equipped?

All accommodations have full kitchens; equipped with necessities but not limited to - a refrigerator, IH or gas cooktop, a Microwave, Oven or Microwave / Oven combo, Dishwasher, a rice cooker, hot water pot or kettle, a toaster, pots and pans, cutlery, dishware, coffee cups, water and wine glasses, a portable gas stove with a gas canister, hot pot nabe, and utensils etc. All accommodations have a full oven except Gravity, which has a smaller one.

If you need any special items, best to bring them with you, and if you use up the gas canisters provided and need more, please purchase them at the supermarket

There are also kitchen cleaning supplies such as sponges, dishwashing liquid, and dishwasher soap.

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Our standard Check-in hours are from 3 pm ~ 9 pm and check-out before 10 am.

Where do I check-in?

Check-in will take place in the accommodation. Therefore, we ask that you provide your arrival time and method beforehand so we can arrange to meet you in a timely matter.

May I have an early check-in?

Check-in before our check-in time of 3:00 p.m. may be possible, but we cannot guarantee it. We will do our best to accommodate requests. Please extend your reservation to include the night before arrival if you wish to guarantee early check-in. We will store your luggage if you arrive before your room is ready.

May I have a late check-out?

At The Hakuba Collection, we offer late check-out options for our guests, subject to availability. Our standard check-out time is 10 am. If you need extra time, please follow these guidelines:


• Request by 6 pm the night before your check-out.
• Late check-out depends on availability and will be confirmed the night before.
• Summer rate: ¥5,000 per hour.
• Winter rate: ¥10,000 per hour.

For questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us.

Is there Wi-Fi in the accommodation?

Yes, all our accommodations have complimentary, unlimited-use Wi-Fi.

What is required to drive in Japan?

If you wish to drive a rental car in Japan, you must possess one of the following driving permits:

  • An International Driver's License based on the Treaty of Geneva 1949. Copies, online digital translations, or photos of your license are not accepted. It MUST be a physical booklet-type license based on the Geneva Convention 1949. This permit must be obtained from the National Automobile Association that issued your original driver's license before arriving in Japan.
  • A Japanese Driver's License

For more information, please visit Toyota Rent a Car or this website.

Do I need travel insurance?

The Hakuba Collection strongly recommends that you obtain travel insurance to cover yourself against all travel risks, including losses due to cancellations, amendments, loss or damage to personal property, medical expenses, and other unforeseen circumstances.

Winter weather can delay flights and travel arrangements. If your usual travel insurer does not provide sufficient cover, then an easy option that includes cover for both delayed flights, COVID-19, and snow sports is Cover-More Travel Insurance (needs to be booked more than 21 days before departure to enable access to COVID-19 coverage).

Some other providers of travel insurance.

https://www.worldnomads.com

https://www.tickinsurance.com

https://www.insure4less.com.au

https://www.insureandgo.com

https://www.world2cover.com.au

What sort of housekeeping is provided?

Rubbish is removed daily, and fresh towels are provided every 2nd day (not including arrival and departure days); mid-stay clean and linen change every four to six days on stays of 8 nights or longer. Please let us know if you would like a different towel/linen/cleaning service level, and we can give you a custom quote.

Each accommodation comes with a washer/dryer. Laundry detergent is supplied, but please remember that it is not replenished during your stay.

Do you have baby cots, baby gates, child seats, and high chairs?

Yes. You can book them as optional orders through the link sent when booking.

The rates are as follows:

Baby cot - ¥5,000 per stay

High chair - ¥5,000 per stay

Baby gate - ¥5,000 per stay

Child seat - ¥5,000 per stay

Please be aware that baby gates cannot be provided for Powderhouse, The Moo, Gravity, Kairos by the Mountain, and Prominence (Bluebird Apartments are all on one floor, so they are unnecessary).

Does The Hakuba Collection have smoking/non-smoking accommodations?

All of our accommodations are strictly non-smoking/non-vaping. Should evidence be found of smoking or vaping in the accommodation, a minimum charge of 50,000 yen will apply along with extra cleaning fees and compensation should the room be rendered unusable for future stays. There are ashtrays outside or on the balcony (please close the door while smoking).

Do you have any accommodations that accept pets?

Unfortunately, not. We recommend Pet Hotel Luna, located at the top of Meitetsu or Dog House PAWPAW in Cortina, for those with pets.

Pet Hotel Luna

Dog House PAWPAW

Can I have friend and family stay over?

Our accommodations are for registered guests only. Please let us know if you would like to add guests to the list of registered guests, and be aware that a maximum number of people are allowed to stay at each accommodation.

What options are there for grocery delivery service in Hakuba?

Please remember to have all deliveries sent to our office address and not the address of your accommodation unless you specify the delivery time and you know you will be present. You can find our address on the FAQ page or your accommodation address on this website's accommodation page.

If you want to order meat for a BBQ or want quality meat, both Horizon Farms and The Meat Guy deliver quality meat to Hakuba.

For Asian foods, Asia Superstore is an excellent place that ships to Hakuba. For those that require halal, then Halal Foods is the place.

Are there any private onsens in Hakuba?

Here are the private onsen information sites.

Obinata Private Onsen

Azekura Sanso

Please get in touch with them directly for booking.

Can we get a private chef in Hakuba?

Private Chefs in Hakuba come and go, so it is best to contact them to see where they are at. Please let us know your experience in keeping this list up to date.

Hakuba Private Chefs - will be in operation during the 2023/24 season.

Goyoh - I don't know much about them, and they don't answer their emails.


Do you have BBQ facility?

BBQ facility is available at properties listed below during the summer only (GW holidays ~ End of November or first snowfall, whichever is earlier) for ¥5,000 / use. You can book BBQ rental as an optional order through the link sent when booking. If you have booked through another booking site, you will receive the information link approximately two weeks before your arrival date.

*Please book the BBQ at least three days before your arrival.

Bluebird Apartments / Bluebird Chalets / Echo Rocks / Eminence / Powdersuites/Sakka Rocks

Our BBQ rental includes:

Weber 57cm BBQ grill, gridiron, chairs & tables, lighter, firelighter, charcoal, gloves, food tongs, charcoal tongs, and a bucket.

*Powdersuites have 2 BBQ areas for guests' use. Please get in touch with us for availability.


Which accommodations include a vehicle during the winter season?

For direct bookings through this website on select dates during the winter, Powderhouse, The Moo, Echo Rocks, Powdersuites, Eminence, and Sakka Rocks are accommodations that include a vehicle during the winter season.

Please be aware that the driver must bring a valid international driving license in Japan. Copies, online digital translations, or photographs of your license are not accepted. It MUST be a physical booklet-type license based on the Geneva Convention 1949.

For more information, please visit Toyota Rent a Car or this website.

When is the best time to visit Hakuba for skiing?

The best time to visit Hakuba for a ski trip is typically from mid-December to late February. During this period, the ski resorts in the area usually receive consistent snowfall, providing excellent snow quality and optimal skiing conditions, and the resort shuttles are running.

The peak season generally falls in January and February, when the snow is deepest and the weather is coldest. However, the ski season in Hakuba can extend from late November to early May, depending on snow conditions. If you prefer to avoid crowds or get a better rate on accommodation, consider visiting during the earlier or later parts of the season, but keep in mind that the snow conditions may not be as ideal as during the peak season.

Ultimately, the best time to visit depends on your preferences for snow conditions, crowds, and prices. Keep an eye on weather forecasts and snow reports to plan your trip accordingly.

How do I get around the Hakuba Valley without a vehicle?

During the winter, a shuttle bus service runs typically from December 16th ~ March 14th. Below are some useful websites and apps.

https://hakubavalley.busyohou....

https://hakubavalley.busyohou....

The Hakuba Night Demand Taxi runs from roughly the 18th of December to the end of February between 5 and 11 pm each evening. You need to download the Hakuba Night Demand App and then book and pay by credit card via the app. ¥500/person.

Our Properties

The Moo

Introducing a new, spacious, and secluded chalet in the heart of Echoland. This two-level chalet boasts six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, Completed in 2022; it provides a comfortable and luxurious getaway for you and your family.

  • 14 Max Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Toilets

Sakka Rocks

Breathtaking views of the surrounding nature, near ski in ski out location in Wadano, and its clean, modern design are only some of Sakka Rocks perks.

  • 6 Max Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Toilets
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