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Breakfast at Hakuba Luna Hotel

We’ve recently reorganised the way we handle breakfast at Hakuba Luna. All guests receive a hot western dish plus unlimited choice from the breakfast buffet Here’s a photo of the breakfast buffet taken yesterday.

Hakuba Luna Hotel breakfast buffet

Hakuba ski in ski out

We are not quite ski in ski out, however we often describe Hakuba Luna as virtually ski in walk out.

To ski in to Hakuba Luna, follow these instructions. We have included a few photos to make everything very clear.

1. When skiing down to the Sakka lift base, stay left and then ski above the kiddie’s learning area that includes the magic carpet. The photo below is looking up the hill with the Kiddie’s learning area in the foreground and the Sakka lift behind it.

Looking up the hill past the Kiddie's learning area with the Sakka lift in the background

2. Once you have passed the  Kiddie’s learning area, ski towards the gap between the few buildings that are slightly below and left of the kiddie’s learning area. The gap can be seen beside the power pole between the left building and the middle building. The first photo is a close up of the gap.

3. Follow the path that begins at the gap in the buildings. The path runs for about 50 metres and leads around to Villa Hakuba (the light coloured building in the photo). We are directly opposite Villa Hakuba (you can just glimpse Hakuba Luna behind the trees to the left of Villa Hakuba).


Hakuba accommodation – last minute special deals

We have a limited number of special deals available for last minute bookings on assorted dates from now through to the end of January 2013.

Last minute special rates for the limited availability during these dates have been loaded onto this website.

Bookings should be made directly via this website. To book, click on the orange “Check Availability” button that appears on every page of this website and then enter the dates you are interested in. Please note that as there is no single room available for the whole period, if you enter a long period of time no availability will show. If however you enter short periods (typically up to 3 nights) then some availability may show.

Alternatively, enquiries can be made by emailing us on Please note that as we have very limited availability it is probably wiser to book directly via the website than to email an inquiry and find that someone has beaten you to the room before we can reply and you can book.

As we will update our website with any last minute deals available this 2012-13 season, please click on the “Check Availability” button for the latest deals.


Hakuba Cortina Ski Pass Discount Coupon

Here is a copy of the 2012-13 Cortina ski pass discount coupon. The coupon entitles you to a full day lift pass, a 1,000 yen lunch credit and free admission to the onsen within the Green Plaza hotel in Cortina ….. all for only JPY3,500 for an adult and JPY2,000 for a child aged 6-12.

We highly recommend this day trip!

Download the Hakuba Cortina 2012-13 discount coupon here.

Hakuba Connect Magazine 2012-2013

The 2012-2013 Hakuba Connect magazine was released today. It’s probably the best source of comprehensive information on Hakuba.

Click here to download the magazine:

Who Gives A Crap

News for Who Gives A Crap

Earlier this week we learned of an inspirational new business initiative – “Who Gives A Crap?” – that we’re delighted to be supporting.

Who Gives A Crap is a new brand of recycled, environmentally friendly, soft, fluffy toilet paper. What makes Who Gives A Crap very special is that 50% of its profits will be given to WaterAid to help the world’s poorest people access clean water, improve sanitation and receive hygiene education.

Who Gives A Crap Co-founder, Simon Griffiths spent more than 50 hours being streamed live on the web, sitting on a toilet as he sought to raise $50,000 in funds to kick-start the business.

We contributed, and in doing so Hakuba Luna became Who Gives A Crap’s first corporate sponsor. This is something that we’re very proud of as we believe that the Co-Founders of Who Gives A Crap – Simon Griffiths, Jehan Ratnatunga and Danny Alexander – are showing real leadership in redefining the role of business. We believe that where they lead, others will follow.

A serious problem

Who Gives A Crap toilet paper is a brash product, but it’s helping to address a very severe problem. Approximately 2.6 billion people (roughly 40% of the world’s population) do not have access to basic sanitation. This leads to waterborne illnesses that kill 4,000 children under the age of five every single day. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that 6.3 percent of all deaths worldwide could be prevented if access to proper sanitation were available to the 2.6 billion people who now lack it. Put simply, the developing world desperately needs toilets and proper sanitation.

Consumer driven philanthropy

Who Gives A Crap is a great example of an emerging trend that Simon Griffiths calls “Consumer Driven Philanthropy”. Consumer Driven Philanthropy is the process by which consumers are turned into philanthropists. Under Consumer Driven Philanthropy a healthy share of the profits from consumers’ purchases is donated to a really worthwhile social cause. People will not need to pay any more than they do for equivalent goods and services provided by traditional for-profit businesses because the Consumer Driven Philanthropy based goods and services will not be priced any higher than existing goods and services.

At this stage Who Gives A Crap toilet paper is only able to be delivered to the USA and Australia, however we’ll be working with Simon and his team to find a way to get it to Hakuba. If we’re successful, then when you’re using our toilets this coming season you will not only be doing something for yourself, you will also be doing something really worthwhile for others.

Who Gives A Crap? At Hakuba Luna Hotel, we do.

For more information, or to support Who Gives A Crap, please click the following links:!/search/%40WhoGivesACrapTP%20%40Hakubaluna

Thank you to our wonderful guests

Hakuba Luna has now closed for the 2011-2012 snow season.

It has been a wonderful season with fantastic snow, even by Japan’s amazingly high standards.

We would like to thank our management and staff for their dedication and guest service.

We would particularly like to thank our wonderful guests. You are the reason we exist. We look forward to hosting you again during the 2012-2013 season.

Japan Snow

This is one of a number of great shots taken by Shibuya Town

Japan snow is so reliable. That’s one of the many great things about skiing or snowboarding in the Japanese Alps.

This last week has seen awesome quantities of snow falling in Hakuba and the other resorts in Nagano and Niigata prefectures – over 2 metres of fresh snow in 72 hours in some cases. Well, it has also been snowing in Tokyo. It is rare for the snow in Tokyo to accumulate on the ground like it has been lately. These photos, taken by Shibuya Town, will give you a feel for what it was like.

We particularly like shot number 8, showing Hachiko looking cold standing out there in the snow.

Pack your bags, tell the boss you need a snow holiday and get yourself to Japan for what is proving to be a fanstastic ski season. At Hakuba Luna hotel we provide great, friendly accommodation ideally located at the Sakka lift base. Bring on more Japan snow!