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Pension & Bar Side Hill

3020-1115 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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Pension & Bar Side Hill
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Ranked #11 of 359 B&Bs / Inns in Hakuba-mura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Kikuo was very helpful from the moment we booked. Had a group of 4, and we were hosted in adjoining rooms which was convenient. The moment we stepped through the door we were warmly welcomed and had all our questions answered, from hiring ski gear, how to get to the resort area (base of Happo-One), recommended restaurants in Echoland and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed here with our teenage children in jan 2015. The lodge is clean and very well run, the host was always at hand to advise on ski resorts, resterants and activities. Even though the rooms do not have en-suite bathrooms, the Japanese styled "shared" bathrooms worked well and were a clean and very functional. Breakfast was varied everyday and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My partner and I stayed at this lovely quaint lodge for 2wks early February and will definately be returning on our next holiday to Japan. From the moment we arrived we recieved the most warm & friendly service from Kikuo & his family and staff. Kikuo was so incredibly kind and generous with his time and knowledge, which made this... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My partner & I travelled to japan for the first time and decided to stay with Pension & Bar Side Hill for 5 days whilst in Hakuba. Out of the total 20 days spent throughout japan, these 5 would easily have been our most memorable. From the moment Kikuo greeted us at the train station we knew we'd be in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is my fourth stay with Sidehill. I would like to give a big thanks to the Kikuo's family. We have another wonderful stay in early Feb 2014. We travelled with big group with different check in/out dates, at a point we occupied the whole lodge. Comparing to previous years, Kikuo-san's cooking skill is even better. Nice presentation and taste.... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I stayed at Side Hill for 8 nights with my sone. Kikuo and his family made it a wonderful experience. The food here is a high point... Kikuo is a very talented chef who loves to cook, and who is very generous in the love and care that he puts into it. Breakfast is most definitely not the standard stale... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed there over end of October, not a snowing season, So upon arrival, we were told we're the only group that night. It's my first experience staying in a pension/lodge hotel, so everything's seem so new and impressive for me, the fire place in the living area made me feel warm and cozy. The booking wasn't done by me,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I was part of a group of 8 people staying here and we all loved it. The owner (Kikuo) picked us up from the station when we arrived, and every morning cooked an awesome breakfast which set us up for a day of snowboarding. Kikuo was also very helpful in giving travel advice, providing discounted lift passes and helping to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

3rd year here, food last year was perfect, this year is marvellous! deeply impressed by Kikuo-san thoughful ideas on menu designed. we had totally different dishes, even breakfast for the 6D5N stay. good location, great food, friendly service, sweet family, clean room and common living area, reasonable price... just like others shared, nothing negative. few nights with a group of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I want to just start off by saying, this should be 5/5 like the majority has stated, but a few things forced me to drop it, though it hurts me to do it;) First the POSITIVES: The location is awesome, minutes to 2 ski shuttle stops, 2 blocks from the ski rental shop, and 2-4 blocks from several good pubs... More 

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