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3.5 of 5 Villa   |   4720-1,4721,4722 Hokujyo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture 399-9301, Japan (Hakuba happou Onsen)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Gakuto Villas for 6 nights in February 2014. They are great for a family offering two bedrooms, plenty of space to spread out and lots of storage space for ski gear. The villas are clean, warm, attractive and comfortable, with a beautiful aspect - lots of light. Very well located in the heart of Hakuba. An easy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nicely designed, sleek modern Japanese cottages. Really comfortable and excellently appointed. Wifi, Skype phones, heated floors, cool bathrooms, nicely equipped kitchen (for breakfast cooking, at least) and really nice Scandanavian/Japanese feel to the place. Hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings. Views are not so great (unless you like rusty tractors), but a nice setting in the woods with the noise of the... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The two storey villa suited our family (2 adults and 2 boys) perfectly. Everything was new, clean and well-presented. The villas are located in the Wadano area, about a 5 minute drive from the Hakuba train station and a similar distance to the Happo area and ski gondola etc. Our host, Yokokawa-san, was amazing. He was always helpful, prompt and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

From the booking procedure, recommendations and final experience, ours was delightful at Gakuto Villas. But honestly, Tori was the star with Henry not far behind in the rating. This couple really go beyond to help you in achieving the best experience possible. We recently traveled with our 3 young children, and it was the perfect start to our Japanese 3... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Really nice villas - some of the reviews here have the issues highlighted - it's very modern so the stairs are a fall hazard for children (can be mitigated with baby gates they have), and the downstairs room is massive, but does get hot and has a small-ish bed. Not a game breaker though. The furnishings are really modern, there... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed here in January for 9 nights, the villas are in a great location to the ski lifts (the staff will show you where the short cut is) and there are some nice restaurants nearby. The staff are great, very accommodating. The villas are very clean the only problem we had with them is that the upstairs room is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed at Gakuto for five nights and wish it could have been longer! The villa was very spacious and well-equipped for a family of six at the snow, even though it was only two bedrooms - we had an extra single bed in the kids' room, and a bed in the lounge. The whole place was extremely comfortable, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My second trip back to Hakuba and Gakuto Villas.. and I still love it. This time we bought two other families with us, a total of 6 adults and 7 kids and we had a great time. Was great to have the washing / dryer machine in the villa this time as well. Nathan and the guys were always friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We joined a number of families for a 2 week stay in Hakuba in January '14. The spacious & tastefully designed villas in the lovely Wadano area gave us our privacy, whilst being well appointed to socialise with our friends. We were grateful that the Gakuto shuttle bus was always available to drop us to restaurants & the supermarket. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We loved Gakuto Villas - it was a real privilege to be in such beautiful mountains with such fabulous facilities. We loved every bit of it. Nathan is awesome and the villa was perfect. The service Tori & the guys provide is warm, friendly and wonderful. We will definitely be back. Di Westaway

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Address: 4720-1,4721,4722 Hokujyo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture 399-9301, Japan
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Kitaazumi-gun > Hakuba-mura > Hakuba happou Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gakuto Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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