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3.5 of 5 Villa   |   4720-1,4721,4722 Hokujyo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in picturesque Wadano, Gakuto Villas were pretty much perfect. The villas are modern, with excellent underfloor heating, and comfortably furnished. The small kitchen is basic, but adequate. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. My only criticism would be the lack of a dedicated drying room. There's plenty of dedicated storage space for skis etc in the foyer, but that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to ski and experience snow for our 3 kids, 12 & 10 year old boys and a 7 year old girl. They have fallen in love! Gakuto villa is conveniently located, next to shuttle route to ski lifts. Very spacious, cozy and homely modern design. Helpful staff and cul de sac was great for kids to play in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you need on a ski break .. Highly recommended! The location and service are excellent and quite a picturesque setting. Close to the slopes and amenities and in the old Olympic Village. Also has a good pickup service to and from the bus stop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there from 13-21 Dec 2014 with the family and found the place very cozy, new and clean. We took the 2 bedder unit and it can easily accommodate 4 people. Cooking facilities were basic but enough to cook simple meals at home. Home came with floor heating and a washer/dryer for laundry and had 2 toilet/baths. We also had... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We are a family of five with 3 boys under 12. The Vila was large and spacious, with huge comfy beds, beautiful Scandinavian design and a large functional dining and kitchen. All areas had lovely underfloor heating which was essential in the -4 weather. We came to Hakuba from 13 December to 20th December- this was before the shuttle buses... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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gakutovillas, General Manager at Gakuto Villas, responded to this review

Hi Fest_mkiv, We are pleased to announce that the beds in the master bedrooms of Gakuto Villas have been upgraded to a luxurious King size (195cm length by 194cm wide)! We hope that you would choose us on your next trip to Hakuba, and come and enjoy the enhancements that we have made! Warm regards, The Gakuto Villas Team More 

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