NEAR THE SKI FIELD
Wadano Forest Hotel is located in Happo One, the largest and most popular ski resort in Hakuba. The Happo One ski field hosted the downhill, super giant slalom and combined slalom events at the 1998 Winter Olympics.
The hotel is located within the picturesque Wadano Forest area of Happo One. It is in a peaceful and tranquil location, surrounded by forest, with great ski field and valley views.
Wadano Forest Hotel is close to the Sakka ski slope at the northern end of Happo One. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders can access the ski slope by crossing the road and skiing down to the Sakka Quad Lift. It is also possible to ski back to the hotel by exiting the northern end of the Sakka ski field and skiing through the trees. Just ask reception for details on how to ski into and ski out of Wadano Forest Hotel.
Alternatively you can ask reception for a lift to the ski field or walk down the road (approximately 400m).
Wadano Forest Hotel is also only 100m from the Hakuba resort shuttle bus.
DIRECTIONS FROM TOKYO
By Train (~3 hours)
Take Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station (buy a JR pass for best value)
From Nagano Station, take Alpico bus from the East exit to Hakuba (schedule here)
By Direct Bus (~5 hours)
Take either Alpico express bus or Nagano Snow Shuttle
Timetable and costs can be found on each respective website
By Taxi (~3-4 hours)
Book taxi here from wherever you would like to be picked up to Hakuba-mura