Top things to do in Hakuba

Top Choice Izakaya in Hakuba

Hie Izakaya

This lovely little izakaya (bar-restaurant) in Echoland is so popular that you'll need to make a booking; get your accommodation owner to set you up at least a day ahead. Expect all the usual izakaya fare here on a …
Top Choice Soba in Hakuba


A top spot both at lunchtime, when soba-noodle dishes are to the fore, and in the evening, when Zen morphs into an izakaya (bar-restaurant), this place oozes Japanese atmosphere, with both tatami-mat seating and tab…
Top Choice Bar in Hakuba

Mocking Bird

This Echoland favourite has a cosy, natural-wood, log-cabin vibe about it, offering a solid range of drinks and pub food on an English menu with great music. It's extremely popular: you might find it hard to get in …
Pub in Hakuba

Hakuba Brew Pub

It's hard to go wrong when you're at the bottom of the Iwatake slopes and are home base for the local brew, Hakuba Beer. This winter-only place is a top spot, offering good pub food plus the full range of Hakuba Bee…
Cafe in Hakuba

Sounds Like Cafe

Breakfast, lunch and lattes done Aussie-style keep hungry patrons coming back for more at this popular spot in Echoland. It's about as authentically Western as a cafe can be in Japan, and the food and coffee are top…
Sports Bar in Hakuba

Lucky Pete's Bar & Cafe

This chilled-out, family-friendly, smoke-free bar to your right as you exit JR Habuka Station serves juicy original burgers and comfort-food favourites, along with plenty of snow-cold beer. Hours vary outside ski se…
Pub in Hakuba

Mominoki Pub

The only English pub in the village is found in a Swiss-style chalet on the grounds of the Mominoki hotel in Wadano. By Japanese standards, it's huge and happening. There's a daily happy hour, free internet and wi-f…
Japanese in Hakuba


Self-billed as 'Grandma's Hakuba home-style cooking', Ohyokkuri serves hearty soups and stews and traditional local dishes to an adoring crowd in the heart of Happō village.
Bar in Hakuba

Tracks Bar

Located between Kamishiro Station and Goryū in the south of the valley, this is a favourite night spot for the younger, foreign crowd, with live music, pool tables, wood-burning stoves and sport on a huge screen.