Traditional with a twist: Tatami Rooms


Gakuto Lodge was built in 1963, and was originally a private chalet for a Japanese company. It served many years as a tranquil place where employees could recharge after months of diligent work. The natural landscapes and friendly people of Hakuba formed the perfect combination for a holiday retreat.


The Lodge became a popular hotel for skiiers in 2000, and has recently joined Gakuto Villas in providing a modern level of comfort for visitors year round. Respecting the environment and its history, most features of the Lodge have been kept intact.




The Lodge Manager – Kazuhiko Yokokawa

Born and raised in Hakuba, Yokokawa-san knows everything there is know about the area. At an early age, he was an Alpine ski racer of the Hakuba ski club, helping to develop the sport of ski racing in Japan. Starting at just 23 years old, he served 10 years as a member of the Japanese National ski team, and even competed at the Alpine Ski World Cup, which brought him to Europe and North America.

Since 2000, he has been the indispensable jack-of-all trades at Gakuto Alpine Lodge, where he can be found working everywhere, from the kitchen, to the front desk, to even the utilities room! If you’re lucky, you might even find him at Happo One’s ski school passing down his skills to the next generation of skiers!

We are delighted and honored to have such a knowledgeable and experienced Local Manager to look after Gakuto Villas. We are confident that Yokokawa-san and his family will provide only the best service to all our guests and ensure they have a memorable stay.



Lodge features and facilities



Bedroom Living Room
Building Lobby




4 traditional style Japanese tatami rooms
42 square meters
1 bathroom
Sitting area
Fully furnished: all fixtures and furniture, curtains, lighting, and interior decorations
TV, telephone, DVD-player, refrigerator
Internet access – WIFI
Front door shuttle bus service
Nearby to restaurants, bars, onsens, and minutes from convenience store


    Room and rates


    NEW addition for winter 2011 - 4 traditional style Japanese tatami rooms in our main building. Cozy and comfortable with one bathroom/shower per room, sitting area and TV. Measures 42sqm and fits up to 4 people. Wi-fi included.


      Dates Sun - Thu (JPY) Fri - Sat (JPY)
      Jan 3 - Mar 14, 2013 20,000 22,000
      Mar 15 - Mar 30, 2013 14,500 15,950
      Apr 1 - Apr 25, 2013 15,300 16,750
      Apr 26 - May 10, 2013 24,200 26,600
      May 11 - Jul 18, 2013 15,300 16,750
      Jul 19 - Aug 31, 2013 24,200 26,600
      Sep 1 - Dec 15, 2013 15,300 16,750
      Dec 16 - Dec 23, 2013 21,000 23,100
      Dec 24 - Jan 02, 2014 31,500 34,650
      Jan 03 - Mar 14, 2014 21,000 23,100
      Mar 15 - Mar 30, 2014 15,300 16,750

    * 100% non-smoking hotel

    * Tax and service charges included

    * Final prices to be confirmed upon booking

    * Long term rental available, please contact








    Gakuto Villas & Gakuto Lodge | email: | tel: 02 6172 2264 (local) +81 (02) 6172 2264 (roaming)