Snowdrift Lodge LocationOur lodge is located in the upper section of Echoland in Hakuba, just a 1 minute walk away from the main street of Echoland with all the bars and restaurants close by, but away from the late night noise. There is bus stop just 1 minute walk away for thefree shuttle bus that goes to all of the ski resorts.
Arriving by car
We are located in the Echoland district of Hakuba, which is where most of the nightlife is. By car we are a 5 minute drive from Hakuba Train Station and a 5 minute drive to either of Hakuba 47/Goryu or Happone Ski areas. If you are coming in your own car we can be found by going up the main Echoland Road in Hakuba till you reach the roundabout, then turn right and we are 20 metres along on the left hand side. Please note that whilst there is an ATM that accepts all international visa cards only a short walk from the lodge non visa credit card holders will have to go to the post office near the station. It is recommended you bring sufficient cash to tide you over.
Access by other means
Arriving by shuttle bus from the airportWe recommend Nagano Snow shuttle if you are coming directly from the airport and not stopping in at Tokyo. They will drop off directly at the lodge- very handy if you are coming in on a late flight, and their bus terminal is at the bottom of Echoland, just a 5 - 10 min walk from the lodge. Cost is only ¥9,500 yen each way. Arriving by public transport or from other places in JapanIf you are coming to Hakuba via somewhere other than the airports, such as Tokyo or Kyoto or you wish to make your own way by public transport, then look at the Ski Hakuba websitefor detailed information, prices and timetables on how to do this.
From Hakuba/Bus Station
Between 8 and 8pmIf you would like to take advantage of our free pick up please call mobile phone number 070-43748-414 on arrival in Hakuba. Before 8am or after 8pm•From the train station by taxi it is about 1,300 yen to the lodge or a 40 min walk. •From the Hakuba Happo bus terminal it is a half hour walk (flat), or a 1,000 yen taxi trip.