About Black Pine

Black Pine (Kuromatsu) Lodge is located in a quiet setting, but within walking distance, away from the hustle and noise of Echoland and Happo, a short walk to downtown Hakuba Village and the train station yet central to most of the resorts. The lodge is a Japanese style Bed and Breakfast with western facilities and beds. Shuttles to most resorts are available within a few minutes walk from the lodge. There are ensuite rooms and other rooms with shared facilities. This type of arrangement is common in Japan. There is a large dining area and bar and the communal lounge area is fitted with a large screen TV with many pre-recorded movies and TV shows available.

A western style breakfast is included in the tariff, providing the right fuel for a great day on the slopes. For dinner, one of the joys of visiting Japan is experiencing the various restaurants, Izakaya’s and Ryokans and the amazing variety of food that is available at prices so low you will find it hard to believe. All tastes and food styles can be accounted for in Hakuba… no-one will be left hungry. There are many restaurants (even a pizza restaurant) and bars within a short walking distance and you can catch the regular night time shuttle buses and taxis to save the walk. The friendly staff at Black Pine can advise you where to eat.

From the Lodge you can see the rising peaks of the Japanese Alps and the ski runs of Hakuba 47 and Happo One and the summit of Iwatake, including the giant Nordic Jumps built for the 1998 Winter Olympics. We never tire of this view and are sure that you will also find it magical and want to return.

Amenities & Info

Western Style Hot Breakfast Included

A western style breakfast is included in the tariff, providing the right fuel for a great day on the slopes.

Free Wifi

Free high speed wireless internet access is available, so bring your laptop.

Close to Restaurants

Large variety of restaurants and services within close distance to the lodge.

Secure ski and board storage

Secure ski and board storage is at the downstairs entrance to the lodge.

Large Drying Room

Downstairs is a large drying room with plenty of space for all of your gear.

Communal Lounge w/ Large TV

The communal lounge area is fitted with a large screen TV with many pre-recorded movies and TV shows available. There is an additional “Games Room” with large TV, pre-recorded movies, streaming movies, PlayStation, Singstar and more for the kids (or Adults).

Large Dining Area & Bar

There is a large dining area and bar for guests to enjoy.

Shuttles to resorts within minutes

The shuttle buses for Happo One, Sunasaka and Goryu, (which gives access to Hakuba 47) pick up almost from the front door of the Lodge. The rest are within a few minutes walk.

Distance from Ski Resorts (km)

Happo One Hakuba 47 Hakuba Goryu Hakuba Iwatake Tsugaike Kogen Cortina Kokusai
1.4km 5.1km 5.9km 4.2km 8.7km 14.9km
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We recently stayed at the Black Pine Lodge and it felt like a home away from home. The owners are very welcoming and helpful. They helped us organise our snowboarding gear, picked us up and dropped us off at several places, advised us on the best restaurants and we never wanted for a thing.
Katie-DyasWarm and wonderful