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You'll find that there is a great range of things to keep you entertained while you're off the slopes in Hakuba. You can find a brief summary of local attractions and activities below, and our friendly Double Black staff will be more than happy to give you the local lowdown on the best places to eat and explore during your stay.

The Villages

There are three main centres around Double Black. The closest are Wadano and Happo villages within easy walking distance, and Echo Land just 10 minutes away by car.

Eating, Drinking and Shopping

You will definitely be spoilt for choice on where you can eat and drink in and around Hakuba. Bars and restaurants abound, offering quality western and Japanese cuisine. For those looking for some retail therapy, the local shops offer a quirky and often bizarre range of goods for sale, making every shopping trip an entertaining adventure.

Fancy a day off?

There are a couple of must do's if you are not going to hit the slopes during the day. The two most popular local attractions are the impressive Matsumoto Castle, built in the late 16th century and still standing proudly, and the nearby Snow Monkey population, which both entertain and educate all year round.

Going Japanese, taking a traditional Onsen

For centuries the Japanese have known the physical and spiritual release to be found when soaking in a tradtional onsen. Relieve those aching muscles while blissfully lapping up a true cultural experience. We can not recommend this enough!