Hakuba: The Pub
Get There: 4683-2 Hokujo. It’s on the way to Sakka base, across the road from Rhythm SnowSports.
This classic Tudor-style English pub is buried under a pile of fluffy powder. They have a sweet loft upstairs with big armchairs and a pool table. The food is classic pub grub: nachos, burgers, pizza and Japanese beers on tap. Snowboard documentaries play on a big screen and the vibes are very relaxed, warm and homely.
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