The Lab, Hakuba's Most Lively Lodge - Hakuba


The Lab, Hakuba’s Most Lively Lodge


The Lab is a large ski lodge and is located within 500m of the Happo-One lifts. The lodge includes a big communal living area, fully stocked and serviced bar, a restaurant serving great value meals. The rooms are all western style, and range from 2-8 person share. The Lab Hakuba is perfect for singles and groups of skiers and boarders looking for a good time both on and off the mountains, whether you want to stay for 5 nights or 30.

The Lab has hosted Olympians, free-riders, pro riders, internationally renowned musicians, and countless really good people. Here the Go Pro team from the States poses for a pic.


The Lab has one of the most envious locations in all of Hakuba, halfway between Echoland and Happo Village, meaning all of the best bars, restaurants, cafes, and resort shuttles are within walking distance. The Nakiyama Lifts on Hakuba’s largest resort, Happo One, are about a 7 minute walk. It’s the ideal place to experience all Hakuba has to offer.

Room Types

1 bed in a 4/6/8 bed room – ¥6,500

Private Twin Room – ¥16,999

Lounge Area


The Lab offers daily breakfast free of charge to all guests and serves a home-style cooked dinner every night. The head chef, Mark-san, whips up fabulous concoctions always preparing a vegan option in addition to the day’s main meal for the herbivores among us. Let the team know by 5pm that you’d like dinner to reserve your spot (+81 3-9017-1142).

The Lab offers a tremendous Christmas Dinner Party with great food and lots of drinks
Vegan Ramen- Rich vegan shoyu broth, assorted veggies, 2 types of mushrooms, tofu, soba noodles. Made with love by Mark-san Ichiban. ¥1300

Live Music

The best artists from Hakuba and beyond have come to play the Lab.


The Lab has a reputation for having some of the wildest parties in the entire Hakuba Valley. This reputation was well earned with some epic bangers throughout the years. Here are a few examples of the Legendary Lab parties.

The Best Friends Wed

Best friends and Lab guests, Scott and Sebastian, decided the world needed to know about their life long love and the Lab staff sprung into action helping them to plan the perfect Hakuba wedding. The two were wed in front of dozens of guests, friends, and Hakuba locals while their respective wedding parties looked on in admiration. After the service, everyone celebrated well into the night.

Olympics at the Lab

Australia Day

Christmas Dinner

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