The Hakuba with its free breakfast and onsen appealed to us, but it’s a little too far out of the action. Although they offer a shuttle bus into areas that’s not at all times, and taxis in Japan are expensive. The variety at breakfast wasn’t really to our liking, but did the job before skiing. The views are amazing and it would be great if there was a little bar/cafe that you could get Hot/cold drinks in the day/evening...but all there is is the shop which sells souvenirs and some cans of beer and bottle of sake. The use of the private onsen has to be paid for but it is lovely, we used it twice. The rooms were only cleaned once every two days, but to compensate we were given some vouchers for the shop...to get a souvenir and can of Ashai.