Shakespeare Hotel


About Us

Love the snow? nature? mountain?  We do.  It wasn’t hard to feel our innate craving for nature while we were trapped in Tokyo so we took the leap and started the Shakespeare Hotel in Hakuba.  Our passion is to reconnect you with mother nature.  We’re a family business with local ties because we want to stay true to why we fell in love with Hakuba: Wicked vibe of this mountainside community. 

We are Hakuba people.  Our hotel/front desk staffs are Hakuba locals who live here all year round so we can help you navigate this ski-crazy town.  The restaurants, bars, shop, yoga studio, and massage service on premise are also all operated by Hakuba locals but no worries, we’re all bilinguals or more!

Let us be your service.  Global resort, local touch.

About the Hotel

We are conveniently situated in the heart of Hakuba. The hotel main building resembles Shakespeare’s birth house, the Globe Bar resembles Anne Hathaway’s birth house, and the restaurant building resembles Shakespeare’s school. We’re quirky like that.

In the winter, The Shakespeare Hotel is minutes away from 10 ski resorts, the closest one being Happo-one, the venue of the 1998 Winter Olympics, which is 5 minutes away. The shuttle bus stop for most ski resorts is conveniently located across the street from the hotel. Whether it’s your first time on the slopes or you’re a multi year veteran, Hakuba caters to skiers and snowboarders of all levels.

There are 3 restaurants and 1 bar located on our premise : Kyoto (Japanese), Tomatito (Italian), Miyama Jingiskan (Lamb BBQ) and The Globe Bar (Shakespearean themed pub). Echoland, were we are located, is known for having plenty of local restaurants, cafes and bars that are all within walking distance.

For on premise activities, we have a yoga studio called Komorebi Yoga and massage place called Tamamido, so you can unwind after skiing or have a rest day at the hotel.


Our friendly staff are mostly local people (few seasonal workers as we love them too) who speak Japanese, English, Tagalog, Portuguese and Chinese. Please feel free to ask us anything during your stay; we work hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible!

In the summer, the mountains offer a wide range of activities from hiking, river rafting, canoeing, fishing, mountain yoga, SUP yoga at the lake, mountain biking, and much much more! So make sure to check out summer in Hakuba!


Come visit us at the Shakespeare Hotel. It is the perfect place for a ski or hiking holiday, yoga or meditation retreat and is suitable for families, couples, friends, and colleagues! It is a home away from home.


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