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Ride. Sleep. Repeat. Butter Inn, your home away from home in Hakuba.

As two ski bums who traveled the globe chasing the best mountains and resorts the world has to offer, it has lead us to opening BUTTER INN in the one of the snowiest places on earth. HAKUBA. Where the snow is quality all season long, from mellow resort riding, to heart racing tight tree skiing, to unbelievable backcountry powder! The mountains in the Hakuba valley have something for everyone.

Butter inn is located in the northern end of the valley sitting at 850m above sea level with
Norikura ski resort wrapping around allowing ski inn/ski out access to norikura and cortina resorts. With a new lift added in 2023 it boasts some of the best riding in the valley. Come and see for yourself, it will not disappoint!!


From dorms to doubles we have a range of rooms to suit any budget. Whether you’re looking to kick it with a group of mates, travelling solo and saving on spend, or are travelling with your significant other, rest assured you’ll get a great nights sleep in our comfortable beds.

Dorm Bed

Single capsule-style bed in shared dorm (4, 6 or 8 bed dorms). Comfortable new mattresses and pillows. Heating. Shared bathroom.

¥5,000 per night

Private King/Twin

King or Twin bed configurations. Comfortable new mattresses and pillows. Heating. Shared bathroom.


Private Double

Double configuration. Comfortable new mattresses and pillows. Heating. Private bathroom.


private rooms+

dorm beds+

private rooms+

dorm beds+

private rooms+

dorm beds+

private rooms+

dorm beds+

private rooms+

dorm beds+


Pick-up / Drop-off+


Pick-up / Drop-off+


Pick-up / Drop-off+


Pick-up / Drop-off+


Pick-up / Drop-off+

Our main priority is ensuring you have an amazing time in Hakuba, ensuring that you have the best holiday possible. From picking you up on arrival, shuttling you to/from your favourite mountains and dropping you off at the end-of-your-stay, there’s no task too tall.

Pickup / Drop-off

We’ll get you to/from our door


We’ll get to to/from the mountains

Evening Shuttles

We’ll get ya out on the town


We got the digs the make your stay as comfortable as possible. Through blood, sweat and tears we’ve renovated our property from top to tail to provide our guests with everything they need (and nothing they don’t) for their Hakuba holiday. Whether it be places to hang out social or escape away there somewhere in Buttered Inn just for you. 

Large Lounge

Big comfy couch for lounging, projector for binge’ing


That winter warmth from burning log. Oh yehhh.


Work ya culinary magic, chef. Full kitchen available for use.

In-House Bar

Snow and… Cold beer. You betcha, ya legend!

Modern Showers

Gotttaaa keep that body clean and supreme!

Dining Area

Sit and eat, drinks and socialise. Big area for you to do as you please.

Drying Room

Keep that gear dry and toasty to start your day out best on the slopes

Tuning Area

Get your gear primed and ready for the japow in our tuning area


I stayed at Butter Inn for 3 weeks in Feb. It's in the best location for ski in/out or Norikura. I stayed in both the bunk room and the private room which were super clean and comfortable. Amazing vibe, everyone there was so friendly. My favourite part of the lodge was the living room where you could sit in front of the fire and watch the snow fall. Can't wait to go back next year when they have the bar downstairs.

Ashlee HardingHappy Guest

Great hidden gem in Hakuba valley, if you are looking for powder in Japan I would highly recommend staying here as it is ski in ski out of the best spots in Hakuba. Lodge has a great community feel with the open dining and lounge area to wind down after a day out in the snow.

Renee MaierStoked Stayer

Great location close to Norikura & Cortina resorts, with ski in ski out. The lodge is spacious and clean, with a kitchen, a nice living room area & a fireplace. Super helpful staff/owners had the best time staying here, would definitely stay again!

Josie CorrFrothy Legend

Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Great location with Ski in/out as well, Awesome people, Facilities are 10/10 - huge kitchen, rooms are spotless, massive dining and common room space with sofas and a projector. This place has everything you could want. Already looking forward to my next stay.

Sam GibsonHell Human


Only a short distance from the lifts where at the front-row to one of the snowiest resort in the Hakuba Valley. Norikura Ski Resort, in the Hakuba Valley, is blessed with a huge annual snowfall and some excellent terrain, making it one of the best destinations for powder days in the Nagano region. With a newly installed backcountry lift, amazing tree skiing, beginner/intermediate slopes and a ski-able connection to the famed Cortina Resort, there really is something for everyone.