Hakuba Goryu Facilities

Hakuba Goryu Facilities

Most of the Goryu ski resort amenities are located at the two base areas, with Toomi and the associated Escal Plaza being the larger of the base areas. The Escal Plaza is very well developed and has information booths with English speaking staff, multiple nap areas (so you can do as the Japanese do), a Burton retail store, and a ski pro shop with skis, boots and clothing.

Goryu Ski Rentals & Snowboard Hire

The Goryu Rental shop is located inside Escal Plaza.

A good pick for a Goryu ski rental /snowboard shop is Central Snowsports which is located opposite Escal Plaza. Central Snowsports also offer a guest shuttle whereby they pick you up and drop you off to your accommodation. Central Snowsports have standard snowboard and ski rentals and clothing (pants, jackets, helmets) as well as high performance equipment and fat skis. In addition, they have backcountry ski touring rentals, skins, collapsible poles, snowshoes and packs with avalanche beacon, shovel and probe. You can pre-book your gear here.

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Hakuba Goryu Ski School

Hakuba Snowsports School provide ski lessons for kids (5 and up) and adults, and snowboard lessons for ages 7 and up, for novice through to advanced levels. Private and group lessons are conducted in English. The group lesson meeting point is located at the Iimori base and it’s possible to ski down a beginner run from the Toomi side (where most of the accommodation is), but complete novices may want to catch a shuttle bus to Iimori.

Kids Facilities

Goryu offers day care for kids aged 1-5, but not from 12-1pm when parents have to pick up the kids for lunch (so no heading over to Happo One for a ski!). The staff are fully qualified but they do not necessarily speak fluent English.

Kids Wonderland, a snow park, is a fenced off area out the front of Escal Plaza. There are lots of sleds, buckets and other play equipment for free use.

Eating On Mountain

There is no shortage of places to eat on-mountain with izakayas and eateries flanking the Toomi slope, cafeterias at the base areas, the 360 cafeteria up the top of the mountain, a Subway, and an ice cream shop (I never understood why the Japanese love ice-cream in winter?!).

Goryu Restaurants - Evening Dining

There is no main street with a concentration of restaurants and bars, so you have to wander around the village to find evening dining opportunities. Even then, there are probably only several Goryu restaurants or bars (and they may or may not be open). It can only be assumed that the Japanese visitors have dinner at their hotel or pension.

151 Hakuba has a lovely bar with comfie couches, an open fireplace, and lots of wines including lots of Australian wine. Actually the place feels like little Australia! In addition to some nice bar snacks, there is also a more formal restaurant.

Base Hakuba serves up burgers, fries and parmies (also very Australian) in a very casual (aka sterile) environment. The food is good and ideal if you’re just looking for a feed without any atmosphere.


There is a 7-Eleven out on the main highway about 1.5km from the central village where you can get supplies and use an international ATM.