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Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
If you are in the station area you are blessed- there are at least 4 shops within a 5 minute walk. Very good place to start if time is not an issue. See the map below for locations. •Montbell. Located upstairs of the Happo Information Centre. Has a wide range of wear and some backcountry accessories. Wear is especially good value. •Kojitsusanso. Probably biggest outdoor shop in Hakuba. Great range of jackets and pants, and other wear. They have a discount outlet on the 1st floor, so don’t miss that. Also lots of other accessories and backcountry gear. Limited amount of actual skis or boards. Take your passport to get it tax free. •Yamatoya . Smaller shop near station but have a wide range of well priced gear. Worth a look. •North Face. Big flashy shop uphill from the station- lots of outdoor wear, but a little on the pricey side. •Patagonia. Near North Face and sellling similar gear. •Rapie Backcountry. The shop for backcountry gear. Talk to Matsumoto san (the owner) for very good unbiased advice. He keeps his prices at the same or less than what you will find on the net. •Garage 902. In Echoland near Mt Hakuba Backpackers. Good range of gear but dont’ expect a bargain. •Rhythm. Big shop in Wadano (upper Happo). Lots of very good gear, but priced accordingly. If you want the best and are willing to pay for it probably go straight here.•The Boarding co. Near the station-specializes in Powder snowboards, skis and backccountry kits.