Hi there, My name is Desmond, I’m British, from North Yorkshire in the UK, owner of Black Bear Properties here in Hakuba where we have a great selection of accommodation for you to choose from.
Following a year in Copenhagen Denmark after graduating University in the UK, I moved to Japan in my mid 20’s and have spent most of my adult life (30+ years) living in Japan.
During the years I spent in Tokyo, after discovering Hakuba, I was a visitor almost every weekend during winter season, and a few summer visits too.
When looking to move out of the city, there was really no other choice, I made Hakuba my home in 2008, but have been riding the slopes here for over 30 years! And happy to share my local knowledge with all our guests.
We offer a complimentary pick up and drop of service from Hakuba train station or bus terminal, or if you are arriving by car or taxi, we will welcome you to your accommodation.
Prior to arrival we can help your planning with info on getting to Hakuba, Lessons, Rentals, Lift Tickets, Day Tours, …even a rental car for exploring more of the Hakuba area whilst you’re here.
At check in we will explain how the house works and of course answer any questions you might have. We also provide a guide book filled with lots of useful local info. Hakuba has so much to offer, of course the amazing winter powder, and a great selection of slopes for all from beginner to expert. If the weather is not its best, there is plenty to do, a great selection of dining options, or for day trips, the snow monkeys, beautiful temples, sake brewery and more.
We hope you will choose one of our Black Bear Properties and look forward to welcoming you to Hakuba soon, or if you are interested in investing in the Hakuba dream, we are here to answer your questions.