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We had the best experience staying at Pension Hobby during our visit to Japan. The owners are very kind and they went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Our room was simple and clean with a modern space heater. Norikura itself is tiny and the number of restaurants is limited. This didn’t matter at all since we had fantastic dinners (set menu) at Pension Hobby every night during our stay. Breakfast always included homemade yoghurt, milk, jam, sausages, bacon and so on. All of he food was delicious! The lift system is small but this is easily offset by smaller crowds on powder days and Cortina is easy to access without having to catch a bus. You can get a discount coupon from Pension Hobby for Norikura or Norikura+Cortina tickets. The lifts are a short walk up the street away and the Onsen is short walk in the opposite direction. The shuttle bus connecting to the rest of Hakuba valley is located close to the lifts. Thank you again for a great stay!