My husband and I were planning a last minute skiing vacation to Hakuba, and found the choices were very limited. We were a little apprehensive of Koharu based on the lack of real photos posted for this hotel, but decided to go for it. We were pleasantly surprised! At the time of our stay, the hotel had only been open for 7 weeks. The hotel is absolutely beautiful – clean, new, modern, and wonderfully located. Our room was the perfect size, and while we didn't plan ahead to do our own cooking, the kitchenette in the room was a nice option. Heated floors and plenty of storage for our ski gear was a big plus. We also loved that Koharu provided ski lockers for our main gear, tickets at the desk, and that we were just steps away from a lift for Happone. So convenient! The restaurant in the hotel had a great staff, and wonderful food (we ate there for breakfast and dinner). We thought it was a bit overpriced for breakfast, but discovered it's pretty standard in the area... Lastly, the hotel staff was great. Friendly, informative, and really helpful. Would definitely recommend Koharu, and would stay here again if we were in the area.