We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Pension & Bar Side Hill

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Pension & Bar Side Hill
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 31: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Kikuo was very helpful from the moment we booked. Had a group of 4, and we were hosted in adjoining rooms which was convenient. The moment we stepped through the door we were warmly welcomed and had all our questions answered, from hiring ski gear, how to get to the resort area (base of Happo-One), recommended restaurants in Echoland and...

Thank Subby08
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We stayed here with our teenage children in jan 2015. The lodge is clean and very well run, the host was always at hand to advise on ski resorts, resterants and activities. Even though the rooms do not have en-suite bathrooms, the Japanese styled "shared" bathrooms worked well and were a clean and very functional. Breakfast was varied everyday and...

Thank Evan K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2014

My partner and I stayed at this lovely quaint lodge for 2wks early February and will definately be returning on our next holiday to Japan. From the moment we arrived we recieved the most warm & friendly service from Kikuo & his family and staff. Kikuo was so incredibly kind and generous with his time and knowledge, which made this...

Thank Samantha A
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2014

My partner & I travelled to japan for the first time and decided to stay with Pension & Bar Side Hill for 5 days whilst in Hakuba. Out of the total 20 days spent throughout japan, these 5 would easily have been our most memorable. From the moment Kikuo greeted us at the train station we knew we'd be in...

Thank Jay B
Hong Kong
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This is my fourth stay with Sidehill. I would like to give a big thanks to the Kikuo's family. We have another wonderful stay in early Feb 2014. We travelled with big group with different check in/out dates, at a point we occupied the whole lodge. Comparing to previous years, Kikuo-san's cooking skill is even better. Nice presentation and taste....

Thank uglyduck2070
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2014

I stayed at Side Hill for 8 nights with my sone. Kikuo and his family made it a wonderful experience. The food here is a high point... Kikuo is a very talented chef who loves to cook, and who is very generous in the love and care that he puts into it. Breakfast is most definitely not the standard stale...

Thank Andy S
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed there over end of October, not a snowing season, So upon arrival, we were told we're the only group that night. It's my first experience staying in a pension/lodge hotel, so everything's seem so new and impressive for me, the fire place in the living area made me feel warm and cozy. The booking wasn't done by me,...

Thank 113PAENG
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 July 2013

I was part of a group of 8 people staying here and we all loved it. The owner (Kikuo) picked us up from the station when we arrived, and every morning cooked an awesome breakfast which set us up for a day of snowboarding. Kikuo was also very helpful in giving travel advice, providing discounted lift passes and helping to...

Thank B K
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 April 2013

3rd year here, food last year was perfect, this year is marvellous! deeply impressed by Kikuo-san thoughful ideas on menu designed. we had totally different dishes, even breakfast for the 6D5N stay. good location, great food, friendly service, sweet family, clean room and common living area, reasonable price... just like others shared, nothing negative. few nights with a group of...

Thank 852ghon
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I want to just start off by saying, this should be 5/5 like the majority has stated, but a few things forced me to drop it, though it hurts me to do it;) First the POSITIVES: The location is awesome, minutes to 2 ski shuttle stops, 2 blocks from the ski rental shop, and 2-4 blocks from several good pubs...

1Thank littlechilds

42 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (33)
Dining (7)
View from Room (3)
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Family/Play Areas (3)
Bathroom (4)
Room/Suite (3)
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (9)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Hakuba-mura hotels
Shakespeare Hotel
#27 of 99 in Hakuba-mura
47 reviews
Hotel Mont Blanc Hakuba
#20 of 99 in Hakuba-mura
108 reviews
Hakuba happou Onsen
Phoenix Hotel
Phoenix Hotel
#7 of 99 in Hakuba-mura
82 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Grove Inn Skala
#2 of 365 in Hakuba-mura
72 reviews
Hakuba happou Onsen
Hakuba Ski-kan
Hakuba Ski-kan
#4 of 365 in Hakuba-mura
40 reviews
Pension Karunaju
#14 of 365 in Hakuba-mura
19 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pension & Bar SIDE HILL- your home away from home - just relax and enjoy the peace & quiet and the great clear air... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pension & Bar Side Hill

Address: 3020-1115 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Kitaazumi-gun > Hakuba-mura
Hotel Class:3 star — Pension & Bar Side Hill 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pension & Bar Side Hill staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Luxury room with private bathroom.”
  • View from our bedroom window
 of 5 bubbles 606jayb, 18 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The premier room looks great, wish we had it. The rooms with shared bathrooms are actually a bit bigger. If you upgrade to a private bathroom (not premier), then you actually dont get a couch....not good if you have big bags.”
 of 5 bubbles littlechilds, 20 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Room 1 is standalone, so the noise from next door will be reduced.”
 of 5 bubbles uglyduck2070, 23 Feb 2012 | Read review
3 of 3