Just over three hours from downtown Tokyo in the Northern Japanese Alps – Hakuba is an experience incomparable to others. The valley can claim more sunshine than its neighbours, a cluster of mountains with wide ranging terrain, delicious restaurants, great bars, huge snowfalls and the steepest runs of the country’s 600 alpine resorts.
Hakuba is the perfect destination for international tourists with a combination of western and traditional Japanese culture. Hakuba has a great village vibe with plenty restaurants, bars and cafes. Hakuba has a variety of accommodation options for all budgets from hostels to luxurious chalets. The majority of the accommodation is within walking distance of the ski lifts.
The Hakuba Valley
Hakuba Valley includes 11 ski resorts which provides an array of terrain for all desires and abilities. Ski resorts within Hakuba can be accessed with a common Hakuba Valley lift ticket along with the free shuttle buses which make it easy to get to any of the ski resorts within Hakuba.
Hakuba has over 960 hectars of terrain to ski and includes 200+ courses, 135 lifts and 9 terrain parks. There are plenty of runs for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers or boarders . Hakuba also has access to some insane backcountry and awesome tree skiing in resorts such as Cortina but this isn’t approved in all resorts with some banning off-piste skiing.
If you look through Hakuba.com you will see everything you need to know about Hakuba and will be able to start planning your Hakuba holiday.