- Uncrowded ski area with steep piste runs & freestyle park
- Easy to access backcountry
- Great value accommodation in a forest setting
Goryu & Hakuba 47 are one combined ski area at the Southern end of the Hakuba Valley connected at the top of the mountain.
These two sides are quite different and complement each other, offering a good variety of piste runs, freestyle park features, a small amount of off-piste tree runs and extensive backcountry terrain.
There are no accommodations on the Hakuba 47 side but the Goryu side has two base area villages called Kamishiro & Iimori.
Kamishiro is a picturesque woodland village with a few authentic local restaurants. The village features a mix of ski in / ski out and forest retreat accommodations within a short walk from the ski lifts.
The Hakuba Ryojin Obuya Onsen is one of the largest in the Hakuba Valley and the Hotel Stelle Belle Onsen offers the unique experience of bathing in giant reclaimed miso barells!
Iimori is largely residential and offers few holiday accommodations but does feature the popular Hakuba Snowsports ski school.
The area offers an affordable stay option for large groups and families.
Where is Goryu?
Located at the southern end of the Hakuba Valley, Goryu is the first area to be reached from Nagano & Tokyo.
Kamishiro runs between the slopeside Escal Plaza at the base of the ski resort and Kamishiro train station next to route 148.
Iimori village runs between the slopeside Base Center Iimori building and Iimori train station ono route 148.
The Goryu area is connected to the rest of the Hakuba Valley villages and ski resorts via the Hakuba Valley shuttle bus service. To reach some of the further locations, a change of bus at Happo One may be required.
Tokyu Haneda and Tokyo Narita are the closest airports and can be reached in 5 hours by road or 3.5 to 4 hours by train. Nagano is the closest major city at 1-hour drive.
Goryu Village Map
Goryu offers an affordable stay option for large groups and families.
Groups can choose one of the large self-catering properties, such as The Maple Chalet, Hakuba Mountain Chalet & Cabin or The Bear’s Den.
There are also some great value mid-range Japanese hotels such as Hotel Stelle Belle & Aqua Alpine.
These two ski hills are quite different and complement each other such that combined they offer a good variety of piste runs, freestyle park features, a small amount of off piste tree runs and extensive backcountry terrain with extensive facilities at its three base stations.
Best in The Valley for:
- Steep Piste runs
- Terrain Park
- Quiet runs
- Easy to Access Backcountry
Located just outside Kamishiro village, 150 metres off Route 148, the Hakuba Ryojin Obuya Onsen is one of the largest onsen in the Hakuba Valley and certainly one of our favourites.
The Hotel Stelle Belle Onsen in central Kamishiro village offers the unique experience of outdoor bathing in giant reclaimed miso barells!
For bathers wanting to jump straight into the onsen after skiing, the Escal Plaza includes the Ryujin no yu onsen with separate indoor bathing for men and women.
Kamishiro is a peaceful forest village with a few favourite local restaurants with Tracks Bar the place to head for an apres beer.