The Hakuba Valley operates a shuttle bus service connecting 9 ski areas in the Hakuba Valley (Happo One, Goryu, Hakuba 47, Iwtake, Tsugaike, Cortina, Norikura, Kashimayari & Jigatake) during the daytime and a nighttime bus called the Genki Go bus for restaurants and nightlife.
In addition, each individual ski area runs its own shuttle bus service to access their ski area.
If you are not sure which bus stop is closest to your accommodation for one of these routes, please ask us.
Timetables for the 2021-22 winter season will be confirmed closer to the start of winter.
Generally speaking there is not much change from year to year.
If you are not sure which ski areas in the Hakuba Valley you want to visit, please check out our snow, terrain and lifts guide
Each ski area has its own distinct character with towering peaks and 360 degree panoramic vistas.
You can ride the Hakuba Valley Shuttle Bus for FREE if you hold a Hakuba Valley All Mountain passes on the day of skiing.
If you have a lift pass for any of the individual ski areas, you can use this bus service but you will be charged a small fare by the driver.
The Genki Go Bus runs from just before Christmas until the end of February each year and facilities travel between Goryu, Misorano, Echoland, Happo One, Hakuba Station area, Wadano and Iwatake villages.
You can purchase a ticket from the driver for ¥300. Please ensure that you have exact change.
Hakuba 47 ski area operates a shuttle bus service across 8x routes between mid December and the end of March each winter.
Goryu ski area operates its own shuttle bus services to two base areas of the Goryu ski area: Escal Plaza and Iimori between mid December and the end of March each winter
Happo One ski area operates a shuttle bus across 8x routes between mid December and the end of March each winter and a reduced service in April.
Iwatake ski area operates a shuttle bus service across 4x routes connecting Iwatake with Echoland, Misorano, Happo One & Wadano.
Tsugaike ski area operates a shuttle bus across 3x routes each winter connecting Tsugakie with Echoland, Happo One and Wadano.
A shuttle bus connecting Cortina and Norikura ski resorts with Tsugaike, Happo One and Hakuba Train Station.
All information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing. As details and operation of the service may be subject to change, please double check the details with the service provider.