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Hakuba at a glance

Our Ratings

Powder 4 Stars
Park 3 Stars
Piste 4 Stars
Culture 3 Stars
Dining 4 Stars
Nightlife 4 Stars
English?4 Stars


Advanced 25%
Intermediate 45%
Beginner 30%


Breathtaking alpine panoramas, steep and dramatic landscapes and a healthy dose of powder snow. The resorts of the Hakuba valley are the heart of the Japan Alps.

Hakuba has English speaking season staff, English language road signs and restaurant menus to compliment the traditional Japanese eateries, Ryokans (Inns) and natural onsen.


  • An abundant 11m of dry powder snow per season 
  • Over 130 lifts, 6 terrain parks, night skiing, endless backcountry hiking possibilities across 13 resorts
  • A great Japanese experience with little local restaurants, natural hot springs and temples and shrines to be found
  • Great variety of dining from traditional Japanese Izakaya and sushi to Italian and Mexican cuisines
  • A growing popular nightlife scene that really comes alive on weekends
  • Fun and accessible day trips to the Snow Monkey onsen park and Zenko ji temple in Nagano city

Hakuba Maps

Hakuba Maps

Our Hakuba Maps are a fantastic tool to visualise the Hakuba Valley and become familiar with all that it has to offer.

Whether you want to know where each village is located, which accommodations are well located for accessing the ski lifts, or where the best restaurants and bars are, our maps have you covered.

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Hakuba Snow Lifts and Terrain

Hakuba Ski Resorts

The Hakuba Valley is made up of 10 separate ski resorts. Each ski area has it’s own distinct character and are well connected via the extensive free shuttle bus system.

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Hakuba Valley MapHakuba Villages Guide

The Hakuba Valley is comprised of eleven separate ski areas and eight distinct villages

Each village is connected by a choice of bus and taxi services. 

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Hakuba Resort

Hakuba Accommodation

The Hakuba Valley is spread out and offers a wide range of accommodation options from luxury 5-star hotels, self contained apartments and houses to pensions, lodges and cabins.

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Hakuba Concierge Booking Service

Why waste valuable holiday time when you get here? All of our pre-booking prices are the better or same as buying in the resort.

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Japan Map

Getting to Hakuba

With well-established and smoothly operated transport routes, Hakuba is accessible to travellers from overseas and within Japan.

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Hakuba Snow Lifts and Terrain

When to visit Hakuba

The ski season runs from Early December through mid-April and temperature, snow quality, lift operation, crowds, nightlife, airport transfers and accommodation pricing vary through the season.

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Hakuba Shuttle Bus

Getting Around Hakuba

Whether you prefer to jump on a shuttle bus, book a taxi or hire a car and drive yourself, there are plenty of options to get around the Hakuba Valley.

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Hakuba Restaurants

Hakuba Restaurants

Hakuba offers an inspired range of dining options from authentic Japanese cuisine to fusion, ethnic and European cuisine. 

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Hakuba Onsen Hot Springs

Hakuba Onsen

Therapeutic sessions in a steaming onsen, among the boulders with snow falling all around you is not to be missed on a trip to Hakuba.

Time in one of Hakuba's fantastic onsen will help you relax and unwind after a full day of activities on the mountains.

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Hakuba Child Care

A choice of In-Room Babysitting or Day Care child care options are available in Hakuba.

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Hakuba Snow Shoe Tours

Hakuba Winter Activities

Hakuba offers some great outdoor activities off the mountain including Snow Mobile Tours, Snow Rafting Tours,  Snow Shoe Tours, Kids Adventure Centre, Fat Bikes and an Indoor Climbing Wall.

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Hakuba Day Tours

Hakuba Day Tours

Take a day off the slopes to visit the world's famous Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park, home to about 200 wild monkeys who spend their days soaking in the natural hot springs, or the famous Nozawa fire festival, held for one night only on January 15th every year; a must see cultural experience.

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Room Availability Information / Booking

The light blue bar at the top of the page shows the price and availability status of the accommodation (Available OR Enquire for Availability) for the stay dates listed.

When changing the stay dates, be sure to click the Update button to get the price and availability status of the new dates.

Where a discount is on offer, the pricing shown has the discount already applied.

Checking Availability

If the availability status is “Enquire for Availability” you can check availability by clicking on the “Enquire Now” button and submitting the accommodation enquiry form.

Please ensure you select “I/we would like to Check if this accommodation is available” in the first field of the form.

We will respond to you via email to confirm the availability status within 24-48 hours.


To proceed with booking the accommodation, click on the “Book Now” button and submit the accommodation enquiry form.

Please ensure you select “I/we would like to Book this accommodation” in the first field of the form.

Within 24-48 hours, we will send instructions to you on how to pay the deposit required to secure the booking.

The price of bookings is fixed in Japanese Yen but you can pay in your home currency.