Hakuba | SamuraiSnow


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 maps are a great place to start in planning your trip. 

Hakuba Accommodation

Hakuba Resort

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. 

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.

When to Visit Hakuba

Hakuba Snow Lifts and Terrain

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. 

Snow, Lifts & Terrain

Hakuba Snow Lifts and Terrain

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

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.

Child Care


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