- Hakuba Valley (Nagano) is home to 10 ski resorts accessible on the one lift pass
- With endless terrain, epic day tours and extensive dining and nightlife options, it’s one of the most popular ski resorts in Japan
- Less than four hours from Tokyo Airport on the Shinkansen Bullet Train, it’s easily accessible. Plus, we have an office in Happo Village to assist you during your stay
Hakuba AccommodationView the best properties across the Hakuba valley from backpacker lodges to luxury hotels and apartments.
Ski PackagesFully customisable Hakuba packages including flights, accommodation, lift passes, lessons and more.
Group ToursLooking to chase that famous Japow? Our mountain guides know Japan very well and have spend many season riding around the country! We have some awesome trips throughout Japan and can also offer custom tours for private groups.
day toursHakuba has so much to do off the mountain. From snow monkeys, sake tasting, snow mobiling, castles and heaps more.
Hakuba DiningThere are so many amazing dining and nightlife options throughout the Hakuba Valley. Check out some of our favourites.
How to get to
HakubaThere are a few different ways you can get to Hakuba from Tokyo and other cities. Check out which option is best for you.
Hakuba Trail MapsThe Hakuba Valley consists of 10 ski resorts all on the one lift pass, offering so much terrain for everyone. Check out all the resorts here.
Group ToursLooking to plan an overseas school tour to Hakuba? Let us do the organisation for you with our team of experienced travel specialists.
Featured Hakuba Articles
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Hidden Gems of Hakuba: Explore Beyond the Ski Slopes in Winter
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2022-2023 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update : A Few Speed Bumps Then Snowy Business as Usual
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2022-2023 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – December Update
James Winfield, Niseko, December 31, 2021. Indications are snowfalls will ramp up in late December, so we may celebrate New Year’s Eve in a similar fashion this year.Photo: Sea and Summit Photography / @nisekojapan Mountainwat [...]
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