Set in the beautiful Japanese alps in Nagano prefecture, Hakuba is a winter ski paradise - an unrivalled location, unique in Asia.
Situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Northern Japan Alps, Hakuba stands out as one of Japan's top winter resort areas, offering some of the best winter sports action in Japan. The host of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, Hakuba comprises 10 ski resorts stretched across a broad valley, and provides more terrain, vertical rise and advanced ski and snowboard slopes than anywhere in Japan. Abundant snow falls and excellent powder conditions make Hakuba a perennial top choice of skiers and snowboarders from around the world.
Hakuba Valley - Japan's largest snow resort
For more than 70 years, Hakuba has been providing skiers, boarders and outdoor enthusiasts the ideal conditions for enjoying a superlative winter sports experience. Over 200 different trails, exceptional powder and some of the longest vertical skiing in Japan are just a few of the reasons why Hakuba has earned its reputation as a prime destination for skiers and boarders of all levels.
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A Winter Paradise
First founded in 1928, Hakuba boasts some of the highest snowfall levels in Japan, with an annual base of snow exceeding ten meters. Winter in Hakuba means opportunities to enjoy an incredible array of winter sports against the backdrop of the spectacularly beautiful Northern Japan Alps. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, winter enthusiasts can enjoy telemark skiing, Nordic skiing, snow rafting, snow mobiling, heliskiing and snowshoeing. Thanks to its dry climate and exceptional powder snow, Hakuba provides an unparalleled winter vacation experience in Japan.
Summer in Hakuba
Hakuba is not only about ski or snowboard but summer activities. There are many trekking trails and hiking trails that are easy to go. Happo Pond, selected by the CNN as “the 34 most beautiful places in Japan,” is a mysterious pond where the pond mirrors and reflects the mountains of Hakuba. You can also enjoy outdoor activities like SUP, rafting, canoeing, paragliding, EX adventure and so on. Just dive into the extraordinary.