Hakuba – Japanese Northern Alps
- Getting to Hakuba
- Hakuba Resorts
- Hakuba Rentals and Lessons
- What to do in Hakuba
- Hakuba Restaurants and Bars
- Hakuba links
Hakuba, just three and a half hours from Tokyo, is the skiing Mecca of Japan. A direct bus from Tokyo (Narita) International Airport makes it easy to get to Hakuba.
Located in the centre of the towering Japanese Northern Alps, the township of Hakuba provides immediate access to over 10 different ski fields. These fields cater for all levels of skier and snowboarder with each offering a uniquely Japanese experience.
Hakuba receives an average of 12 metres of snow and powder snow each year. Given its unique weather patterns located close to the Japan Sea, Hakuba also experiences more "blue bell" days than any ski resort in Northern Japan.
Hakuba itself is still a predominantly Japanese skier destination. As such, the township of Hakuba offers a fabulous insight into Japanese lifestyle and culture with an amazing array of restaurants, onsens (hot springs) and museums. A popular half day tour from Hakuba is the famous Japanese snow monkeys.
The King of Hakuba is the Happo One ski field. Happo One, the largest, steepest and deepest ski field in Hakuba hosted a number of the downhill events during the Nagano Winter Olympics. It is the dominant ski field in Japan!
The township of Hakuba consists of three main areas: Wadano, Happo and Echoland. Hakuba Deer Lodge is located in the Wadano area which is set in a beautiful forest offering visitors a very tranquil environment. Wadano has a broad selection of restaurants and bars.