(Travel time: Approx. 5h 10 min)
Hakuba is situated in the spectacularly beautiful Northern Japan Alps, surrounded by abundant snow falls, which earned its reputation as the best winter sports resort in Japan.
Nine ski resorts are located across the Hakuba Valley within easy access from the local towns of Happo. Hakuba provides truly memorable trip in the great nature at the foot of the Northern Alps.
Sanosaka Snow Resort
A family-friendly resort with the scenery of both forest and lake. About 80% of all the runs are beginner to intermediate. Sanosaka also has one of the best competitive mogul courses in the country.
Number of Trails - 15 / Longest Run - 2,100m / Number of Lifts - 5
Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort
Goryu offers a wide variety of trails, the largest night skiing area in the Hakuba Valley. It is one of the most popular ski resort for winter sports enthusiasts, especially snowboarders. You can also access Hakuba 47 from the top of the mountain and enjoy both resorts with the popular dual mountain pass.
Number of Trails - 15 / Longest Run - 5,000m / Number of Lifts - 13(including 1 gondola)
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
Hakuba 47 is one of the most popular resorts in the Hakuba Valley. Their extensive terrain park includes a halfpipe and all levels of jumps. You can access Goryu Snow Resort from the top of the mountain and enjoy both areas with a dual pass.
Number of Trails - 8 / Longest Run - 6,400m / Number of Lifts - 6(including 1 gondola)
For Hakuba Goryu, please book a ticket from Shinjuku to Hakuba online, and then change the destination to Hakuba Goryu at the ticket counter in Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal.
Hakuba Happo-one Snow Resort
Happo-One host several disciplines of the 1998 Winter Olympics. They offer amazing powder snow and a variety of terrain for both beginners and seasoned veteran.
Number of Trails - 11 / Longest Run - 5,000m / Number of Lifts - 22(including 1 gondola)
For Hakuba Happo, please book a ticket from Shinjuku to Hakuba online, and then change the destination to Hakuba Happo at the ticket counter in Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal.
Hakuba Norikura Ski Resort
Great location with magnificent view of the northern most Northern Alps. This resort is suitable for families as well as both beginners and experienced ones. They boast natural powder snow and a variety of winter sports facilities, including Scoot riding, telemark skiing and snowshoeing.
Number of Trails - 18 / Longest Run - 2,500m / Number of Lifts - 10
Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort
Offering not only the greatest amount of snowfall in the Hakuba Valley, but also attractive restaurants and hot springs. It is a perfect ski resort to enjoy all day long.
Number of Trails - 17 / Longest Run - 3,500m / Number of Lifts - 8
Azumino is a countryside at the base of Northern Alpine and famous for its rice and apple cultivation. Blessed with crystal clear spring water, Azumino is well-known for wasabi (Japanese horseradish) and apple farming. Azumino apple juice are one of their specialties. There are a number of tourist attractions, such as "Azumino Swiss Village". Have a relaxing moment in the vast nature.
For Azumino Swiss Village or Azumino-Hotaka, please book a ticket from Shinjuku to Hakuba online, and then change the destination to Azumino Swiss Village or Azumino-Hotaka at the ticket counter in Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal.
The largest wasabi farm in Shinshu Azumino, which has clear streams and water wheals, is perfect to fully enjoy yourself in nature. It is also fun to stroll and eat gourmets with wasabi, such as wasabi flavor beer, croquettes and soft serve.
Opening Hours (every day of the year)
From March to October : 9:00 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.
From November to February : 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Opening hours change according to the season.
Admission fees : free of charge
Address : 3640 Hodaka, Azumino-shi, Nagano