Exploring The Japanese Alps of Hakuba

Hakuba is a village in the Japanese Alps, just outside the city of Nagano, which was host of the 1998 Winter Olympics. A winter sports hub, Hakuba encompasses mountain resorts with terrain for skiing, snowboarding and hiking.


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.


Hakuba village offers a lively après-ski scene and hot springs, so for the fair-weather skiers or onset enthusiasts there is plenty for you guys to explore. You can also take advantage of the opportunity to experience Japanese culture firsthand. Many hotels and local facilities offer classes that allow visitors to try their hand at traditional Japanese activities, including soba noodle making and origami folding. You can even enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony while dressed in a kimono! Friendly staff members are eager to help you enjoy a truly unique experience during your stay in Hakuba.