About Hakuba

Welcome to the Hakuba Valley. With world class snow conditions, outstanding natural beauty and a world of trails to explore, it's no wonder that Hakuba is considered Japan's premium holiday destination. Despite the international attention Hakuba has garnered since hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics, the township continues to exude a distinct Japanese flavour, with regular festivals and local events highlighting a refreshingly relaxed atmosphere. Staying true to its original agricultural heritage, the Hakuba valley also boasts an abnormally large number of  fine restaurants catering to all budgets, many featuring well-known chefs using the finest seasonal produce. 

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. For more about the White Season click here

Skiing may be what people think of when they think of Nagano and Hakuba, but all four seasons have their own charms in Japan, and Hakuba is no exception. Fortunately for us perhaps, the Green Season remains a relatively well-kept secret, but word now seems to be getting out, with more and more people discovering why this time of the year is virtually every local's favorite! For more about the Green Season click here