Hakuba is the ultimate winter playground. With over 200 runs, 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.
There are plenty of other things to do for those not interested in hitting the slopes.
Immersing yourself in a hot spring is an experience not to be missed while in Japan. Naturally occurring volcanic hot springs are a source of welcome relief from tired muscles and joints after a long day on the mountain. Thankfully Hakuba has several onsens to choose from. Please see our house manual for recommendations.
The Hakuba Valley is renowned for its easy to reach side and backcountry skiing and snowboarding, with several professionally-guided backcountry tours available. Let us know if you are interested, and we can point you in the right direction.
Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing
A day of snowshoeing can be one of the highlights of your stay in Hakuba. There are many easy-to-reach places near your accommodation, but if you are looking for more adventure, check out the night snowshoeing tour at Evergreen.
When you are ready for a break from the slopes, take advantage of the opportunity to experience Japanese culture firsthand. Zenkoji Temple in Nagano, Matsumoto Castle, or seeing wild monkeys bathing in an onsen are a few things you can do on your lay days.