Hakuba Ski Resort Japan

The Hakuba Ski Resorts are only 3.5 hours from Tokyo. The Hakuba Valley receives around 11 metres of snowfall every winter. Book your Hakuba accommodation now!

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Hakuba Village in Nagano, Japan is one of Japan’s most popular ski areas and host of the 1998 Olympic Downhill. Hakuba receives approximately 11 meters of snowfall annually, with most snowfall occurring in the months of January and February.

The area of present-day Hakuba was part of ancient Shinano Province and was part of the territory controlled by Matsumoto Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of the Edo period. Hakuba was once part of the route called the Salt Road used to bring salt and other marine products from the coast at Itoigawa in Echigo Province (now Niigata Prefecture).

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Hakuba Cortina Resort on a bluebird day

Hakuba Ski Resorts
Hakuba Valley

The Hakuba Valley is a paradise for winter sports lovers with a great range of Hakuba accommodation options. There are a number of ski schools with instructors teaching partly or exclusively in English to help you improve your skiing, or to get out into the beautiful backcountry of the area.

The Hakuba Valley is home to nine resorts, including 135 lifts (inc. 5 gondolas) accessing over 200 runs that offer an expanse of terrain and at least 9 terrain parks. There are 960 hectares of skiable terrain which equates to 137km of piste. Skiing offers Hakuba is varied across the resorts but it’s generally very well suited to beginners and intermediates with many long perfectly groomed runs and fantastic fall-line. There’s also some world class back country skiing on offer.

There are endless ways to enjoy skiing here, from long, scenic, tree-lined slopes to challenging bump runs—and especially deep, deep powder. The best months for skiing the Hakuba Ski Resorts tend to be in January and February, although great snowfalls can extend anywhere between November and May!

Hakuba Village itself consists of several main ski areas and these are broken into sub-areas. The Hakuba ski resorts aren’t interconnected via the slopes (except for Hakuba 47 and Goryu, and Cortina and Norikura), but they can be accessed off a common lift ticket and there are free shuttle buses to get around to the different ski areas. At the southern end of the Hakuba Valley are the resorts of Goryū, Hakuba 47, Sun Alpina, Yanaba, Minekata and the Olympic ski resort Happōone (pronounced Happ-o-ney). To the north are the resorts of Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Norikura, and Cortina.

You can check our regular Hakuba Snow Reports here, Hakuba weather charts and forecasts here or check our Hakuba Ski Resort webcams here.

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Hakuba Ski Resort Accommodation

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Hakuba Village offers hundreds of ryokan, pensions, ski lodges, hostels, self contained apartments and other Hakuba accommodation styles. The Destination Hakuba Accommodation Guide offers a huge range of over 200 Hakuba hotels & resorts, budget hostels & backpacker accommodation, pension, ski lodges, ryokan & traditional inns, ski in ski out, and luxury accommodation to help find the best place to stay in Hakuba.

These Hakuba accommodation options range from those with the most basic of facilties to luxurious, from Japanese style to faux-European. So there will always be a number of Hakuba accommodation options to suit both your style and budget. Search and book the largest listing of Hakuba Accommodation options online and get instant confirmation!

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Hakuba Ryokan

There are many traditional style inns on offer in Hakuba. Enjoy Japanese style omotenashi service.

Luxury / Speciality

Some of the best known hotels in Hakuba are noted for their luxuriousness, location and English-speaking staff.

Self Contained

Having your own self-contained apartment, cabin or condo in Hakuba is popular for families and groups

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Hakuba hostels, Hakuba backpackers

Hakuba Backpackers

Hakuba is a dream location for skiers seeking cheap Hakuba accommodation - backpackers, hostels and minshuku

Hakuba Hotels

With so many Hakuba hotels and resorts to choose from how does one pick the best option? We'll help you!

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Pension & Lodges

Hakuba Village offers dozens of pensions, ski lodges, villas and B&B. These range from basic to luxurious.

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Myoko Kogen

Myoko Ski Resort is known for it’s all-access powder and variety of slopes as well as it's traditional hot springs.

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Madarao | Tangram

Just across the valley from Myoko, Madarao Kogen and Tangram Ski Resorts are famous for “Mad-A-Pow”

Nagano City

The hub of the Japan Alps with a unique variety of sites boasting historical, cultural, and natural characteristics.

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Hakuba Ski Resort Webcams

Destination Hakuba Travel is pleased to bring you the largest range of live cams in Hakuba in one place. Check out snow, ski and weather conditions around Hakuba Village, Nagano as well as the Hakuba47, Goryu, Iwatake, Happo-one, Tsugaike Kogen ski resort areas via our 20+ Hakuba webcam images. Go here for all of our Hakuba webcams!

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Getting to the Hakuba Ski Resorts

Getting to Hakuba is super easy. The Hakuba Valley is located north-west of Tokyo, only 60 minutes from Nagano City in the western end of Nagano Prefecture. It’s just ninety minute ride from Tokyo on the shinkansen bullet train to Nagano, then a connecting bus (one hour) to Hakuba. See our comprehensive directions to Hakuba here.

For medium-large groups we can help organise a direct shuttle from the airport or other resorts, whilst shared shuttles are available for individuals. Go here for details and prices.

Aside from public transport there are several private and group direct transfer options for Hakuba. There are also inter-resort transfer options available to Madarao, Nozawa Onsen, Myoko, Nagano Station, Arai and Shiga Kogen.

Having a Hakuba rental car during your stay is a great option. Fill out the form below for instant booking options, or check here for Nagano car rental options.

Hakuba Resort Map

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What our visitors say

What do people like about Hakuba Ski Resort?

"Great resort!!! Fabulous Japanese food everywhere and also good western options. 10/10 for food in the villages."
Sara B
Singapore
"I just love love Hakuba. Such a nice and friendly place. Hakuba see you again next year. Highly recommend"
Dorota P
New Zealand
"Truely a magnificent majestic place. The mountains & village are spectacular. The pensions & restaurants are amazing."
David T
Australia

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+81 80 88174888

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+61 456 372326

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