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Hakuba Travel | Hakuba Accommodation

We are not the official Hakuba website! Destination Hakuba is the independent web guide to the Hakuba Valley. We have been proudly supporting tourism in the region since 2003. It is part of the 蔵インターナショナル (Kura International) Group, a Japan registered business which also publishes Destination Myoko Kogen, Destination Joetsu Myoko, Destination Madarao Kogen and Explore the Heart of Japan.

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).

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.

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