People come from all over the world to experience Japan Powder.Hakuba has some of the best powder in Japan, with the towering Alps as a back drop and the unique valley, these features create the perfect weather conditions for perfect powder.
A visit to the snow monkeys is one of the highlights of a visit to Japan. There are approximately 200 wild monkeys that spend their days soaking in the Hot Springs.
The Alpine Route is the only place in the world where you can walk through 20 metre snow walls, open from mid April every year the Alpine Route is one of the most famous sites in Japan.
Come and explore the vast Hakuba backcountry and some of the very best powder skiing in Japan. The Japan Alps average 12+ meters of somewhat dry powder each year. There is no other mountain range in Japan that has comparable terrain.
Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium
One of the most recognisable landmarks in the Hakuba area is the Olympic Ski Jumping Stadium. The Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium was home to 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Ski jumping events.
The Snow Harp Cross Country Course is one of Hakuba’s Olympic venues that held all the cross-country events and the cross-country skiing portions of the Nordic Combined events.
Hakuba features some amazing onsens with spectacular views of the snow covered ski resorts and the Northern Alps of Japan. These natural hot springs are a great way to relax and sooth sore muscles after a long day on the mountain.
HeliSkiing in Hakuba
One of Hakuba’s lesser known adventures is Heliskiing at Tsugaike. One of the few places you can actually Heliski in Japan, this option will give you access to the large and almost untouched back country of the Tsugaike Highlands.
Matsumoto Castle is a short train ride from the Hakuba area and one of the few remaining original castles in Japan. Day tours here provide an excellent insight into Japanese culture of the past and are a great way to break up your skiing.
A new adventure activity that is becoming more and more popular in Hakuba is Snowmobiling. Experience the trails of Hakuba and the exhilarating experience of riding a Snowmobile in one of the organised tours available.