Discover Hakuba

Hakuba is a great place to ski with several trails of varying difficulties to navigate and several resort areas to pick from. In summer you can enjoy the astounding nature in the area. 

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities

FAQs

Getting around in Hakuba

The easiest way to get around in Hakuba is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Hakuba

Public transportation:
Travelers who come by train should get off at Snow Peak Land Station Hakuba. 

 

Valid rail passes:

 

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Toyama Airport.

  • by car: approximately 2 hours

 

Rental cars:

How long to stay in Hakuba

We recommend staying in Hakuba between one and two days.
 

Hotels in Hakuba

Flights to Hakuba

The nearest and most convenient airport is Toyama Airport.

  • by car: approximately 2 hours

Seasonal information

Winter sports:

Ski resorts in Japan typically run from January until April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow.

  • Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park: click here to go the official website.

  • Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort: click here to go the official website.

  • Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort: click here to go the official website.

  • Hakuba Happo-One Snow Resort: click here to go the official website.

  • Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort: click here to go the official website.

  • Hakuba Iwatake Ski Field: click here to go the official website.

  • Hakuba Sanosaka Snow Resort: click here to go the official website.

  • Hakuba Norikura Onsen Ski Resort: click here to go the official website.

  • Hakuba Valley Kashimayari Ski Resort: click here to go the official website.

 

Hiking:

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

 

Scenic rides:

  • Happo Gondola: click here to go the official website.

  • Tsugaike Ropeway: click here to go the official website.

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