Hakuba Village, Nagano, Japan

Many people consider Hakuba to be the capital for skiing and snowboarding in Japan.

The men's and women's Downhill, Super Giant Slalom races, the Ski Jump, and the Nordic Combined Events took place here during the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

Hakuba is the most popular winter sports region in Honshu Japan, with a collection of great snow resorts lined up along a 30 kilometre stretch of the Japanese Alps.


Surrounding the Hakuba village area are the resorts of Kashimayari, Sanosaka, Goryu, Iimori, Hakuba 47, Happo-one, Iwatake, Tsugaike, Norikura and Cortina.

A few Quick Stats:
  • Located 4 hours from Tokyo by train or bus.

  • Over 200 trails in the valley.

  • Average snowfall of about 14 metres per season.

  • The season runs from early December to the end of April.

  • Hakuba has a wide variety of Japanese restaurants and onsens.

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