What can we say about Hakuba – Hakuba (白馬村 Hakuba-mura) is a village located in the Northern Alps of Nagano Prefecture, about one hour away from Nagano City, and is one of Japan’s most popular summer and winter mountain areas with a choice of 11 resorts to choose from.
As a world-renowned tourist destination with beautiful mountains, pristine lakes, and a short drive to the ocean, Hakuba is well worth a visit in Spring, Summer or Fall. The village of Hakuba has a strong traditional Japanese feel, but also offers many services in English and Chinese. During the green season, Hakuba offers some of the best lift-accessed mountain biking available in Japan. If mountain biking is not your thing, the mountain peaks offer a wide variety of hiking and tracking options. The ridges have well-established huts and trails that offer a multitude of single and multi-day hiking options.
The Spring Summer and Fall in Hakuba offer a wide array of activities, including cycling, trail running, and even white water rafting. At the South end of the valley in Omachi City the three lakes Aokiko, Nakatsunako, and Kizakiko offer a variety of water activities, paddle boarding, wake-boarding, and camping.
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As an international destination, Hakuba offers easy access with bullet trains from Tokyo to Nagano and a short bus trip to Hakuba, and a multitude of busing and private taxi options direct from both Narita and Haneda airports.