Where is Hakuba
Hakuba (白馬村 Hakuba-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture Japan. In the middle of the Northern Japanese Alps, Hakuba is an all season outdoor playground with exceptional hiking, canyoning and biking during the summer and amazing skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The village was the main event venue for 1998 Winter Olympics (Alpine, Ski Jump, Crosscountry).
How To Get To Hakuba
The last thing you want when you are traveling is worry about how to get here. Fortunately we have compiled a list of services that will make your trip to Hakuba stress free.
Bus To Hakuba
From Mid-December to Mid-March you can bus direct to Hakuba from the airport. With free wifi and comfortable seats taking the bus to Hakuba is a breeze.
Make sure to book your tickets in advance, Hakuba is a popular destination and these buses can fill up quickly.
Traveling outside of the winter season? Highway buses run to Hakuba from Tokyo all year from the Shunjuku bus station. Find out more HERE.
Shared Taxi To Hakuba
Chuo Taxi operates all year long and isn’t limited to the winter season. A taxi will pick you up at the airport when your flight arrives and will drop you off at the front door of your accommodation in Hakuba.
Chuo Taxi is more expensive than busing, but if your flights times don’t line up with the bus this is a great option.
Chuo taxi also offers group Charters. If you have a larger group, take a look at their rates.
Train to Hakuba
Who doesn’t want to take a bullet train. Rotating seats, 300km an hour, beer and an Ekiben. The bullet train is the fastest way to get to Hakuba, it does require a couple of transfers and the confidence to plan your own trip.
Hyperdia is a great resource to plan your trip. When taking the train it’s recommended to ship your bags (Black Cat or JAL ABC will ship your bag from the airport to your hotel for 2,000yen – 3,000yen/bag).