About Hakuba villeage
Hakuba Village is a resort located in Kitasumo-gun in the northwestern part of Nagano Prefecture. It is situated on a plateau 700 meters above sea level and is backed by the “Northern Alps” National Park with mountains at an altitude of about 3,000 meters, and has been known as “Japan’s Sweden” since ancient times. Hakuba Village has a long winter season and a short spring and summer season, and is a hiking and summer resort in summer and a ski resort in winter.
Hakuba Village has something to see and do in all seasons, so no matter what time of year you want to visit, you’re sure to have an unforgettable memory here. In spring, Baima Village is bustling with a variety of wildflowers that have withstood the rigors of winter, and the beautiful scenery is like a giant picture painted by nature on a canvas with a white snow background; in summer, Baima Village is an outdoor paradise where visitors can climb mountains of about 3,000 meters in the bosom of nature, and use the ski resort’s climbing ropeways to experience easy and pleasant touring of the foothills, paragliding and rafting in the foothills In winter, Baima Village is covered in silver, and there are various ski resorts of different scales and trails, whether you are a beginner or a skilled skier, you can find your favorite ski resort here. Whether you are a beginner or a skilled skier, you can find your favorite ski resort here.
How to get there
The fastest way!
Hokuriku Shinkansen + Express Bus” This transportation method uses the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station and the Express Bus from Nagano Station to Hakuba Station. The Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station and the express bus from Nagano Station to Hakuba Station are the quickest ways to get to Hakuba Village from Tokyo. (It still takes more than 3 hours…) The higher cost means less risk of traffic jams and delays, so you can spend more time sightseeing in Hakuba. Time: Approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes (Shinkansen: 1 hour and 22 minutes + express bus: 1 hour) Price: From 9,800 yen (Shinkansen: 7,800 yen + express bus: 2,000 yen)
Cheapest! Express Bus/Azumino, Omachi, Hakuba – Shinjuku” This transportation method uses an express bus from Shinjuku Station to Hakuba. The bus fare starts from 3,400 yen, although it varies depending on the time of year, method of payment, and bus company used. This is the cheapest transportation option. Furthermore, from Shinjuku, you can travel without changing buses, so it is easy even if you have large luggage. Time Approximately 5 hours Fare from 3,400 yen
Hakuba Village offers a variety of activities throughout the year, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter season to mountain climbing and mountain biking in the green season.
With the opening of Snow Peak Hakuba in April 2020, expectations for the village as a year-round “mountain resort” are growing even higher.