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The Hakuba valley is located deep within the Japanese Alps inside the Nagano Prefecture. Hakuba incorporates 10 ski resorts, over 200 runs, 139 lifts, towering peaks, a local village, ski & snowboard shops, a combination of traditional or western dining and great après entertainment.

This is the most popular destination for snow sports enthusiasts in Japan, amongst the top 5 ski locations in the world and played host to many events during the 1998 winter Olympics including downhill skiing, ski jumping and the Super-G.

The ski season runs from December to April each year, and the Hakuba valley receives on average over 11m of snowfall.

The Hakuba valley offers a huge variety of international restaurants to cater for all budgets and tastes including Mexican, French, English, Thai, and Japanese cuisines. 

There is a wide range of entertainment options available - from bars, pubs and nightclubs, to sports and gift shops. The valley’s off-slope attractions include guided snowshoe tours, tubing, tobogganing, snowmobiling and snow rafting, and a visit to the Olympic ski resort is a must during your stay. 

The valley also provides many indoor and outdoor ‘Onsens’ - natural hot spring baths believed to have healing powers derived from their mineral content.


Goryu 47 is actually three separate resorts accessed by a single, combined lift pass - Goryu Toomi, Hakuba 47 & Goryu Iimori. Combined, they make up one of the largest ski resorts in the Hakuba valley with 24 trails and 19 lifts and is home to the New Zealander owned Hakuba Snowsports School which offers some of the best english language ski lessons in Japan.

Goryu offers some of the highest vertical in Hakuba, near to 1000m and has some of the best variety of skiing and boarding in the valley and is well suited to families, with Japans's most extensive base station facilities and beautiful wide groomed slopes. 

Nestled between Goryu and Happo-One the progressive resort of Hakuba 47 offers some truly great skiing and riding. Hakuba 47 has terrain more suitable for advanced riders with steep, long, fast runs and an excellent terrain park and half-pipe. The former venue for the FIS world cup, Hakuba 47 benefits from a north-westerly aspect, the resort receives an abundant amount of high quality dry powder.

Together with spectacular back country terrain and night skiing at Goryu Toomi, this resort is truly the most diverse in the Hakuba region.


Hakuba’s most famous mountain, Happo-One, gained international recognition as a premier ski destination after it was selected as the site for the premier events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games. It has steep runs, bumps and incredible views and some of the highest verticals  in Japan - over 1000m with runs to excite even the most advanced skiers. For those who like long cruising runs, the longest on Happo-One is an amazing 8.5km long.

Hakuba Mountain Apartments is perfectly situated at the base of this magnificent mountain. With direct ski access, there can be no better base for your ski holiday on Japan’s Olympic slopes.


From Tokyo - Bullet Train (Nagano Shinkansen):

From Tokyo Station take the Nagano Shinkansen Bullet Train to Nagano Station (approx. 90 minutes) and then change to an express bus taking you to the Happo Bus Depot in Hakuba (approx. 1 hour).

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Chuo Taxi Service:

Airport shuttle service to and from Narita, Haneda, Chubu.

This is a door-to-door service available to match your flight schedule, simply book in advance and the taxi will be waiting for you when you arrive.

Tel. +81-26-282-0232

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If you arrive at Narita Airport between 3pm and 7pm, HakuBus is the only licensed service that will get you to Hakuba on the same day for under ¥12,000.

Once booked, your seat is guaranteed on their luxury buses & friendly staff will greet you at the arrival lobby. If your flight is due before 7pm but is delayed, they will wait for you!

Journey time is approx. 5hrs with two comfort stops along the way.

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From Tokyo - By Car

Route 1: Take the Chuo Expressway to the Okaya J.C.T and head towards Nagano on the Nagano Expressway. Exit at the Toyoshina Interchange and follow Rte 147 &148 through Omachi and onto Hakuba. Journey time approx. 4hrs.

Route 2: Take the Kanetsu Expressway to the Fujioka J.C.T and head towards Nagano on the Joshinetsu Expressway. Exit at the Nagano Interchange and follow the Hakuba Nagano Olympic Road to Hakuba. Journey time approx. 4hrs.

(In winter, remember to bring chains and make sure your radiator has anti-freeze.)

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