Hakuba is widely known as one of the premier places to ski or board in the world. With all sorts of terrain ranging from begginer to expert it is a great place for advanced riders or for families looking for some winter fun.
Some of the many resorts in Hakuba valley include:
Hakuba has numerous restaurants and bars from high end dining down to the relaxed casual atmosphere of anIzakaya (Japanese tapas with cold beer and sake); or if you miss the comfort foods from back home there are plenty of places to get a great burger or pizza.
Everyone is asking about Cortina, the northern most resort in Otari where they get a little more snow, the rules are more relaxed and almost what you see in bounds you can ski or ride without ski patrol chasing you down. Ask us how to get you there for first tracks without lining up for a bus early in the morning and getting you back quickly without any fuss or queues.
Whilst you’re here in Hakuba try an onsen (Japanese traditional bath) at first it may seem a little awkward, but when in Rome. It’s a great way to finish off a days skiing and ease your aching muscles.
We can organise customised tours for you whether you’re young at heart looking for excitement in go-karting or a trip to Round 1 (a 5 story game centre in Nagano). If you are looking for a more cultural experience we can organise tours ranging from a trip to the Snow Monkey onsen, Zenkouji Temple or Matsumoto Castle.
Places to see and things to do include:
The Choice is yours! For more about the snow monkeys follow this link
Zenkoji temple has a 1400 year history and houses the first buddha image to come to Japan. It also has some Japanese gardens surrounding it. It is a great place to learn a little bit about japanese history. To learn more follow this link.
Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan’s historic castles, listed as a national treasure of Japan. Inside the castle is a museum of many items from Japan’s feudal past.To Learn More follow this link.
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