Hakuba Valley, Nagano Prefecture
The Hakuba Valley is a huge expanse of spectacular alpine mountain ranges which provides the breathtaking background panorama for the surrounding traditional, agricultural villages of Otari, Hakuba and the city of Omachi.
Located just 270km away from Tokyo in the Chubu Region, and Hakuba is a one of most famous destinations for mountaineers, trekkers, skiers & snowboarder’s, painters and writers drawing inspiration from Mother Nature, botanists, as well as pilgrims due to the significance of Grand Suwa Shrine (Shinto) and Zenkoji Temple (Buddhism).
In winter, 9 major ski resorts unite together as HAKUBA VALLEY, with one common lift pass and linking a shuttle bus service for visitors to the Valley. You can access to the chair lift directly at Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo-one, Hakuba Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba Norikura, and Hakuba Cortina with the integrated ticket. (Ticket exchange is required at the ticket windows at Jiigatake and Kashimayari.)
With the purchase of the "HAKUBA VALLEY TICKET" you can ride the shuttle bus to any of the 9 snow resorts free of charge. This offers an incredible variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders alike. Situated in the heart of the Northern Alps, the alpine scenery is truly stunning with huge rugged peaks, towering above the town below. From one end of the valley to the other and with 9 resorts accessing over 131 courses, Hakuba is the skiing mecca of Japan.
Hakuba Valley comprises of 9 individual ski resorts. The 9 individual ski resorts stretching from Otari Village(Cortina, Norikura, Tsugaike), Hakuba Village (Iwatake, Happo-one, Hakuba47, Goryu) and Omachi City (Jiigatake, Kashimayari) offer an astonishing skiable terrain more than 128,000m in total with the 102 lifts and 5 gondolas to take you to the start line of a variety of trails.
When you start to think seriously about where to ski and ride, the scale of beauty surpasses expectation. Actually, in this big mountain valley on the island of Honshu, the statistics are overwhelming. If you can afford the time, we invite you to discover all 131 courses across 9 ski resorts with a HAKUBA VALLEY TICKET.
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