(age at the date of return)

Hakuba

Hakuba Valley offers 10 diverse ski areas across one lift pass and is a great introduction to any skier looking to hit the mythical ‘japow’ so many have heard whispers of. Put on the map after the 1998 Nagano Olympics the Japanese Alps provide abundant snow falls and powder conditions that will make you the envy of your European skier counterparts. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will enjoy the slopes on offer and whilst the lift system isn’t modern or speedy (contradictory to pre-conceived ideas of modern Japan), the benefits of glorious views, playful terrain and incredible snow allow skiers to overlook these minor offences.

Our accommodation is located in the main resort of Happo One with easy bus links to all neighbouring resorts and with visitors from both New Zealand and Australia there is also a Western influence which means restaurant choice is diverse and English is spoken in most establishments.

Our top tips; if fresh snowfall is forecast, head to Cortina for the ultimate in expert terrain and off piste skiing, Tsugaike offers the best lift system and for tree lined skiing head to Hakuba 47 (the snow park is also great)!

We like to keep things simple, this means your lift pass is included in the price!

While our Japan holidays typically depart on a Saturday, the itinerary and duration is completely down to your needs! Give our reservations team a call to speak to our Japan specialists, on 01483 676 800.

Ready to explore Japan? Check out our Japan Ski Holidays page to pick an itinerary!

Added value

Lift Pass included in your holiday

Tailor make your Japan holiday

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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Area 134 km
  • Resort Altitude760m
  • Ski Alt. From740m
  • Ski Alt. To1831m
  • Runs
    45
    61
    45
  • Longest Run8 km
  • Lifts Lifts 109 , Chairlifts 103 , Gondolas 6
  • Lift Ski LockersYes
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts109
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Off-piste OptionsYes

  • from£1703pp
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A whirlwind visit to Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Hakuba for 3 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo.

  • from£2083pp
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With a little more time to explore Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Hakuba for 5 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo.

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See all the highlights of Japan by combining city with ski- spend your first two nights in Tokyo, head to Hakuba and spend your final two nights in Kyoto.

  • from£1793pp
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A whirlwind visit to Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Hakuba for 3 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo.

  • from£2173pp
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With a little more time to explore Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Hakuba for 5 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo

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See all the highlights of Japan by combining city with ski- spend your first two nights in Tokyo, head to Hakuba and spend your final two nights in Kyoto. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo.

  • from£1913pp
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A whirlwind visit to Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Hakuba for 3 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the 5* Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Hakuba.

  • from£2483pp
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With a little more time to explore Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Hakuba for 5 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the 5* Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Hakuba.

Kyoto_intro_M19 (1).jpg

See all the highlights of Japan by combining city with ski - spend your first two nights in Tokyo, head to Hakuba and spend your final two nights in Kyoto. With an upgrade to the 5* Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Hakuba.

  • from£2003pp
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A whirlwind visit to Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Hakuba for 3 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo and the 5* Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Hakuba.

  • from£2573pp
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With a little more time to explore Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Hakuba for 5 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo and the 5* Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Hakuba.

Kyoto_intro_M19 (1).jpg

See all the highlights of Japan by combining city with ski- spend your first two nights in Tokyo, head to Hakuba and spend your final two nights in Kyoto. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo and the 5* Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Hakuba.

  • 75 rooms
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The Hotel Mominoki is a popular choice in Hakuba. Nestled on the outskirts of the Wadano district and a very short bus ride to the Happo One gondola, views of the slopes can also be spotted amongst the forest. Traditional in style the interior has a ski lodge feel with wooden sculptures and skis furnishing the walls. 

  • 72 rooms
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The Courtyard offers a peaceful stay in Hakuba. Just a few minutes’ walk from the main streets of Echo Land this hotel acts as a great retreat after exploring the great powder on offer. The free bus shuttle directly outside the hotel offers efficient transportation to the lifts at Happo One, Goryu and Hakuba 47. 

Things To Do

  • Local Onsens - our hotels have their own onsens but for any guest looking for an authentic, Japanese onsen Hakuba is home to 3 public paths which can be paid for locally
  • Zenkoji Temple -  Located in Nagano, any guest taking the bullet train can visit this temple on their way
  • Matsumoto Castle - Another site to see in Nagano if you have the time, Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's historical landmarks. 

Ski Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Ski Hire & Tuition

Lift passes are already included in the price of your holiday to Japan!

Equipment Hire (3 days)

Equipment Days Description Standard Superior
Adult 13+ 3 / 5 Skis from £74 / £117 from £101 / £159
Skis, boots & poles from £89 / £133 from £114 / £176
Snowboard from £74 / £117 from £101 / £159
Snowboard & boots from £89 / £133 from £114 / £176
Child 6-12 3 / 5 Skis from £53 / £74 -
Skis, boots & poles from £59 / £81 -
Snowboard from £53 / £74 -
Snowboard & boots from £59 / £81 -

Guests staying at the Hotel Mominoki will be hiring the Rhythm Hire Shop and guests staying in Courtyard by Marriott will be hiring from Spicy Rentals Echoland. 

Tuition is available on request. Please contact us on 01483 676 800 for further information.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

 

Useful Information

Resort Code: JPHK

Languages spoken: Japanese

Time difference: GMT +8

Currency: JPY

Travel and Transportation

Travel and Transfer info – Tokyo 4hrs. Option to upgrade to Bullet Train 3 3/4hrs.

Inghams guests travelling to Japan will receive a Meet & Greet service at Tokyo airport. The local English speaking Guide will ensure you reach your transfer and will be contactable 24/7 via phone throughout your stay.

You will meet your Guide again on your return to Tokyo or Kyoto when they see you off onto your transfer back to the airport.

A local Ski Bus picks up from outside both our hotels and connects with at least 3 of the Hakuba resorts (alternatively, change at the main bus station).

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • Great off piste opportunities
  • Stay in the main resort of Happo-One
  • Ski across 10 different areas
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