Things to do around Hakuba - Narai-juku in the Fall

Things to Do Around Hakuba – Activities & Day Trips (2023/2024)

There is more to Hakuba than just world-renowned powder snow and some of the best backcountry skiing in Japan. While slashing pow and shredding the ski slopes may be the best way to spend your time in the Hakuba Valley, there are days when you just want to leave your pow skis in the rack. Not to fear, there are …

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Hakuba Lift Tickets 2023/2024

The Hakuba Valley, just 3 hours west of Tokyo, is a renowned destination for skiers worldwide. With 9 resorts and over 200 runs available, there’s something here for everyone – no matter your skill level! Hakuba sits 250k west of Tokyo in the heart of the Japanese Alps, offering easy access from both Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo. Take …

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The 7 Best Ski Resorts in Japan

Photo Credit: James Robb Japan is one of the world’s most epic powder destinations. But, few people know that Japan has the most ski resorts per capita. For a country as populated as Japan, that’s really saying something. Choosing the best ski resorts in Japan from the lot was not an easy task. Japan has hosted 2 winter Olympics and …

The best beaches in Japan – Miyakojima islands

While we may be unable to visit our favourite overseas destination, we are fortunate that Japan has some incredible tropicals islands to the south, and world class beaches. If you have not yet explored the far reaches of this multi island nation, this may just be the best time for some domestic exploration. With swathes of international tourists kept at …

Traveling with kids?

Traveling with kids? Most likely our primary concern when it comes to hitting the slopes as a family is the safety, enjoyment and progression of our kids. Indeed – with cold temperatures, the use of specialist equipment and physically tiring days, it can be a lot for the little ones. When navigated well it will not only create life long …

Should I take a ski lesson?

Whatever level you ski and snowboard at, taking a professional lesson by a reputable company will pay off in dividends, and make you wonder why you have not been taking lessons all along. In case you need convincing, here are 5 reasons to take a ski or snowboard lesson in Hakuba this trip. 1. Safety Running the risk of stating …