Experience the real Japan.
When you are ready for a break from the slopes, take advantage of the opportunity to experience Japanese culture firsthand. Many hotels and local facilities offer classes that allow visitors to try their hand at traditional Japanese activities, including soba noodle making and origami folding. You can even enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony while dressed in a kimono! Friendly staff members are eager to help you enjoy a truly unique experience during your stay in Hakuba.
The End to a Perfect Day
After a fantastic day on the slopes, be sure to check out Hakuba's diverse nightlife, which offers something for everyone. Whether you are in the mood for a quiet pub, live music performance or high-energy dance club, Hakuba's après ski scene has it all. For a more soothing way to end the day, treat yourself to a massage, or enjoy gazing at the stars as you soak in one of the outdoor hot spring baths.
A Feast for the Senses
Not only is Hakuba considered one of the best ski areas in Japan, its location in Nagano Prefecture means that Hakuba chefs have some of the freshest, tastiest ingredients right at their fingertips. Restaurants in the Hakuba area are proud to feature local meats and vegetables, providing an unforgettable dining experience. Visitors to Hakuba can choose from a tremendous range of dining options, from romantic candlelight dinners to home-style meals in casual settings. The wide variety of international cuisine ranges from pizza and pasta to steak houses, Chinese food and Korean barbecue. Whatever you are in the mood for, you can be sure to find it in Hakuba.
Hakuba is home to dozens of izakaya, or traditional Japanese pubs, which are known for their casual, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy sampling regional dishes, hand-made buckwheat soba noodles and sake in a comfortable, relaxing environment.
Relax and Rejuvinate
A visit to Japan would not be complete without experiencing the traditional art of hot springs bathing. The mineral water of the hot springs is famous for its healing properties, perfect for soothing sore muscles at the end of the day. Soaking in an open-air bath surrounded by dazzling white snow is one of the highlights of a Hakuba winter vacation.