Introduction

Hakuba is one of the best ski areas in Japan and features over 200 ski runs and 135 lifts, with deep snow and a long season. Hakuba is in the northern Japanese Alps near Nagano city. If you are a person who can't wait for winter to come, to enjoy many of the winter activities and visit some of the most amazing ski centers worldwide, we have great news for you - your time of the year is coming. And what a better place to spend your winter holidays than the magnificent Hakuba in Japan? Hakuba is settled about 300 km northwest from Tokyo, in the heart of the Japanese Northern Alps. This amazing valley in the Nagano Prefecture offers 9 resorts, 135 lifts, over 200 runs, numerous high peaks, mountain tourist resort, ski and snowboarding stores and a mix of traditional and Western cuisine. This great combination of infrastructure, tradition and average of 11 meters of snow annually make Hakuba an ideal place for all the winter activities you can imagine. As already mentioned, Hakuba is a part of Nagano prefecture and one of the things Nagano is famous for worldwide are the 1998 Winter Olympic. The Olympic Games has left behind a legacy of great infrastructure, which makes it very easy for you to plan your daily trips to other areas near and around the valley. When it comes to Hakuba, besides winter sports, you can enjoy numerous international restaurants, bars and traditional Japanese hot springs. Hakuba offers to its tourists an incredible number of choices when it comes to winter sports and activities; some of which you may have never heard or done before. Besides skiing and snowboarding, there are winter sports like snow mobiling, Nordic skiing, snow rafting, back-country tours and many more. And don't you worry about if you don't have the necessary equipment, there are stores here that will provide you with everything you need. Also, if you are to try and learn some new winter sports, you can take lessons in some of the many ski schools with great instructors that will help you to acquire new or improve your old skills. If you are an adventurer, we can assure you that not one day will pass in this magnificent place that you won't try or learn something new. If you are not so much fond of activities that raise the level of adrenaline, there are activities for you too. For example, one of the best experiences that you can have in Hakuba are the snowshoe tours, and you can choose between the day or evening tour which ends with a delicious dessert and hot wine to make you relax after a long,productive walk through the snow powder of Hakuba. When talking about relaxing, Japanese onsen or hot springs are a “must do” while in Hakuba. They are just what you need after an long day of activities outdoors. Warm and peaceful, they bring you the relief and relaxation you have been craving for all day. However, a nice open-air bath in the middle of the snowy valley is something no one can say no to. Don't wait a minute more, prepare yourself for the winter holidays and book a ticket to this snowy paradise, Hakuba awaits you!

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