60 days in Hakuba-mura Itinerary

60 days in Hakuba-mura Itinerary

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Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
Head to Karuizawa prince shopping plaza and Maihime Breweriesfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matsumoto Castle and Hokusai-kan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakuba-mura: Matsumoto (Matsumoto City Museum, Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum, &more), Yamanouchi-machi (Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, &more) and Nagano (Komayumi Shrine, Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple, &more). On the 12th (Sun), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, trek along Happo-one Nature Study Course, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, and visit Hakuba.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Toyama Airport, Komatsu Airport and Niigata Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nagano, Matsumoto, Karuizawa-machi, Tateyama-machi, Toyama
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Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle