Enjoy the natural beauty of Japan Alps this Summer!
Thinking about what to do with the kids this summer? Resort Japan has teamed up with operators of the Hakuba’s best villas to provide exclusive monthly rental packages.
Discover why Hakuba is the perfect location to get away from it all, work remotely, relax and enjoy nature with lots of wide-open spaces and plenty of outdoor activities for the kids!
Hakuba is a world-famous ski resort village situated in the heart of the Japanese Alps. In summer, the “Green Season”, the small rural village adopts a slower pace and is mostly locals-only during the week with a handful of city visitors on the weekends.
Green Season activities are numerous: from SUP (stand up paddle) on crystal clear lakes, rafting, canoeing and kayaking, to the extensive climbing and trekking routes in the surrounding mountains. Hiking includes easy walks through fields of alpine flowers accessed from the Gondola station through to advanced and expert routes across the mountain traverses.
There are extensive mountain biking trails and the long, flat uncrowded roads up and down the valley are equally perfect for family cycling expeditions and the most avid road biker.
Although Hakuba is well known as a resort, its humble origins are in agriculture. Renting a villa for the summer allows plenty of time to explore the wide variety of local Hakuba produce, a highlight of living in the country. Fresh, locally grown vegetables and organic rice, local Sake, Matsuda Milk from the neighbouring village of Omachi and delicious Hakuba Pork and Shinshu Salmon. The Japan sea is only 50kms to the north and provides a ready source of fresh seafood.
Hakuba is easy to access from Tokyo — a 1.5-hour Shinkansen ride to Nagano station, from there it’s just a 1-hour drive to Hakuba — or drive direct in about 3.5 hours.
Enjoy Summer in Hakuba this year. There has never been a better time to appreciate the nature of the Japanese Alps.
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Activities in Hakuba
Images courtesy of Hakuba Village Tourism Commission.