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Annestreet
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Hakuba is an amazing place! This little village popular for its ski resorts is just 1.5 hours away from Tokyo with the Shinkansen and about 2 hours by car from Nagano station. It offers many ski resorts within short distance of each other. However, we especially like skiing at Hakuba 47 as it offers various long terrains for different level of skiers. This quaint little town is also home to a number of great restaurants that offers both local and international cuisines.
Written 11 February 2024
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Richard W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It’s about time someone wrote a realistic review of hakuba, it is run down and looks like it’s had little to no investment for a least the last 20 years, the ski lifts are very old, circa late 80’s early 90’s we found it full of bogan Aussies, they don’t look after the snow very well there were brown patches and large puddles of water. If you’ve skied in Europe or US/Canada prepare yourself for a shock. Really just don’t go it’s terrible.
Written 29 January 2024
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wandernotes
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We visited in March 2023 when the Sakura was out early in Tokyo so the weather was warm and sunny but the resorts still had snow. So for a family learning to ski the combination was great.

We learned to ski with the fantastic Hakuba47 Ski Academy - enjoyed some lovely food and sampled the onsen.

While we didn't take part the snowboard park at Hakuba47 looked amazing.

We travelled from Tokyo via the Shinkansen and the bus from Nagano, which was quite efficient.
Written 26 March 2023
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Herbstkind
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
In love. There and back again. Charming skiing arena, wonderful snow, slopes are well prepared and fun to ski. Surrounding food places are enjoyable.
Written 22 January 2021
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PurdueBen500
Sydney, Australia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Lots of great places to ski/board & very helpful staff many of which speak some English.

Spectacular views across the mountains.
Written 7 March 2020
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scobro
Canberra, Australia567 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Went here for skiing and Japow powder from Australia. Great little ski village amongst the alps. One pass got us 10 resorts to ski at with shuttle bus connections between each. Plenty of accomodation and restaurants and a lot of English speakers. Resorts are fun with chairlifts and gondolas. Caters to all skiing abilities.

Bit temperamental on the snow amounts (we were lucky) as it is fairly low but even so, far better snow than Australia gets.
Written 1 March 2020
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Dave T
Perth Hills, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Truely a magnificent majestic place to visit. The mountains 🏔 and village are spectacular. The pensions and restaurants are amazing. Echoland is the place to stay and base from.
Written 12 February 2020
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Pugdog64
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It hasn't helped that this ski season has had the worst snow in 15 years according to the locals. This is not Hakuba's fault. But we found that the town is very spread out, getting taxi's near impossible and getting into restaurants can be an hour wait in the cold. Bus that transfer between the various ski areas were extremely crowded. Getting on the 4.20pm bus back from Kogen to Hakuba was actually frightening with small children as people rushed the bus to get on in what was like a stampede. Only skiing available were icy steep red and black runs. There are much better places to ski in Japan.
Written 5 February 2020
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JackiVee
Canberra, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
I have been to japan many times skiing. Mainly to the north island.

Hakuba this year absolutely blew me away, from the quirky little bars and food options to the amazing mountain range. On a blue bird it would arguably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been!

7 or so resorts. Something for everyone, beginners through to Travice Rice filming fourth phase. Unbelievable.
Written 4 February 2020
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Sara B
Singapore, Singapore141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Great resort!!! Fabulous Japanese food everywhere and also good western options. 10/10 for food in the villages. Bus services everywhere are EXCELLENT making all the ski resorts accessible. Really good place to come for a ski trip!

There were people here with toddlers and I’m sure it’s manageable but I think it must be tricky to have the younger ones this year with the lower slopes closed.
Written 31 January 2020
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