While the ski resorts of the Hakuba Valley become well-known to international visitors ever since the Nagano Winter Olympics of 1998, the beautiful Hakuba Valley comes alive with a diverse range of activities for visitors during the summer and fall.
While the pristine natural environment and relative ease of access from Tokyo attract as many as 30,000 overseas guests a month during winter, the number drops drops considerably after the snow disappears – and opens up a world of adventures to participate in – from world-class hiking, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, paragliding, rafting, canyoning and more..
Visitors venturing to Hakuba during the “Green Season” will discover a laid-back atmosphere, worlds away from the bustle of Japan’s big cities.
With an elevation of 3,000 m, the peaks of the Northern Alps mountain range draw hikers and climbers from all over the world. The Hakuba Valley is one of the 3 famous snow valleys of Japan and contains Japan’s largest alpine flower garden. After a day of hiking, soak in the natural splendor of the mountains in alpine hot springs, accessible only on foot. For beginner hikers, easy trails can be safely reached by ski lift, which run all summer long at some resorts. No matter what your age or skill level, everyone can enjoy the beauty of the Northern Alps throughout the whole year.
Contact Japan Holidays for further information and available tours.