Situated in the breath-taking Northern Japanese Alps, Hakuba was host to the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and staged the Super-G, downhill and ski jumping events. It is the home for some of the best known ski resorts in the area - Happo One, Happo 47, Goryu, Iwatake, Cortina and Sanosaka providing skiing and snowboarding facilities for every skill level.

Boasting 4 distinct seasons and a whole host of exciting outdoor activities, including hiking, white-water rafting and mountain biking in summer, and skiing and snowboarding in winter, Hakuba is a popular destination for both Japanese and foreign tourists.

With ease of access via the bullet train from major hubs around Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto), and top class attractions and amenities, including the world-renowned hot spring baths, restaurants, pubs and cafes, it is easy to see why Hakuba continues to attract foreign and local interest.