Hot Air Ballooning in Hakuba

Hot Air Ballooning in Hakuba

Available from the end of April until early November, hot air ballooning is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Hakuba Valley and the dramatic North Japan Alps.


Ballooning takes place in the morning, allowing guests to enjoy the majesty of the mountains in the crisp morning light. Guests of any age can choose to take part and no specialist gear is required.


The balloons operate from the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium car park no.6. The operators request that all guests are their at least 10 minutes prior to their time, with the entire experience taking around 20 minutes – see website for full details.


Enjoyable through spring, summer and autumn, ballooning is an especially memorable experience in October and November as the Hakuba Valley is transformed in colour by the stunning autumn leaves.



Late-April to early-November

05:00 to 07:00

Adults (13+): JPY2500 / Children (3-12): JPY1700 / Infants: free

Approximately a 1.5 to 2-hour drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park

Balloons operate from nearby the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium, approximately 1.5km from the Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal. To reach the venue by taxi takes under 5-minutes or around 15-minutes on-foot. Public parking is available at the stadium allowing visitors to use their own transport