Hakuba Village / Happo One Area
Hakuba Valley is one of Japan’s most popular winter destinations, with multiple ski resorts offering a vast amount of terrain and spectacular mountain backdrops. The resorts are quite spread-out with only a couple connected by ski runs. As such, staying in the Hakuba Village/Hakuba Ski Jumping Arena area will be the most convenient option for many visitors. Not only does this area include Hakuba Station and Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal, but also boasts the largest concentration of accommodation, restaurants and bars in Hakuba Valley.
Accommodation ranges from large hotels, smaller pensions, backpackers and private chalets; from luxury through to mid-range and budget. Around peak periods including Christmas and New Years, accommodation will book-out well in advance so make sure to get in early. Visitors intending to spend a lot of time at Hakuba Happo-One Snow Resort and Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field should definitely consider staying in this area. Ski resorts including Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort, Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, and Hakuba Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort are also within easy reach, with Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort and Hakuba Norikura Onsen Snow Resort a little further afield.