The Hakuba Valley is one of the most scenic destinations that visitors will come across in Japan. Brimming with beautiful scenes and offering a wide range of adventure activities, Hakuba has always attracted visitors from all around. Whethe rone plans to visit the valley during winters or spring, there is always something exciting to do in the area.
Suring the green season i.e. spring, summer and autumn, there are three lakes in the area tha come to life. These lakes include the Aoki-ko, Nakazuna-ko, and Kizaki-ko lakes. In these lakes visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, windsurfing and other wonderful activities. There are several biking and hiking trails that visitors can tread on during the green season. The winter season is best for skiing, snowmobiling and other snow activities. The Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park and the Hakuba Happo-one offer visitors with several opportunities of enjoyment.
Hakuba Valley is best known for blueberry farming and purple rice. Visitors can buy fresh blueberries. The shops in the area also offer clothing and gear appropriate for adventure activities in Hakuba.
The nearest airport to Hakuba is the Haneda International Airport. The best way to get from Tokyo to Hakuba is by the bullet train (Shinkansen). The train leaves from the Tokyo Station to Nagano; the journey time is 1 hour 45 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 8170 Yen. From Nagano visitors can take a bus to Hakuba which takes about 65 minutes and costs 1500 Yen.
There are no designated halal restaurants in Hakuba. However there are a few hotels in the area that can arrange for halal food if informed in advance.
There are no mosques in Hakuba. The closest mosque to Hakuba can be found in Nagano, which is about 1 hour away.