Not to be missed is the Snow Monkey / Zenkoji temple tour. A visit to the world famous Jigokudani wild monkey park, home to 200 wild monkeys who spend their days soaking in nature’s hot springs followed by a delicious traditional Japanese set lunch course at a famed sake brewery. Last stop is a visit to one of Japan’s most revered temples with a history of over 1400 years, the Zenkoji Temple. Book a tour with our most recommend guides, Ski Japan Holidays, for a fascinating cultural experience
Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan’s premier historic castles. The building is also known as the “Crow Castle” (Karasu-jō) due to its black exterior. The keep (tenshukaku), which was completed in the late sixteenth century, maintains its original wooden interiors and external stonework. It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan. Tours run on selected days, simply ask at the Front Desk should you like to make a booking.
A cultural experience for the ladies not to be missed. Take the opportunity whilst here to dress in the beautifully elegant Kimono dress and learn the craft of Origami followed by a traditional Tea Ceremony and Japanese Lunch.
Hakuba’s No.1 recommended English Speaking Ski School in town for private or group instruction. Their professional and personalized approach ensure you an exciting day on the mountain whatever your level of experience.
International Ski School and Café located at the Kokusai lifts of Happo One mountain. With emphasis on kid’s programs and facilities, we recommend enrolling your little ones in their YETI and HAKUBA HEROES CLUB for a fun and exciting day on the slopes.
For In-resort, Side and Backcountry tours with a professional photographer available to catch you in action, we recommend Hakuba Powder Tours powered by Olympic Medallist Steve Lee for a thrilling day exploring the variety of terrains Hakuba has to offer.
1. Rhythm Snow Sports http://www.rhythmjapan.com/rhythm-hakuba/rhythm-hakuba/
With possibly the largest range of ski and snowboard gear for hire, qualified boot fitters, an extensive retail range and valet service to pick you up, kit you out and return you to your accommodation, we highly recommend Rhythm Snow Sports for their efficient and personalized door-to-door service.
2. Central Snow Sports https://hakuba.centralsnowsports.com.au/
Known for the widest range of demo skis and boards and their boot fitting by Masterfit, Central Snow Sports offer a friendly and personalized service and is growing in popularity with their busiest outlet located right across the main Gondola of Happo One mountain. A valet service is offered also for your convenience.
3. Spicy Rental http://spicy.co.jp/en_price/
Hakuba’s longest standing rental company and local’s favourite, Spicy Rentals have a number of shops strategically placed throughout the valley. Their most popular outlet in Happo is conveniently located opposite the Hakuba Spring Hotel with English speaking staff on hand to assist you with all the right gear for an exciting day on the mountain.
1. La Couleur
Spoil yourself with a massage in the comfort of your room. The ladies from La Couleur are renowned for the perfect massage whether it be an invigorating deep tissue or soothing aromatherapy style.
2. Hakuba Physio and Massage
Recommended Australian trained physiotherapist and experts in their field, book a session with Hakuba Physio for any serious bodily aches or pains for your relaxation and rejuvenation.