Hakuba is located about 260 km North West of Tokyo. There are many ways to get here. For detailed info, please see our access pages.

Hakuba has several high quality international ski schools teaching in a number of languages. For details see out ski lesson pages

There are many different transport options in Hakuba. You can catch shuttle buses, take taxis, and in summer cycling is very popular. Check out out Getting Around Hakuba page

Firstly, make sure you get travel insurance before you leave home. Outdoor activities carry a risk of injury and medical care in Japan, while not being super expensive, can make a severe dent in your budget.
Hakuba has a number of clinics, and paramedic services are close by. For more detailed information see our Emergency pages.

Outdoor activities are thirsty work, and there is nothing like a cold drink after a hard day out.
For it’s size, Hakuba has a wide range of wining and dining options, from fast food to 5 course dinners. There are too many places to list here, but we do recommend picking up the Hakuba Wining and Dining guide when you arrive. We will be Hakuba to give you a copy if you come to Hakuba Base Camp.

Most of the Hakuba Valley is covered by free WiFi, but with some devices it can be difficult to log on. Almost all accommodation properties and cafes have free Wifi.

Hakuba has several international ATMs, and there are a couple of banks and several post offices in town. Check out of Money Matters page for locations.

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