Hakuba Valley hiking is spectacular

Hakuba Valley hiking is a magnificent way to enjoy the Japanese Alps. Although the Hakuba Valley is most famous for its winter beauty, it has long been a beloved summer destination for both Japanese and overseas lovers of nature and traditional Japanese scenery.

Gorgeous views hiking alpine meadows in the Hakuba Valley at Tsugaike Nature Park
Hike through alpine meadows and lakes in the Tsugaike Nature Park

Hakuba is a mecca for hiking in Japan and every day in the green season hikers board gondolas to reach the upper areas of the ski fields and then carry on to hike the Northern Japanese Alps.

If you have ever wished to trek Japan, Hakuba is a fantastic place to do so with a variety of options – half-day, full-day and multi-day hikes.

With an elevation of 3,000 m, the peaks of the Northern Alps mountain range draw hikers and climbers from all over the world. The Hakuba Valley is one of the 3 famous snow valleys of Japan and contains Japan’s largest alpine flower garden. After a day of hiking, soak in the natural splendour of the mountains in alpine hot springs, accessible only on foot. For beginner hikers, easy trails can be safely reached by ski lift, which run all summer long at some resorts.

You can choose different grades of trails from gentle to rugged

Hakuba Valley hiking packages

Japan Holidays offer self-guided 3 night packages from $AUD 850 including

  • 3 nights 3 star accommodation with breakfast daily
  • 2 days lift passes for access to alpine areas (one day each) at Happo One & Tsugaike
  • 2 days lunch boxes
  • Mountain insurance
  • Local telephone support
  • Day-by-day itinerary and walking directions

For bookings and more info check the link here

Another great multi-day hike is the historic Nakasendo Trail – check more on that here