Hakuba

Snow Report for Japan’s Best Ski Resorts: 2015-2016 Season

Avid skiers and snowboarders may have been discouraged from taking their winter trips in Japan’s popular ski areas this season. The 2015-2016 season did not get off to a great start, as December 2015 looked to be the start of a record warm winter. The snow levels were not up to their usual heights and…

A Full Day Adventure: Happo Pond Hakuba, Nagano

Looking for an easy full day adventure in the Hakuba area? Then a hike up to Happoike or Happo Pond is just perfect. It is not a strenuous hike as the gondola and chairlifts will provide you a lift and you can enjoy the short hike to Happo Pond at a leisurely pace. This hike…