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Address: Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301 , Nagano Prefecture
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Great for beginner skiers!

We stopped 2 days at Hakuba to try skying and it was a good experience. It was relatively expensive but we could rent everything for a day, from the sky materials to the gloves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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468 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We stopped 2 days at Hakuba to try skying and it was a good experience. It was relatively expensive but we could rent everything for a day, from the sky materials to the gloves. We took a private teacher and went to Goryu. It was crowded but it was a good place for beginners. There was not much to do... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

The restaurants and people in this town are really excellent. People were very helpful and friendly. The food was great and there were no shortage of options. Access to many ski resorts. A truly great place to holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Alpine Azumi Apartments with 7 adults, 1 child and 2 babies, it was perfect! Lots of open fires and it was just beautiful with all the snow. About 50m from the Sakka chair lift. Great food, great skiing and great apartment. The local people were extra helpful to us, and we didn't struggle with the minimal... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Took my daughter for her first White Christmas and Hakuba you did not disappoint, snowing just after arriving. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Skiing on new fallen white powder is a dream, you just glide over the snow making it easy for beginners. There is plenty of places to stay and restaurants and cafes to choose from, would definately recommend... More 

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Noosa heads qld
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Wow Hakuba is quite big. You can't walk from mountains to mountains, as the area is too spread out. You have to rely on public transport which is quite difficult to get your head around. Saying that when you do find a bus, the drivers are very courteous and careful drivers up the mountains. This spot is great if you... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Great skiing for learner to intermediate. Limited for advanced skiers. Great top to bottom skiing and all round great family fun.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I've been to the Hakuba region to ski on many occasions. Overall, it's pretty well run, and I've always enjoyed the slopes/runs. Downsides do include the aged infrastructure, including many of the chairlifts being dangerously old fashioned, but worst of all is the influx of the ugly Australian. It's as if the worst of the Bali crowd has now decided... More 

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

As an international visitor, it is relatively easy to get to Hakuba.Our choice was reliable Nagano Snow Shuttle, direct bus from the terminal takes more than 5 hours including food stop.One major advantage of Hakuba is the terrain size .Probably something to suit most.You just have to choose resort wisely.The ski areas and villages are very spread out. Hakuba is... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Been here several times. Love the variety and the free shuttles to all the different mountains. Will be back next year!

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North Holland Province, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

There are several "resorts" -villages along the valley and not just one Hakuba. Several ski areas, each very small but good enough for 1 day or maybe 1/2 day. Lots of restaurants and hotels serving mainly the Japanese tourist market but more and more Australians and the odd British guest.

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