Must-Do Summer Activities in Hakuba

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Hakuba is a famous spot in the winter season among foreign travelers. However, also in the summer season a number of travelers are coming to Hakuba these days. There are beautiful scenery which you cannot see and environment with much nature, so today I introduce 5 ways to enjoy Hakuba in the summer season. 

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Attractive Points in Summer in Hakuba

There are many attractive good points to enjoy summer Hakuba. For example, the first point is that you could enjoy in the cool place as forgetting the hot summer season because the Hakuba elevation is high. The second point is that you could enjoy seeing the flowers which you cannot see in the land area. The third point is that you could enjoy hiking and trekking so that there are many mountains around Hakuba.

In addition, the number of cafe and terrace in Hakuba is increasing, so you could enjoy Hakuba also during the summer season.

Looking at Happo-Ike

Around Happo Ike, you could enjoy trekking. Moreover in the way of going to the trekking area, when you take the lift, you could enjoy the beautiful scenery different from the winter. Every year, people who love taking photo come here to take the pond and mountains pictures. The pictures like such as a painting work.

Hakuba Mountain Harbar

Hakuba Mountain Harbar is opened from the spring season to the autumn season. There, you could enjoy a delicious dish at the cafe as seeing the beautiful scenery with mountains. And also, near to there, you could enjoy taking part in the trekking tour in the forest of Nezuko.If you want to know about information of tours, please check the below site.

Kitaone Kogen Plateau

In Kitaone Kogen, there are many attractive spots. The first one is Kurobishi Daira terrace where you could see the cloud see. Moreover, as seeing the beautiful landscape, you could enjoy the foot hot spring. And also in nature flower park near to Kitano Kogen, you could enjoy seeing more than 300 kinds of mountain flowers.

Hakuba Tsugaike Natural Garden

In Hakuba Tsugaike Kogen, in the winter season, it is famous as the winter sports area. While, in the summer season, you could get on the lift and see the mountain flowers and enjoy walking around. Near to Tsugaike Kogen, there is a bouldering park, and also you could enjoy move also inside, and they are good for your health.

Onsen (Hot spring) in Hakuba

In Hakuba, there are spots you could enjoy a hot spring, and also just for a day trip. One of them is called Hakuba Obinata no Yu Onsen, There is an air-hot spring come from the mountain Alps. separated between males and females. You could enter for about 600 yen per person. There is also mixed-gender hot spring, so if you come there with your families and friends, you could enjoy a hot spring together.

Let’s Enjoy Summer Activities in Hakuba

Hakuba can be enjoyed also in the summer. Except for Hakuba, there are many spots where you could enjoy during the summer season in Nagano. If you want to know more about information attractive spots in Nagano, please visit the below site.


The characteristic points of Nagano prefecture are a fusion between affluent nature and Japanese traditional lifestyle. Nagano is constructed in many town and village, where have originality. These regions have a different history, different culture, different nature, we can feel a side of Nagano as a treasure box.

Northern Alps in Nagano


”NAGANO TRIP” is sightseeing contents site to offer tourist information about Nagano prefecture in Japan. People who are interested in Nagano can learn and know about sightseeing contents before visit Nagano. In addition, visitor can learn and enjoy while traveling and after the trip.

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Masato ito

Total Coordinator of regional construction
・Hitotsubashi University, Graduate school of Social Science.
・Field: Nagano Prefecture. Ikeda town and around the area.