the Northern Alps & Happo-one

About Hakuba Iwatake

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Fieldis located in the town of Hakuba home to the 1998 Winter Olympic games. Iwatake proudly boasts one of the most breath taking views of the Northern Alps’ Hakuba 3 peaks, including a 360°panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. All 15 courses have their own unique features.

For those who wish to take a break from Skiing or are just looking for a relaxing activity, Hakuba Iwatake also offers a snowshoe course at the top of the resort. Here, you can enjoy a relaxing stroll with 3000m class peaks of the Northern Alps towering above you.

If you are looking for a true Japanese cultural experience, the Iwatake area has done a wonderful job of keeping with traditional ways. Most of the accommodations are family run “Minshuku” which are small cozy Inns, where you are made to feel at home.

Iwatake has very easy access to all other Hakuba ski areas. “Happo One” “Hakuba47” “Goryu” & “Tsugaike” are just a 5 to 15 minute drive or shuttle bus ride away.

More than just a winter resort, Hakuba Iwatake has activities running all year round. During the Spring, Summer and Autumn months, there are a variety of activities to satisfy all ages, young and old.

Enjoy warm weather snowboarding or skiing on one of Japan’s largest grass ski/snowboard facilities.


Test your balancing skills on EXPONENT ADVENTURE’s new “high ropes course”. At a height of 8m above the ground, you can test your limits on a variety of rope & log balancing features, all at the safety of EXPONENT ADVENTURE’s 100% fail proof harness & cable system.


Come see Iwatake’s impressive Lily garden with as many as 50 varieties of Lily’s covering much of the main slopes of the resort. Take a relaxing stroll or make it a hike through Hakuba Iwatake-The Garden of Lily(The content of this blog is information throughout the year) .

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Japanese historical house

Hot Spring-Hakuba Shionomiti Onsen

Guests can become acquainted with Japanese food culture while taking it easy and enjoying a meal at the relaxing dining area inside the building.

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Hot spring

Hot Spring-Hakuba Shionomiti Onsen

Ancient spring—which become brown in the air— has been confined in the Fossa Magna for 25 million years. Temperature is about 48℃. Good for warm by sodium,chloride, hydrogen carbonate hot spring.