Hakuba is in Nagano Prefecture, in the Japan Alps on mainland Tokyo within relatively easy reach of Tokyo. The JR Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet train) takes just 1hr 40mins from Tokyo to Nagano, connecting with a 1-hour bus service to Hakuba. The town hosted several competitions during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics – and in addition to skiing and snowboarding facilities, there are hot springs (onsen) around the town. Our suggested package is a combination of a Tokyo stay and 7 nights in Hakuba, travelling with the JR East Pass.

Day 1 :

Fly from the UK to Tokyo.

Day 2 :

Arrive Tokyo Haneda, then take the train to Nagano and the bus service to Hakuba (JR East Pass and bus ticket provided).

7 night accommodation at the Happokan Hotel, in Japanese-style room.

Day 3 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Hakuba. A 5-day ski pass is included, and an excursion to see the famous Snow Monkeys.

Day 4 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Hakuba

Day 5 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Hakuba

Day 6 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Hakuba

Day 7 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Hakuba

Day 8 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Hakuba

Day 9 :

Time for skiing in the morning. Take the bus from Hakuba to Nagano and Bullet train to Tokyo. Stay 2 nights in Tokyo, at the Shiba Park Hotel or similar.

Day 10 :

Full day free in Tokyo.

Day 11 :

Depart Tokyo Haneda Airport on a flight to the UK, arriving the same day.

Date Price per person sharing twin
01-08 December 2016, 24 December – 31 March £ 2,122
09-23 December £ 2,134

Total package price per person is a “from” price, and is subject to availability of flights on the specified airline in the required class of travel. Different airlines may be offered, at different package prices, depending on availability on your selected dates of travel.


  • Return flight London-Tokyo-London in Economy class, including taxes and other charges
  • JR East Pass for travel from Tokyo to Nagano and v.v.
  • Bus tickets from travel from Nagano to Hakuba and v.v.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Happokan Hotel, Hakuba (Japanese style room), including daily breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in Tokyo (Shiba Park Hotel or similar) including daily breakfast

Not included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals and beverages not shown in the above itinerary
  • Incidental costs such as personal laundry, drinks, snacks
  • Passport and other visa document fees (UK citizens do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days in Japan)