I will be Hakuba on 12 October 2018 and like to see the autumn peak. Can I see autumn peak in Hakuba ike pond or Iwatake Promenade on 12 Oct 2018? I like to visit Hakuba Mountain Habour, is it located in Iwatake Promenade area ?
According to our Fall Color Watch page, Hakuba Happo Ike will be at its peak during your trip, and Iwatake will be just before peak. Both should have incredible views as long as the weather holds up.
The best way to reach Iwatake/Hakuba Mountain Harbor is via the free Hakuba shuttle bus from Hakuba Station or the Happo Bus Terminal. Hakuba Mountain Harbor is located at the top of Iwatake Ski Resort (see details here).
The Happo Bus Terminal is either a 20 min. walk or 4 min. taxi from the station.
I hope that helps answer your question.