Trekking to Happo Pond on last May.

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Vi Female Thailand 2017/03/23

Hello, I plan to trekking to Happo Pond on 05/28/2017. Is it possible? gondola and chair lifts will be still operating or not? If you know timetable of Happo-one gondola lift, Alpine quad lift and Groad Quad, please sent me. Thank you.

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2017/03/30

Hi Vi,

The gondola and chairlifts will have already closed for the end of the winter season, and reopen for summer on June 3rd, 2017 (and continue operating until October 29th, 2017).

There are three sets of lifts that run continuously during their daily operating hours. See hours below (for period of June 3rd to July 17th):

  • Gondola lift: 8:00~17:00
  • Alpen Quad lift: 8:15~16:45
  • Grat Quad lift: 8:30~16:30

I hope that answers your question. Let me know if I can help you with anything else.


Guest 2017/04/25

Hi Blair,

Thank you for your answers.

Unfortunately, I have free time at Hakuba 1 day only on 05/28/2017 before go to Kamikochi on 05/29/2017
Could you please advise me must do in Hakuba?  I’m no idea for travel at Hakuba when I can not visit Happo-Pond.

Thank you,

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2017/05/10

I apologize for the late response!

While Happo-ike may not be viable at this time of year, water sports such as canoeing and rafting are quite popular and the international Evergreen Outdoor Center runs a variety of tours with English language guides. I think that would be one of the best ways to experience Hakuba in mid-spring.


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