Matsumoto Northern Alps Area HAKUBA MOUNTAIN HARBOR
Enjoy incredible mountain scenery at Hakuba Iwatake’s newly opened Hakuba Mountain Harbor. Floating above the forest below at 1,289m high, the 320m2 terrace directly faces Hakuba’s Sanzan mountains: Shirouma, Shakushi, and Hakuba Yari.
Hakuba’s majestic mountain scenery can be seen here during both the green and winter seasons. The best time to visit, however, is during autumn, when its colored foliage begins to cascade down the mountains as snow crowns the mountaintops. At their peak, you can see Hakuba’s famous three-tiered autumn scenery: white snow, red leaves, and green forest below.
The City Bakery, a New York City institution, has opened a location at the terrace, so you can enjoy fresh pastries (like their pretzel croissant), sandwiches, and coffee while taking in the view. Some exclusive menu items featuring Hakuba specialties will also be available.
October 6 to November 11, 2018
December 14 to March 31, 2019
9:00 to 16:00
Gondola Fare (roundtrip) : 1,800 yen
Fall Foliage: mid-October - late-October
Location / Access
Iwatake, Hakuba Village
- By Train:
- Get off at Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen) . Then, take the Nagano—Hakuba line bus to Tokkyu Kirikubo. From there, a 5-minute walk to the resort.
Get off at Hakuba Station (JR Oito Line) . Then, take a 20-minute bus to Iwatake Snow Resort. (See bus timetables: green season, winter season)
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