A day off the slopes

Outdoor activities

Snowshoe tour

Great winter activity if you do not ski/snowboard or if you just want to try something different. Half / full-day/ evening, private / group tours available. 

Website: https://www.evergreen-backcountry.com/snowshoe-tours/

 

Snowmobile

For a short outdoor activity look at this one hour snowmobile tour. Tandem and single rides available. Free accommodation pick-up. Price: 9,000-12,000 yen per person.

Website: https://hakuba.lion-adventure.com/en/activity/snowmobile/

Indoor activities

Trampoline and action indoor park

Great indoor activity both for adults and for children. Apart from trampolines, survival game and kids area, freestyle snowboard and ski lesson available. Admission fee: 1 hour – 1,800 yen, Survival game (1 hour) – 1,500+admission fee

 

Glass making workshop

Quick, easy and fun activity at a glass bead shop. 

From 1,000 to 3,400 yen. No reservation required. 

Website: https://www.tokyocreative.com/sights/7114-hakuba-glass-workshop-gaku

 

Cooking lesson 

Cooking lessons with wide range of Japanese dishes to choose from.

Advanced reservations strongly recommended. From 8,000 yen per person.

Website: http://www.open-kitchen.jp/english/

 

Working out

There are a few gyms in Hakuba with a price range from 200 yen to 2000 yen per visit. 

Outside of Hakuba

Snow Monkey Park

The Snow Monkey park is located 2 hour drive from Hakuba. There are day tours with a visit to a temple in Nagano after the Snow Monkey Park, or you can make your own way there by taking a direct bus from Hakuba or taking a bus to Nagano and then changing to a bus for Snow Monkey Park. 

Day tours (13,000 yen per person):  http://www.snowmonkeytour.com/information 

Direct bus (7,800 yen round trip) operating from end of December to the end of February:  https://www.alpico.co.jp/traffic/en/express/hakuba/shigakogen/

 

Matsumoto

Matsumoto is about 1.4 hour train ride from Hakuba. It is a lovely town with a splendid  16th-century stronghold in the centre of it. Around it you will find charming streets lined with old merchant houses reminiscent of a bygone Japan. 

Train schedules: http://www.hyperdia.com/