Hakuba vs Niseko

“Heavenly Hakuba, the Far East’s best-kept ski secret” – Daily Mail UK

Less crowds, cheaper

  • As popular with foreigners as Japanese, you can find some great authentic Japanese culture here, unlike what you’ll find in Niseko

    You can find around the village numerous restaurants, bars, shops and onsens offering authentic Japanese cuisine and experiences”

    the world famous Jigokudani snow monkey park is a day trip away, where you can see the only monkeys of their kind in the wild bask in the natural hot springs.”

  • Steeper terrain
  • Greater variety of ski terrain with 8 resorts in the Hakuba valley
  • Easier to get to Tokyo
  • Cheaper airfares from Australia (no need to fly Tokyo-Sapporo)
  • 70% of people chose Hakuba over Niseko
  • Has a much better variety of terrain