July 1 (Fri.)－Aug. 31 (Wed.) Hakuba Alps Hana-zanmai
From July 1 (Fri.)－Aug. 31 (Wed.), “Hakuba Alps Hana-zanmai”, an alpine flower event, will be held. Shuttle bus service, “Hana-zanmai Bus” will be available during the period. You can enjoy wonderful views of Hakuba with alpine flowers only in the summer season.
[Period] July 1 (Fri.)－Aug. 31 (Wed.)
[Main Site] Happo-one Nature Trail, Hakuba Goryu Alpine Botanical Garden, Hakuba Iwatake Lily Garden & Mountain View, Tsugaike Nature Park
[1-day Free Bus Ticket] Hakuba Area: Adult JPY700, Child JPY350 / Hakuba & Otari Area: Adult JPY1,000, Child JPY500
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June 24－June 25 Hakuba Yamatoya 2017-18 Ski Exhibition
Hakuba Yamatoya will held a 2017-18 New Model Ski Exhibition from June 24 (Sat) to June 25 (Sun). You can also pre-order the latest gears at the exhibition and if you make an order by July, you will get a gift card worth 5% of the amount of your purchase!
[Date] June 24 (Sat)－June 25 (Sun)
[Hours] 10:00 a.m.－7:00 p.m.
[Place] Hakuba Wing21 2F Meeting Room
2017-18 Winter, Mineyama Kogen White Peak Newly OPEN!!
In December, 2017, “Mineyama Kogen Resort White Peak”, a new ski resort, will be open in Hyogo Pref. and this is the first time in 14 years in Japan. It has a great location and it is located 1 hour away from Himeji and 2 hours away from Kobe and Osaka.
Mineyama Kogen Resort White Peak
[Opening Date] Dec. 16, 2017 (Sat)
[Place] Kamikawa-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Hyogo
[Course] 3 Courses (862-meter A Course for beginners, 1,170-meter B Course for intermediates, 937-meter C Course for intermediates and experts)
[Lift] 2 lifts
[Facilities] Artificial snowing machines, night skiing area
Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area Super Advance Ticket
Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area has started to sell the advance ticket of the 2017-18 winter season. The customers will get the 1o tickets of JPY1,000 off discount coupon for the 1-day ticket and 10 drink tickets, if they have it. Until August 31 (Thu), you can get the advance ticket at the highly reasonable price!!
Until Aug. 31 Adult
JPY45,000→ JPY30,000, Child & Senior JPY38,000→ JPY23,000
Until Oct. 31 Adult
JPY45,000→ JPY37,500, Child & Senior JPY38,000→ JPY30,500
June 23 (Fri)－, Tsugaike Nature Park Mizubasho Festival
Mizubasho (Asian Skunk Cabbage) in Tsugaike Nature Park is the latest Mizubasho in Honshu Area and its best season starts from mid-June. In the nature park, “Mizubasho Festival” will be held from June 23 (Fri) to June 25 (Sun) and it will have some events such as treats of rice cake & soup, lottery, booths of local products.
[Date] June 23 (Fri)－June 25 (Sun)
[Hours] 11:00 a.m.－3:00 p.m.
[Place] Tsugaike Nature Park
*Treats and lottery will be held on June 24 & 25.
On June 7, Rainy Season Starts
Japan Meteorological Agency announced, “It seems that the rainy season has started.” on June 7 (Wed). This is 2 days later than the last year and 1 day earlier than usual.
*The rainy season usually ends on around July 21.
JAPAN ALPS ART FESTIVAL 2017
From June 4 (Sun) to July 30 (Sun), “JAPAN ALPS ART FESTIVAL 2017 －Shinano-Omachi Food and Art Corridor” will be held in Omachi City for about 2 months. With the main theme, “Water, Wood, Earth, Sky”, the fascination of local resources will be spread out through “Food” and “Art”.
[Period] June 4 (Sun)－July 30 (Sun)
[Place] Omachi City, Nagano
[Fee] Art Fest Passport *Valid during the festival is held. The passport is valid only for one visit per art site.
Adult JPY2,500 / High School Student JPY1,500 / Child under 15 y/o JPY500
Art Site Day Ticket JPY300
*Shuttle service from Information Center in front of Shinano Omachi Sta. to Dam Area, Genryu Area, Lake Area will be offered every day.
*Special Taxi which goes around Higashiyama (Eastern Mountain) Area will be operated on every weekends and from July 24 to July 28.
Tourism & Outdoor Report in June, 2017
Here is the schedule of Tourism & Outdoor Report in June. We hope our reports and schedule below would help you in sightseeing and tourism.
[Tourism & Outdoor Report Schedule (May)]
June 4 (Sun) … Harinoki-dake Shintaro Festival
June 8 (Thu) … Trekking Season Starts! (announcement)
June 10 (Sat) … Mountain Biking
June 13 (Tue) … Narai-juku
June 26 (Mon) … Kurobe Dam Great Water Discharge
June 18 (Sun), The 28th Tsugaike Cycle Classic 2017
“The 28th Tsugaike Cycle Classic 2017”, a summer cycling event in Northern Alps, will be held on June 18 (Sun). The course leads to Tsugaike Nature Park and the total length is 17.1 km, the elavation gap is 1,200 m, the maximum incline is 10%!!
[Date] June 18 (Sun)
[Place) Tsugaike Kogen
[Hours] Opening Event at 8:45 a.m.－
June 17－18, Craftbeer Marche in Hakuba
Craft beer companies in Nagano will come to Hakuba togerther! You can taste and enjoy over 20 kinds of beers made by 8 companies. Some events such as live performance and workshops will be held and there will be food booths!
[Date] June 17 (Sat) 0:00 p.m.－9:00 p.m, June 18 (Sun) 11:00 a.m.－8:00 p.m.
[Place] Wahara Ground, Iida, Kamishiro, Hakuba
[Fee] 1 Beer Ticket JPY600, 5 Beer Tickets JPY2,500, Original Glass JPY600
Advance Ticket (5 Beer Tickets + 1 Original Glass) JPY2,800
June 11 (Sun) The 3rd Hakuba Cycle Festa
The 3rd Hakuba Cycle Festa will be held on June 11 (Sun). There will be various courses such as the mountain course including steep slopes, easy flat roads and even ways to foods!! Choose your favorite course and enjoy the beautiful nature of Hakuba.
[Date] June 10 (Sat)－June 11 (Sun)
[Place] Hakuba Goryu Escal Plaza
June 10 (Sat) 1:00 p.m.－ Entry, 6:00 p.m.－ Eve of the Cycle Festa
June 11 (Sun) 6:30 a.m.－ Entry, 7:30 a.m.－ Opening Ceremony
Entry Fee Adult JPY5,000, Child (12－15 y/o) JPY3,000, Kid (－11 y/o) JPY2,500
Eve Event Adult JPY3,500, Child (12－15 y/o) JPY3,000, Kid (－11 y/o) JPY2,500
*There are also package plans (Entry fee + Eve Event fee + Accommodation)
[Entry] Deadline is May 29 (Mon)
May 28 (Sun) Hakuba Sanroku Fes
“Hakuba Sanroku Fes”, an outdoor festival where you can enjoy and touch with sports and the nature, will be held. There will be a lot of events such as The 12th Hakuba Higashiyama Trail Cup, outdoor free markets, farmers’ markets, food markets and workshops!!
[Date] May 28 (Sun)
[Place] Green Sports Forest
[Hours] 10:00 a.m.－3:00 p.m.