Shinshu Wine Train
After the first operation on July 22 (Sat) which had received good reputations, “Shinshu Wine Train” will run on Aug. 26 (Sat) and Sept. 24 (Sun) as well. Seeing the view of Azumino and Northern Alps, you can enjoy 6 kinds of Shinshu Wine and dishes made of local foods. Besides, more than 20 kinds of wine will be offered for tasting. There is also a train from Shinjuku, Tokyo.
[Date] Aug. 26 (Sat), Sept. 24 (Sun)
[Requirement] Over 20 years old
Plan with Dish (Train fee, 6 Wines, Dishes) … From Shiojiri Sta. JPY19,800, From Shinjuku Sta. JPY28,900
Plan without Dish (Train Fee, 6 Wines, Snacks) … From Shiojiri Sta. JPY11,800, From Shinjuku Sta. 20,900
*Different 6 kinds of wine will be served on each day.
Summer Sales Information!!
The shops around Hakuba hold Summer Sales!
Patagonia Hakuba / Outlet … Aug. 15 (Thu)－Aug. 27 (Sun) 30% OFF discount on the 2017 Spring/Summer models. On Aug. 10 (Wed), 20% OFF discount on the outlet goods!
A&F County Azumino … Sale Now! Over 30% OFF discount on the bags, summer clothes and shoes of OUTDOOR RESEARCH, Chaco, KAVU, MYSTERY RANCH!
BURTON FLAGSHIP STORE NAGANO … Sale Now! You can get 2017 spring/summer models of bags and clothes at reasonable prices!
*Some goods and items are excluded from sales. Please ask the staffs.
*Hakuba Yamatoya, Mont-bell Hakuba Happo won’t have a summer sale.
*The sales will last as long as the goods remain at the shops which do not mention the sales period above.
Summer Illumination in Azumino Park
In Alps Azumino National Government Park (Horigane, Hotaka Area), Summer Illumination is held from Aug. 11 (Fri). You can see the beautiful lit-up 40-meter waterfall, 100-meter corridor and 200-meter river. Besides, there are starry sky or firefly lights and they show the water, nature and life in Azumino.
[Date] Aug. 11 (Fri)－Aug. 20 (Sun)
[Place] Around Guide Center and forest near Azumino School, Contry Culture Zone, Alps Azumino National Government Park (Horigane, Hotaka Area)
[Hours] 6:00 p.m.－9:00 p.m.
[Fee] Park Entrance Fee Over 15 y/o JPY410, 6－15 y/o JPY80, Over 65 y/o JPY210
Obon Season Holidays
Thank you for your using Snownavi and giving cheers. We will take Obon Season holidays as follows.
[Obon Season Holidays]
Aug. 11, 2017 (Fri)－Aug. 16, 2017 (Wed)
[Payment Confirmation & Delivery of Advance Ticket]
The advance tickets which have been paid for by Aug. 10 will be dispatched on Aug. 11. If you pay after Aug. 11, your offered items will be dispatched on Aug. 17.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
2017 FIS SKI JUMPING SUMMER GRAND PRIX HAKUBA
“2017 FIS SKI JUMPING SUMMER GRAND PRIX HAKUBA” will be held at the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium from Aug. 25 (Fri) to Aug. 27 (Sun).
[Date] Aug. 25 (Fri)－Aug. 27 (Sun) *Aug. 25 is a day for official training.
[Place] Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium
[Fee] Advance: Adult JPY1,300 / Door: Adult JPY1,500, Under 15 years old Free
Fireworks Festivals in Obon Season
Here is the information of firework festivals held around Hakuba in Obon season.
Chikuma-gawa Noryo Enka Festival (Chikuma City) … Aug. 7 (Mon) 7:30 p.m.－, Togura Kamiyamada Onsen, 10,000 fireworks
Susuki-gawa Firework Festival (Matsumoto City), Aug. 10 (Thu) 7:20 p.m.－, Around Tsukama Bridge, 3,700 fireworks
Iizuna Fire Festival (Nagano City) … Aug. 10 (Thu), 8:00 p.m.－, Daiza Houshi-ike Pond, 2,000 fireworks
Hakuba Summer Festival (Hakuba) … Aug. 13 (Sun) 6:00 p.m.－, Green Spots Forest, 200 fireworks
Happo Onsen Summer Festival (Hakuba) … Aug. 14 (Mon) 6:30 p.m.－, Happo Culture Hall
Azumino Fireworks (Azumino City) … Aug. 14 (Sun.) 7:00 p.m.－, Gohouden Yusui-ike Pond, 12,000 firewirks
Lake Kizaki Floating Lanterns & Fireworks Festival (Omachi City) … Aug. 15 (Tue) 7:00 p.m.－, Lake Kizaki, 1,000 fireworks
Lake Rokaku Floating Lanterns & Fireworks Festival (Nagano City) … Aug. 15 (Tue) 7:00 p.m.－, Lake Rokaku, Sai-gawa River, 4,000 fireworks
*Lake Suwako Firework Festival (Suwa City), one of the most famous firework events in Japan, will be held at 7:00 a.m. on Aug. 15 (Tue). (40,000 fireworks)
Aug. 1－31 Happo-no-yu Early Morning Operation
Happo-no-yu, the only natural hydrogen hot spring in Japan, is open at 6:00 a.m. from Aug 1 (Tue)!! You will get hydrogen water if you take the onsen by 9:00 a.m. Morning Market will be held on the weekends in the August and during Aug. 11 (Fri)－Aug. 16. Happo Chaya is also open in the early morning.
[Period] Aug. 1 (Tue)－Aug. 31 (Thu)
[Hours] 6:00 a.m.－10:00 p.m. (Last Entrance 9:30 p.m.)
*Open at 0:00 p.m. on Aug. 23 (Wed) and 30 (Wed) because of the maintenance.
[Fee] Adult JPY800, Child JPY400 *The fees are half on Aug. 8, “Happo Onsen’s Day”!
Tourism & Outdoor Report in July, 2017
Here is the schedule of Tourism & Outdoor Report in August. We hope our reports and schedule below would help you in sightseeing and tourism.
[Tourism & Outdoor Report Schedule (August)]
Aug. 1 (Tue) … Omachi Alpine Museum
Aug. 7 (Mon) … Murodou, Mt. Tateyama
Aug. 11 (Fri) … Mountain’s Day
Aug. 11 (Fri) … Hot-air Balloon
Aug. 14 (Mon) … Zenkou-ji Temple
Aug. 15 (Tue) … Oyama, Mt. Tateyama
Aug. 22 (Tue) … Azumino Shakunage-no-yu
Hakuba Summer Night Events
A lot of night events will be held in August!!
Hakuba Goryu Night Gondola
[Date] Weekend in Aug. 5－Oct. 15, Aug. 11－15, Sep. 18, Oct. 9
[Hours] Up-ride 7:30 p.m.－8:00 p.m, Down-ride 9:00 p.m.－9:30 p.m.
[Fee] Adult JPY2,000, Child JPY1,000 (Gondola & Guide included)
Hakuba47 Night Picnic
[Date & Hours] Aug. 11－15, 7:00 p.m.－8:30 p.m.
Hakuba Happo-one Astronomical Observation
[Date] Aug. 5, 11, 12, 19, 26, Fri. & Sat. in Sep. 1－Oct. 28
[Hours] 7:00 p.m.－9:00 p.m.
[Fee] Adult JPY2,300, Child JPY1,550 (Gondola & Guide included)
Hakuba Happo-one Meteor Shower Observation
[Date & Hours] Aug. 11－12 Perseid Meteor Shower 6:00 p.m.－8:00 a.m.
[Fee] Adult JPY6,900, Child JPY4,500 (Gondola, Guide, Dinner & Breakfast included)
Hakuba Iwatake Night Garden
[Date & Hours] Aug. 5, 11－13, 19 6:00 p.m.－9:00 p.m.
[Fee] Gondola Adult 1,700, Child JPY950, Alcohol Set Plan JPY3,200 (Gondola & All-you-can-drink included)
Evergreen Outdoor Center Firefly Canoeing
[Date & Hours] Aug. 1－20 7:50 p.m.－8:40 p.m. / 8:50 p.m.－9:40 p.m.
[Fee] Over 15 y/o JPY3,500, Under 12 y/o JPY3,000, Private Tour JPY30,000
Lion Adventure Lake Firefly Tour
[Date] Aug. 1－13, Special Tour Aug. 14－20
[Hours] 7:30 p.m.－, 8:30 p.m.－, Special Tour 8:00 p.m.－
[Fee] Over 15 y/o JPY3,500, Under 12 y/o JPY3,000
Lion Adventure Night Lake Cruising
[Date & Hours] Aug. 21－31 8:00 p.m.－
[Fee] Over 15 y/o JPY3,500, Under 12 y/o JPY3,000
July 30 Iwatake Rogaining 2017 SUMMER
On July 30 (Sun), ”Hakuba Iwatake Rogaining 2017 SUMMER”, cosponsored by FM Nagano, will be held!! Rogaining is an orienteering sport and participants choose which checkpoints to visit with in a time limit to maximize their score. You can try with your families and friends and the winner will be invented to the next race for free! Kobayashi Arata, a radio personality, will come as well!
[Date] July 30 (Sun) Entry 8:00 a.m.－, Race 9:40 a.m－, Prize-giving Event 0:20 p.m.－
[Place] Hakuba Iwatake
[Fee] Adult (over 15 y/o) JPY3,800, Child JPY1,300
Kitaone Kogen Morning Glow Tour
Kitaone Quad Lift will be open before the sunrise and morning glow tour will be held! From Kitaone Kogen Highland which has an elevation of 1,200 meters, you can see the beautiful morning glow across the sea of clouds and peaks of Northern Alps glowing red with the sunlight behind you. There is a package plan with a onsen (hot spring) ticket as well.
[Date] July 29－31, Aug. 1－20, Sep. 16－18, 23－25,
Oct. 7－9, 14－15, 21－22, 28－29, Nov. 3－5
[Place] Kitaone Kogen Highland, Happo-one
July & Aug. Happo Bus Terminal 4:00 a.m. / Kitaone Quad Lower Sta. 4:10 a.m.
It will be changed by the sunrise time (Sep. 4:30 a.m.－, Oct. 4:45 a.m.－）
A Plan (Lift, Guide, Breakfast, Onsen Ticket) Adult JPY3,000, Child JPY2,600
*Onsen Ticket will be available at Hakuba Happo Onsen.
*Please make a reservation by 3:00 p.m. on the previous day.
B Plan (Lift, Guide only) Adult JPY2,200, Child JPY1,800
*Please make a reservation by 5:00 p.m. on the previous day.
Hakuba Sanso Mountaineering Seminar
Hakuba Sanso Hut located just below the summit of Mt. Hakuba will offer mountaineering seminar. Mountain guides, photographer and staffs of a clinic will give lecture about the basic techniques of trekking, the way to prevent altitude sickness for free.
[Date] July 27 (Thu), Aug. 3 (Thu), Aug. (Thu)
[Place] Hakuba Sanso Hut
[Hours] After Dinner