Iwatake REPORT

2023.04.28Hakuba Iwatake / Sunny

The “Japanese Alps” is the collective name for the Northern Alps (Hida Mountains), Southern Alps (Akaishi Mountains), and Central Alps (Kiso Mountains); three towering ranges that contain 92 of the 100 tallest mountains in Japan. The Ushiro-Tateyama Mountain Range (pictured) is part of the northern end of the Northern Alps. Mt. Hakuba (2,932m), sometimes referred to as Mt. Shirouma, is the highest peak in that range and is clearly viewable from HAKUBA MOUNTAIN HARBOR, a popular summer spot in Hakuba.
[HAKUBA MOUNTAIN HARBOR・Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort]

Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort opened for the summer season today, 4/28 (Fri.). This first day of operation was blessed with fine weather right from the morning, and the sweet aroma of baking cookies wafting through the air greeted visitors arriving one after another at HAKUBA MOUNTAIN HARBOR. In fact, five restaurants in total, including THE CITY BAKERY (pictured), opened for business today along with the gondola.
[HAKUBA MOUNTAIN HARBOR・Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort]

Almost all of Iwatake’s summer activities are now open, include the Yoo-Hoo! Swing, mountaincarts, leashed horseback riding experience, the Iwatake MTB PARK, rental MTB + Hitotoki Downhill Experience, and ATV cruise. Also, starting this season, pets are now allowed in the Nezukonomor area. Additionally, “CHUMS RIDGE” (pictured), a new area set up in collaboration with the casual outdoor brand CHUMS, has opened around Hakuba Hitotoki-no-Mori.
[HAKUBA HITOTOKI-NO-MORI・Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort]

The IWATAKE MTB PARK has a total of 7 courses including the Kamikaze Downhill Course (with a descent of 521m and a total length of 3.7km) and is already fully open, with the exception of the Mountain Cycling Course! I spoke with three visitors (pictured) from Matsumoto, Shiojiri, and Tatsuno, who told me, “We wanted to come out for the opening day! We bought season tickets and are planning to come back again during Golden Week.” Please note that the Mountain Cycling Course is closed due to the construction of the new gondola.
[Hakuba Iwatake MTB PARK]

[Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort Information]
* Season … Apr. 28 (Fri)-Nov.12 (Sun), 2023
* Hours … 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Price … Entrance Fee (Gondola fee included) / Adult: JPY2,400, Child: JPY1,300, Pet: JPY700
*MTB PARK Fee … 1 Day Pass Adult: JPY4,800, Child: JPY3,500, Village Cross Country Course, Dual Pump Track?& Mini Cross-course 1 Day Pass Adult: JPY1,200, Child: JPY800
*To Visitors Requesting Original Data of Our Photographs
*Hakuba Iwatake will be reported 2-23times a week
reported by Snownavi

June 2024
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10:00 a.m.WeatherTemp.
Summit area +20.0℃

Operating Period

Apr. 19 – Nov. 17, 2024


Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort

TEL. +81 261-72-2474

Hakuba Iwatake MTB PARK

TEL. +81 261-72-2474

Iwatake Tourist Association

TEL. +81 261-72-2780