Cherry Blossom Information of Nagano
Blooming of cherry blossom in Nagano have become early because of warm winter. Cherry blossom of Matsumoto City have bloomed on Mar. 28, which is the earliest record. The festivals are suspended because of Coronavirus, but you can enjoy the cherry blossoms for now.
Takato Castle Site Park (Ina City) … start to bloom * Takato Sakura Festival has been cancelled.
Mt. Kobo Tomb (Matsumoto City) … in bud * Sakura Festival has been cancelled.
Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto City) … one-third in bloom * Sakura Festival has been cancelled.
Matsumoto Joyama Park (Matsumoto City) … in bud
Uedajo Castle (Ueda City) … start to bloom * Uedajo Castle Sakura Festival has been cancelled.
Nagano City Joyama Park (Nagano City) … start to bloom
Garyu Park (Suzaka City) … start to bloom * Sakura Festival has been cancelled.
Omachi Park (Omachi City) … in bud
Oide Park (Hakuba Village) … in bud
* The parks may be closed to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus infection.
Tsugaike: Final Operation Dates of Lifts
Here is the final operation dates of lifts in Tsugaike Kogen.
[Final Operation Date]
May 6 (Mon) … Tsugaike Ropeway, Gondola, Tsuga No.2 Pair, Han-no-ki High Speen Pair Lift
* The lift operation may change depend on snow amount after Apr. 25 (Sat).
* All other lifts were closed on Mar. 31 (Mon).
Goryu & Hakuba47: Final Operation Dates of Lifts
Here is the final operation dates of lifts in Hakuba Goryu and Hakuba47.
[Final Operation Date]
Apr. 5 (Sun) … Toomi Sky Four
May 6 (Wed) … Goryu Telecabin, Alps No.1 & No.3 Pair, Line-8, A, B, C,E.
* Line-D will open when Line-8 has suspended.
* Tree Riding Zone will open until Apr. 5 (Sun).
* All other lifts are closed on Mar. 31 (Mon).
Shuttle Bus: April Operations
Almost all the shuttle bus which links the ski areas and the stations of HAKUBA VALLEY will end on Mar. 31. The shuttle bus operations after Apr. 1 which links Happo, Goryu & Hakuba47, Tsugaike and Kashimayari are below.
Happo Shuttle Extra Bus Service ~ Spring (PDF)
[Operation Period] Weekends and holidays of Apr. 4 (Sat)–May 6 (Wed), 2020
Kashimayari Shuttle Bus Service
[Operation Period] Mar. 16 (Mon)–Apr. 5 (Sun), 2020
Happo: Final Operation Dates of Lifts
Here is the final operation dates of lifts in Hakuba Happo-one.
[Final Operation Date]
Apr. 5 (Sun) … Nakiyama 3 Triple, Riesen Quad, Skyline 2 Pair
May 6 (Wed) … Gondola, Grat Quad, Alpen Quad, Usagidaira Pair (Weekends & Holidays), Kurobishi Quad, Panorama Pair
* All other lifts are closed on Mar. 29 (Sun).
Iwatake finished the operation on Mar. 29
Hakuba Iwatake Snowfield has finished 2019-20 Winter season on Mar. 29 (Sun) as scheduled. The ski area has been troubled with the lack of snow due to the warm winter, and could not open the all the courses this season.
Cortina finished the extra operation
Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, which has reopened on Mar. 19 (Thu), finished the extra operation on Mar. 26 (Thu). Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba will open until Mar. 31.
Hakuba Norikura finished the operation on Mar. 24
Hakuba Norikura Onsen Ski Area has finished 2019-20 Winter season on Mar. 24 (Tue), a week earlier than scheduled.
Apr. 18: Snow Peak LAND STATION HAKUBA
A new tourist facilities, Snow Peak LAND STATION HAKUBA will open on Apr. 18 (Sat). The contents of outing experience “Snow Peak GO” and “Restaurant 雪峰 (Seppo)” have been released.
Snow Peak GO … Adding to rental of Snow Peak products, Hakuba tour with e-BIKE, “Picnic Tour” and “Day Camp Tour” in Kita-one and Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort.
Restaurant 雪峰 (Seppo) … Provide “eating the nature” which will supervised by Mr. Hideki Ishikawa, the owner chef of the Michelin star Japanese restaurant “Kagurazaka Ishikawa“.
Cortina will reopen!
Hakuba Cortina will reopen from tomorrow because of snowfall and cold from Mar. 14 to 18! And also, some courses has reopened in other ski areas!
Hakuba Cortina … On Mar. 19, 4 courses, Ikenota, Mt. Hieda 1, Mt. Hieda Forest and Itadaira Course, will reopen.
Hakuba Norikura Onsen … On Mar. 18, Wakaguri Central reopened.
Tsugaike Kogen … On Mar. 18, over 80% of courses are reopened.
Hakuba Goryu … On Mar. 18, Expert Course reopened.
Kashimayari … On Mar. 16, Course 5-C reopened.
Sanosaka finished the operation on Mar. 15
Blue Resort Hakuba Sanosaka Ski Area have finished the operation of 2019-20 Winter season on Mar. 15 (Sun). This is 14 days earlier than scheduled.
Mar. 15 (Sun), Ski Kids Day
“Ski Kids Day” will be held on the third Sunday of every month at all HAKUBA VALLEY’s ski areas and children under 12 y/o will be able to take a lift free of charge!
* Implemented on Mar,15 (Sun) in March.
* Preschoolers have free lift at any time during the season.