2018 Shinshu Highway Free Pass
“2018 Shinshu Highway Free Pass”, which can ride the highway of Nagano Pref. unlimited, is sold until November 26(Fri). Register the ETC card and you can get many advantageous with the trips to Shinshu. There are many services and special gifts are available in SA & PA of Nagano Prefecture!
[Period] May 11 (Fri), 2018 – Nov. 26 (Mon), 2018
Tokyo religion departure plan: Ordinary vehicle JPY8,500 -, Light vehicle JPY6,500 –
Nagoya religion departure plan: Ordinary vehicle JPY9,500 -, Light vehicle JPY7,500 –
Nagano tour plan: Ordinary vehicle JPY5,500 -, Light vehicle JPY4,500 –
June 9－10, Craftbeer Marche in Hakuba
“Craftbeer Marche in Hakuba” is also held this year! In this event the companies of craft beer in Nagano will come together to Hakuba and you can compare the craft beers! Some events such as live performance and workshops will be held and there will be food booths!
[Date] June 9 (Sat) 0:00 p.m.－9:00 p.m, June 10 (Sun) 11:00 a.m.－4:00 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 1 (Fri), Winghills 2018-19 Super Advance Ticket
On June 1 (Fri), the 2018-19 winter season advance ticket of Winghills Shiratori Resort will be on sale!! This ticket package includes three 1-day tickets, three JPY500 meal tickets and a 2-hour summer skiing or mountain biking ticket and the price is JPY7,500!!
Winghills Shiratori Super Advance Ticket
[Sale Period] June 1 (Fri)－July 29 (Sun), 2018
[Validity] June 1 (Fri)－Closing Day in 2019
[Price] Adult 1-day Ticket ×3 + JPY500 Meal Ticket ×3 =
Winghills Shiratori Advance Season Pass “Kiwami”
[Sale Period] June 1 (Fri)－Dec. 24 (Mon), 2018
[Validity] 1 year from the day when the ticket is exchanged for the first time (*Summer season is not included).
All Day Adult (18 y/o－) =
Weekday Adult =
All Day with Onsen Adult (19－49 y/o) =
Weekday with Onsen Adult =
All Day with Onsen H. S. Student & Over 50 y/o =
All Day with Onsen J. H. S. Student =
All Day with Onsen E. S. Student =
July 13 (Fri), Highway Bus "Osaka & Kyoto－Hakuba Line" will start
On July 13 (Fri), ALPICO Highway Bus, “Sawayaka Shinshu Bus (Osaka & Kyoto－Hakuba Line)“, will start the operation. Reservation is now available.
Direct Highway Bus … Osaka & Kyoto－Hakuba Line
To Hakuba … July 13, 2018 (Fri)－Nov. 3 ,2018 (Sat)
To Osaka & Kyoto … Jul 14, 2018 (Sat)－Nov. 4 , 2018 (Sun)
1 round-trip operation a day
Osaka & Kyoto－Hakuba (nighttime) Adult JPY8,400 Child JPY4,200
Hakuba－Osaka & Kyoto (daytime) Adult JPY7,400 Child JPY3,700
ALPICO Kotsu Co., Ltd.
*”Shinjuku (Tokyo)－Hakuba Line” will operate until Dec. 15, 2018 (Sat).
June 3 (Sun), Tsugaike Cycle Classic 2018
“Tsugaike Cycle Classic 2018”, a summer cycling event in Northern Alps, will be held on June 3 (Sun). This year new category, “Legend Class (Over 70 y/o)” was added. The riders will run up the course to Tsugaike Nature Park from near JR Hakuba-oike Station which has the total length of 17.1 km, the elevation gap of 1,200 m and the maximum incline of 10%!!
[Date] June 3 (Sun), 2018
[Place) Tsugaike Kogen
[Hours] Opening Event at 8:40 a.m.－
HAKUBA VALLEY 2018 Summer Operation Schedule
Here is the 2018 summer operation schedule of the ski resorts in HAKUBA VALLEY.
[Summer Operation Schedule of Ski Resorts]
Cortina Adventure Land … Weekends & Holiday in May 12 (Sat)－Nov. 4 (Sun) *Open every day in July & Aug.
Hakuba Cortina English Garden … May 19 (Sat)－Oct. 21 (Sun)
Tsugaike Panorama Way … June 1 (Fri)－Oct. 31 (Wed)
Iwatake Gondola … Weekends in May 12 (Sat)－June 24 (Sun), June 30 (Sat)－Aug. 26 (Sun), Weekends & Holiday in Sep. 1 (Sat)－17 (Mon), Sep. 22 (Sat)－Nov. 4 (Sun)
Happo Alpen Line … June 2 (Sat)－Oct. 28 (Sun)
Kurobishi Line … July 1 (Sun)－Oct. 21 (Sun)
Kitaone Quad … Apr. 28 (Sat)－June 3 (Sun), July 14 (Sat)－Nov. 4 (Sun)
Hakuba47 … July 14 (Sat)－Sep. 2 (Sun), Weekends & Holiday in Sep. 1 (Sat)－24 (Mon)
Goryu Tele-cabin … July 16 (Sat)－Oct. 28 (Sun)
Kashimayari … Apr. 2 (Mon)－Nov. 30 (Fri)
May 26(Sat), Teiitsu-sai Festival
To celebrate summer mountain season, “the 52nd Teiitsu-sai Festival” will be held on May 26(Sat). The annual event; “Daisekkei Treking Tour with guides” will be also held.
[Date] May 26(Sat), 2018
[Place] Hakuba Village Sarukura Parking Area
[Schedule] Reception 7:30 a.m.-, Anzen-kigan-sai 8:20 a.m., Starting 8:50 a.m.
[Fee] 1,000JPY (Children under 15 y/o are free) * Guide fee, commemorative pin badge and premium are included
[Entry] Deadline is May 23 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.
June 10 (Sun), The 4th Hakuba Cycle Festa
The 4th Hakuba Cycle Festa will be held on June 10 (Sun). The rule is simply “go through the designated checkpoint”. You can challenge the 90 km long course or enjoy the delicious Hakuba foods offered in aid stations. You can enjoy freely and feel the beautiful nature of Hakuba.
[Date] June 9 (Sat)－June 10 (Sun)
[Place] Hakuba Goryu Escal Plaza
June 10 (Sat): 6:00 p.m.－Eve of the Cycle Festa
June 11 (Sun): 7:30 a.m.－ Opening Ceremony, 8:00 a.m.－ Start
* The entry is already closed because the number of applicants reached the quota.
Opening Festivals of Mountains in Nagano
The summer season is just around the corner! Here is a list of schedule of opening mountain festivals in Nagano.
Teiitsu-sai Festival・Opening Festival of Hakuba Peaks … May 26 (Sat) At the start of the trail to Mt. Hakuba, Sarukura Parking Area (Hakuba Village)
Akiyama-go Opening Festival … June 1 (Fri) At in front of Koakasawa Naeba Shrine (Sakae Village)
Mt. Nyugasa Opening Festival … June 3 (Sun) At the start of trail to Mt. Nyugasa, Gosyodaira Parking Area (Fujimi Town)
Mt. Harinoki-dake Shintaro Festival … June 3 (Sun) At around Harinoki Snow Valley (Omachi City)
Mt. Yatsuga-take Opening Festival … June 3 (Sun) At Summit of Mt. Aka-dake, Summit of Mt. Kitayoko-dake (Chino City)
Mt. Yatsuga-take (Mt. Amida-dake) Opening Festival … June 3 (Sun) At Summit of Mt. Amida-dake (Hara Village)
Mt. Kurohime Opening Festival・Spring Mountain Trek … June 17 (Sun) At Mt. Kurohime (Shinano Town)
Mt. Kazafuki-take Opening Festival … June 24 (Sun) At Mt. Kazafuki-take (Otari Village)
*Weston Festival (Kami-kochi) on June 2 (Sat) and June 3 (Sun).
From Apr. 28: Hakuba Iwatake Spring Operation
Iwatake Gondola will operate as “Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort” from Apr. 28(Sat) to May 6(Sun) and weekends of May & June! Some of ” Hakuba Iwatake MTB Park”, the guide tour of Nezuko Forest, “Buggy Cruise”, slacklines, and many more will be available to enjoy the spring of Hakuba. Restaurant Sky Arc will offer the special menus using local wild vegetables. Astronomical show and meteor shower observation meetings will be also held at night.
“Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort”
[Dates] April 28(Sat) – May 6, 2018 and weekends of May & June
[Hours] 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
[Place] Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort
[Fee] Gondola round trip: Adult 1,800JPY, Child under 12 y/o 1,000JPY, Pet 600JPY
The 23rd Hakuba Goryu Katakuri Festival
Katakuri (dogtooth violet) of Goryu Katakuri Garden is one-third in bloom on April 21 (Sat). They are expected to in full bloom around April 28 when “Hakuba Goryu Katakuri Festival” will be held.
“Hakuba Goryu Katakuri Festival”
[Date] April 28, 2018
[Place] Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort Escal Plaza