Hakuba (Day 5-6) – Relax and enjoy some peace, quiet and natural beauty at this little ski village. We took our very first ski lessons ever
My love for Hakuba can be gauged by the fact that I extended my stay in this mountain retreat just so that I could soak up its pristine beauty and revel in doing nothing. A tiny village in the Kitaazumi District of Japan, Hakuba is famed for its ski runs, so much so that it was the host of the 1998 Winter Olympics. With lush meadows, dense conifers and arresting views of snow-capped peaks, this Nagano Valley resort majorly caters to tourists, even during the summer season. If you are someone like me, you could get lost in Hakuba's winding roads and forests, read a book and watch Netflix in the warm embrace of your chalet or simply relax and rejuvenate in one of the many 'Onsens' (hot springs) lining the hamlet.