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Hakuba's Green Season - Glamping Amid Japan's Alpine Peaks

Hakuba's Green Season - Glamping Amid Japan's Alpine Peaks

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Hakuba might be famous as a ski resort but it's just as full of charm in the green season - summer and autumn. We introduce you to Hakuba's lush green forest and breathtaking views, which can be enjoyed through glamping and outdoor activities.

Written by Chiara Mischke

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Hakuba - Japan's Famous Alpine Resort

Hakuba, located in Nagano, can be easily accessed from Tokyo. The mountainous area is well-known as a holiday resort destination. In fact, it is one of the most popular places in Japan to enjoy the snow and winter sports.

However, Hakuba is actually one of the best nature spots to visit outside the ski season as well. With its beautiful high mountains sparkling in the summer sun and lush green forests, it offers a great backdrop for hiking and camping.

Let us introduce you to the green season of Hakuba and to a luxurious glamping resort in the area.

What Is Hakuba's Green Season?

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In Nagano, the time of the year when there is no snow outside is known as the "green season". The melting snow will reveal the beauty it has protected during the cold months and will make space for colorful flowers and greenery.

Because Hakuba is a mountainous region, there is always a cool breeze surrounding the area which is another great reason to go there when you want to escape the summer heat.

What is Glamping?

Hakuba's Green Season - Lucious Green Forests And Sparkling Mountains

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The word glamping is a combination of the words glamorous and camping. It offers all the fun of camping without the uncomfortable aspects like setting up your own tent and washing dishes in the river. Even more, it often elevates your experience by providing you with the feeling of staying at a luxurious hotel while being outside in nature.

Glamping has become very popular in Japan in recent years. Nowadays some of the most luxurious glamping resorts in the world can be found in Japan.

FIELD SUITE HAKUBA- Enjoy Luxurious Tents, Delicious Food, and Nature

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While hiking, exploring and camping by yourself can be great fun, it can also be dangerous. Hakuba's mountains are home to many animals including bears and it can be hard to find a safe spot to set up your tent. How about combining nature exploration with luxury by checking into the FIELD SUITE HAKUBA produced by the famous outdoor company Snow Peak?

Let us introduce you to some of the features of FIELD SUITE HAKUBA.

1. A Tent Resembling a Luxury Suite!

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The FIELD SUITE HAKUBA tent looks more like a luxury suite than a tent. Soft beds, a heater, and all necessities for full comfort are included. You take your shoes off outside and use slippers for inside the tent just as you would inside a hotel room.

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Outside the tent is a porch with chairs and even a sink with running water to wash your hands. The water is pumped from the ground so please avoid drinking it.

2. Get a Massage while Inhaling the Mountain Air

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At FIELD SUITE HAKUBA you can even enjoy getting a massage on your own front porch. The fresh mountain air helps the blood circulation. As a result, you can fully relax.

Instead of closing your eyes, you can enjoy the beauty of Hakuba around you. The full body massage will take about one hour. It is a great way to unwind and refresh yourself.

3. Hot Springs and Foot Baths Keep You Warm

Hakuba's Green Season - Lucious Green Forests And Sparkling Mountains

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Hakuba is not only famous for skiing but also for its excellent hot springs. FIELD SUITE HAKUBA has a small hot spring facility on its grounds with one side for men and the other for women.

Here you can soak in the healing hot water and view the majestic mountains surrounding you. How much more luxurious can glamping get?

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If you only want to warm up a little in between adventures, you can also use the foot bath beside the hot spring facility. Towels are provided, so just take off your shoes and step inside to warm your tired feet on a cold day.

4. Local Cuisine Served Outside

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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all include local ingredients. Breakfast will be served under the open sky for you to enjoy the full camping experience.

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Between meals, you can pick from a variety of cold and hot beverages such as herb tea, local juice, local wine, local beer and mulled wine at the terrace. Just lean back and enjoy the view in nice company.

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Dinner is served in the dinner tent. The tent looks like a high-class restaurant on the inside and it's hard to believe it's just a tent. The open sides of the tent offer a great view of the surroundings and let in the mountain air.

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The multi-course dinner is prepared by highly skilled chefs and lets you taste a variety of ingredients from Hakuba such as local meat, herbs, and vegetables. It's a delight for all senses!

How to Enjoy Hakuba's Green Season while Glamping

Nature Walks

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Hakuba is filled with an abundance of trees and flowers during the green season. In summer you can discover many flowers unique to Japan growing in the forest while the majestic green trees give you shelter from the sun. Some of these trees and flowers only grow in this mountainous environment.

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The ground in some areas feels surprising spongy. This is due to all the tree roots running underground. Once you get used to this sensation it will feel like walking on clouds and you might be tempted to jump around on the forest ground. Just be careful not to slip and fall.

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Hakuba is relatively quiet and secluded. You may encounter wildlife in the green areas. However, as mentioned before, dangerous animals like bears are also part of the forest.

Therefore, instead of trying to explore the forest by yourself, it is better to ask for a guided tour if you stay at the resort. The guide will not only make sure you don't encounter any dangerous animals but will also introduce the seasonal vegetation to you.

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In autumn, Hakuba will be painted in all shades of red and yellow. The backdrop of snow covered mountains makes this fall foliage very unique to Hakuba.

The Starry Night Skies

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High up in the mountains where the city lights don't reach, you can encounter breathtakingly clear, starry night skies. Naturally, you can enjoy this kind of night sky all year long but the milder weather in summer and autumn will allow you to sit outside and enjoy the stars to the fullest.

All you need is a chair, a blanket, and your favorite drink, which will all be provided by the glamping resort. Everyone should see a starry sky like this at least once in their life.

The Sun Rising Over the Mountains

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If you spend the night in the mountains, how about getting up early to enjoy the sunrise? As the sun rises over the mountain tops making them sparkle like diamonds, the clouds will be covering the world below.

The clouds are so thick and fluffy that it almost looks like you could walk on them. A view like this is something that not many people can ever experience.

Enjoy Hakuba's Green Season

If you only know Hakuba as a ski resort, you might be surprised to hear about its green season. If you want to enjoy Japanese nature to the fullest, Hakuba is the perfect place for you!

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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