Hakuba Valley Shopping

Hakuba  has a good selection of shops and stores and several great ski shops in town. Yamatoya  and The Boarding Co.  near  the  Hakuba  Station have  a great range of skiing and boarding gear respectively.  Patagonia, North Face  and just across the street,  Koujitsu  Sanso, have top  quality  outdoor  gear and often  discounted  stock. Rhythm Snow Sports stocks a good  range of retail and rental ski/snowboard goods, and even have a dedicated boot fitting service.  For the backcountry enthusiasts,  Rapie  is the one stop shop for all of your ski and snowboard off-piste powder needs.

Hakuba  has three main supermarkets where most items are available.  Hakuba’s  “The Big”  is the largest and open until  9pm. Other supermarkets are called A Co-op, which is located two minutes walk away from Hakuba Station, and Apple Land which is located 10 minutes walk away from the station. Please note foreign credit cards are not always accepted at the supermarkets,  so it is wise to have Japanese yen with you. Other  than these three supermarkets there  are three  7-Elevens, two  Lawson’s and several other private convenience stores, too.

For further shopping information when you arrive into  Hakuba, make sure you pick up a copy of  Hakuba  Connect, this is a great magazine  full of information on  Hakuba.  In addition, a pocket sized guide, the  Hakuba  Essential Guide lists all the best bars and restaurants in town.