About Hakuba

Situated just hours away from Tokyo in the Northern Alps, Hakuba is an open-space classroom and playground for the adventurous and inquisitive.


Throughout the seasons, the valley rewards its visitors and local residents with exceptional terrain for pursuing a variety of sports and outdoor activities and adventures. The winter, with its high snowfall and stunning terrain, creates a playground for skiing, boarding, and snowshoeing, and for all abilities, from beginners to advanced. In the warmer months and access to the high peaks, the valley transforms with a stunning array of colours, providing the perfect backdrop and conditions for multi-day trekking, day hikes, nature walks, mountain bike riding, and water activities on the rivers and lakes. 

HIS is ideally situated with a natural environment that provides endless opportunities to create relationships with nature and the natural world and to build the skills so as to be able to navigate its wild peaks and remote rivers.

The multinational community of Hakuba welcomes people of all backgrounds to enjoy and contribute to this lively, natural wonderland. Community members learn from each other’s life experiences and celebrate cultural diversity. 


With so many of life’s pleasures waiting at the doorstep, students can maintain a healthy balance of study, sports, and leisure. Hakuba’s ability to immerse the body’s senses propels each individual to act upon their curiosity and wonder. By choosing to study in Hakuba, students will enrol to take part and share in life-long learning.