To be honest, I was surprised. I never knew there was such a great view here. Until now, I have been to Happo-one right next to here many times, but this was my first time to come to Iwatake. I happened to come here because most of the Happo ski-lifts stopped in the big wind.
I felt that Happo-one and Iwatake have different skier types. Happo's is a technique-oriented feeling, Iwatake's is a free feeling. That seems to lead to the difference in ski area's atmosphere. Anyway, the Iwatake view is completely better than Happo though.
Beautiful scenery is spread out there, even outside of winter. It is rarely seen such a beautiful landscape. Especially every year around October, you can enjoy the nice autumn leaves of the Japan Alps. It is said "the three-tiered autumn leaves" that is the beautiful gradations of “snow on the top of the mountain”, “autumn leaves on the mountainside”, and “green of the oak tree”.
HAKUBA MOUNTAIN HARBOR
The Hakuba Mountain Harbor is a cafe and terrace that was opened on the peak (1289m) of Hakuba Iwatake In October 2018. There is popular bakery “THE CITY BAKERY” from New York. The beauty of the beautiful Hakuba mountains on a sunny day is the biggest attraction. Enjoy freshly baked bread and delicious coffee while watching the stunning views!
I want you to see this wonderful view!