Hakuba is a beautiful place with great mountain views. We went to climb Karamatsu-dake in July 2014.
Happo-ike pond is a famous photo spot, but the sky wasn’t clear when we were there. You can easily imagine how beautiful the reflection of the mountains would be when the sky is clear and there is no wind.
Instead, we were lucky to see a ptarmigan. It is not easy to find them because of their colour. They become white in winter.
We went to Hakuba again for skiing in 2015. The weather was great. I was surprised that about 75% of the customers were foreigners. I could only hear English most of the time.
Before coming home, we went to take photos at some view points in Hakuba village.