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Hakuba Valley to conduct a demonstration experiment of “AI On-Demand Shared Ride Night Taxi”, starting from Dec. 19 until Feb. 28, 2023

How it Works

Passengers are required to make a booking for a trip between the designated virtual bus stops via “Hakuba Night Demand Taxi” application. These virtual bus stops are located mainly near the transport hubs (bus terminal, station), ski resorts, supermarkets, and restaurant and hotel areas.

Instead of using fixed schedules and routes, after you request your trip, the AI will automatically calculate the most convenient route and vehicle to pick you up from the bus stop you choose. This is a shared ride service so the vehicle may pick up other passengers on the way to your destination.

(See pamphlet)

Demonstration Period

Every day from December 19, 2022 until February 28, 2023, 17:00-22:00


Free of charge

How to Use

STEP 1 Download the app and register

1.1 Download the “Hakuba Night Demand Taxi” from App Store or Google Play.
For iOS: Download
For Android: Download

1.2 For first time users, you are required to register by entering your name, email address, and password.

1.3 Enter your one-time password sent to your email to complete the registration.

STEP 2 Book a trip

2.1 Choose your pick-up and drop-off bus stops by moving the pin on the map or typing in the search bar.

2.2 Choose to “Depart now” or choose your preferred pick-up time.

2.3 Then, choose the number of people traveling with you.

2.4 Once you press “Request Ride”, the app will search the best vehicle match for you in real-time.

2.5 You’ll receive a confirmation notice with the details of your trip, including your estimated pick-up time. Press accept button within the time limit to confirm your booking.

STEP 3 Get on the bus

3.1 Once you booked your ride, the app will provide you the vehicle ID number. When the vehicle approaches, double check the vehicle’s ID number to confirm it’s the one you booked.

3.2 When you are about to board the vehicle, swipe this black tab to the right for your boarding code, and show this code to the driver.

STEP 4 Get off the bus

You don’t need to do anything when getting off the bus. But we would really appreciate if you could rate your experience using this service.

Bus Stops List

*Please note there aren’t actual bus stops. Please check the location of the virtual bus stops on the map displayed in the app.

Hakuba Sakka Base Area
Tokyo Hotel
Mominoki Hotel (Visitor Center)
Happo Gondola
Happo Alps Open Space
Hakuba station
Kikyoka Restaurant
The BIG (Supermarket)
7-Eleven Misorano
Echo-Land roundabout
Happo Bus Terminal
7-Eleven Hakuba Iwatake
Kamishiro Station
ABLE Hakuba GORYU Escal Plaza
Goryu Iimori Base Area
Shoya Maruhachi
Iwatake Gondola
Hakuba Base Camp

List of Operating Taxi Companies

Alpico Taxi
Alps Daiichi Kotsu Taxi
Hakuba Kanko Taxi


1. How far in advance can I book a trip?
A: You can book your ride in advance but must be on the same day.

2. What is the latest time I can make a booking?
A: The application will calculate the trip detail so that the taxi can end its service by 10PM. So, there are times you cannot book your trip even if it is before 10PM, depending on the trip details.

3. How many people can I book a trip at once.
A: Vans will be used for this service. You can enter the number of your party up to 8 people.

4. How many trips can I book at once.
A: You can request and book your trip only once at time.

If you have any questions about this “Hakuba Night Demand Taxi”, please inquire Hakuba Valley directly. ( Tel: 0261-85-0722)

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