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Endless Snow in Japan
18th March 2014

The Japanese knew they had one of the best places to ski in the world but it took a while for the rest of the world to find out.  This writer, after telling a prominent Melbourne travel agent... More…

New Years Eve in Japan
9th October 2013

So you’re going to be in Japan for New Year while on your ski vacation? The Japanese New Year celebration is called shogatsu and for the Japanese it’s a family holiday more like the... More…

Funny Facts About Japan
3rd October 2013

Fruit isn’t the first thing you think about when you think of Japan, especially when you’re thinking about skiing in Japan....(fruit isnt really a winter thing after all).... However... More…

Getting to Hakuba Options
1st October 2013

Many people ask us what the best way is to get to Hakuba.  There are many options and what’s the best for one group may not be the best for another. Here are the options:... More…

Goryu Toomi & Hakuba 47 Resorts
26th September 2013

In tight competition with Happo One for the title of best resort in the valley, this ski area is actually 2 resorts with separate managements and styles but they are connected at the top and are on... More…

Happo One Resort
24th September 2013

Regarded by many as King of the Valley Happo is located half way along said valley at the base of the biggest mountain in the Northern Alps mountain range, Mount Shirouma Dake which means... More…

Hakuba Ski Resorts
19th September 2013

Japan is home to many hundreds of ski resorts spread throughout the mountainous interior of the country and all located on 2 islands; the main Japanese island of Honshu and the northern island of... More…

Ice cold: the coolest new hotspots
17th September 2013

The ski and snowboard world is dominated by big resorts. Skiers and boarders flock to St Anton in Austria, Verbier in Switzerland, Whistler in Canada, Aspen Snowmass and Vail in the US, Niseko in... More…

Tours from Hakuba - Matsumoto Castle
12th September 2013

Another popular tour is Matsumoto Castle located in the beautiful city of Matsumoto.  In Japan there are only four castles that have been designated as “National Treasures” and the... More…

Tours from Hakuba - Snow Monkeys
10th September 2013

A great sideline to skiing, especially when you need a day to recoup, is visiting the snow monkeys.  In northern Nagano Prefecture around two hours from Hakuba is the municipality Yamanouchi.... More…

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