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Types of Hakuba Accommodation
9th August 2011

Hakuba has been a ski resort since the early parts of the twentieth century and catered to a predominantly Japanese skiing clientele so things are a bit different to your average western style ski... More…

No Snow in Summer Part 3
8th August 2011

Sunshine in Hakuba!!!! Well it's already midday and no sign yet of the rain that has fallen virtually every day since the start of June. It's time to get outdoors! Probably the best Summer activity... More…

Hakuba Moments
7th August 2011

We put a pic up on July 11th of my car sitting in the driveway at Snowbeds B&B. Here is another pic taken the same day after we dug the car out. I have done seasons in France, Austria, Canada,... More…

Hakuba's Secret Ski Areas; Norikura
5th August 2011

Located a short drive north of Tsugaike and adjacent to the Cortina ski area Norikura would be the least patronised of all the ski areas in Hakuba. It's so quiet here that quite often it appears... More…

Hakuba Ski Resorts all on the one pass
4th August 2011

Ski resorts in Japan are mostly made up of a number of ski areas all under individual management with separate lift passes. Luckily for those visiting Hakuba the local tourism department has... More…

No Snow in Summer Part 2
3rd August 2011

Well it's August now and officially Summer holidays and Hakuba is packed with tourists. It's time to start planning when to shop!! To get the best baguettes in town you will have to visit Mon... More…

A tip on exchanging money in Hakuba
1st August 2011

My esteemed colleague missed one vital piece of info in yesterdays blog, one of the 2 major worldwide credit cards is often rejected by the 7/11 ATM which is the more conveniently located of the 2... More…

Exchanging Money in Hakuba
31st July 2011

It is always recommended to bring some Yen with you to get started. Once in Hakuba to get money there are two international ATMs in Hakuba, one at the 7 Eleven (open 24 hours) and the other at the... More…

Not the Rainy season rain
30th July 2011

Unlike the Japanese ski season the rainy season in Japan has a specific start and end date specified by the Japan meteorological agency each year. So you can imagine my amusement when I mused to my... More…

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