Posts Categorized: Morino Lodge

Hakuba Fall-ing

When it comes to seasons in Hakuba, winter & summer tend to get the bulk of the attention….& for good reason indeed….but if it wasn`t for my obsession with snow-covered mountains & all the fun that entails, Autumn would definitely be a contender for my “favorite time of year in Hakuba” award. The cool mountain… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film festival 2011 in Matsumoto

Autumn is in full swing in Hakuba at the moment & the excitement of another winter amongst the snowy peaks of the Northern Alps is is starting to build.  It`ll be not long now that mother nature tilts her axis, once again, bringing meters upon meters of fluffy white stuff to the Hakuba valley making… Read more »

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10000 Free Flights to Japan….for real!

There`s no question that foreign tourism has taken a beating in Japan since the March 11th earthquake.  The number of foreign tourists dropped 32% last August & were down more like 60% last April.  Numbers are rebounding but its still tough times. Obviously there are 2 main culprits for this, the strong Yen & the… Read more »

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Snow on the peaks – October 3rd

  The first snow was actually on Sept 19th but it melted by 8am. The first decent dusting happened in the last two days. There’s a definite chill in the air and everyone is busy in the village harvesting the rice before the first frost. Not long to go now!

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