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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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 »
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 »
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!
SnowJapan.com has been one of the leading online resources for information on skiing & snowboarding all over Japan for over a decade. Like a lot of us in the ski & snowboard industry here, they`ve fielded lots of questions concerning the implications of the disasters on the ski hills here. In response, they`ve put… Read more »