Hakuba Powder Lodging
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... entrance. This has by far been one of the most intricate travel experiences we have ever attempted, but we both think the payoff was worth it.
Prior to our visit, however, we were warned -- repeatedly, through guide books, websites, brochures, etc. -- that the monkeys were dangerous ("Do not look them in the eyes") and would steal items and are easily provoked into attacking. Thus, it was with some trepidation that we made our way into their area of ...
... temp of 19.
Today we take a bus into the mountains to visit the Snow monkeys. The monkeys live near a hot spring and will sit in the hot springs right through winter to keep warm. The bus ride is 1 hour and has some stunning views. You have to walk 1.5ks through a beautiful forest to get to the entrance of monkey park. Now as the snow is melting the path is very wet and muddy.
After paying the entrance fee we finally lay eyes ...
... for sledging.
Back to the hotel for a quick pack up and then the long journey back to Tokyo airport with bus, bus, train, train, bus. All a lot of fun in Japan and that probably sums up Japan. The people are the most polite and respectful I’ve ever met. Everything is very different but really interesting and it’s definitely a country that I’d like to come back to. The skiing was great and although ...
... finally got down to the bottom and re-charged in a really cool vegan restaurant called Roots. We said goodbye to Adam and then off for a final afternoon of family skiing and the kids were amazing. Sinead also managed the Olympic downhill section and the by the time Sinead gave up with 30 mins after a couple of nasty falls, the kids carried on with about 5 back to runs. ...
... a good Japanese lunch and then back off with just us to the top of the mountain and after a few runs, again back down the mountain. Thomas found that he loves moguls so on the really steep slope at the bottom he literally pointed his skis straight down and bounced over each mogul. Absolutely no idea how he stayed up but he now wants to only ski moguls. Isabel took a more leisurely route ...