International Youth Hostel

___1920-1, Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Chubu, 949-6637, Japan | Hostel
 

Travel Blogs from Minamiuonuma

Cold & hot

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... times. I passed some local huts and the visitors center and right after that there was a serious bit of climbing. The Japanes, being practical just made a path straight up the mountain which resulted in a very steep climb. I could take just a few steps before i had to catch my breath again and even though it was pretty cold i was sweating really heavily.

I got to the top and after descending for a couple of minutes the snow was almost completely gone and it ...

Snow in May

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... if he could join me. I said of course and so we got into the park together. I didn't expect there to be snow in the park anymore but he told me it was quite normal and that it taks till summer for the snow to totally disappear. He also told me some nice interesting things about the park and it's surroundings, but also about the plants and creatures in it. He had some trouble with some english words so i gave him my Lonely Planet Phrase book ...

Skiing In Japan

A travel blog entry by kayteroo

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... dropped as soon as we stepped outside and we could see the snow yaaay!! The little town was pretty quiet, it definitely wasn't a big tourist area. We headed outside and found a ski rental shop and after a bit of Lost in Translation we ended up with skis and boots but no ski pants!!! O well we figured we would just be the idiots that were skiing in jeans!! hehehe

We got to the lift station and realised we had come to a really ...

Stepping Back in Time at a Snowy Onsen

A travel blog entry by rt9812

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... Buttoning up our coats as high as they could and pulling our hoods over, we followed him to a minibus. The bus was almost full, a few Japanese families and a group of three Italian women. The mood on the bus was one of anticipation, the silence was kept. The bus was warm and cramped and we waited for a few minutes until the man with the card got in the bus and pulled away from the front of the station. The journey, lasting about thirty minutes, passed quickly. The sharp ...

Japan Snow Adventure

A travel blog entry by kate_17

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... move quickly through the trees. Accommodation, breakfast, ski hire, lift passes and lessons cost the three of us approximately $1200 aust dollars for 3 days. Two of which we will ski. As I have not skied before I am nervous about breaking an arm, leg or knee but am also excited. The fields have received fresh snow the last few days and if the depth of the snow on roofs and on the side of the road is any indication it should be soft and ...

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