Hotel Itokan

3492 Aoki-cho, Arai Ina, Ina, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 396-0021, Japan | Hotel
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Culture and snow

A travel blog entry by runes_journey

19

... to enjoy himself now, he feels a sense of achievement as his snowboarding improves. Its great to see.

According to the Lonely Planet guide "Japan has the best skiing in Asia and some of the most reliable powder snow on earth. If you want to combine culture with snow time, Japan is the perfect place"

That is so true of the village in where we are staying. Nozawa Onsen......an ancient mountain village, ...

1st taste of Japan's famous powder

A travel blog entry by runes_journey

16

... complete whiteout. At Falls Creek the lifts would have been closed!
Rune struggled with the conditions (and rightly so) we took it in turns to board with him. He managed 2 runs with a lengthy break in between where we drank hot chocolate and sat in front of a heater.


The run called 'paradise' was actually paradise to snowboard down today. I can see what all the ...

Snow and Sun (and a sensational smorsgabord)

A travel blog entry by runes_journey

19

... was fun! and because the snow was powdery and soft it was easy to get back into the flow of it again. The slopes we played on today were wide and easy, but because it was a Sunday they were busy.
After a fun day, we got back down to the village at 16.30ish, the sun still shining.

Back at the lodge, we got chatting to a group from Albury and Bright, small world. I said hello to someone in the kitchen, ...

Skiing Hakuba

A travel blog entry by zoeandluke

... hot with blue skies. We made up for it by doing lots of park skiing, mixing up different resorts, playing tag down the slopes with snowballs with loser doing a sake and first fall of the day having to chug a beer. Unfortunately I tried a really hard black mogul field on day 2 and ended up with the beer for the day. We had some really good food and the Japanese Onsens were amazing as usual. Final night we went out for ...

Day 21

A travel blog entry by thebyrnes

5

... have lunch at Mum and Dads favourite place! It took twice as long as we thought though because we were basically in total whiteout! At one point you could actually see nothing! But luckily Dad safely navigated us back. After lunch we just skiied some runs at Goryu because it was not as cloudy there. After our last onsen for a couple of years, all 11 of us went to the burger shop for dinner and the crepe place for dessert! Again! Bye ~ ...

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This hotel is located on 3492 Aoki-cho, Arai Ina, Ina.
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