The Ridge Hotel & Apartments
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews The Ridge Hotel & Apartments Hakuba-mura
Travel Blogs from Hakuba-mura
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The snow monkeys were amazing! They have no fear of tourists, despite insinuations of their ferociousness. You can walk right up to many of them without them scampering away. We were surprised by how many baby monkeys there were — dozens! Although we were only in their area for about an hour, we witnessed many moments, including one of the older monkeys holding a younger one for warmth, several of the younger monkeys playing together, all ...
... Macaque monkeys. They are everywhere, must be 100 or more from little babies to adults. The adults are about 3 foot tall. They are busy foraging in the snow for food. We are almost invisible to the monkeys, as they are not bothered at all by people. You can get up very close to them and they will even come and sit next to you.
Only a few decide to go and sit in the hot water, as the outside temperature is quite warm. It is so ...
... 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. ...
... finished up with 2 knackered kids. Sinead had left the video recorder on the table in the restaurant and went back and there it was surrounded by hundreds of students. Great culture in Japan.
We got back to the resort and the kids played with their Aussie mates and we enjoyed some adults beers and 2 for 1 burgers followed by Mt Fuji chocolate lava cake which parents didn't get a sniff ...