The Bears Den Mountain Lodge
Travel Blogs from Hakuba-mura
... be more people employed doing safety than actually building or constructing. At one lot of street repairs there were over 10 people ( 4 on one intersection), all with flags, guiding the people around the work site. Very much overkill.
Also I noted in a park that not only were people employed to do the work ( questionable work at best) but just as many were employed to supervise them. The work? Taking the ...
... was the highlight and why I'd wanted to take the trip; the snow corridor. The higher we climbed the more the snow banks on the side of the road grew. By the time we got to Murodo they peaked at 15m. It was this section we were able to work along and photograph as well. This and a walk around a crater with the view of hot pools misting not far off were the energetic part of the trip. Not too excessive though the ...
... pool. After 20 minutes we all looked like cooked lobsters, got out and had yet another deep cleaning session, before getting dressed and catching a taxi back to the hotel.
A smaller group of us then caught the metro to the little town of Obuse, 30 minutes away. It was supposed to be a very pretty old town, but we were a little disappointed until we found the museum which had a very attractive garden. Otherwise the town ...
... 5 steep stories for a nondescript view. The castle was entirely constructed of wood with no nails. Inside was a famous collection of guns, but little else; no furniture to speak of. Back on the coach we drove to the Ukiyoe Museum, famous for its collection of traditional wood block prints. Our visit started with a film showing how these wookd block prints are done, in ...
Despite the mild weather and rain we've managed to ski every day! We've been skiing in spring a few times before but here the snow conditions are really good...the snow pack is still really thick and apparently they ski until May here. The facilities are not as lush as Europe, the chair lifts are really ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet