Resort Hotel La Foret Hakuba
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 ...
... of rice grown: rice for cooking called japonica; sticky rice that is used for making sweets like mochi; and brewing rice used for making sake. We then visited his home which was very nice. The Japanese try to used everything and not waste anything. The stalks from the rice they use to make sandals and the husks to make pillow stuffing. They also use old kimonos to make zoris and aprons. So they are really into ...
... 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 ...
... At last we had time this evening for showers before dinner. Another buffet dinner, where once again I ate too much. There is no wifi in the room, a few of us are sitting in the lobby tapping away. Every time the door opens there is a blast of freezing cold air, which reminds us that outside the temperature is zero! It should reach 10° tomorrow. I'm glad I brought my vest!
TripAdvisor Reviews Resort Hotel La Foret Hakuba Hakuba-mura
Other places to stay in Hakuba-mura
Hakuba happou Onsen, Hakuba-mura | 4 star hotelfrom $192
Hakuba happou Onsen, Hakuba-mura | 4 star hotelfrom $153
Hakuba happou Onsen, Hakuba-mura | Hotelfrom $263
Hakuba happou Onsen, Hakuba-mura | Hotelfrom $176
Hakuba happou Onsen, Hakuba-mura | Hotelfrom $135
Hakuba happou Onsen, Hakuba-mura | Hotelfrom $94