Travel Blogs from Hokuto
Sunday – April 5th
Easter Sunday was our day of rest. It was nice to have breakfast at the Lodge and not need to put on our ski gear and hit the mountain. We hung out at the Lodge for a couple of hours and then explored the town a little more. We walked up to the "top of town" where the cooking onsen is. The local villagers use the cooking onsen to slowly cook vegetables and onsen eggs which ...
... house in town which was lovely (as were the the Apple buns later - did I mention that our kids love Apple buns).
Friday - April 3rd
Friday was another warm spring day. It was also very windy so they did not open the top of the mountain, but opened the Hikage and Nagasaka triple chairs instead. It was nice to ski some different runs but the warm blustery wind and overcast conditions did not make it the nicest day. We made the most of it, having ...
... organising trips for people as a travel agent. A really pleasant night.
Getting on to the next town was welcome after 2 days on my own. At 9:03am a tiny bus whined up the hill with a hunched old man behind the wheel. Glorious sunshine and no words of English, we wound our way through the old school countryside, past the early cherry blossoms and onto the deserted train platform. Hattoji was a great break from the big cities but it was time to rejoin the ...
Today was day number 2 with the snow monkeys. We will have an opportunity for a half day tomorrow, but we are going to stick around town and explore a bit. Our hotel is about 50 feet from a Buddhist temple. The monkeys were feisty today. You will find many fight and chase scenes. They are hilarious to watch. There is a TON of ...
... if you fell over it would have taken you ages to get out of the snow. After another fun day of boarding we came home and met a group of girls that were staying at the hotel for a school camp. The were very funny and friendly girls and they had very good English after we talked to them for a while. They invited us to come and make rice cakes with them and so we made rice cakes. It was lots of fun and at then we ate some of the cakes and then we put them on a tree as ...
Other places to stay in Hokuto
96 Kentsford Road, Grange-over-Sands | Condofrom $139
21-23 rue du Fosse des Tanneur, Strasbourg | 2 star hotelfrom $137
8240-1 Oizumichonishiide, Hokuto | Ryokanfrom $67
The Chantry Coach House, Silverstone | B&Bfrom $126