Hello everyone🤙 How are you doing?
My favorite season “autumn🤩🍂🍱” has gone… It was sooooooooooooo quick….💨
Then the winter😭☃️❄️ has just come…….
Is there anyone who likes cold weather?😒 Do you like winter? What would you do in the winter?
When I talk someone who never met before, over 99% of them would ask me same thing!
Person①:Where are you from？
Takuya：I’m from Nagano!
Person①:The cold don’t bother you!
Person①：Really!? You do skiing or snowboarding, don’t you?
(※It does not mean I don’t like skiing and snowboarding. I do like them just don’t go often🤣)
Do you have a similar experience ? If you have it, please comment on Facebook!
Anyway, Nagano is not well known as the biggest snow resort in Japan!
Everyone thinks Hokkaido is but Nagano is🏆
If you are interested in skiing or Snowboarding you might know “HAKUBA“
We call Hakuba as area actually. There are many snow resorts in Hakuba.
Last few years a lot of foreigners came especially from Australia🇦🇺 & New Zealand🇳🇿
You feel like you are in the oversea! That’s what I heard👂
I am going to introduce some Snow Resorts to you from Hakuba area⛷
Firstly, Hakuba Goryu ＆ Hakuba47
Hakuba Goryu is one of the biggest snow resort in the Hakuba area and has 3 ski slopes❗️
You can enjoy variety of course.
Hakuba47 is just next to Hakuba Goryu and has become a snow resort for snowboarders incorporating the latest trends❗️
There are course for beginner🔰 to expert⭕️
It is connected on the top of the mountain of Hakuba Goryu so you can use ticket at Hakuba Goryu as well.
Also There is a base center which is called “Escalplaza”
It will open the end of December to the end of March and 24/7. It is really convenience👍
Access→ Hakuba Goryu Bullet train🚝：Shinosaka – Tokyo – Nagano
Express bus🚌：Nagano – Hakuba goryu bus stop
Hakuba47 Bullet train🚝：Shinosaka – Tokyo – Nagano
Highway Bus🚌：Nagano – Hakuba
Secondly, Hakuba Happo-one
Hakuba Happo-one became the venue for the 🏆Nagano Winter Olympics🏆 in 1998.
There are 14 courses and one of course was named “Olympic Course”.
You can enjoy two courses that were used by Olympics.
The longest run distance is 8000m if you want to do long cruising you should be here!
Access→ Bullet train🚝：Shinosaka – Tokyo- Nagano
Express bus🚌： Nagano – Hakuba Hapo-one
Thirdly, Hakuba Cortina
Hakuba Cortina is located the northernmost of Hakuba.
That means the snow in Hakuba Cortina is 100％ natural ☃️☃️☃️
The snow quality is really good and a lot of people come for powder snow even foreigners✈️
The landscape from top of the mountain is amazing👏
You can see the North Alps🗻 and if you were lucky you would see the Sea of Japan🌅
As well as Hakuba Happo-one, Hakuba Cortina focuses on kids’ park for children,
you can enjoy various attractions such as snowmobiles and Sled play courses!
Access→ Bullet train🚝：Shinosaka－Itoigawa
Bus🚌： Minamiotari- Hakuba Cortina(free bus)
Here is my recommendation!!!
If you have been to Hakuba already and want to go somewhere else you can go to “Nozawa Onsen “
Nozawa Onsen is one of the biggest snow resort in Japan because they have the longest course which is 10km and variety of course.
Then you can feel Japanese atmosphere that’s why here is popular for foreigners!
Here is the reason why I recommend to you, There is an Onsen town♨️ (※Onsen=Hot spring)
It’s pretty close to snow resort and you can go there for free🙌
Please try after skiing or snowboarding! It would be awesome✨
Accesss→ JR Express🚃： Shinosaka – Kanazawa
Bullet Train🚝： Kanazawa- Iyama
Bus🚌： Iyama- Nozawa Onsen bus stop
Total⏱ : 4 hours
If you are in Japan or coming to Japan this winter, you should go to Nagano‼️ It will be worth it‼️‼️‼️
Every season a lot of guests go to Nagano for skiing & snowboarding from MITSUWAYA.!
We can ship a gear and There are more options to access Snow Resort than above so feel free to ask us!
I will see you on a next blog! See you next time🌈