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Powder bliss in Nagano-Niigata ; OMACHI

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Enjoy the finer things in a hot spring town on Hakuba’s doorstep   Just 40 minutes from Hakuba, Omachi is local to the ski resorts of Kashimayari Sports Village and Jiigatake. Its hot spring area of Omachi Onsenkyō is set in deep forest, and skiers and snowboarders overnight here from … Read More

Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort

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NATURAL BOWL   Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort enjoys the Hakuba Valley's heaviest powder dumps, and impressive mountain views from its hot spring baths. A gigantic natural bowl lined with tree runs, the resort has a designated off-piste area that makes it a powder heaven. Family friendly slo… Read More

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

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PANORAMIC PLEASURE   Enjoying a 360° panorama of the Northern Alps and Hakuba Basin, Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field has 26 courses down the 1,289-metre Mount Iwatake. Mountainside, the beginners' area around the summit, is the place for mellow cruising with amazing scenery. The Hillside area … Read More

Hakuba Happo-one

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POWDER PIONEER   Hakuba Happo-one is one of the Hakuba Valley's pioneering ski resorts, with roots stretching back to the 1920s. Today it remains at the forefront of the development of snow sports in Japan, and with more than twelve metres of excellent quality powder a season, delive… Read More

Hakuba 47 Mountain Sports Park

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AMAZING TERRAIN AND PARKS A distinctively Gen Y resort in comparison to the many baby boomers in the Hakuba Valley, Hakuba 47 was born in 1990, and has since risen to prominence as one of the valley’s premier all-season resorts. Its winter scenery is nothing short of magical, with a skyline … Read More

Hakuba Goryu

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ROOM FOR EVERYONE Covered in the excellent powder snow of the Northern Japanese Alps, Hakuba Goryu is interconnected with Hakuba 47 next door, created a balanced total of 23 courses for all riders. Its Escal Plaza building is fully equipped with restaurants, rentals, and shops for snow gear … Read More


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HOTEL GRAND PHENIX OKUSHIGA Situated amongst the 1500 metre high Okushiga Kogen, Hotel Grand Phenix was made to please skiers and sport enthusiasts. The hotel has a warm atmosphere with touches of Europeanstyle decors. Each of the room is prepared to provide guests with the utmost comfort dur… Read More

Enjoy Hakuba from a level above and beyond

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The Hotel Mont Blanc Hakuba Group is well trusted and well established as the provider of home away from home for many Australians. The staff at both accommodations by the group is known to provide friendly, flexible and formidable service. ‘The staff have continually gone above and beyond in makin… Read More


Nagano Culture G'Day Japan!

Welcoming hot spring town with retro charm Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen carved itself a place on Japan's hot spring destination map just over 120 years ago in 1893. Times were tough, and to revive the local economy, the head of the town implemented a plan to dig for hot springs. Since the waters began… Read More

NAGANO CITY Powder bliss in Nagano-Niigata

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NAGANO CITY -> Convenient winter holiday base 79 minutes from Tokyo -> Close to the Hakuba Valley, Nozawa Onsen and the snow monkeys -> Local attractions include Zenkō-ji temple, a National Treasure of Japan Nagano City is more than a famous gateway for pilgrims to Zenkō-ji, its icon… Read More


Nagano Basics G'Day Japan!

HOTEL MONT BLANC HAKUBA GROUP HOTELS Mont Blanc Hakuba Familia has newly joined Hotel Mont Blanc Hakuba and Hotel Sejour Mint. The friendly staff will ensure you the best stay with their savvy footwork. Online Reservation   HOTEL MONT BLANC HAKUBA Shuttle… Read More


Nagano Transport G'Day Japan!

ALPICO BUS SERVICE Direct bus from and to HAKUBA,Nagano Japan continues to be a popular snow holiday destination for Australians, one of the reasons of the popularity could be how efficient and convenient it is travelling in Japan. Alpico provides a reasonably priced, comfortable and convenien… Read More


Nagano Hot Springs G'Day Japan!

History flows through the hot springs of Yudanaka Onsen From the moment you step off the train at Yudanaka Station, you are already fully immersed in the hot spring town of Yudanaka Onsen. Even the station has its own hot spring facilities for day-trippers, and just outside, one of the town's … Read More


Niigata Tours & Activities G'Day Japan!

Historic alpine retreat, blessed with abundant powder Situated 30 minutes from the Japan Sea coast in the mountains of Joshin'etsu Kogen National Park, Myoko is a vintage Japanese alpine resort with a history dating back over 100 years. In winter, it is naturally blessed with a charming combin… Read More

Kagura Ski Resort

Niigata Tours & Activities G'Day Japan!  |  742 Mitsumata, Yuzawa-machi, Minami Uonuma-gun  |  2+81-25-788-9221  |  Days Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat & Sun &Holidays 7:30-17:00  |  Travelling times to Naeba & Kagura Ski Resort Tokyo: 2 hrs (bullet train and bus)   IMMERSIVE POWDE… Read More


Niigata Food and Drink G'Day Japan!

Romantic hot spring town on the doorstep of the snow country Echigo-Yuzawa inspired the Nobel Prize-winning novel 'Snow Country', and has created a dream-like legacy of romance in the white winters of the north-eastern Japanese countryside. Snow Country was born from the pen of Yasunari Kawabat… Read More

Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort

Nagano Discover G'Day Japan!  |  Toyosato 7653, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun  |  2+81-269-85-3166  |  Days 8:40-17:20, Nights 16:30-20:00  |  Travelling times to Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort Tokyo: 2 hrs 25 min (train), Osaka: 4 hrs 30 min (train)   QUALITY AND QUANTITY Nozaw… Read More