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La Niña Japan Winter 2016/17: Some Observations

La Niña Japan

A great 2016/17 Japan winter coming up we hope! A La Niña Japan weather event has a 70% chance of emerging by autumn, Japan’s weather bureau has said, with oceanic and atmospheric conditions indicating an emergence of La Niña conditions approaching. The Japan Meteorological Agency’s expectation that the La NiñaRead More …

Hotel Heimat, Naoetsu, Japan

Hotel Heimat, Naoetsu

“Excellent choice for short stay” (Review) Located in front of Naoetsu Station, Hotel Heimat is the perfect location whether sightseeing or on business. The Heimat Hotel proudly serves many varieties of locally caught fishes from the Sea of Japan as well as locally brewed sake. Hotel Heimat, Naoetsu, Japan AboutRead More …

Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen

Onsen town Japan Guide

Located close to Nagano City on the banks of the Chikuma River is the traditional Japanese onsen town of Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen where visitors can soak in soothing mineral waters.

Togakushi Village, Togakushi Shrine, Nagano, Japan

Togakushi Village and the nearby Togakushi Shrine are situated in the north of Nagano within the Joshinetsu National Park – just 45 minutes drive from Myokokogen, Nozawa Onsen or Nagano City. This volcanic area has an altitude of 1,200m and is located at the foot of the two volcanoes, Togakushi andRead More …

Welcome to the Hakuba Snow Report

Welcome to the Hakuba Snow Report which updates snow conditions in Hakuba Ski Resort, Japan regularly. Our reports have now closed for the 2011/12 season but will return in December 2012. We are looking for writers (reports), contributors (pics/videos) and/or sponsors for the report. We presently work with some awesome people inNozawaRead More …

Hakuba Snow Report: 7th January, 2012

Can you believe it? There was so much snow they closed Cortina for awhile but it was open again yesterday after more than half a metre of freshies on top. The sun came out for a while and made it a pretty perfect time to be out in Hakuba. ThereRead More …

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