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Hakuba

Unlike many other Japanese resorts Hakuba offers access to huge, open backcountry terrain - the start of the extensive Japanese Alps. The highest mountainous region in Japan. So you can mix up the ridiculously good tree skiing with big, steep burly 1000m vertical lines! It's only a 4 hour train ride from Tokyo too! Purrrrfect.

There are great bars and restaurants in the laid back 'Echoland' area of Hakuba too where you can hang out with like-minded powder junkies, find cute girls (or guys) and still have a party any night if you want to let loose....it's a holiday after all right!

They have a great concept in Japan which is Izakaya - a drinking establishment (pub) which serves food to accompany your drinks. A bit like tapas. You can rock up to the bar drink great beer and have a variety of 'food to die for' served up right under your schnose after getting ya face smashed all day in the pow!

Sushi!

Sushi!

So we've got POWDER, we've got great PEOPLE, we've got killer FOOD and what would top it all off????...maybe some kind of natural hot springs to add to the equation and YES you have it - ONSEN! Japanese have become obsessive about bathing in the Onsen and I guess so have I.....

On the other side of your powder gorging, food hogging and boiling bones shenanigans you can grab some pretty cool local culture too. While you're here why not check out snow monkeys, famous castles and of course one of the most incredible mega-cities in the world - the big smoke of Tokyo. A great way to start or end your mission!

Mt. Fuji on sunset when flyng into Tokyo.

Mt. Fuji on sunset when flyng into Tokyo.

Japan is great for famlies too with all the big ski resort facilities on offer.....like ski school for the kids ;-)

To book your Ninja Powder Adventure and Get in the mix to get JAPOWED email: paul@sunstoneadventures.com

Paul getting buried alive!

Paul getting buried alive!

Paul and the famous snowmonkeys!

Paul and the famous snowmonkeys!

Why does Hakuba get so much snow?

The storm cycle comes from coldest Mongolia and hits the Sea of Japan, as the precipitation rises it hits cold air and delivers some 12m average snowfall per season.

Getting in deep.

Getting in deep.

Askusa Temple (Senso-ji) Tokyo.

Askusa Temple (Senso-ji) Tokyo.

A historic temple in Hakuba.

A historic temple in Hakuba.

 

 

Hanging out at the ex-Sumo wrestler's restaurant, Echoland, Hakuba.

Hanging out at the ex-Sumo wrestler's restaurant, Echoland, Hakuba.