Watching the seasons changing I was fortunate enough to see the seasons change, from late Autumn to winter here in Nagano. I captured a bit of “A different day, A different weather” from my window during my stay at Ryuoo Ski Park so let me share those moments with you here. Hope you’ll enjoy this … More New Video, View From My Window
You’ll never get it unless you ask, right? Everyone loves bargain or discounts. So do I. In Japan, however, asking for discounts or bargain hardly works, unlike in some other countries. You will see all the products with prices written/tagged/on stickers and that’s pretty much what you get. You have a very slim chance to get … More Bargaining in Japan
El Nino or La Nina, or which month? El Nino or La Nina? Global Warming. The affect of human activities on the ocean currents and the atmosphere. It’s controversial. I know some agree with these theories and some others don’t. But in this post, I go along with the idea that this is true, solely … More When to visit Japan in winter?
This is a video of just another morning of commute by a car, through the walls of snow on sides. I’m in a van so my viewpoint is slightly higher than a normal car. These walls of snow are just getting higher and higher… Trust me, there used to be a bamboo bush all around! … More JAPOW! Part4
Another important piece of information that may save your life So I showed you where to go to for exchanging your money if you ever get caught short of Yen when you really need them while in Yudanaka. Please read this in Foreign Currency Exchange in Yudanaka But what if you don’t have a cash but … More ATMs in Yudanaka
What are all these vehicles with yellow number plates? A friend of mine from New Zealand once described these as “A trolley (shopping cart) with an engine“. You see them everywhere in Japan, especially once you are out of cities, in rural region. They are usually quite tiny vehicles, square-ish, either 5 doors or pick-up style. … More Different Colours on Number Plates
Right now the very strong cold front has been over the majority of the main island as well as Hokkaido, the northern island for the last few days that has been bringing lots and lots of snow. (This post was written in Mid-January, 2017) I have been lucky enough to have spent some time in … More Yudanaka before and after snow
When Japan’s decided to snow in full force… I just want to get something behind this mound of snow… Enjoy the video!
A local craft beer in Yamanouchi Area So in this part of Japan, Shiga Kogen as a place has won some status amongst all the other Ski resorts. … More Shiga Kogen Beer 志賀高原ビール
A little excursion away from yudanaka In my opinion, you need half day (2-4 hours) for this. Where is it? Obuse 小布施 is a … More Obuse town 小布施