JAPOW! Part5

Just Another Morning of Commute, Part 2 Another morning with a foot of snow fell overnight, a local snow clearer getting busy from before-dawn for us to be able to drive through these roads. It is quite a common sight to see in the morning in snowy regions of Japan. In case you have not … More JAPOW! Part5

JAPOW! Part 2

Just another morning in Yamanouchi, Nagano, Japan. The key to the survival in this kind of snowy region in Japan, Clear snow off your car the night before when you know it’s gonna snow overnight! Otherwise you’ll end up spending looooong time the morning digging your car out of snow and get it going. You’ll … More JAPOW! Part 2

Foot Bath 足湯

Warming up from your feet What is it? In most of Onsen towns, you will find so-called “Public Foot Baths”. Those are the place where you soak just your feet in (most cases) running hot water in public setting. Link to Wikipedia in English for detailed explanation of what they are. Why? Basically because it warms … More Foot Bath 足湯

For those who have never seen snow before

4 things you should know if you are thinking about skiing or snowboarding for the first time Please skip this article if you are familiar with skiing or snowboarding. This post contains the very basic explanation for visiting ski resorts intended for beginners. So Japanese winter is quite famous throughout the world nowadays. For the … More For those who have never seen snow before