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
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
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
It’s not unusual for you to see locals clearing snow in front of their properties using this type of small snow prowlers in the snowy region of Japan. I do want one if I ever live in a place like Yamanouchi. So cool, aye! Enjoy the video.
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
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
This could be the hardest challenge you face while travelling in Japan Or even before setting your foot on the soil, over the internet while organising your trip. You may even forget about hiring a car when you can travel around the whole country by trains and buses. Why is it so hard? I just … More A nightmare of renting a car in Japan