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.
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 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
Changing trains at Nagano Station to get to Yudanaka It’s pretty simple. If you’ve arrived at Nagano … More How to find Nagaden @ Nagano Station
Must-See temple in Nagano City When you are in Nagano City, this is a must-see temple in this town. As the map below shows, it’s 30min walk from Nagano station. Pretty straight forward to get there, with lots of signs on side walks pointing the direction towards there. There are nice cafes, souvenir shops and … More Zenkoji Temple 善光寺
A slice of reality of Japan through trees If you like DIY, you know about different types of timber, right? Certain parts of Japan is famous for good timber such as pine, cedar and so on. I can quickly think of Nagano, Wakayama, Hida Takayama to name a few. Nagano is certainly one of those … More Nagano, famous for timber but…