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
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
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
Yomase and X-Jam Takaifuji Ski Resorts A little gem in Yudanaka I think I should keep this to myself really… So little known that in fact they are not even on TripAdvisor! Forget about skiing in Hakuba or Niseko if you are interested in, Less touristy Less crowded Wide open trails As much snow Real … More The Best Kept Secret I Found
The largest ski area in Japan So in this map, “Shiga Kogen Ski Area” covers from, Yokoteyama Shibutouge in the south to Oku Shiga Kogen in the north. So some locals here say that Shiga Kogen is the last secret in terms of skiing destinations within Japan, that has been kept to Japanese for a … More Shiga Kogen 志賀高原
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!