Hakuba 25th November, 2009


Walking books for the snow in Hakuba

A pleasant autumn day here in Hakuba today with blue skies and temperatures around 12 degrees. It is difficult to imagine the winter that is about to explode onto us. Everybody is running around doing those final bits and pieces like changing to snow tyres on their cars and putting up snow poles for the road clearers to keep on track. Some years the snow walls rise up to a couple of meters and creates a maze in the area. Footware is important as you may find the roads and paths can be very icy. We warn our guests to the threat of taking a spill and ask them to bring good walking shoes for when they go out at night.  Another option is to buy a cheap pair from the supermarket here. Every year I buy a pair of snow boots that are warm, comfortable,  have good tread. easy to slip on and off without doing up the laces and are cheap. For about 2000 yen you can buy a pair of boots that will certainly fit the bill here in Hakuba. Another tip is to always walk on the crunchy snow on the sides of the road.


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2 Responses to Hakuba 25th November, 2009

  1. koko sakamoto says:

    my hometown has snow about 50cm in winter but i never been somewhere has a couple meter of snow!very exciting to get there!

  2. Clinton says:

    Can’t wait for the snow to arrive!

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