Well our first guests are in. When booking a snow holiday in Hakuba I will always be completely honest with people. The last thing I want from guests is for them to be upset with me because I possibly embellished what we have. The guests that are here at the moment were completely aware that there may be limited snow conditions at this early period of the season. They still decided to come and test their luck. This year they lucked out but are still lining up the many other options available for when conditions aren’t much good in Hakuba. A trip to the monkey onsen, Matsumoto Castle, and Zenkoji Temple are must do’s. Late night drinks at the local izakaya’s and bars and long bathing sessions at the onsen followed by a massage turn the holiday into a very chilled out experience. The last 2 years have seen everybody up on the mountain in November. This year we are running a little behind schedule with the snow but we all know it will happen soon.