It’s always a big night in Hakuba on New Years Eve and this year looks even bigger. This is the busiest time of year with the Japanese taking a few days off and many of them heading to Hakuba which is the most famous ski area in Japan for the locals. The mountains are going to be crowded, there is going to be bedlam on the roads and all the restaurants and bars are going to be full. That’s unusual for Hakuba these days but it creates a different atmosphere which is also lots of fun. The idea for today is to get some early lines in on the mountain and then have a leisurely day with a long lunch and an onsen. Start the night out at the White Horse for pre-dinner drinks and then hit the main Echoland Strip for some dinner before bouncing between the bars and clubs to see the New Year in. Have a great night.
LATE NEWS – Famous local identity and international DJ Jimmy Concrete is going to make his last appearance tonight so make sure you catch him at QTIPS. Thanks for all the good tunes and good times Jimmy.