Hakuba SnowBoarding!!!!! January 25th 2009 After Almost no sleep= well in to the japanese part of our trip and still jet lagged= we are up and across Tokyo in morning rush hour to get a bus to Hakuba to the area where the 1998 winter olympics was held, to go snowboarding!!! Driving through the Japanese Alps up to Hakuba was stunning- tho i slept much of the way!
Our first nite is spent at a little B&B as the hostel is double booked-but ... read more
Asia » Japan » Nagano » Hakuba In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more