TL;DR Don’t bother with the Sapporo Snow Festival when you’re just a 30-minute train ride from Otaru. And once you’re there, enjoy the best hamburger steak you’ve ever had at […]
Because “On-in” had a new set of photos to share, some slopeside shots of Niseko.
A quinzhee or quinzee (pron.:/ˈkwɪnziː/) is a shelter made by hollowing out a pile of settled snow. This is in contrast to an igloo, which is made from blocks of hard snow. The word is of Athabaskan origin. […]
(One post to rule them all in my guide to Niseko & Rusutsu. Click through the links to read more.) Before I even arrived in Japan, I knew we had to make the […]
I still remember our first night at Rakuichi. The wipers could barely keep up with the snowfall, as our taxi zig and zagged maddeningly down the road towards Annupuri. When our […]
Every year, we welcome new faces to our annual snowboarding trip to Niseko and this year (our 4th), we had 10 friends fly in from all over to join us […]
To stay at Pension Clydesdale is to truly be welcomed to Mori-san (papa) & Yoko-san’s (mama) family home. Yoko’s father built the property in 1997 using materials imported from the US and […]