I was certain my face was slowly cracking like a sheet of ice. It felt like ice. My face. My face felt like ice. Cold and fragile, ready to fracture the next time I blinked. We have never been so cold as we were on day three of our ski […]
Have you ever fallen in love with someone, but couldn’t quite put your finger on what it was that made them so attractive?
That’s what Japan was to us – clean, tidy and efficient and just the right amount of quirkiness to keep things interesting.
Here are 17 tips and things to know before you visit Japan for the first time.
Have you ever heard a bad word about travelling to Japan?
Nah, neither have we.
After just two and a half weeks there, Japan had captured our hearts, our minds and our imaginations.
Despite visiting Tokyo in winter, it was a beautiful trip and we had sunshine most days.
Do you like tree skiing?
Do you love skipping the crowds at ski resorts and riding lifts and gondolas by yourself?
Do you love beautiful scenery with snow-covered trees like in a magical winter wonderland?
If you’re planning a ski trip to Niseko in Japan, then consider at the very least, a day trip to Kiroro Ski Resort.
FALLING I took a deep breath, not knowing exactly what to expect. If it wasn’t for my husband being such a thrill seeker, there is no way I would be on the Tower of Terror, slowly rising up into the sky. John was an old hat at crazy rides […]
Our trip to the famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Japan.
See our videos of these fascinating Japanese macaques.
Read our tips on planning your own trip to see the snow monkeys in winter.
Without a doubt, Japan has been one of our favourite destinations in the world.
We were fortunate to spend two weeks in Japan during the winter to discover Tokyo and Niseko. It was unlike anything we had experienced in New Zealand ski fields.
But the journey there wasn’t exactly straight forward.
We are super excited to be planning our first ski trip to Japan in early 2017!
Being in Fiji means we missed the ski season back home in New Zealand, so it only seemed right to plan a trip to ski Japan – or as every cliche-filled snow article says, JaPOW.
To help us in our planning, we’ve enlisted the brilliant Kana from travel blog Life in Wanderlust to teach us some essential Japanese ski phrases.