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Hakuba 2012/13 thread: links, cams, info, etc.

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Ian D, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    For 2012/2013

    After notification of issues over the original thread I have re-started this thread. The clearly commercial links to other websites have been removed.

    If you wish to add to this thread then you may, a mod or admin may edit the link into the top post or may not.

    Rules for linking: no more than one link to any external website. Include commentary on what content can be found on that link. If it is considered you are spamming then the entire post will be removed.


    Hakuba crew list for 2012/13
    fattwins: Hakuba resident
    TJ: Hakuba resident

    Webcams:
    [​IMG]
    Happo-One
    [​IMG]
    Goryu
    [​IMG]
    Tsugaike

    Hakuba Wikiski - Check here first for loads of information, access, accommodation, etc. plus add your own info - http://wikiski.com/wiki/index.php/hakuba_valley

    Weather & Snow Reports
    Yahoo Weather

    Official Site
    http://vill.hakuba.nagano.jp/english/top/ski/index.html

    Snownavi - this site (Japanese) has the ski discount vouchers, blogs, informal reports and lots of cool pics

    Maps
    Google map with lots of info

    Accommodation
    Hakuba (and Japan) Packages
    Hakuba Wiki + check individual Hakuba resort pages

    Other Hakuba forum discussion
    Hakuba -2012 thread links and stuff
    Hakuba 2010/11
    Hakuba 2010
    ski pass in hakuba
    Avalanche Video from Hakuba
    My photos and videos from Hakuba, Japan 2012
     
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  2. Slaine

    Slaine First Runs

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    Me me me! Got a group of 7 of us booked in for Hakuba snowy goodness from 14th of February through to the 22nd. Fifth trip, and just as stoked as trip number 1!
     
  3. TJ

    TJ One of Us

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    Some say spam others say mindless babble. I like it because I do it. Here is a link to 360 posts of whatever you want to call it. There are some nice photos anyway. And there will be lots more approaching the season. Let the mods decide
    http://hakuba.wordpress.com/
     
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  4. HoopDogg

    HoopDogg Hard Yards

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    Put me down, 20-31st of jan. staying in Wadano.
     
  5. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    I will +1 for TJ's blog* - some great info on there, such as the post about storage in Nagano Station.





    <span style="font-size: 8pt">*At the risk of receiving a 3 paragraph scolding from obvious quarters...</span> [​IMG]
     
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  6. Mark102

    Mark102 A Local

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  7. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I will be there 17th-25th Jan, eating lots of snow.
     
  8. Slaine

    Slaine First Runs

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    Where abouts are you staying in Wadano HoopDogg?

    Really want to check your link TJ, but sadly its blocked at work. Where I may be right now. Browsing ski forums. &gt;_&gt; Move along, nothing to see here....
     
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    bdenny4 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    31st Jan - 8th Feb also staying Wandano (Tokyu)
     
  10. Slaine

    Slaine First Runs

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    Tokyu has to be one of the most convenient with the shuttle bus stop right out front. Nicely played!
     
  11. Slim

    Slim Hard Yards

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    That's epic. What camera's you guys running?
     
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  12. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice one Mark - added that to my Vimeo channel. [​IMG]
     
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  13. HoopDogg

    HoopDogg Hard Yards

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    Penke Panke, sounds alright. Good value, hopefully close to lifts, shuttles etc.
     
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  14. Slim

    Slim Hard Yards

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    directly opposite over the road... 1 min walk...see you there!
     
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  15. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stayed there 2 years ago. Great lodge, awesome spot and the manager (cant remember his name) made sure everyone was well looked after.
    I think they've added a public bar now too.
     
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  16. Slim

    Slim Hard Yards

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    What dates 2 years ago Toff? Might've seen you there.
     
  17. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    We were there approx Feb 10 for a week.
    5 guys and my son (then 9)
     
  18. hoppy

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    Best trip ever (nearly)
     
  19. Slim

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    Sweet, i was there March...good times
     
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  20. Mark102

    Mark102 A Local

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    Cheers! I just use an entry level panasonic full hd video cam from a few years ago which shuts off when it gets too cold ( :headband: ) and a Canon 7D occasionally (I spend most of my time taking photos).
     
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  21. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So far I'll be there:

    5th - 8th January
    23rd - 26th January
     
  22. Slaine

    Slaine First Runs

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    /me nods. I think I know the place. I'm staying Morino Lodge, love it there.
     
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  23. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    3rd overall by my reckoning.
     
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  24. mrtonya

    mrtonya Hard Yards

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    Jan 25 to Feb 8. Penke Panke.
     
  25. Kimski

    Kimski One of Us

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    Just booked my flight. Planning on being in Hakuba Jan 28 to Feb 5 or 6. Still need to decide on accommodation. Which general location do you guys recommend to stay?
     
  26. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Car or no car? No car - stay on the shuttle route
    Close to slopes? Pick the area and find a place nearby
    Close to entertainment? Go for somewhere near Echoland
    Want quiet? Have a look around Wadano

    Check the google map in the links at top. That might help you out.
     
  27. Kimski

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    Thanks M_G. I definately won't have a car so I'm tossing up between places in Echoland and Wadano at the moment.
     
  28. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    - If you go with a place that does drop off, pick up, go Echoland.
    - If you don't, then the Sakka end of Wadano. Close to Happo lifts, FIRST stop on the shuttle so you can sit down.
     
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  29. Slaine

    Slaine First Runs

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    Echoland always seems like its miles from the slopes.

    Wadano is walking distance to Happo-one. Sakka end of Wadano might be good for the slopes, but for me at least, its a bit to far from dinner. [​IMG]
     
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  30. rangerider

    rangerider A Local

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    This.
     
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  31. Deepzone

    Deepzone Hard Yards

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    Got my threads mixed up and thats why its in the Japan one too. This was in response to Echoland being so far away. Not sure why you have that impression.

    Another J trip Booked. Put me down for Hakuba late Jan on my roadie.
    Echoland is 4 minutes to the Nakiyama Happo lifts [​IMG] which by the way opens 1/2 an hour before Sakka and is also a hell of a lot closer to the 47 park. So many times I have dropped skyline before the Sakka lift has even opened so a quick cut over to the gondie is in order.
    Looking forward to another big JPOw season
     
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  32. fattwins

    fattwins One of Us

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    I just put this together for another website but thought it might be good here as well.
    Please add places if you would like.
    Pizzakaya is good but I cant stand being in that place when someone is smoking, it just doesnt vent and is small.
    Gravity Worx is good.
    Zen is about the best example of Nagano fresh soba and tempura
    Nonjae if you want fast izakaya food at a good price
    Sounds like Cafe in Echoland for good coffee and sandwiches. My fav place for lunch awesome fresh made sandwiches.
    AK burger on the way to Happo
    La Neige for an expensive date night 5 course plus meal
    Korean BBQ above master blaster in Echoland
    Korean BBQ accross from H plus between the station and Happo
    Aslo the chinese place is right there.
    TexMex uncle stevens in Happo.
    The unagi place in Happo
    GU in lower goryu below the train tracks for cheap steaks.
    Shinshu dining in echoland for veagens and well local dishes.
    Taco Taco for slower mex and less grease than tex mex.
    The sumo joint in echoland 1f of the old engish looking house.
    Sanno for nice wagu steaks beside echoland no YU
    Izakaya Hei for the best Izakaya in town the pari pari potato salad is awesome if not messy.
    MAster braster for jerk chicken.
    Kikoya the best place for sushi in town
    Also the log house at Garden no yu has good fresh fish for sashimi and sushi plus great katsudon
    Pretty much everything I have listed off are all local places open year round. Also all are
    owned by Japanese living in town full time. So weather or not you want J flare there are at
    least J owned.
     
  33. Donza

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    No Emu?
    Gravity worx menu
    [​IMG]
     
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  34. Slim

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    wow, amazing footage for a point n shoot vid! Just goes to show it's more about the riding and terrain than the camera.

    What editing software mate? Oh and what sort of snorkel do you recommend? [​IMG]
     
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  35. Slaine

    Slaine First Runs

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    Only been Zen once, but loved it.

    That pari pari is evil, but so friggin good!! We ended up with two serves last time... between three. &gt;_&gt;

    Love Kikoya, but the miso I still can't cope with. I just don't enjoy the salmon or whatever in it.

    No mention of Windy's? Pretty good wagyu up there.

    Gah, and there was somewhere we went this year.... little house all alone.... Chef cooks a new menu daily... your choice of Japanese or French menu.... man, this is gonna kill me!
     
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  36. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Max valueeeeeeeeee
     
  37. damian

    damian A Local

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    ...is where all tourists should go for supermarket shopping.

    Please.
     
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    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just have their song still stuck in my head [​IMG]
     
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  39. damian

    damian A Local

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    Same here! fu.
     
  40. fattwins

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    Please ad to the list but if they are only open for winter please note that. I think this is good info the location can be sorted out once people get here.
     
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    The tonkastu place on the road between station and Happo. On the left as you head up hill. Pretty much the only place I like these days for the type of inexpensive easy eating + easy access that we do once every few weeks.

    Also the ramen place on the second floor with the drum kit inside. On the far right as you are standing looking at the station.

    I've never bothered to find out what their names are.
     
  42. Donza

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    times two.....mwax waluuuu
     
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  43. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    But no thick bacon right mr cheese and bacon sandwich in the snow facebook food blogger?

    [​IMG]
     
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  44. Donza

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    Re names...pictures of places are so much better
     
  45. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, that ramen was good. That is about the extent of my Hakuba dining knowledge though!
     
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  46. TACKIE

    TACKIE One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    No E on the end. Just &quot;Valu.&quot;

    And that bloody song...arghhhhhh
     
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  47. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Like most Japanese jingles...

    Just in case anyone's missing it! [​IMG]

     
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  48. Slaine

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    lol, I've only been in winter, so got no idea what is a seasonal restaurant or not!
     
  49. fattwins

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    that jingle is a bit annoying
     
  50. Draizuh

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    Emu is my favourite. the Miso Chashumen is the best god dam thing going!
    Kichonchon is amazing too. the Kimchi pork with egg is ace.
    Oh and i think the yakiniku across from H+ is called miyama, and the one above master braster is marukame i think. One across from H+ is awesome, expensive but awesome.