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Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

Discussion in 'Japan' started by gsuttor, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Mark102

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Hmm, I am thinking that Australian's in Niseko isn't a bad thing as my Japanese is still rubbish. More Australian's, more translators [​IMG] Well maybe not but will persist with this horrid to learn language. Paid up the Tokyo trip today so all is good.. Feb 12 till the 21st I think. Hanging out in Tokyo for a bit as well.

    Also bought a car today as my old one was stolen..

    Too scared to look at my bank account at the moment [​IMG]
     
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  4. JA2340

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    JA2340 +1 and 2 mates Niseko (Garmisch) Jan 16-26
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Cheers for the responses. Can't wait after spending the season in canada will be good to experience something totally different.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Oi, Filbert, did you ever get around to uploading any pics from your season in BW?

    BTW, loved the vids [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Niseko 31 Dec to 7 Jan, staying at Base Lodge ... yay!
     
  8. JA2340

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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Change of plans forced by room availability problems. We (me, +1 and 2 mates) are off to Furano. After a couple of years at Niseko, will be good to see some more of the country and experience a different hill.

    Bring it on!
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    31st jan - 11th Feb.- Boo yah...thank you frequent flyers. Hakuba and Nozawa. Not sure how many days at each.
    Wee problem though. I prob won't be able to get to Nagano till just after the last bus-8.20pm leaves. I'll either get there at 8.23 or 8.53 depending on what NEX/shink etc I catch.
    Any one else have this problem-experience??
    Is there a winter shuttle ??
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    What time does you flight arrive at Narita Aiport, because the Shinkansen is not the only way to Hakuba.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    16.45 - On a thursday.
    Thanks in Advance Sandy.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    The Chuo taxi is an option if you can get them to reply to your email. ~$120 to drop you off at your hotel
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Thanks...that looks like the go.
    Bit of a pity I had my heart set on going on the shink. Oh well I guess I can go on one the way back.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    For 16:45, you should be on a train/bus out of Narita Airport by about 17:45, then catch train(Narita Express or Keisei Skyliner) to Tokyo (Tokyo Station or Shinjuku Station).

    You can go Shinkansen, Tokyo - Nagano, bus Nagano - Hakuba (which is too late)

    Azusa Express Train Tokyo(Shinjuku) - Matsumoto - Hakuba (again too late)

    OR catch the "Highland Express" bus from Shinjuku. Bus leaves 19:00, 22:30(and earlier times). The one at 19:00 arrives at Happo(Hakuba) at 23:30.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    If you catch the shink to Nagano you can then catch the taxi service from Nagano station to your accom in Hakuba (3000y). It needs to be booked in advance though. Get your accom to make the booking for you. You pay the taxi direct.
    Booking the bus maybe a bit risky( they are often full), in case your flight is delayed.Last trip i didn't get to Shinjuku till after 8pm(same flight). I think you can pretty much just jump on the shink without a booking. Others will know more about that.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    There are non reserved seats on the Shinkansen. If it's busy, you may have to stand.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Good Sports have just released their 2007/2008 bus schedule to Niseko and guess what ??? hey hey hey... they have added a 9:30pm bus for the 8:20pm arrival flight I presume.

    Sweeet lord it's all to easy now!
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    I expect photos from those who live in Japan to start coming in! and I'll be expecting trip reports for each and every one on the list! (yes sir) [​IMG]

    TJ, Sandym TACKIE, timmyhugecans and LeeNorthCountry, although I understand if there is none for a few days since you'll be out in it!!
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Worst luck, i'm still stuck in Aus, although the family is in Goryu. They opened up the top runs at Goryu yesterday, and by all accounts the locals were out having a play in some nice fresh,dry stuff. Don't you just hate that.
     
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    Alpine Chalets Hakuba 15/12/07 to 15/01/08! yehaa 1st time
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Let the fun begin....
    112 days = 2,688 hours to go....and counting!
    See you there!
     
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    Hey Mark102!
    are those pics from Hakuba?
    I am staying at the alpine chalets this Jan, and really hoping they are?
     
  24. gsuttor

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    Other than the seasoners.
    Haken is first cab of the ranks... either he is leaving today or arrives today! Toto Warmlet follow close behind.
    I expect reports with lots of pics from all! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Ok, first cab off the rank. (I'm only IN Japan, not spending the season in any resort!!!)

    [​IMG]
     
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    That lake looks very nice ! Looks like my kind of run down there, nice dark green/blue, wide and not busy
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Late comer.........Niseko with +1 and 3 mini-mommas..Dec 28th - Jan 6th.
    The build up of snow is looking pretty tasty at the moment..and only 22 sleeps to go.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    The lake's usually white and solid in mid winter!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    [​IMG] Hope I get a blue sky day like that!!
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    This was last Sunday at Kagura (Dec 2nd)
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    The Japan thread has little action compared to the other destination threads.

    Is everyone posting in when the arrive?
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Nope I don't think so, but from the poll I did a few months back the bulk of people were heading to the USA/Canada but there were still around 60+ people going to Japan from memory
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    The other thing too, is that the Japanese season usually starts later than North America or Europe, so there won't be any major traffic until early January, I'd say....
     
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    Thread was originally started so people travelling to Japan at the same time could possibly hook up for a ski.
    It's not a general chit chat thread like the others to North America.

    I'd like to see some trip reports here once the season get's going but I don't mind if it fades away, as long as the trip reports show up somewhere with lots of pics! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Anyone know the easiest way to get from Tokyo railway station to Haneda airport ?
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Look in WikiSki, but catch the Monorail from Hamamastucho station to Haneda(3 stops from Tokyo Station)
     
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    Thanks Sandy
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    OK. Landmark from Jan 1 to 13 then Gondola from March 8 to 17 (both in Niseko) Very keen to meet up for a ski with anyone who has some local knowledge about hidden bowls, insane backcountry etc.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Finally confirmed my first Japan trip
    Myself & +1
    Tokyo 14 - 16 Feb
    Niseko 16 - 24 Feb - Fresh Powder Apartments [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    My first of many Japow trips
    Myself and 2 mates
    Niseko, Snow Universe
    16th-23rd Feb
    23rd-25th Tokyo [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    cheekie: Congrats [​IMG]
    Sarge1: Congrats too [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    So all these guys (and their crews!) could catch up for a ski together sometime during the week starting Sun 17th Feb!
    Cheekie, Sarge1, foxhound, try hard

    How good would that be! [​IMG] A mini SIC

    Fresh Tracks & Mezzie, if your keen for a ski day and a few drinks/dinner let me know, you guys will be there (Niseko) the same time as me.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Gsuttor .. This could be an evil plan. And as the arranger of a number of melbourne drinks nights and mini sic's I now feel obliged to take on this challenge.

    I'll start a separate thread but will need input from Niseko regulars as to a good bar/restaurant for a decent gathering.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    cheeky, we are 'round from 9th and leave 16 or 17 so might wave on our way out
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Looks like people will start arriving soon [​IMG]
     
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    Just locked in my dates with the +1 as Hakuba - Jan 11 to Jan22.
     
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    Geez, how good is that, another mini sic could get organised around 13th-14th Jan in Hakuba for those dates!

    sli1
    Whitman
    snowishing
    hatboy
    pbd (possibly depending on where/when)

    Although there should be some AAC club members around to ski with on my dates, I'd be keen to join up with fellow sno-info-ers, but nobody likes me, do I smell? [​IMG]

    Did SnowBenny & SnowYeti set their dates yet? I got them listed as question marks for Jan to Feb.
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    OK...lock me in for February 20th to 27th. Staying at Niseko Fresh Powder Apartments.

    Now that it's 2 months out I can begin the countdown

    Woohoo!
     
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    Re: Japan '07/'08 Season - Who, Where & When

    Will be in Hakuba village from 2nd-16th Jan staying at Blue Dragon.
    Dinner and or a few turns is always good let me know.
     
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    Ok any of you Jan guys up for a BC day with Evergreen ? We get greater savings with more people. I went a couple of years ago with a big group of sno-infoers. Unfortunately the snow sucked that day but the terrain was was just awesome. With any sort of fresh it would have been great fun.