I love that man, so friendly and he loved our children's Japanese speaking as minimal as it was.Hi all, regular poster over on the Japan thread. Need some help with a local here heading to Australia.
He runs a popular local crepe shop here in Myoko (Akakura Onsen) and because of the massive increase in Aussie visitors he wants to head over to Oz in June and check out the 'village vibe' and how things are done. To this end I've thought that his best bets would be Jindy and Thredbo. His focus is not on skiing but business.
Would I be on the right track with this idea? I was also thinking to suggest Falls and Bright. Haven't been to either place in over 25 years so I really have no idea.
What he needs:
I'm sussing out best options for getting to Jindy where he will base himself. From there he can maybe hire a car. I'm thinking it will be cheaper to be based in Jindy than Thredbo so looking for some reasonably priced accommodation options suitable for a bloke who speaks very little English. Any suggestions please?
Thanks in anticipation for any ideas.
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Last year i actually drove past on a Sunday morning and it was open!! After years of speculation,wonder and my curious nature i stopped to investigate.If driving to Jindy from Canberra he could stop in at the Bredbo Pancake and Crepe Shop. Never been there myself, so it may not be indicative of what he wants to provide to his clients. Anyone got any experiences from there?
We stopped one summer a few years ago.Last year i actually drove past on a Sunday morning and it was open!! After years of speculation,wonder and my curious nature i stopped to investigate.
I walked in, the counters were lowered , i felt tall at 5.1. I stood there in anticipation.
I heard a few mutters from out the back, i was finally approached, not welcomed.
I left and will never return, strange beyond strange is my experience
I love that man, so friendly and he loved our children's Japanese speaking as minimal as it was.
We are lodge members in Thredbo and will be the weekend of June 19. He is welcome as our guest. PM for more info if interested.
There is a couple in Berridale who own the Sushi Van. The wife is Japanese and may be willing to help. The only other Japanese residents in the area I now of moved away a couple of seasons ago.
Bright doesn't have much winter vibe at night, especially midweek.Cafe owners used to (may still) take annual holidays in August because it was so quiet. Mt Beauty has more winter evening vibe than Bright, but still not a lot. Driving to Falls every day is a whole lot easier than driving to Hotham everyday so there are quite a lot of potential Japan skiers who stay (or live) in Mt Beauty.
Still i would have thought Jindy would have a lot more going on than Bright or Mt Beauty
Agree about avoiding June.