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  1. New gondola coming to Nozawa.... I did not know that!!
  2. OK so I visited Yuzawa and spend a good half day at Ishiuchi Maruyama. Enjoyed it, especially up top. That new gondola/six person lift though. It's very shiny and new and expensive looking what with the heated seats and everything, but I couldn't help feel... what's the point? It's pretty short and doesn't even go up to half way up the mountain. It must have been expensive. Keen to hear any thoughts on... why?!
  3. I went in February, but unfortunately not on a fresh snow day. It was quiet. Want to go back when there's deep conditions.
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    A trip to Hakuba and Nozawa

    So many options! Personally as much as I love Nozawa, I'd only spend 2 days there and also check out Myoko while you are in that region. Or perhaps Madarao. Or perhaps Shiga Kogen. Like I said, so many choices and you'd have to decide the best place in that region to be based. I'd say Hakuba is good for 4 days though, checking out different areas. They're all good. Can't you do 3 weeks? ;) What kind of experience are you looking for? That might help.
  5. I don't know much at all about renting cars and the costs for that. Though having a car gives you a lot of freedom. But regards to the train though, you'll want the Japan Rail Pass. This is what Wiki says about it:
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    Myoko seasonal

    I'd so love to spend a long time in Myoko. As it is, it's day trips plus a bit more every so often. I love Myoko. There's more foreigners around than there used to be but it's still Myoko. I would imagine that prices are going up, but they're not Niseko-like. The ski resorts are like elsewhere, though you can take guides into the backcountry. Great thing about Myoko is that Madarao / Nozawa / Shiga Kogen are also within reach. And Nagano city too. I'm just jealous.
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    All politicians are scumbags. There are no exceptions. It's just the way things are, and I don't mean that in a shikata ga nai kind of way!
  8. That one was fun. Also checked out The Thing as well recently with those brilliant effects. The walking head. Brilliant.
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    World Cup

    Oh, that's all right then.
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    Points To Ponder

    just looked up. Midges smaller and in cooler places. only some bite and don't carry human diseases, unlike mosquitoes.
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    Points To Ponder

    Midges are really tiny this aren't they. Actually don't know the difference
  12. It deserves it's own thread. I wish I didn't love it as much as I do. Don't have posh tastes. Some of the things I love. Galaxy Toblerone Lindt truffles. The red ones.


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