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  1. Hokkaidough

    French language spoken in Japan

    Generally very limited.... much more so than English. Which in many places is... limited.
  2. Hokkaidough

    Looking for good Powder for learning

    There are other areas in Hokkaido that might well be suited to you. When you went to Niseko, did you take a trip to Kiroro or Rusutsu? They are also increasingly popular, though not at Niseko levels. And other areas of the island such as the central Furano / Tomamu areas?
  3. Hokkaidough

    What's Niseko like in summer?

    Hokkaidough can still get hot in summer, though we generally avoid the nastiness of a rainy season and the mad heat that Honshu has to suffer for extended times. Definitely worth a shufty, particularly if you are looking for an escape from the sauna.
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    Tomamu - sea of clouds

    I may be wrong, but I thought that the 'sea of cloud' thing at Tomamu was more of a summer/autumn than winter thing. Still really beautiful scenery from up there though in winter.
  5. Hokkaidough

    Good movies you've seen recently

    Including the first one! Though I did quite like the clattering teeth demon dude.
  6. Please see Planned Season info near the top of the page: http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/hokkaido/kamikawa/daisetsuzan-sounkyo-kurodake Yes it does close.
  7. Driveclub out next week. PS Plus has a free not-full-version to download, looking forward to checking that out.
  8. Widely available but who in their right mind is going to actually choose it!!
  9. Hokkaidough

    Email etiquette

    I seem to email less and less. Which is a great thing. Trying to be less reliant and tied to being online.
  10. Hokkaidough

    Holiday on Tuesday

    All done. As if it didn't exist.
  11. Hokkaidough

    Happy Birthday

    Come to think of it, I have sometimes heard some rather strange renditions of it in movies. Now I know why!
  12. Don't know the place but good to hear of openings rather than closings.
  13. Wouldn't that make the problem worse in Japan then?
  14. Don't go looking on ebay for boxes of Walkers Crisps or McCoys... you may regret it!! (Once you shift through some of the crazy postage costs.. found one for 5.99).
  15. Hokkaidough

    Baths in different countries

    Wonder if Japanese guests like that kind of bath? I suspect not, even if they say how kakkoi it is. Then again, I don't suppose it's made for Japanese guests!
  16. Hokkaidough

    The FOOTBALL Thread (2014-2015)

    Hoping for a great season.
  17. How much was it Metabo Oyaji?
  18. Sure it's not 1 million yen?
  19. It would seem that Mold is perhaps a fine base for the skiing up there!
  20. At last we get to see Mold! How far from Runcorn Ski Centre is Mold, pie-eater?
  21. Hokkaidough

    Summer Flight Watch 2014

    Whats all this about them now not allowing you to take on uncharged devices or something? The thing that really annoys me each time is having to take out my laptop and ipad at the airport. No-one has told me what value there is in doing that. Can't x-rays look through my canvas bag?
  22. Problem with lunchtime buffets is filling up too much to enjoy the afternoon! Maybe on for a very early start for a half day.


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