Saturday, 28 February 2009
Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
A little notebook with Shiga Kogen flower's illustrations
Illustrated postcards of Shiga Kogen's flowers.
Shiga Kogen Nature Conservation Center, at Shiga Kogen Sogo Kaikan 98 - Hasuike.
Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
After hours skiing on the snow...
nothing better than a hot tempura udon!
This is how skiing in Shiga Kogen tastes... very Japanese!
Sunday, 22 February 2009
The 2nd Shiga Kogen Snow Village started this weekend!
Enjoy our winter illumination every night, until March 14th (Sat)
And we will have much more!!!
From Mar 7 (Sat) to Mar 14 (Sat)
every night, from 19:00-21:15
Outlet, Fireworks, Snow lanterns, Snowslide, Food corner, drink corner...
And a Special Lecture on March 7, 2009 (Saturday)at 19:00
Yuichiro Miura is the oldest person who reached the summit of Mount Everest which, actually, he did twice, when he was 70 years old, and again, with 75 years of age. Also, he’s the first person who skied down the same mountain.
Join us at SHIGA KOGEN SOGO KAIKAN 98 at Hasuike.
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Walking through Shiga Kogen I found some interesting souvenirs...
Here in Japan, souvenirs or omiyages, seems a very serious business.
Apparently, if you come back from a holiday travel without a souvenir for your closest friends and co-workers, it seems very rude...
How about these ones here?
Nothing more traditional than those chopsticks (箸) here!
Looks even more interesting with these Japanese ideograms. You definitely had been in Japan!
And these beers are interesting because Shiga Kogen is the name of the beer... and you don't have the chance to tasty beers like this everywhere...
And this dark beer here is Caffè espresso taste!!!
Do you like beer? Do you like coffee? How about a Espresso beer? ;)
I found these beers at Hasuike Ropeway Station but you can find it in many other shops and hotels in Shiga Kogen.
And finally, it seems a good choice for those who wants to try a very tradicional Japanese sweet but it's not a adventurous kind of person. Choco Mochi is made of rice but the chocolate taste will be just fine for every western taste. You can find it at Hotel Heights, Hotaru Onsen Area.
How about a picnic in the middle of snow and trees and under a gorgeous blue sky?
Saturday starts with more 17 cm of snow and it seems that we will have more during the day.
This is Suzurikawa bus stop at 8:40 A. M. Everybody going out to enjoy the snow very early!
Higashitate Ski Course at 9:32 A. M. Really beautiful day today!
February 21, 2009 (Sat) to March 14 (Sat)
Friday, 20 February 2009
It's very cloudy today and we hope we can see more and more snow registered here!
So far, we have registered 116 cm in Hasuike.
and this picture was taken yesterday, at the end of the day, in front of Hasuike Ropeway Station.