This is a typical Japanese style home or lodge that we see each day as we walk into the township.
Many of the ski slopes are beautifully wide and almost empty. This run led down to the Gondola cafe – a great place to rest the burning leg muscles and enjoy some delicious Japanese cuisine.
More views of the almost endless mountains near our lodge.
Hakuba had a cultural night so eight of us from the lodge attended Hakuba Night 2015. We arrived and were then dressed by locals in appropriate Japanese clothing – given Sparkling Sake and various appetizers to accompany the drink.
Our group tried their hand at using these wooden Japanese toys – but we weren’t as skilled as the locals.
We witnessed a real Ninja performance put on by a father and son.
Peter tried his hand at ninja knife throwing. …..
And Taiko drumming!
The drummers put on an animated spectacular show towards the end of the evening.
Ruth’s graphic demonstration of how she manages the calls of nature while sleeping in a toilet free campervan. Not much left to the imagination!