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Posts By Gareth Orchard

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Shiga Kogen
7 months ago

Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen announced itself as a world-class snowsports facility when it hosted both the slalom and grand slalom events at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. The world’s best skiers and …
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Finding snow monkeys in Japan
7 months ago

Finding snow monkeys in Japan

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In the northern reaches of Nagano prefecture is one of Japan’s most popular winter destinations, the mountainous municipality of Yamanouchi. Yamanouchi is famous on three counts: skiing, onsens and snow …
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Skiing with snow monsters at Zao Onsen
8 months ago

Skiing with snow monsters at Zao Onsen

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Japan is a wonderfully strange place. Adventure-seeking tourists come from all over the world to stay in ninja-themed capsule hotels, eat octopus-flavoured ice cream, dine at vampire cafes, and attend …
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Après ski in Korea: 7 things you should know
8 months ago

Après ski in Korea: 7 things you should know

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South Korean ski resorts get far less attention from the foreign crowd than neighbouring Japan’s. Skiing in Korea is a relatively new phenomenon; Korea’s first resort was built in the …
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Top 5 ski resorts in Korea
1 year ago

Top 5 ski resorts in Korea

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Korean ski resorts have enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years. While Japan still attracts the most attention, Korea’s resorts are a viable alternative, particularly to those looking for …
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