This was a gift pack of mini kit kats – blueberry cheesecake flavour. These seems to be one of three northern alps regional specialty flavours. These kind of gifts are common at all large regional train stations across Japan. Souvenirs are known as ‘omiyage’, and are often made from some local product (in this case – blueberries). You can only get these omiyage from the area of origin.
This was a bit expensive, so we limited ouselves to just this flavour. Flavours you are now unlikely to see; chili and apple. It was a tough choice.
Not a lot we can say about these photos. That first shot isn’t Hakuba. Another town with a gigantic ski-slope behind it. Check out the station right at the top.
This photo proves that the trains run on time in Japan no matter what.
Yummy. Better than the 7/11’s back home.
Those dudes in the background are checking out some gnarly footage they got today (of them snowboarding) from a specially designed helmet-cam that they were downloading to computer. Most of them are French, we think.
With the sun about to go down, we thought it wise to make a quick dash to the 7/11 for some food stuffs. A quiet night in was agreed as the sensible option. Bed by 9 we reckon. Did we say it is quite snowy here?
Blainie after a big day on the slopes, tired, but happy. All in all, a most successful first ever day on the slopes for both of us. We will let you know how we are feeling tomorrow.
That’s Hakuba down there. Way down there. We did not ski down. We looked around at the top of the mountain, and caught the gondola back.