Monthly Archives: July 2017

Why an Avalanche Course Could Save you Money and your Life

With too few hours that allow you to get out and enjoy the mountains it is often questioned why bother taking an avalanche course. Are they necessary? After all avalanches don’t really happen in Japan and they are unheard of in Australia, as the land of perpetual sunshine doesn’t really have mountains. The first thing to dispel is the thought that avalanches don’t occur in either of these two countries, a quick google search can set you straight on that fact. The second misconception can be that avalanche education is a tool to scare people out of the mountains and … Continue reading →

Top 5 Winter Festivals to Add to your Japan Ski Trip

Nozawa Fire Festival  – DosojIn Matsuri – January 15th   The Nozawa Fire Festival is one the three great fire festivals of Japan. This is the most popular and one of the most unique festivals during the winter season (although the naked man festival is pretty close). It is also the easiest to access for guests looking to add some Japanese festival excitement to their trip. Taking place on January 15th in Nozawa Onsen guests can stay at Nozawa or transport can be arranged from Hakuba and Myoko Kogen. The festival consists of a huge wooden pavilion being constructed on … Continue reading →

Love Ramen? Why Not Bath In It!

  After raving about the light, dry and deep powder travellers often return from a Whiteroom Tours Japan holiday with stories of two things: The Onsens and the amazing food, and one food stands above the rest – Ramen. This meal has been described as heaven in a bowl and has converted many travellers to the church of the salty soup and thick (or thin) noodle. Whilst Whiteroom Tours guests get to experience first hand some of the best ramen restaurants and Onsens in Japan, for those looking to take their obsession to new heights we have you covered. Yunessun Spa … Continue reading →