Thursday, January 8, 2009

Naqua Shirakami Resort (formerly Ajigasawa Ski Resort)

Our first road trip in 2009....Naqua Shirakami Ski Resort formerly known as Ajigasawa ski Resort. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to get there due to weather condition, it was snowing and there was a bit of hail too that day. Normally it's a 2 hour-drive from Misawa Base.

We got lost when we followed the ITT driving directions. Wheww it's really hard to drive in Japan even with directions, since the signs are very confusing. You have to go by landmarks and by distance travelled like go straight for 18km and so forth (whatever!). Fortunately we were able to get there in convoy, we just followed our friends hehehe.

The kids enjoyed the tubing, sledding and riding the snow mobile.
The tubing is 100 yen per slide, the snow mobile is 500 yen for 10 minute ride.
We didn't have the chance to ski, since we're afraid on how to get back once we take the gondola up the slope hehehe.

Toll Road price (one way trip):
first toll gate- 830 yen
2nd toll gate- 800 yen

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