Himalayan Sherpa Omachi / Renewal Opening
Himalayan Sherpa Omachi reopened on 7/8 (Thurs.). The owner, a member of the Sherpa ethnic group, recommends Dal Bhat, which is a set meal consisting of bean soup (dal) and rice (bat) served with a side dish of spiced vegetables (tarkari) and more. (Pictured, 1,050) The meal is a typical home cooked Nepalase dish and similar to Japanese ‘teishoku’ plates. *The photo above includes an optional homemade yogurt and Nepalse chai set (310).
Azumino Chihiro Art Museum / Complimentary Ticket Giveaway!
Between now and 9/5 (Sun.) the Azumino Chihiro Art Museum is celebrating the Totto-chan Square 5th Anniversary while also holding a special “Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window” exhibition. Snownavi will be awarding 5 sets of complimentary tickets to 10 lucky people! Click here to apply (※Be sure to provide your postal code and address in the ‘Inquiry Details’ box at the bottom of the form.）Winners will be announced during the month of July, once the tickets have been mailed.
Ramen Sukeya Hakuba / Try Our Special ‘Shinshu Tonkotsu’
Ramen Sukeya opened in Hakuba inside the Hakuba Station rotary area on 4/29 (Thurs., holiday). One of their specialties is their ‘Shinshu Tonkotsu’ ramen, which features a pork bone broth made with 3 types of bones simmered over high for more than 10 hours before being finished off with a flavor made to match the taste buds of Shinshu residents. The rich soup umami goes well with the extra-fine straight ramen noodles. By showing the article Selected Hakuba Ramen Shops on your screen when ordering, you’ll receive a set of 3 gyoza dumplings at no charge!
Hakuba Iwatake Snowboard School / 'Natsu Juku' Summer School
Hakuba Iwatake Snowboard School is currently offering an off-season ‘Natsu Juku’ training program. ‘Natsu Juku Vol. 2 – Hakuba Road Bike & SUP’ is scheduled to take place on 7/17 (Sat.). The program kicks off with 15km (approx.) of road cycling from Iwatake to Lake Aoki and continues with a SUP session on the water. Both activities are excellent core training, and with guides on hand to offer support even beginners can participate without worry.
Ski Pro Shop Azumino / SKI FAIR 2021
Ski Pro Shop Azumino (located in Matsumoto) is holding an event titled ‘SKI FAIR 2021’ until 7/11 (Sun.). Orders for new 2021-22 models as well as sales of previous year’s stock and demo ski sales will take place, so it’s a great opportunity to upgrade or find a bargain. Those ordering new 2021-22 ski models will receive a complimentary WAX FUTURE wax as well as a ticket for a free tune up!
Hakuba Blueberry Garden / Opening on 7/1 (Thurs.)！
The ‘Hakuba Blueberry-en’ blueberry garden is set to open on 7/1 (Thurs.). Nine distinct varieties of blueberries are cultivated across the 10,000 hectare site, which is pesticide-free and recognized as one of Shinshu’s ‘environmentally friendly agricultural producers’ in addition to being certified by JGAP; meaning you can eat in confindence. Admission is ¥1,000 for adults, ¥500 for children from 4 years old to elementary school students, and free for children 3 and under. The facility is also registered with and eligible for the Prefectural Citizen Support Shinshu-wari SPECIAL discount program.
HAKUBA COFFEE STAND / Home Roasted Coffee Stand
The HAKUBA COFFEE STAND , located in front of JR Hakuba Station, has more than 13 varieties of coffee beans on hand. 「Shirouma-dake Blend」「Shakushi-dake Blend」「Yarigatake Blend」are Hakuba inspired original blends created the manager and resident coffee specialist Oishi-san. In addition to the usual eat-in and take-out options, they also sell coffee beans over the counter and online.
Gyoza no Hosokawa / Delicious Handmade Gyoza
On May. 10 (Mon.), Gyoza no Hosokawa opened near JR Kamishiro Station, alongside National Road 148! The large, handmade gyoza (dumplings) are packed with plenty of vegetable and minced-pork filling and are light and easy to eat. They are served fresh, never frozen and available for takeout. Enjoy our delicious gyoza in store (along with ramen and other dishes), at home or at your place of lodging .
Michi-no-Eki Hakuba / “Hakuba-mura Yukishita Ninjin” Products
Michinoeki Hakuba is now offering several products made using “Hakuba-mura Yukishita Ninjin”, or local carrots cultivated and harvested from under the snow. Options included a collaborative mixed juice with Tokyo’s Why Juice? (pictured right, JPY500) as well as a dressing developed in conjunction with the Marusho Soy Brewery (pictured center, JPY540) and jam vacuum cooked by Minowa Processing (pictured left, JPY700). Each product showcases the natural sweetness .
FARM & CAMP Re:HAKUBA / Farm Experience ＆ Glamping
FARM & CAMP Re:HAKUBA offers glamping as well as a number of unique farm experiences throughout the year including rice planting and summer vegetable harvesting, rice harvesting, and ‘snow cabbage’ digging.’ In addition, customers can grill or cook their self-picked vegetables with one of our Dutch Ovens (pictured). Our isolated, uncrowded tent sites also provide the perfect opportunity to avoid the ‘3 C’s’ and camp with peace of mind.
Soba Dokoro Riki / Popular Handmade Soba
Soba Dokoro Riki’s specialty is its “nihachi” soba, or buckwheat noodles, made using buckwheat purchased directly from growers in Hakuba. The buckwheat is removed from the husk and ground using a stone mill, with only the flour from the portion closest to the center being used. This gives our soba a uniquely strong body and rich scent. Our soup stock made using dried bonito flakes shaved in-house is the perfect accent to the final dish, enhancing the flavor of our fresh noodles.
Gravity Workx / Homegrown Vegetables and Herbs
The Gravity Worx cafe focuses on using homegrown ingredients for its homemade food. The semi-dried tomatoes (picutred) and basil paste used for their pastas and pizzas are sourced from fresh tomatoes and basil harvested from their vegetable garden in summer. Currently, inline with standard COVID protocol to prevent infection, the cafe is operating with limited indoor seating. Please call (0261) 72-5434 to make a reservation before your visit.