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Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden Questions & Answers

What is there for non-skiers to do in the area? We are going in March, but my wife doesn't want to ski

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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In the immediate area Hakuba Goyru there is a temple and trail to walk. Ease of this will be determined by how much snow remains. Hakuba Happo is main area a short shuttle bus away. There are a number of Onsen's to visit (traditional Japanese bathing). Further afield there is an easy day trip to Snow Monkey's at Jigokudani. Proximity to local rail line opens up other options such as Matsumoto which has reputedly the best Castle on the main island. Again temples and gardens will feature strongly in Matsumoto. At Goyru, non skiers can catch cable car to top of mountain for views, food and drink.

over a year ago
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Apart from the Snow Monkeys n the temple visit I can't think of anything else to do.. really sorry it is really just a fabulous ski venue for the winter.. other activities I did not really have a chance to try despite this being my second visit..

over a year ago
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Apart from the Snow Monkeys n the temple visit I can't think of anything else to do.. really sorry it is really just a fabulous ski venue for the winter.. other activities I did not really have a chance to try despite this being my second visit..

over a year ago
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Apart from the Snow Monkeys n the temple visit I can't think of anything else to do.. really sorry it is really just a fabulous ski venue for the winter.. other activities I did not really have a chance to try despite this being my second visit..

over a year ago
Cairns, Australia
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Not a great deal to do in the area if you're not a skier. I would recommend staying closer to the village. Wadano or echoland are good areas with easy access to the village, cafes etc.. Free shuttles are readily available to take you to the different slopes for skiing..

over a year ago
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One of the most popular outings is a day trip to see the snow monkeys. Quite an unusual sight. Many tour companies operate a day trip to see the monkeys and a local temple that is also quite cool. There is a moderate hike to see the monkeys though. It's not difficult but there is a trek from the parking lot into the woods where the monkeys all sit in these natural hot springs.

There are also snow treks available for non skiers. Either snow shoe trekking or snow mobile trekking is available.

Plus plenty of restaurants and onsens in the area for people who enjoy the hot baths.

over a year ago
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You can do snow shoe hikes, sledding, snow mobile tours, snow monkey tour, visit temples and castles, eat at local restaurants, visit Nagano city & shop and look around. There are other tours but I haven't done them. The onsen's (bath houses) are a must!

over a year ago
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There is an area near the gondola where the children and non-skiers can play with the snow. Also there is a hotspring/onsen located at the first floor near the ticket counter. Many restaurants are around there as well. Maybe to have a walk around the ski resort is good!

over a year ago
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