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The Powder Temple

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828-336 Hokujo, Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture 399-9301, Japan

October 15, 2019

Pronounced by locals and those in the know as Hakuba 4-7 it’s our closest mountain being just 5 minutes from our front door shuttle and boasting a wide array of terrain not to mention a great freestyle park it’s obvious why it’s our favourite go to. The mountain has tw...

July 24, 2019

If you’ve ever ridden the backside of Cortina chances are you passed right by Norikura on your way back inbounds so next time turn right or spend the day out there! It’s an amazing little hill with something for everyone…. a friend of mine even tells me the best Ramen...

July 23, 2019

The builders are in and ripping our old onsen bath out for replacement by shiny new heated shower rooms meaning no lines ever! With 3 cubicles planned and the existing double shower room next door a steaming hot shower will be the perfect end to your day in the pow and...

July 6, 2019

We house smoke the pork shoulder that makes these croquettes so amazing, then we use an imported manchego cheese and local potatoes. They are then Panko  crumbed and deep fried to perfection. Served with a creamy side sauce mmmm

June 12, 2019

It may be the off season now but rest assured time flies! Ill be frothing over pow with the rest of you. 

Now here are a few tips to get your holiday off on the right foot!

First of all, how to get here from major airports!
If these links don't function insert them into...

July 23, 2018

Introducing Iwatake Mountain

Elevation 1289 m ( above sea level)
Vertical 539m ( vertical fall of total ski area) 
Base elevation 590m 
Advanced rated 20%
Intermediate rated 50% 
Beginner rated 30%


Best Food : Hakuba Brew house 
Best Apres spot : Hakuba Brew house 
Ski...

July 19, 2018

Slow Cooker specials at the Temple this season.

We do some amazing meals at the Temple Like a cracker Chicken Parmy or home baked Lasanga, we even import Aussie beef pies. Last year we ran the slow cooker most nights and it was real hit, a hot bowl of goodness with a cr...

July 15, 2018

February is by far our best month for snow conditions so here’s a February special for you. All inclusive 2 weeks in Hakuba for 2 people.

Perth > Japan Return with Thai Air ( 4 star rated )
Ground transfers Narita > Hakuba Return
Shared bathroom room or upgrade to an...

June 4, 2018

Howdy snow people! As the the beautiful summer season gets into full swing in Hakuba I like to discuss the village, what’s cool and what’s not so cool. Things are changing so rapidly there as visitor numbers swell that it’s nice to give people a break down, you may be...

March 9, 2018

We had the pleasure of accommodating two lovely guests who have been blogging their journey around Japan, the link below  begins with their snow adventures but you can read the whole thing and gain an insight into the joys, adventures and mishaps  when travelling a  fo...

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