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Monday, 16th November 2009
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Hakuba 'Far East's best-kept ski secret'

Hakuba in Japan is one of the Far East's best kept skiing secrets, it has been said.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Neil English said that he is "amazed" that the resort of Hakuba is not a well-known destination for those who like skiing and winter sport.

There are ten skiing areas in Hakuba, he said, which are all easy to travel between and are linked by bus.

Going skiing in Japan is a very different experience to going to places traditionally popular with Brits such as France and Austria, Mr English noted, which he said he finds both "spiritually uplifting" and "good for the soul".

"I liked swapping apres-ski schnapps for sake, the national Japanese rice wine, of which there are hundreds of varieties. It was also refreshing to trade typical Western alpine fare for its Eastern counterpart," he went on to say.

Other ski resorts in Japan include Crico, Niseko, Yonezawa and Rusutsu.

Written by Graham McPherson.