What's Jappaning Pt 5 (Snow Day)

We got up super early Tuesday morning to take the train out to Nagano for the snow. It was a long and treacherous ride. Just a tip for you first time travelers, in order to get on the bullet train you'll have to purchase the tickets at the machine and then purchase another ticket at the booth by the gate. We couldn't figure this out for about an hour and a half. It still sound complicated reading this post but it'll make sense once you get there. Then you'll have to get on a bus to ride to Hakuba which was an hour ride. The train was about 3 hour ride by the way. But this is if you're taking public transportation. 

As soon as we got to Hakuba Dook and Robert went snow boarding and Marteena and I walked around Echo Land to check out some restaurants and souvenir shops. It was pretty cold as you can imagine but luckily for me I'm dressed in the Nike Hyper Warm tights underneath my clothes. The new Nike F.C.R.B jacket I bought kept me feeling like I'm in a fucking sauna. We took a lot of photos with my GoPro, iPhone, and my Canon. Eventually Dook and Robert made it back and we went out for a walk to search for more food. It was about a mile walk to the nearest Yakitori stand (that was fucking delicious). Did some more shopping, Marteena bought mostly snacks to take home. We walked a little more and found two food trucks, one was selling pizza, hot dogs, and churros and the other one was selling Rice Burgers! Yes! Rice Burgers! Wagyu beef in between buns made out of rice. Super innovative and tasty. I would recommend you to search for this yellow truck and tell him California says hi. 

This is what waking up at 4AM get you. Haha. 

This is what waking up at 4AM get you. Haha. 

Deli Dogs at the bullet train station got some good selections. 

Deli Dogs at the bullet train station got some good selections. 

Fried Chicken, I know, it's not a hot dog but it was fucking delicious. 

Fried Chicken, I know, it's not a hot dog but it was fucking delicious. 

Taken from the bus ride. 

Taken from the bus ride. 

First sign of snow. 

First sign of snow. 

Hopped off the bus and on to the taxi. Off to our hotel!

Hopped off the bus and on to the taxi. Off to our hotel!

Robert and Dook off to snowboard. 

Robert and Dook off to snowboard. 

And we're off for our walk. 

And we're off for our walk. 

Snackin'. 

Snackin'. 

This little ramen joint was the only thing open since it was still early. We walked a total of four hours so all this walking got us hungry. 

This little ramen joint was the only thing open since it was still early. We walked a total of four hours so all this walking got us hungry. 

I forgot to take a photo of the Yakitori stand, but this was about an hour after my ramen stop. 

I forgot to take a photo of the Yakitori stand, but this was about an hour after my ramen stop. 

In Chef Action Bronson's own words, "fuck thats delicious." 

In Chef Action Bronson's own words, "fuck thats delicious." 

The chef. 

The chef. 

Took the taxi back to the hotel and chilled for about an hour and a half and went out for dinner, yes yes I know, we kinda eating a lot. This store is though is a souvenir store with Foosball, Pool table, and a air soft gun shooting range lol. DOPE!

Took the taxi back to the hotel and chilled for about an hour and a half and went out for dinner, yes yes I know, we kinda eating a lot. This store is though is a souvenir store with Foosball, Pool table, and a air soft gun shooting range lol. DOPE!

Take your pick. 

Take your pick. 

We're having steak for dinner, and you guessed it (if you were guessing), we had wagyu. 

We're having steak for dinner, and you guessed it (if you were guessing), we had wagyu. 

Checked out this Orgigami Gallery while they cook our steaks. 

Checked out this Orgigami Gallery while they cook our steaks. 

These potatoes and cheese with the mustard dip was goooooodddd. I know they don't look like much. 

These potatoes and cheese with the mustard dip was goooooodddd. I know they don't look like much.