Goodbye green season, Autumn is welcoming winter

10月3日 Nagano Mountains Hakuba lake and the surrounding mountains. The changes of color leaves are happening!  The Japanese sign from September 4th says “Today at around 9:50AM near the restaurant, on the way to the waterfall, someone saw a bear so we suggest  you do not take that path.” If you do decide to go, please take a bear bell with …

September autumn wrap-up

  September 21st Photos by Takeshi Hi! This is Canoe & Kayak guide Takeshi. To those that enjoyed the Aokiko tour floating around, and MTB tour cycling with me, you can see your photos that I took in following link, Picasa’s album.   http://picasaweb.google.co.jp/109750338873897671117?authkey=Gv1sRgCK-J0-Lbhc_SggE September 20th  Domo These days the temperature is slightly dropping, as we feel winter is approaching.  So …

Nagiso Advanced Canyoning & Downriver Tours Open this year

8/1 2011 Nagiso Advance Canyoning Dates are chosen!! September 5th, Monday September 11th, Sunday September 19th, Monday, Japanese holiday In Nagano Prefecture of Nagiso town, there is a deep and beautiful streaming river, just perfect for canyoning.  This year we have 3 days of this advanced course! Prerequisite is required of an experience with our Kamoshika Canyon tour in Hakuba, or …

Staff Training July

7/10  Staff training From July 4th for 4 days, our staff did canyoning training.  They learned how to tie knots and practice over and over until perfection.  They learned new rope system, and for the new staff they have a lot to remember.  The last day of training was actually going down the canyon.  But the training still goes on. …

Summer July in Hakuba

7/29    Hakuba Minami Elementary School   Although it was pouring rain with 5 mm in an hour, the children did not let the rain ruin their summer days at Aokiko.  They were all smiles and really enjoyed navigating their own kayaks. 7/24 Hotaru is ON! Aokiko’s “hotaru” or the firefly have started to come out!  Hotaru Tour is on and you …

June Summer in Hakuba

6/5   Invitation Tour Local invidations for Canadian Canoe, Kayak, and Canoe Picnic. The tour compromised of one-man kayak, 2-man kayak, and a 10 person voyager canoe.  Participants were as young as 2 years old.  With 15 kids, we crossed the lake in a voyager canoe, and had a picnic in the forest. 6/6   Invitation Tour: Canyoning Local invitation tour …

Life after the Earthquake

Life after the Earthquake June 6th, 2011 Japan has experienced one of the biggest natural disasters witnessed and is far from recovery. Here in Hakuba life continues much as normal and like the rest of Japan we are focussed on continuing to work hard and do our share to keep the economy rolling and contribute what we can to the …

Beautiful May in Hakuba

5/3 Golden Week Tours   Still there is plenty of snow in the mountains, but spring is almost coming to an end.まだまだ山には雪がありますが、里には春が訪れています。 We got to enjoy Aokiko Lake with a family today. 5/4 Tabi-girls Tabi means Trip or Journey in Japanese. These 2 girls who toured with us are traveling all around Japan with their matching shirt.  Machan and Maachan. 5/6  Good …

May Hakuba Update

  5月30日  Good-day Although Sunday, we are never lazy at Evergreen!  A few staff members followed Dave to the Mountain Bike Downhill course for a good ride.  Kaz, James, Yasu, and chef Dane of Roots cafe had a great exercise.  Mr. Snake came out to greet them on their journey. Right before the starting point of the trail, there is a …

April is here! Green season is here!

4/10    Blog  Starts Green season blog starts as of now! This year 2011’s green starts 4/29 with Canoe, Kayak, MTB, and climbing.  There is still winter snow left on the mountains, so canyoning and MTB DownHill will start as the ice water from the mountain gets slightly warmer or disappears from the trail.  Dates will be announced soon, but canyoning …