Immaculate powder, family time, an expert local mountain guide, and a fascinating country to discover: Mix all up, and you’ll end up having a once in a lifetime holiday! If you are not convinced, read about this family from Belgium that went in December 2015 skiing with Iwao, JMGA guide, and ended up thrilled by the experience.
Arnaud is a Belgian living in Dubai with his wife and his two children, of 14 and 16 years old. Every year he likes to organize himself the family holiday, alternating different kinds of destinations, and trying to find the way to get off the beaten tracks. So after some debate, for 2015 he and his family decided to go to a unique and fascinating spot: Japan.
So they started looking for information about what to do and where to go, but they soon realized that it wouldn’t be easy to organize all on their own in a country with such a different culture and customs. And that’s when they found and contacted Iwao through Explore-Share.com.
So Arnaud and his family departed to Japan for the first time, and after visiting Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara they took a direct train to Nagano. Iwao picked them up at the station and drove to the charming wooden chalet that Arnaud had rented. With his help everything that concerned them turned out to be really easy: the equipment rental, where to eat, where to go shopping, how to move around, where to ski the best snow.
So for 5 days the Belgian family enjoyed some fascinating skiing, with a perfect combination of ski touring and off-piste skiing in Hakuba Cortina resort. They also got immersed in the Japanese culture with Iwao, who took them to an onsen (hot springs), let them discover the traditional food and showed them the region as only a local knows it. And at night they went back to the comfy chalet to rest and spend some time together: there’s nothing like a trip in a very different country to strengthen the links between the members of a family.
At Explore-Share.com we are really happy that our website is helping people like Arnaud to find the ideal guide to organize a trip to the mountains. One of our main goals is to encourage people to enjoy their passion, go out to the mountains, and live new experiences. And this case shows that it’s not only about nature in itself, but also about how this environment helps people to strengthen their bonds, and come back full of enthusiasm and memories for a lifetime.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more info about the ski tour that Arnaud and his family have been doing in Hakuba.
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