Dangers & annoyances

Things you have to watch out for in Hakuba

Hakuba is on the whole, like the rest of Japan, a very safe place to visit. But you need to keep the following in the back of your mind. Avalanches.   Do   not   go   backcountry   unless   you   are   sufficiently   equipped   and   experienced,   and   do   not   jump   ropes   within   the   ski   resorts. People die every year from avalanches in Hakuba. Getting   lost   at   night.   It   is   easy   if   you   have   had   more   than   a   few   drinks   and   it   is   blizzarding   to   get   lost.   It   might   be   tempting   to   have   a   nap on   the   side   of   the   road,   but   don’t   do   it.   Chances   are   you   won’t   wake   up   again-hypothermia   will   get   you.      Ensure   you   stay   with   your mates-each looking after each other and making sure you all get home safely. Taxis finish at 2.00 am . Getting   your   jacket   stolen   or   mistakenly   taken   from   a   bar.   This   happens   a   lot   more   than   you   might   imagine.   Never   leave   wallets   ,   mobile phones   or   other   precious   items   in   your   jacket   pockets.   Do   not   leave   your   jacket   in   the   entrance   area.   Take   it   inside   the   bar   with   you   and keep an eye on it if you need to take it off. Drink   driving. Alcohol   limit   in   Japan   is   0.00%.   If   you   get   caught   you   will   be   deported   after   spending   some   time   in   a   Japanese   prison. And it is not just the driver that has to be wary, passengers also get fined if their driver has been drinking. Taking   drugs.   Penalties   for   even   simple   posssession   of   marijuana   are   up   to   5   yrs   in   jail,   though   you   may   be   just   deported   are   spending   a number of days in jail if you are lucky.
Japan
Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays

Dangers & annoyances

Things you have to watch out for in Hakuba

Hakuba   is   on   the   whole,   like   the   rest   of   Japan,   a   very   safe place   to   visit.   But   you   need   to   keep   the   following   in   the back of your mind. Avalanches.   Do   not   go   backcountry   unless   you   are sufficiently   equipped   and   experienced,   and   do   not jump   ropes   within   the   ski   resorts.   People   die   every year from avalanches in Hakuba. Getting   lost   at   night.   It   is   easy   if   you   have   had   more than   a   few   drinks   and   it   is   blizzarding   to   get   lost.   It might   be   tempting   to   have   a   nap   on   the   side   of   the road,   but   don’t   do   it.   Chances   are   you   won’t   wake up   again-hypothermia   will   get   you.      Ensure   you   stay with   your   mates-each   looking   after   each   other   and making   sure   you   all   get   home   safely.   Taxis   finish   at 2.00 am . Getting   your   jacket   stolen   or   mistakenly   taken   from a    bar.    This    happens    a    lot    more    than    you    might imagine.   Never   leave   wallets   ,   mobile   phones   or other   precious   items   in   your   jacket   pockets.   Do   not leave   your   jacket   in   the   entrance   area. Take   it   inside the   bar   with   you   and   keep   an   eye   on   it   if   you   need to take it off. Drink   driving. Alcohol   limit   in   Japan   is   0.00%.   If   you get    caught    you    will    be    deported    after    spending some   time   in   a   Japanese   prison.   And   it   is   not   just the   driver   that   has   to   be   wary,   passengers   also   get fined if their driver has been drinking. Taking       drugs.       Penalties       for       even       simple posssession   of   marijuana   are   up   to   5   yrs   in   jail, though   you   may   be   just   deported   are   spending   a number of days in jail if you are lucky.
Japan
Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
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