Photo Yukiko @ Manza Onsen Ski Area
We are operating the bike tour also in winter season. Actually as we have told many times, cycling on a sky clear, sunny and crispy day in winter is very comfortable. All of TGCT staff love cycling in winter.
However, at the same time, all of us also love skiing in winter, so sometime we are really fluctuating between cycling and skiing, especially after hearing new snow report at the mountain side!
Last weekend, luckily (or unluckily for our business 🙂 ) we had no tour booking, so all of TGCT staff went together to Manza Onsen in Gunma prefecture as the staff trip.
Same as other ski area in Japan, the size of ski area and length of ski slope are much smaller/shorter than those in Europe or North America, but the best thing for Japanese ski place is Onsen (hot spring) after skiing.
The Onsen warter at Manza is very strong sulfur bath, we could really have a relaxing time to relieve the day’s fatigue. While soaking the Onsen, we all have developed a new appreciation to living in Japan and this gift from the land – Onsen!!
If you are considering to visit Japan for skiing, we can probably give you some advices or tips about skiing in Japan. And we still suggest you that it is good idea to do bike tour before or after your skiing trip to mountain side! But sorry in advance, if all of us are out of Tokyo for skiing trip 🙂
This time we stayed at… Prince Hotel Manza website