Kashimayari is a resort that I used to visit a lot when I first moved to Nagano. It is located at the far end of the Hakuba valley in Omachi, which makes it the first bigger resort you come to if you are driving up from the south.
Until about 6 years ago, Kashimayari used to be part of the interconnected Sun Alpina 3 resort area, along with Aokiko and Sanosaka. At this time the Sun Alpina linked resort area was
The last review for Kashimayari was 9 years ago, so an update is long overdue! I took a nightbus trip from Tokyo, leaving Shinjuku at 22:45 and arriving at the resort at 05:00. For those who haven't experienced the joys of a Tokyo nightbus, be prepared for an at best restless, and at worst sleepless night, with an aching neck and/or back by dawn! On the plus side it's comparatively cheap, on this occasion (a Friday, so the most expensive