Skiing on Mount Rokko, near Kobe, Japan

The Sochi Winter Olympics are on and the mountains have been calling our names, echoing across the sea and could be heard whispering throughout the air through Rokko Island where we live.  The Olympics have inspired one boy in particular insisting that he wanted to go skiing so we set out to see if this soon to be forty year old could take the pounding on his body that beginners get from the snow.


Mount Rokko is the nearest mountain from Osaka and Kobe which has a ski/snowboard run however it takes a bit of an effort to get there even though it can be seen looming in the background from the balcony of our apartment. To get there it still entails a train, a bus, a cable car and another bus to reach the ski fields.

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