Travel Blogs from Yudanaka, Japan

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Yudanaka day 18-19; Hot onsen and wild monkeys, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Yudanaka day 18-19; Hot onsen and wild monkeys

A travel blog entry by nikolasdm

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... de beperkte bezienswaardigheden levert dit natuurlijk ook een minder druk programma op en staat ontspannen hier centraal. Onderweg van Tsumago naar Yudanaka passeer ik aan het station van Nagano, een stad die gekend is voor de Zenkoji. Een complex van een ...

Snow monkeys, rotemburo and a rather pleasant meal, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Snow monkeys, rotemburo and a rather pleasant meal

A travel blog entry by kevinandjoan

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Today we drove from Nagoya to Yudanaka to see the famous snow monkeys.  It wasn't too difficult but there were not many signs to the monkey park.  Luckily we had a map. Access was via a windy road with passing points.  Having paid for ...

We're Not In Kansas Anymore, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

We're Not In Kansas Anymore

A travel blog entry by rbdiorio

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... hotel and went to the train station.  We caught to bullet train from Tokyo to Nagano and then a local train from Nagano to Yudanaka.  The purpose of this trip was to get to Shibu Onsen in the Tokyo Mountains.  Shibu Onsen is a hot springs ...

Monkeeees!, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Monkeeees!

A travel blog entry by redsetter

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Apologies in advance, my spelling may suffer as a result of losing my left middle finger. ;-) I got up very excited this morning and went down to breakfast. The breakfast room has one of those self playing pianos and a clock that plays 'Hey Jude' every ...

hot-tubbing

hot-tubbing "snow monkeys" in Yudanaka

A travel blog entry by oulous

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One of the most amusing sites we've been to in Japan - "snow monkeys" who love to sit in hot-tubs! More TBD (we're working on taxes and so no time for text right ...

Monkey Business at Yudanaka, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Monkey Business at Yudanaka

A travel blog entry by kath_and_per

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... we have passed through. For despite - or perhaps because of - his strict instructions to enjoy ourselves, our time in Yudanaka has indeed been filled with happy memories. The traditional Japanese ryokan, with futon-style beds and rice paper ...

Jigakuda-something, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Jigakuda-something

A travel blog entry by alexbclark

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... and this all leads me to be a little confused as to what the actual name of the city was. but when you arrive at yudanaka station, there is a ridiculous theme song that starts playing. it reminded me of the movie shrek, when he first enters the castle and ...

Yudanaka, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Yudanaka

A travel blog entry by stalee

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Yudanaka ...

Trip to Yudanaka to see the Snow Monkeys, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Trip to Yudanaka to see the Snow Monkeys

A travel blog entry by kirstyollie

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... travel at speeds of 190 mph. Before we knew it we were at Nagano and swapped over to the Electric railway bound for the mountain town of Yudanaka. When we reached Yudanaka our host Mr Yumoto met us and took us back to his ryokan. We quickly off loaded our ...

Snow Monkeys, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Snow Monkeys

A travel blog entry by thecannons

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... ; three trains and 4 hours would get us to Yudanaka – home of the 'Snow Monkeys' We were booked into the Yudanaka Seifu-so a traditional Japanese Ryokan with a wonderful hot spring onsen bath - there were 4 actually, but one was particularly good. ...

Snow Monkeys here, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Snow Monkeys here

A travel blog entry by spiderwebbs

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... train to Nagano. Then we had to find the next station, which was not on the JR system, and take another train to Yudanaka. John reckons we walked about 2.5 km getting from station to station and platform to platform. Yudanaka is famous for its snow ...

Shiga-Kogen Day 6, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Shiga-Kogen Day 6

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

Today was a beautiful day to ski. The sun was out, there wasn't much wind, the weekend crowds were gone and the snow conditions were good. I explored parts of the mountain I hadn't made it to before. I'm not sure whether I've been to all of ...

Matsumoto - Yudanaka, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Matsumoto - Yudanaka

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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An Epic ride up Mt. Shirane, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

An Epic ride up Mt. Shirane

A travel blog entry by velojim-japan

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... station, when my wife abandons me at my time of greatest need. Oh, the tragedy of it all...;-) Anyway, as I was riding into Yudanaka, I turned off to visit the Snow Monkey Park which I had also visited with Noelle. (See web ...

Shiga-Kogen Day 3, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Shiga-Kogen Day 3

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

It looked pretty bleak out in the morning. At breakfast I was told that the lifts were closed due to the high winds. An hour or two later I heard that the lifts had opened but it still didn't look very inviting. I kept checking throughout the day. ...

Shiga-Kogen Day 2, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Shiga-Kogen Day 2

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

I skied at Shiga-Kogen again today It snowed a bit overnight and continued to snow much of today. The lighting was rather flat most of the time and the snow very choppy. I explored a bit more of the mountain and found one trail that had been ...

Monkey, monkey madness!, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Monkey, monkey madness!

A travel blog entry by chrisandlindsay

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... in mountains = hilarity. It is with a clear understanding of these facts that I shall continue our tale of Japan, focusing on our trip to Yudanaka, one of the 'onsen' (hot spring) villages that lie on the boundaries of the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, ...

(Unsuccessfully) Outpoliting the Japanese, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

(Unsuccessfully) Outpoliting the Japanese

A travel blog entry by adrianatugg

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After 4 days in the bustling metropolis of tokyo, we headed out to the tranquil Japanese alps. We stayed in a traditional Japanese hotel called a ryokan, complete with many sets of slippers and shoes for different occasions. We slept on futons made for ...

A Monkey Surprise, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

A Monkey Surprise

A travel blog entry by mickq1

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... train to Yudanaka. Local train "Snow Monkey Express" climbed up steady slope to many snow banked buildings, eventually snow-covered fields. Yudanaka is grey and unimpressive at the station. We decide to take a taxi to hotel. Arrive at hotel at about 1:30 ...

Life's little pleasures, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Life's little pleasures

A travel blog entry by skoga

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... were given candy  and treats on this day. They looked perplexed but the boy was elated. It’s about 45 minutes from Yudanaka to Nagano. I struck up a conversation with 2 guys from San Diego. They had been to Nikko and Tokyo, they too enjoyed the ...

WC?, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

WC?

A travel blog entry by skoga

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... on seeing the onsen monkeys. So I went to Yudanaka. 3 hour ride on shinkansen to Nagano, then a local electric train to Yudanaka. Japan has changed much since I was younger, much easier to go to the toilet. Most have western sit down ...

First day skiing at Shiga-Kogen, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

First day skiing at Shiga-Kogen

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

... a chance I might get to eat there but it's not looking hopeful.  Making restaurant reservations has been a big problem in Japan.  Along with the usual difficulties of trying to get through, most of the restaurants that I wanted to try will not ...

Shiga-Kogen Day 5, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Shiga-Kogen Day 5

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

It was cloudy all day and snowing much of the time but I'm only here two more days so I went out to ski anyway. I explored some new parts of the mountain. I went to Sun Valley but, unfortunately, the name was not appropriate today. I also went to ...

Monkey bath, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Monkey bath

A travel blog entry by cj_travels

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Today was all about the monkeys. About an hour from Nagano by express bus, a bit more hiking and we're there. Jigokudani park is the monkey spa resort to visit. It was a sunny worm day so they where not keen to take a hot bath bot few peanuts from the ...

I touched the key to paradise!, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

I touched the key to paradise!

A travel blog entry by anja_taferner

... to leave today and had not seen much of Nikko in the sunshine. But since I needed to take 4 different trains to get to Yudanaka in the Japanese alps, I decided not to wander around Nikko but to try to set out reasonably early after breakfast (which, by ...

Going to Shiga-Kogen, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Going to Shiga-Kogen

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

... ; I'm sure he was right but unions objected to the loss of work so his idea didn't go anywhere. Well, it has caught on in Japan.  It looks like my bathroom was installed as two pieces.  One piece is the lower half of the room and has all of the ...

Shiga-Kogen Day 4, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Shiga-Kogen Day 4

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

I figured the slopes would be crowded since it's a Saturday and the weather forecast and the actual weather looked fairly good so I decided to go to Jigokudani Monkey Park to see the Snow Monkeys that sit in the hot springs. I dressed warmly and ...

Shibu Onsen, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Shibu Onsen

A travel blog entry by daniel.lirio

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... hasta Nagano y de allí en tren de vía única que tenía la cabina del maquinista en una planta superior. Al llegar a Yudanaka fuimos a una oficina de atención turística donde un japonés (que había estudiado portugués y visitado también hace poco ...

Sumo-wrestler food and then into the onsen..., Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Sumo-wrestler food and then into the onsen...

A travel blog entry by anja_taferner

Breakfast this morning was truly Japanese - served in a room for myself, Japanese food (about 9 different bowls - but this time also only tea and no coffee) served Japanese-style (so again kneeling on a cushion by a low table). A little after breakfast ...

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