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... for the local soba noodles with mountain spring vegetables (we'd already seen fresh fern curls in the vegetable shop) - on the way we came across a Japanese doll shop - these dolls are used for a variety of purposes and ceremonies. The owner spoke good English and spent time explaining it all to us, it was really interesting. We were frustrated by not finding the two recommended restaurants as everything is in Japanese but we came across a big crowd and delicious food smells in ...
... only to find that we'd lost Nia's camera. We took the room apart but it was nowhere to be seen. We concluded it had been packed into a bag. We left the hotel in a taxi rather later than planned for our 10am train and only just remembered once the taxi set off that we'd left valuables in the hotel safe! We got to the station with 5 mins to spare and found our seats right at the front of the train - 8 carriages ...
... soft boiled eggs. It was beginning to rain so we wandered back to the Lodge for the start of the Snow monkey's tour.
The first stop on the Snow monkey tour was Sushi train. This is a great Sushi restaurant where you order your sushi via a computer ipad at your table and then it is delivered a couple of minutes later via a shinkansen to your table. The kids loved it. We ordered our fill and the got back ...
... then went for a sled ride on Karasawa.
We picked up our skis, boots and poles from the rental shop then went for a pizza in town and an Apple bun for desert. It was great to be back in Nozawa!
Tuesday – March 31st
Our first day of skiing was a blue sky day. It is certainly spring conditions as the day warms up quickly. There is still plenty of snow on the mountain but they close off some of the lower lifts so we need to take the ...
... out to find the ‘Express’ bus to the park. To be clear, we had already traveled:
- 15 minute shuttle ride from the hotel to Shinjuku station.
- 20 minute train ride from Shinjuku station to Tokyo station.
- 90 minute shinkansen ride from Tokyo station to Nagano station.
- 45 minute bus ride to Kabayashi Onsen stop.
- 30 minute hike (up the mountain, through the woods and snow and mud) to ...