City Hotel Sunshine Eight

1210 Suzaka, Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 382-0076, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Suzaka

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... to walk along under the main altar in pitch black darkness. Part of the way along there is a door with a key in it and pilgrims come from all over Japan to touch the key which is known as the key to Paradise. We all had to feel our way along the passage by touching the wall which was lined with wood and. I think that most of us were relieved to reach the end and climb stairs once more into the light of the temple. We then sat for a few minutes listening to the monks chanting ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... the wearer who is sitting down. Then we could speed up. By this time most of the rest of the group was out of sight but we learned later that many of them had slipped and fallen at some stage during the yomp. Walking as rapidly as possible along the track which had levelled out after about a quarter of a mile thank goodness, we arrived at the snow monkeys spring at about 4:10. The Jigokudani Monkey Park, home to this group of Japanese macaques, is closed at 4:30 ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... prices and similar times, we settled for the bus, and made our way to the bus stop.

Strangely, after getting on and off trains for the past 2 weeks, riding in something which rides on rubber tyres and uses a road, and not a track was a bit of a novelty. The bus ride was largely uneventful, bus it got more interesting as we worked our way out of Nagano city. Isabelle and I were seated in the front row behind the driver, and ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... in there over 2 feet long. Most of the fish were a horrible black/grey colour, but there was the occasional, white and orange speckled fish which really stood out.
The girls loved the fish. The fish should stick their heads above the water, and follow anyone walking along the edge of the moat, and if you held your hand out all of the fish would stick their heads out of the water with their massive mouths open, obviously waiting for ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... worth it.

We made it out of Seria alive, and after some other rather pointless wanderings throughout the shopping mall, we found ourselves at the starbucks downstairs for a warming coffee (or hot chocolate for the girls) just as it started to snow.
Again, and I've lost count of the number of times on this trip, we were the only idiots sitting outside, while everyone else sat inside looking out at the tourists who had obviously lost their minds. On the ...

Location

This hotel, located on 1210 Suzaka, Suzaka, is near Nozawa Onsen, Hokusai-kan, Garyu Park, and Nagano Olympic Museum.
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TripAdvisor Reviews City Hotel Sunshine Eight Suzaka

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