Double Black Hotel

4977-1 Wadano Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 399-9301, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hakuba-mura

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... realised that the snow must indeed be exceptional and that the trains must be disrupted. They were. No trains were going anywhere. We waited for a while to see if the trains would start moving but by 10:00 we were told the situation would be reviewed at 12:00 noon so we all headed across the road from the station to a Starbucks as the cafe at the station was full of other waiting passengers. We stayed in Starbucks until almost 2:30 only buying a couple of hot drinks. Some of the ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... stop with five minutes to spare. The bus was full and absolutely crawled back to Nagano because the traffic was so slow. It was still snowing very heavily. We picked up our stuff from the lockers in the station and caught a public bus to the ryokan where we were to stay the night. It is attached to but not run by the main temple complex in Nagano. We had been told it would be simple and simple it was. Very different from the one in which we had stayed at ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... expecting the monkeys to do. We spent nearly 2 hours within the monkey park itself, and the original group of primate paparazzi still hasn't moved from their positions.

And there was still only the same 2 monkeys in the pool when we left.
Does anyone really need 3000 shots of the same 2 monkeys?

After leaving the monkey pool, and spending a little bit of time down by the river, with the frankly far ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... steep to give the upper hand to the castle defenders if attackers made it into the castle grounds and attempted to scale the stairs.

The views over the city of Matsumoto at sundown, which is circled on all sides by snow covered mountains, was pretty special. Within the castle itself, virtually no area is off-limits, so we were able to explore the whole castle by ourselves before cautiously returning to the ground floor.

The ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... items in a sauna, while wearing a fur coat. It wasn't long before we all started stripping off layers, and I wondered how much I could take off before pushing the boundaries of indecent exposure.

But as hot as it was, you can't really argue with the value. Gloves? 105 yen. Beanies, scarves, neck warmers, thick socks, earmuffs, etc? All 105 yen. For a couple of dollars it may just save some bits of me from dropping off due to hypothermia, so I guess the ...

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This hotel is located in the Hakuba happou Onsen area of Hakuba-mura.
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