Hakuba High Mount Hotel
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Since we last wrote, we have been to Hakuba and are now in a lovely little place called takaragawa onsen osenkaku. We have now seen snow for four days straight. We had a huge day of travelling to get to hakuba and when we did get there, there was thick snow everywhere and it was snowing. We went for a bit of an explore and play in the snow it was …
... in rural areas it seems.
Back in the hostel after dining in the very same restaurant I'm in now, I'm given a local beer by the host and enjoy a hilarious conversation, largely being a practice of saying hello, good morning etc. in every language as well as some life advice in broken but hilarious English by my ...
... your arms are around my throat"; "it's hugging"-- yep we've had that dialogue more than once. We stopped half way down in a shelter along the path for a picnic of rice triangles (sour plum!) and store bought cakes before proceeding to walk all the way back to the village along the river. Nathan and I took a side trip through the small onsen village of shiba. It was sleepy in the early summer afternoon a bit like any resort town out of season. Lots of public baths ...
... glasses with whatever we were drinking.
After the food it was onto the games!!
Let The Games Begin
1. First they introduced a rhythm-speed game. One geisha played a song (starting slowly and gradually speeding up) and the other along with one of the ALTs would tap a cup on a pillow in between them with open palms interchangeably to the rhythm (it went like cup, hand, cup, hand etc.) if the cup was removed by one person the other would have to tap the ...
Wednesday, June 19th: Was going to head to Matsumoto castle today. But due to me having a headache all morning, along with all the heavy rain, we did not go. It is our last day in Nagano, but there will be other castles we can see that are hopefully just as good. The evening was quite relaxed. Almost everyone was in the kitchen/dining area, sharing snacks and talking about our experiences and our own countries. Having been only 4 guests at the hostel last night, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Great place, with lovely people
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