Hakuba Highland Hotel
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Today I headed off North to Nagano on a morning bullet train from Tokyo. I will be using Nagano as a base for visiting other locations over my 2 day stay here due to its ease of commuting back to Tokyo. My plan for this first day was to arrive in Nagano, drop my bags off at the station luggage lockers and then head on a bus out to Jigokudani wild snow monkey park. This all went to plan thanks to the helpful people in the information ...
... down backwards like a ladder. Having the daypack on my back with my shoes clipped onto the back, made it quite difficult to go up and down, especially with the low roof.
From the castle, we stopped by the gelato shop (or gerato shop, as the sign said). I had some green tea ice cream and Joseph settled for a toasted cheese sandwich and some sort of pudding. After that, we walked through Nawate St, ...
... below. We had to buy a meal ticket first that had your particular food, hand the ticket over and then wait 2 minutes for the food to be heated up in a microwave. I had fried rice for 550 yen and Joseph had his schnitzel or tonkatsu sandwich. After lunch, we made our way back to the Tunnel Trolley Bus station and through to Ogizawa. From there, we caught a taxi to Shinano Omachi to collect our luggage. The taxis cost Owen ...
... br> Heavy dinner again with even more food than the previous night. Unbelievable food. The rice had been harvested only a few days ago. I have not tasted rice this good before. Needless to say, I couldn't eat the sashimi and couldn't offload it to anyone else. i did boil one piece of tuna in the soup and it tasted OK.
The big boss of the ryokan, usually a woman, came out to thank us for staying. I guess she ...
... cold on the return trip in the open carriages but worth the views.
When we returned to the station, Owen was waiting for us with the bus. We had enough time for a quick shower and dressed in the traditional formal yukatas for dinner. Dinner was a sampling of different food types. I had to disgrace myself in the eyes of the Japanese by cooking my sashimi. I don't do raw fish, tuna or prawns. We had wagyu beef that we had ...