Hakuba Park Hotel

22114-18 Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 399-9211, 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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... borrow umbrellas and without them we think we would have looked like walking snowmen before long. The snow was very deep but the shop keepers and the gardeners at the temple were already out clearing paths through the snow. We had an English speaking Japanese guide leading us around the temple. We walked through the main gates and into the grounds and then to the main hall where having removed our boots we walked up the side towards the main alter before descending some very ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... last tickets are issued at 4:00. Our tour leader had phoned ahead to the ticket office and managed to persuade them to stay open, so we got in. By the time we got there the hot spring where the monkeys bathe was being brushed clean and the monkeys had left it so we didn't see any monkeys in the water. That was disappointing. However the monkeys were still about so we did see them scrabbling in the snow looking for the grains of wheat that are scattered by the ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... it so they can bathe and keep warm.
Apparently this is a fascinating natural phenomenon, but I found it more interesting in watching the humans at this pool than I did watching the monkeys.

In the hot spring pool itself, for the duration that I was there, there were 2 monkeys in the pool. They both looked warm, and fairly relaxed, but other than that, they looked exactly as you'd expect a wet monkey to look.
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Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... when you walked in because they finally had something to do. The 5 guys in the Oakley store seemed very happy to see me, as I think I was their first and only customer for the day, but their happiness faded when they realised I had no idea what they were talking about.

Not interested in fashion, we wandered past many stores, and continued to wonder why the reviews made such a big deal out of this place. "A great place to spend a day" ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... of people who did the the exact same thing while we were there, it is a pretty common thing to do.

So all that's left to do for today is plan tomorrow's activities. To be honest I know there is snow monkeys somewhere around here, and I have a feeling that there is a ropeway around here somewhere that is worth taking a look at, but other than that, aside from skiing, and a temple a few kilometers walk from here, I'm not sure what's around here to do. I guess I'm about to find out.
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