Hoshino Resort Risonare Yatsugatake
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We woke up rather late and had to rush down to breakfast. Getting out of bed when it's in the floor is tricky! We decided to go to the modern art gallery as the weather forecast was improving as the day progressed. The gallery was a fabulous space - the first thing to greet you was the incredible dotty flowers by Yayoi Kusama who is now world famous but was born in Matsumoto. Her exhibits were extraordinary all dotty. We loved the huge pumpkin room & mirrored rooms. We went ...
Leaving Tokyo was a bit stressful to say the least. We had 2 bags to forward to 2 future hotels on our itinerary. Japan has a very efficient & cheap luggage forwarding system we're told (it remains to be seen whether we will ever see our bags again)! As most of our journeys are now either by train bus or FOOT across the mountains we need to lighten our load considerably. We managed to cram everything into our ...
... bus for the drive to the monkey park
It’s a 1.6km walk to where the monkeys are through a lovely pine forest. The Snow monkeys are Japanese Macaques are the only primates to live in a place where it snows. The monkeys are able to do this by spending their time in the onsen.
The monkeys are very amusing – especially the young ones who appear to have limitless energy and delight in ...
... to the top of the mountain.
The kids had a lesson in the morning and Leigh and I enjoyed skiing Yamabiko and Unoteira. The snow conditions are good in the morning but then soften up in the afternoon. We skiied til 4pm then headed back to the Lodge (I with Campbell on the gondola - Leigh was brave/foolish enough to take the other two on the Forest home trail)
Wednesday - April 1st
Wednesday wasn't the best day as the rain arrived and made the ...
... hugging yourself in the fetus position in a bath, but upright and you will be halfway to understanding this bathtub. It was fantastic to soak in during the cold nights.
The house itself consisted of 5 rooms, only separated by sliding doors. between rooms they were made of wood, but facing the outside they were made of paper. This allowed the morning light to suffuse through the screens, a great way to wake up. Around the sides of the house there is a ...