Hotel Arcadia

5299 Iizunakogen, Kadosawa, Nagano, Nagano, Chubu, 380-0881, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Nagano

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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... some of our overnight stuff in lockers to lighten the weight of our day sacks and just caught the bus. The snow was falling very heavily and a large amount had already accumulated on the roads. The traffic was slow. In the UK the traffic would already have ground to a halt because the road conditions were so bad but here they all use snow tyres so it keeps going for longer. However it was moving more slowly that usual and we crawled along while within the city. ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... in a pile of snow which appeared solid, only to sink past my knees, we arrived at the monkey park.

The monkey park itself is very pretty, at the end of a ravine with steep mountains on all sides. As you'd expect, many areas are roped off to protect both the humans and the natural fauna, so there was a fairly well defined path that you follow to enter the park, and walk around it.

For a couple of dollars each ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... Unpleasant.

But we made it, and after that train ride, walking out into the crispness of the Nagano night was welcome. The large digital temperature gauge above Nagano station read -1 (degrees C) which cooled us down nicely on the short walk to the hotel.

On the agenda for tomorrow, assuming everyone is well enough are the snow monkeys, and who knows what else. Tomorrow will probably be another day that we make up as we go along.
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Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... a giant touchscreen was a natural progression for the humble mechanical vending machine, but I still thought it was pretty damn cool.

For the Shinkansen journey, again we could only book 4 tickets, since we only have 4 rail passes, so we tried our luck with an unreserved carriage, and since the train was starting its trip from Tokyo station, we got the pick of the seats. I think this was actually the least crowded I've seen a Shinkansen. We could have had a ...

Location

This hotel, located on 5299 Iizunakogen, Kadosawa, Nagano, is near Nozawa Onsen Public Baths (soto-yu), Shinano Art Museum, Shiga Kogen, and Obasute Station.
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