TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Arcadia Nagano
Travel Blogs from Nagano
I (Sharon) had a view of Japanese people as very reserved emotionally to the point that as an American, and especially one who spent nearly a quarter of a century in Latin America, I would consider them cold and unfriendly. Boy, was I wrong!
The Japanese people we have had the opportunity to spend time with have been so friendly, worked very hard to communicate with us in English, no matter how limited their English is--which no matter what ...
After 4 days in the bustling metropolis of tokyo, we headed out to the tranquil Japanese alps. We stayed in a traditional Japanese hotel called a ryokan, complete with many sets of slippers and shoes for different occasions. We slept on futons made for us every night with tatami mats covering the whole room. The town we stayed in, shibu onsen, is known for its onsens or traditional hot baths. Each bath uses water from hot springs ...
Transit day from Matsumoto to Nagano.
Alistair: House mate, friend and Anime enthusiast, with three prior visits to Japan under his belt, his sound understanding of Nihongo (Japanese Language) made him the Japanese Master.
David: My other friend and house mate who was far too tall for Japan, David was destined to hit his head on every low doorway. Dave's love of Shinkansen ...
... to two classes (combined) then we had a tour of the school. While we were touring the kid were getting ready in the Samurai house and buildings to present to us.
1st presentation: the Koyto again. I think I almost have that song memorized.
2nd. we were blind folded and had to make a face by being handed cut outs of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, eye brows. That was fun and I did a good job. (the kids said so, it must ...
The rain from the Typhoon was approaching but by the time the typhoon hit is it was weak and just brought on light rain.
I have a great parking story to tell but this is too long of an entry. Let's just say I look like the world's best parker next to Japanese people. Also you know its bad when I have to explain to the person what to do. To the girls credit it had been 5 years since she last drove. (maybe should not be driving us)