Hotel Mount Shiga
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... others giving their feet a welcome break. The water is really hot and it takes me a couple of tries before I can immerse my feet into the hot water. The water has strong anti-bacterial powers with superior therapeutic and spiritual qualities. Emile's left foot was giving him problems and almost immediately after the footbath his neuropathy pains were gone :-) we enjoy a coffee on an outdoor patio and walk around town. After lunch in a local noodle ...
... climbing and winding. We pass ski areas that were built for the 1998 Olympics held in Nagano. Lots of ski lifts everywhere and as the road takes us higher and higher there is more snow alongside the roads, we see beautiful vistas with snowcapped mountain tops. This area is called the Japanese Alps for a reason! We stop at the highest point of the Tori pass and see fuming areas in the distance. This is a very volcanic area with many hot springs. Then we ...
... presented breakfasts we have ever had (food tasted great as well!). We really didn’t want to leave after being pampered so throughly during our stay.
Next we caught the brand new (just started operation on March 14th!) Hokuriku Shinkansen to Nagano. Being a new route, even the locals were taking pictures in front of the new train prior to boarding.
After storing our bags in a train station locker*, we picked up our Snow Monkey Park passes ...
... bus will leave at 1.15pm which it does. We arrive into Nagano at exactly 3.50pm, the time that is stated in the timetable. Talk about punctual service.
We walk the 500 metres to our hotel for the next 4 days. No more airbnb place for a while as there dont seem to be many this side, west side of the island. The hotel is very nice, and our room is huge by japanese standards. We even have real beds, unlike tokyo where we slept on ...
Today we visited the snow monkey park in Nagano prefecture (site of a previous winter Olympic Games. We visited the snow Monkeys for most of the afternoon, enjoyed the mountains and scenery, and returned to our traditional ...
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