Hotel New Nagano

828 Minami-Chitose-machi, Nagano, Nagano, Chubu, 380-0822, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Nagano

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... to walk along under the main altar in pitch black darkness. Part of the way along there is a door with a key in it and pilgrims come from all over Japan to touch the key which is known as the key to Paradise. We all had to feel our way along the passage by touching the wall which was lined with wood and. I think that most of us were relieved to reach the end and climb stairs once more into the light of the temple. We then sat for a few minutes listening to the monks chanting ...

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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... the park, area itself, and were met with more people than we'd seen all day, even though the park was far from crowded.

The monkeys themselves if I'm honest, weren't all that interesting. Unlike at Arashiyama in Kyoto however during the last trip, the monkeys at this park didn't attack me. I was just more impressed with the fantastic walk through the mountains and the beautiful scenery than I was with the monkeys.
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Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... morsel you were about to drop into the water. By the size of the fish, and their well rehearsed actions, this feeding is obviously a common occurrence.

We had the whole castle, and it's grounds, virtually to ourselves. So much so that there were times where we actually wondered whether we were allowed to be where we were, or whether we were somehow trespassing in an area off-limits to tourists. When we got to the gate of the ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... items in a sauna, while wearing a fur coat. It wasn't long before we all started stripping off layers, and I wondered how much I could take off before pushing the boundaries of indecent exposure.

But as hot as it was, you can't really argue with the value. Gloves? 105 yen. Beanies, scarves, neck warmers, thick socks, earmuffs, etc? All 105 yen. For a couple of dollars it may just save some bits of me from dropping off due to hypothermia, so I guess the ...

Location

This hotel, located in the Nagano Station area of Nagano, is near Shinano Art Museum, Shiga Kogen, Matsushiro, and Nagano Olympic Museum.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good