NASPA New Otani
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Shuttle bus service
- Tennis Court
- Multilingual staff
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... they are used to people and just walk right near you. A treat was seeing 2 of the young ones swimming and playing in the pool, just like little kids. They swim under water and squabble just like human kids. They spend a lot of time grooming each other. We could have stayed all day as they were so entertaining. How do monkeys turn adults into smiling idiots? Took trillions of photos of course. Next stop was the lovely traditional town ...
... that appeared taped to the sky as they didn't move. I sat still, looked out the window and felt moved. It's the kind of emotion you feel during times of happiness or complete joy when you feel a shiver go down your spine. Maybe it was the combination of a hard morning's ride that I completed with good legs following months of climbing in Vancouver, the fact that I was on a solo cycling tour in Japan and had no one to talk to about my experiences or arriving ...
... tub or having fun with the lady monkeys, it would be a no-brainer.
It was a little over 20 km from the train station to get to Yudanaka and the snow monkeys and I took a route that ran up by the side of the mountain and through fields of fruit trees. The view of the valley below and the mountains rising sharply above it was gorgeous.
With no luck at the snow monkey park, I headed back to the train station to get my gear out from ...
Woke early and caught a taxi to Ueno station. JR Shinkansen to Nagano, then electric train on the Nagano dentetsuline to Yudanaka. Walked up to our accomodation - Shimaya. Mr Yumoto is very helpful. He drove us to the snow monkeys, then we walked 1.6 km through the forest to see the monkeys. They were everywhere, little babies, sitting in the hot spring, picking nits from each other and ...
... The parade is accompanied by musicians in traditional Japanese costumes, quite an interesting and colorful event. The elephant made of paper is very large and being pulled by the boys with help of adults. We watch them parade around the Yubatake and go up the old, stone staircase to the Temple. We take a closer look at the Yubatake where the water gushes down day in day out, 4.000 liters of hot water per minute!
There is also a public footbath and we ...