Kusatsu Skyland Hotel
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... was homemade?), and the "park rangers" functioned more as gift shop cashiers than as park experts.
Because the day was so nice, we chose an alternate route out of the park in order to visit the little onsen (hot springs) town, We hiked back down the mountain, through the park forest, along the river. It felt so restorative to spend so much time in the woods -- what a treat for these two PNW peeps!
Once in town, we found (what we were told are) ...
... the Alps
Today we decide to walk the main street and see the Zenkoji Temple. Well we are in for a great surprise. There is a huge parade heading to the temple, and we have arrived just before it starts. The route is lined with very talented Japanese drummers along the way playing some very addictive beats.
We follow the parade up to the Temple where it is packed with thousands of people, and plenty of TV crew. Its ...
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 ...
... the Hikari to Kyoto. It was super fast and we were there in no time. Our hostel in really nice, great location, tiny room but comfy bed and very clean. It is called Khaosan Kyoto and has 6 floors. We have a double room, very compact but fine. There is a dining, kitchen and sitting area on the floor under ours which is handy. To avoid the chilly wind and the sporadic little snow flurries, we went for a scout around the area I'd heard the ...
... clear the snow from my shoe and I got a bit bogged and off balance so landed in the snow. Where it is very soft, it was harder but most of the parts we walked were quite ok. Partway through we stopped for a hot drink and a biscuit. Our guide made a seat in the snow and gave us plastic sheets to sit on which kept a tiny bit of the chill out of the bottom. We wandered back around through the trees and out onto some white on white areas. The ...