Kyu-karuizawa Hotel Otowano-mori

Kyu-karuizawa, Karuizawa, Nagano, Chubu, 389-0102 , Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Karuizawa

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... before being hustled by the guide into our shoes again and outside so that we could line up, remove our hats, hide our umbrellas behind ourselves and then crouch down with bowed heads and hands together as in prayer so that we could be blessed by the priest on his way past. The blessing consisted of being struck on the head by one of the beads he was carrying. We left the main hall and clambered through the snow, which was up to mid calf level in the gardens to see some minor ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... rooms were heated but the rest of the building was not. We had to share toilet and washing facilities. The washing facilities consisted of sinks lining the corridor and there were no western style showers. There was a small bath which would have had Japanese style showers to use before entering the bath. All those facilities are shared single sex as you bathe at the same time as other people. However as the hot water was broken and there was only ice cold ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... needed any more evidence that the Japanese love to superheat their transport, the bus driver had a little analogue thermometer above his head, which was reading 27 or 28 degrees celcius. It was too damn hot, and on the seat I was in, the window was fixed and wouldn't open. At least those in the rows behind me had the luxury of opening a window and not suffocating.

Passing through a city filled with thousands of apple ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... has to inquire whether it was actually open, since it was so quiet.

It was, and along with maybe 4 other people in the entire castle grounds we worked our way through the manicured parklands and into the castle.
The friendly little chap at the front was very insistent about the rules for shoe etiquette, which we're very familiar with by now, but we indulged him the opportunity to tell us about how we're not allowed to wear ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... complete accident that we were in there.

So on we trekked, out in search of an actual shopping centre, and we came across the My Town C-One shopping arcade. A small but pleasant place for us to get in out of the cold for a few and hour until our room became available.
Little did I know that this place would have a 100 yen store on the second floor, and since we've had a distinct lack of time to browse 100 yen stores so far, Veronica thought this would be ...

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This hotel, located on Kyu-karuizawa, Karuizawa, is near Shiraito Falls.
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