Madarao Lumber's Inn
Travel Blogs from Iiyama
... walk to the temple where the hanamatsuri ended. The Kosenji temple is a Buddhist temple that celebrates the glory of Kusatsu Onsen. There were lots of small stands with activities for the children. Nice temple located on a hilltop overlooking the Yubatake en the town center. When walking back to the bus stop we pass a large stand where they sell knives, shears, pruning shears in all sizes. We buy a shear in the shape of ikebana clippers, the rounded handle ...
... in there. Everything is geared to tiny Japanese people.... According to Japanese custom shoes needs to be removed when entering the room, room slippers are waiting for us. Beds are extremely hard, each bed has a small and very thin pillow, there is another pillow in the closet. We unpack and relax for a while, then take a walk around the hotel. It is a large and kind of dated resort which could use some TLC...... Our Japanese dinner reservation is for ...
... 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 ...
... of the slope and sat back completely horizontal and started picking up speed, came through the slow down flat section at about Mach 3 hit the steep snow slope at the stop zone, went up it like a ski jump and over it and ended up in some plastic signage on the other side. He screamed a bit because he was caught up and couldn’t get out but was OK. Sinead lost about 5 years from her life and managed to untangle him. That ...
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