Travel Blogs from Yuzawa-machi
... get really warm. I walked a couple of kilometers alongside a river and could hear it getting bigger and wilder with each step. The path changed to a paved road and after 4 hours and 15 minutes of hiking i was back in the civilized world. After 30 minutes the local bus came to bring me to Tokura. As i stepped out of the bus the driver started talking to me in Japanese. I could not understand him and since he didn't understand english he stopped trying and took of. I went to ...
Inbetween the busy days in Tokyo i had planned 2 days of hiking in a national park. In my preparation i checked a couple but they were either too far away or the hike would just take too long. Until i found a Oze national park, just 3,5 hours from Tokyo and relatively easy to do in two days. The first day you'll walk mainly through marshlands and the second day takes you around the lake in the park.
I took the subway to Ueno station ...
... in a big way. They have no central heat in this farmhouse, so it was quite cold. This area gets a lot of snow in the winter.
It was about and 1.5 hour ride to the World Heritage Site. The ride was beautiful though as we started up into the Japanese Alps. This small village of Shirakawa-go is noted for its wooden houses with very thick thatched roofs. They are called Zasso-Sikuri houses. The family lived ...
... area. Much time spent with the monkeys, they are very comfortable with tourists. One alpha male who tends to get angry if you upset him by getting too close. Beautiful spring melt snow all around and the walk back is beautiful. Back near hotel many black suited guys with earpieces and police everywhere.
Back to the hotel to be shown Japanese room ......we did not book this so anxious staff hurried us out of the way. We later found out that the Japanese Prince was at hotel from ...
... One of the highlights was that it contained an inner chamber which we had to walk down to via a narrow staircase, which lead to a completely pitch black corridor. You had to use your right hand to feel along the wall and find your way. Near the end you touch a metal key hanging on the wall to give you enlightment. When we left we definitely felt something although we weren't sure what it was!
We had a quick lunch and headed back to the station bound for ...
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