Nojiriko Hotel El Bosco

4847 Furumi, Shinanomachi, Nagano, Chubu, 389-1302, Japan | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Shinanomachi

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... then made it back to some paths where the snow had been partly cleared so the walking was easier. The guide said that she had lived in Nagano for 40 years and had never known such heavy snow. We made our way back to the ryokan for breakfast. This was entirely vegetarian and we sat on floor cushions at very low individual lacquered tables. Then it was off, by bus, to the railway station. When we arrived at the station it was to find it very crowded and there were tv crews there ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... the previous weekend. Our bullet train was delayed by about 15 minutes and then travelled some of the journey more slowly than usual. It was still a good experience. The countryside was very pretty but we couldn't take many photos because of the falling snow obscuring the view and also patterning the window with ice. We had to change trains after what was scheduled to be a 40 minute trip. It actually took 50 minutes. As we were to have had only a 20 minute ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... in the winter months) we worked out that we were in the inventively named Apple City, Nakano, we started to see something that had been missing on the current trip to the mountains...snow!

After around an hour of freeway travel, and then snaking our way up a mountain road, the bus driver announced our stop, seemingly at random, and stopped the bus at the side of the road, blocking the entire road leading up the hill. A ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... of the visit was that Matsumoto castle ate my lens cap. I had it going in, but I didn't have it coming out. Somewhere in the halls of Matsumoto castle lies my lens cap off my new camera.
I took another walk through, and could not find it. Considering it was a black lens cap in a dark castle, against a knotted, dark wooden floor, I'm not surprised I didn't find it. The staff were great. The little man at the front desk was very ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... around 45 degrees celcius, the cart service came around offering hot coffee, hot teas and hot soups. The girl was honestly stunned when the group of Aussie tourists down the back of the carriage ordered ice-creams.
Flustered, she obviously wasn't prepared for such a request, because apparently nobody orders ice-cream in winter. So with a disgruntled look on her face she left her cart where it was, mid-carriage, and wandered off towards the front of the train. She ...

Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Tangramumadarao Onsen area of Shinanomachi, is near Suginohara.
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