Obuseno-yado Vant-vert

34-8 Obuse, Obuse-cho, Obuse, Nagano, Chubu, 381-0201 , Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Obuse

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... borrow umbrellas and without them we think we would have looked like walking snowmen before long. The snow was very deep but the shop keepers and the gardeners at the temple were already out clearing paths through the snow. We had an English speaking Japanese guide leading us around the temple. We walked through the main gates and into the grounds and then to the main hall where having removed our boots we walked up the side towards the main alter before descending some very ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... the wearer who is sitting down. Then we could speed up. By this time most of the rest of the group was out of sight but we learned later that many of them had slipped and fallen at some stage during the yomp. Walking as rapidly as possible along the track which had levelled out after about a quarter of a mile thank goodness, we arrived at the snow monkeys spring at about 4:10. The Jigokudani Monkey Park, home to this group of Japanese macaques, is closed at 4:30 ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... other fauna that this pool seems to attract is the professional photographer, and their behavior was much more interesting. A line of 20 or so photographers standing shoulder to shoulder, some with tripods set up, all jostled for position with their eyes tightly jammed into their viewfinders, and their massive zoom lenses aimed squarely at the 2 monkeys in the pond, waiting for them to do something.

One of the ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... br> Matsumoto castle is one of Japan's most treasured original castles. Both inside and out it apparently retains much of the original features and woodwork.

On the outskirts of the castle grounds we walked around the castle, through the parklands, on the edge of the moat. It soon became obvious that we were being followed by tens, and possibly hundreds of massive, hungry looking coy fish. When I say massive, I estimate there were ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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After the magnificent crapulence of the Kawasaki Toyoko Inn breakfast yesterday, Charlotte and I didn't even bother going down this morning. Instead Veronica came to our room and did the majority of packing, and then took Angela and Isabelle down, while Charlotte and I stayed upstairs to pack the remainder of the electronics, and carry the bags downstairs.

When we left, I skillfully managed to lock the key in the room, which made it a fun conversation at the ...

Location

This hotel, located on 34-8 Obuse, Obuse-cho, Obuse, is near Nozawa Onsen, Hokusai-kan, Garyu Park, and Nagano Olympic Museum.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Obuseno-yado Vant-vert

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding