Pension Cook

22203-178 Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 399-9211, Japan | Hotel
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Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... dinner together. This is traditional on the last evening of an Explore trip. As I was writing it the TV had an extended news programme about all the problems caused by the snow which is affecting the northern half of Japan. Well, most of us met in the hotel reception at 6:00 but there was then a division of ways and no group dinner. Some went back out into the snow to the temple again, planning to go to an. Italian restaurant. Two had already been out and bought sandwiches to eat ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... last tickets are issued at 4:00. Our tour leader had phoned ahead to the ticket office and managed to persuade them to stay open, so we got in. By the time we got there the hot spring where the monkeys bathe was being brushed clean and the monkeys had left it so we didn't see any monkeys in the water. That was disappointing. However the monkeys were still about so we did see them scrabbling in the snow looking for the grains of wheat that are scattered by the ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... but it wasn't. The initial entry into the heavily wooded forest didn't start well, with a set of steep and icy steps leading up through the snow and trees, but after those stairs, the path was just a gentle incline for the entire distance.

The path through the monkey park was either slippery ice, icy mud, or a strange mix of the two. The majority of the pathway was safe, despite the fact that in some sections it was ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... walked out of the nice warm train station we looked over the shopping arcade, and were met with great views of a snow covered mountain with ski runs and chair lifts. At the time time we were hit with the less pleasant reality of icy cold winds blowing down off that same pretty snow covered mountain.

We're visiting the Japanese alps in what is almost literally the middle of winter. That said, I expected there to be more snow. Perhaps ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... while Veronica and the other 2 girls finished their breakfast, but before too long we were off. We didn't get far, because the best bread shop in the world, Vie De France, strangely interrupted our progress by forcing us to stop, go inside and purchase bread products to eat later on the Shinkansen to Nagano.

A few stops on an uncomfortably crowded local train from Kawasaki to Tokyo, and then we had our tickets booked for the Shinkansen to Nagano.

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