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Today I headed off North to Nagano on a morning bullet train from Tokyo. I will be using Nagano as a base for visiting other locations over my 2 day stay here due to its ease of commuting back to Tokyo. My plan for this first day was to arrive in Nagano, drop my bags off at the station luggage lockers and then head on a bus out to Jigokudani wild snow monkey park. This all went to plan thanks to the helpful people in the information ...
... 2.04pm Shinkansen back to Nagano. We then took an old fashion bus to Zonkoji Temple. Owen left soon after and we were left to fend for ourselves. It was an easy 1.7Km walk downhill back to the hotel, supposedly.
We went around the gardens first and that took quite a while as it was quite large. The hordes of Japanese or more than likely, Chinese tourists, had already left by that stage and we could ...
... then another cable car to Kurobe Dam.
It was freezing at the dam, even colder than at the peak at Murodo. The dam had an elevation of only 1450m but the wind was freezing. It was a great view of the dam but did not have enough time to go right to the top.
Unfortunately, the restaurant at the top closed at 3pm and it was well past that by the time we arrived. We had to buy some lunch at the counter in ...
Breakfast on third floor. Plates like artists palates with dimples in -two sizes depending how hungry you are. Leave on shuttle bus to the station at 8.40. Trains to Obuse in heavy rain. Walked to the museum Back at station for 11am and the next train. Met for dinner @ ...
... gifts into my hands and disappeared before I could properly thank them.
I've also learned that the Japanese language is HARD! Americans who live here 40 years still struggle. There are three kinds of script. Their years are counted from the beginning of an emporer's reign, so saying 1965, requires a consultation between them to figure out the year! I have learned to count to 10 and say thank you, but I can't imagine learning the ...
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