Silk Wood Hotel

831-205 Hokujo Misorano Odori, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 399-9301, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hakuba-mura

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... and seats. There were no seats available at the station as there was no waiting area and the cafe was full of people already waiting to find out if their trains would run. Once it was announced that the would be no trains our tour leader joined the ticket queue to obtain tickets for the first Shinkansen out tomorrow morning. He was successful. It will leave at 6:08am, so a very early start. He had already contacted explore! the tour operator to let them know that we might need a ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... road leading to the track to the monkeys. It was steep and very slippery as the snow had fallen on ice. Barbara had one of her walking poles with her and with good grips on her walking boots it wasn't too bad. Sue had not had a chance to put her metal ice grips onto her boots and so struggled until with the help of the tour leader she managed to get them on. Barbara had tried to help but they have to be stretched to get them on and really need to be put onto the ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... of the trip.

While watching the Japanese news in the foyer we noted that Nagano had just received an identical amount of snow overnight to our home in Newcastle. 0.0mm.
There is a single mound of dirty ice/snow which is piled up on the footpath not far from the hotel, around halfway to the train station. It's become a ritual for one, or all, of us to kick it on the way past, sending snow and ice chips flying. ...

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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... if we'd wanted it, but we settled for 2 rows to ourselves, spread out, and relaxed.

Heading from Tokyo to Nagano, the scenery gradually got hillier and hillier, and appeared to get much colder outside. Before too long the cityscapes of Tokyo and Nagoya changed into vistas of snow covered villages in rural towns who's names I can't remember, or in some cases even pronounce.

With the snow falling outside, and the Shinkansen's climate control turned ...

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This hotel is located in the Hakuba happou Onsen area of Hakuba-mura.
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4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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