Smile Hotel Nagano

1177-3 Chitosemachi, Tsurugakami, Nagano, Nagano, Chubu, 380-0821, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Nagano

Mt Asama and onioshidashi

A travel blog entry by kevinandjoan

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The morning started with gruel - literally. Breakfast was either super thick white toast or okayu, which is Japanese rice gruel, a bit like thin porridge. Buoyed up for the day by this sustenance, we walked to the hire car office via the tourist office at Nagano Station. There they gave us several useful maps.
The car we hired was a small …

Kyoto to Nagano

A travel blog entry by kevinandjoan

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Mainly travelling today.

We ate breakfast in a Coffee House near our hotel and then caught a taxi to Kyoto Station. From there we took the Hikari Shinkansen to Nagoya and then the Shinano express to Nagano. On the way we passed through Ena again.

Arriving at Nagano we managed to identify our hotel on the city map, a couple of …

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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... reached the city outskirts we went onto an expressway where the speed limit was set at 50 mph. Having left the expressway we started to climb into the foot hills of the Japanese Alps and the driver pulled the bus over to put snow chains onto the back wheels. Snow chains on we could climb the hill and eventually we were set down at a bus stop in the town of Yudanaka. It was about 3:20 and the bus journey had taken over an hour. Then everyone was away racing up ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... was initially fascinated by the monkeys, and these monkeys were calm enough to simply walk up to and past the camera wielding humans as if they weren't even there. She too soon got sick of the monkeys, of which the majority were just huddled together, trying to keep from freezing.

The main event of the monkey park is undoubtedly the hot spring pool. This pool filled with volcanic hot spring water, attracts the ...

Location

This hotel, located in the Nagano Station area of Nagano, is near Shinano Art Museum, Shiga Kogen, Matsushiro, and Nagano Olympic Museum.
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    Okayu - Japanese porrige served with pickles
    Nagano, Japan