Hotel Sunroute Nagano
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... A helpful woman explained that it was a sake tasting festival- you bought a sake cup then could taste as many sakes as you wanted from local producers from 12.30 - 4.30pm. There must have been around 50 sakes on offer! We bought a variety of food - we have no idea what some of it was- some was great - others very weird. We tasted quite a few interesting sakes (also no idea what they were!). Nia fancied trying the sweet baked fish - sort of waffle mixture in a fish shape with a ...
... There is very little luggage space on the train so good thing we only had 1 bag. The train took us north towards the Alps. Soon we were surrounded by snowy peaks and frosty roofs. The blossom trees got better & better as obviously the cooler weather means a later season. At our hotel in Matsumoto we have a Japanese style room. It's huge :) - three separate rooms and a bathroom/kitchen/hall corridor. ...
... with their siblings (similarities with ours abound) while the parents enjoy the onsen and clean themselves. We watched the monkeys until it became too cold and then back on the bus and back to Nozawa Onsen.
We’d bought some groceries during the day and used the kitchen back at the Lodge to cook up some soba noodles with Pork. Not as good as the local restaurants but the kids enjoyed a night in.
... presented breakfasts we have ever had (food tasted great as well!). We really didn’t want to leave after being pampered so throughly during our stay.
Next we caught the brand new (just started operation on March 14th!) Hokuriku Shinkansen to Nagano. Being a new route, even the locals were taking pictures in front of the new train prior to boarding.
After storing our bags in a train station locker*, we picked up our Snow Monkey Park passes ...
... temp of 19.
Today we take a bus into the mountains to visit the Snow monkeys. The monkeys live near a hot spring and will sit in the hot springs right through winter to keep warm. The bus ride is 1 hour and has some stunning views. You have to walk 1.5ks through a beautiful forest to get to the entrance of monkey park. Now as the snow is melting the path is very wet and muddy.
After paying the entrance fee we finally lay eyes ...