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... they are used to people and just walk right near you. A treat was seeing 2 of the young ones swimming and playing in the pool, just like little kids. They swim under water and squabble just like human kids. They spend a lot of time grooming each other. We could have stayed all day as they were so entertaining. How do monkeys turn adults into smiling idiots? Took trillions of photos of course. Next stop was the lovely traditional town ...
... as the sun began to burn through the clouds and the temperature increased. I had hoped to get to the restaurant by noon but the amount of climbing and stopping to take photos slowed me down. As 12 noon passed and then 1 PM, I kept checking the distance on my Garmin GPS and I thought maybe I had already passed it. Eventually, I saw a sign for St. Cousair and started climbing as it is situated on top of a hill. I rode by the winery and then into the ...
... tub or having fun with the lady monkeys, it would be a no-brainer.
It was a little over 20 km from the train station to get to Yudanaka and the snow monkeys and I took a route that ran up by the side of the mountain and through fields of fruit trees. The view of the valley below and the mountains rising sharply above it was gorgeous.
With no luck at the snow monkey park, I headed back to the train station to get my gear out from ...
... Walked down to Shibu onsen. People walking from bath to bath wearing Yukata and Japanese shoes. Finally made it back to the ryokan. Put on our Yukata and shoes and walked to a nearby onsen. It was very hot, could only put legs in, Philip squirted cold water on us to help . Went for dinner , then back to the ryokan. Tatami and futons, tiny rice filled pillows. Best things today - the snow ...
... another with possibly radish or yam in it. They were tasty. We also discovered the under covered walkways that are a big feature of the area with heaps of trendy shops and little cafes. We walked up one and back down the other. Need to go back and explore them further I think. We ended up eating at a restaurant called Haneda just over the road which does the Okonomiyaki or Japanese pancake. The table we sat at had a hot plate and they prepare ...
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