The Prince Karuizawa
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Tennis Court
- Concierge desk
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... bus for the drive to the monkey park
It’s a 1.6km walk to where the monkeys are through a lovely pine forest. The Snow monkeys are Japanese Macaques are the only primates to live in a place where it snows. The monkeys are able to do this by spending their time in the onsen.
The monkeys are very amusing – especially the young ones who appear to have limitless energy and delight in ...
... chair which is a great run for the kids. A couple of laps of Paradise and then some runs on Yamabiko (the "half pipe" run a highlight for the kdis) and then it was time for lunch at our favourite place on the mountain - Buna.
Filled with our favourite Buna curry's and we made for our last run home - Skyline.
The kids were really skiing well - Spencer has his parrallel turns locked and loves to hunt out new jumps. Eleanor is also pretty fearless ...
... s. The silver lining was that I had decided to go up into the mountains and experience some of the old fashioned houses in a self catered communal house.
Set in the mountain town of Hattoji the whole are is dedicated to preserving the look of the old life in japan and encouraging Gaijin to come and get a taste. To this end the local councils have laws in place regarding the character of the town and its surrounds. For me this was perfect. To live in ...
... pm and made the decision to head back to Nagano to find some dinner. Our timing meant that we caught the local train rather than the express which stopped at every station and got a bit tedious. They also heat the carriages to the point where it gets hot so we were actually glad to get off at the end and into some fresh air. The place we ate dinner at was very cute. It seats only about 10 people around a bar and you buy a ticket ...
... town without finding it. Oh well. We had a foot Onsen which was great to warm up our chilly toes. The water was very hot at the start of it as it was fresh out the pipe, we had to move down a bit where it was cooler. It was so nice to sit and warm up out feet before getting back on the train. Dinner was at another lovely local place just around the corner, Matsuya. We ordered their special pork cutlet with sauce on rice plus the ...